Claire Blyth Art

Inch 13 Thoughts like flowers 11x11 cm

We welcome anyone who has a spirit of adventure and fun. Artists of all levels of experience will find encouragement, support and a space to experiment and develop.

Want to find out more, or book a place? Phone Miriam on 01721 723951 or e-mail Claire.



Creative Space is just that: a place where you can explore your creativity without distractions.

Classes take place at the Community Centre, Peebles,  on Wednesdays at 7.00-9.00pm or on Fridays at 9.30 - 11.30am, typically in blocks of six classes at a cost of £60. Basic materials and tea/ coffee are provided.

The price covers tuition, materials, room hire, tea and coffee and a membership card which gives a year's discount in several art shops.


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View our page, and see other activities in Peebles, on the Peebles - the Royal Burgh site.


2018 - 2019 Dates


Weekly classes



20th/22nd Feb - 27th/29th March

Payment of £60 due by 29th Feb.



Producing a visual record of your creative process


Before Week 1 get yourself a sketchbook (consider size, type of paper format, binding,

fold-out, stitched, home-made);


decide on a theme (such as music, birds, my house,

emotions, paper, puzzles, movement, texture, theatre, pencil work...);


collect stimuli (for example, photos, drawings, notes, objects, poems, video, music), which should include as much of your own, original work, as possible.


Week 2 (27/2 or 1/3)  Researching

Look up sketchbook artists online or in books and keep your own album of inspiration. This could be a page of copies and notes in your sketchbook, a Pinterest file or any other way of note-taking you can think of which will be accessible in class.


Week 3 (6th/8th Mar) Experimenting

Choose some interesting media and methods from your Album of Inspiration and bring in whatever materials you might need to experiment with these methods.


Week 4 (13th/15th March) Testing

Time to see if you can express your ideas in another way, for instance:

change the scale, perspective, format or colour;

crop the image;

express yourself in cartoon strip, video, mind map, photos or textiles.


Week 5 (20/22nd March) Analysing

Bring in your sketchbook for a cool look at what you've been up to.





Truth and Fiction exhibition


Tweeddale Picture Gallery 6th April - 18th May

Hand works in to the gallery on Friday 29th March from 10.30-12.30 or Monday 1st April from 9.30-12.30 or 1-4. Attach a label to each work with title, media, price and artist. The label should hang over the front and will be removed once the cataloguing has been done.



April activities


No pesky teachers telling you what to do, for a whole month! Bring your own materials, organise your own transport. Sign up on the sheet in class or e-mail Claire. Minimum of 6 participants required. Both class groups welcome to all sessions.

Wed 10th April at 7.00pm Social evening at Neidpath Inn, Peebles.

Fri 19th April Sketching at National Museum, Edinburgh. 9.30 bus from Peebles or meet inside Chambers Street entrance at 10,30am.

Wed 24th April Gin and Sketch at Peebles Hydro at 7.00pm

Fri 3rd May Sketch, coffee and cake at Peel Cafe, Glentress at 9.30 - 11.30 am.



Summer Term

May 8th/10th - June 12th/14th

Book your place now!


Private Facebook page


Are you on fb? Why not share your work with other class members, request feedback, pass on information and opportunities. Send a friend request to Claire Blyth's page and a message that you'd like to be part of the group.




































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