Update:

Evening classes are continuing, restricted to 6 persons until we hear any different. Mondays and Thursdays are postponed. A representative of our MSP, Stuart McMillan has been contacted and we will act on his advice when he gets back to us. I’ll keep suggesting topics for the classes….just to keep you on your toes!!😄 Gillian

Club Reopening

The trustees are pleased to announce that Greenock Art Club will reopen on Monday, the 31st August, unless guidelines change in the interim. Face coverings will need to be worn and tables are spaced to allow distancing. Each person is asked to sanitise their hands on entry and clean their table after use. The lavatory should also be sprayed and cleaned after use. Please bring your own materials and take them away with you. The urn will be switched on and bringing your own mug is advised. Classes formerly on Mondays will be split between Mondays and Thursdays. Evening numbers will be limited so get there early!

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Latest news: July 11th 2020

Responding to the latest advice from the Scottish government, the club will have to remain closed until further notice. We assumed that the provisional opening date of the 15th of July would be upheld, but new guidance has stated that small clubs have not been included in the relaxation of the lockdown rules.

We will continue to review the situation and will let members know as soon as the club can reopen confidently.

The club has been given a lovely freshen-up, with a soft shade of grey on the walls, some new shelving and white paint on the bookcase. Thanks to Jim Owens for all his hard work. The spanking new decor will be a treat to come back to, when we finally get the go-ahead!

Best wishes,

The Trustees

Latest News: June 2020

Dear members,
The Trustees hope you are all keeping well during the lock down.
Some good news…
We are hoping to reopen the club, provisionally, on the 15th of July, albeit with some
precautions, based on government guidelines.
The seating has been reorganised to allow 8 people to use the club at one time.
We ask that you wear a face covering.
Each person will have a table to themselves and use of the kitchen can be limited to one at a
time. The first person in can fill and switch on the urn.
We would ask that people bring their own cups, biscuits / nibbles. Tea and coffee will still be
provided. If you do use one of our mugs, you will need to wash it thoroughly with hot, soapy
water before putting it away.
Each person will be responsible for their own table and cleaning materials will be provided to
wipe down your work surface after use. Hand sanitiser will placed on a table by the door.
We also ask that everyone wipes down the loo/ basin after use and we will provide paper towel
and spray for this; If you could help with cleaning floors / door handles etc. after sessions, as
well, that would be great! No wipes down the loo, please, as we have a septic tank.
We would also ask that everyone bring a bag to take away their own rubbish.
More good news …
Fees will be suspended until April 1st 2021.
Classes:
The Craft Class will resume as normal. No obligation to attend until you feel comfortable with
returning.
If numbers wishing to attend the Monday class exceed 8, initially, another class, probably Thursday, can be added to allow everyone a chance. We will use the App to determine what days suit
everyone.
Life classes are still suspended for now. If anyone from the Wednesday Club is willing to open
up, please let us know.
We would encourage members to get the WhatsApp application for their phones or phone
numbers for the key-holders, to check if there is space before attending in the evenings.
Looking forward to seeing you all again soon,
The Trustees

Coronavirus Update: Latest advice to members

In accordance with government guidelines, Greenock Art Club will not be open to members until further notice. The AGM will be postponed and fees suspended until the doors open again. Please keep in touch and share your artistic endeavours on our new Facebook page – ‘Greenock Art Club virtual group’ and on the Whats App groups. We wish you all well during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you all again in the, hopefully, not too distant future.