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Art at the Templar Arts and Leisure Centre

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With the Creative Digital Media programme, we offer courses and projects in digital photography, image manipulation, illustration, pattern design, e-textiles, graphic design, book layout, artists books, kinetic and light sculptures, conductive painting and sound programming.

Digital arts and crafts sessions – every Tuesday, 1:30 – 3:30 & 4:00 – 6:00pm
These are drop-in sessions. No booking required. Donation: £5
Young people are invited to come after school (free).
Project: (de)code landscapes
Tutors: Stefan Baumberger & Nicole Heidtke, u.a.
contact: info [at] talc.org.uk

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Wednesday Art Class
Beginners are encouraged to come along and try out various media (drawing, painting in oils, watercolour, pastels, acrylic, silk-painting), in order to find out which suits them best, before buying any art materials.
This group meets on Wednesdays from early September til the end of March, 2-4pm
The charge for each session is dependent on how many people attend – the charge for the room is divided by the number attending.
Tutor: Mary Y. Smith
contact: mollysmith430 [at] gmail.com

Friday Painting Class
All mediums: Water colours, oils, pastels, pen & ink etc.
All abilities welcome!
This group meets on Fridays, from 1 – 3:30pm, top floor. The last Friday in this session is June 2nd and we’ll be starting back the first Friday in September.
contact Robert Smith: robert.smith11 [at] talk21.com


Tarbert Film Club
Enjoy a movie in the company of friends & neighbours. The Tarbert Film Club screens programmed films once a month. Screenings are every second Saturday of a month and start at 20:00, with refreshments served from 19:30.
contact: Rob Reid
For more information see: tarbertfilmclub.org.uk


Fyne Spinners
The Spinning Group meets on the second Sunday in the month 1pm – 4pm, Ground floor.
– Come and learn to spin
– Create your own knitting yarn
Equipment & practice wool provided. Community wheel, drum carder, hand carders, skein holder and ball winder available to lend. All ages, all abilities welcome!
Drop in any time – £1 per hour
There are no sessions in July and August!
contact: fynespinners [at] gmail.com

Knitting Group
The Knitting Group meets every second Wednesday in a month, 7pm – 9pm


Tarbert Gaelic Choir
All welcome including those who do not speak Gaelic! Members come from all over Kintyre and mid-Argyll. Rehearsals are on Mondays.
Conductor: Hilary Macdonald
contact: hkm [at] talktalk.net, Tel: 01880 820469

Tarbert Camerata
We are a group of amateur musicians who meet once a week on Sundays to play chamber music. We include strings, piano and woodwind and our repertoire ranges from early baroque to the present day: from Bach to Bernstein, from Mozart to Morricone and everything inbetween.
We have a special interest in authentic early music performance style, but we’re equally happy playing Hungarian gypsy music and Argentine tangos. Instrumentally, we’re a very flexible ensemble (at the moment all girls) and always pleased to welcome new players.

Sessions take place on the top floor, on Sundays from 5-7pm, with a weekly contribution of £3, to cover hire of the facility and the purchase of music.
Tutor: Sara Wyche
contact: 01880 820516

Tutor: Sarah Wyche
contact: 01880 820516


Line Dancing
Tuesdays, 10.30am – 11.30am

Tai Chi
Short or long form for Rising Dragon Tai Chi – every Monday evening.
contact: Ferelyth Bruce-Lockhart, Tel: 01880 820923