Christine Doyle with Eileen Murray on learning about etching and using the Print Studio with a Higher Art class
|Clip Title||Christine Doyle with Eileen Murray on learning about etching and using the Print Studio with a Higher Art class|
|Interviewee Name||Christine Doyle|
|Interviewee Role||Joined the St Vincent Crescent premises as a member and worked at the Studio in the 1970s and 1980s.|
|Interviewer Name||Kerry Patterson|
|Interview Date||19 July 2018|
|Clip Length||1 minutes 24 seconds|
CL: I was teaching in Dumbarton and initially I had been at a cour- I had tried to find out about etching and whoever it was, everything was, it was words, it was all words and I thought, “oh god this sounds too complicated” and then when I started teaching, Bill Wright was very good he was very proactive-
EM: That’s right.
CL: - in promoting art as our, as the Art Advisor [for Strathclyde Region] and he organised weekends at Pirniehall [Pirniehall residential educational facility at Croftamie] and Eileen had the class at Pirniehall and the first thing that she said was – right, look I’m not going to start talking about etching I’m just going to go through the whole process step-by-step and you can see what happens. And that was great because you had that kind of process and I got really into etching through that. And then again through Bill Wright - I’d started teaching, somewhat naively [laughs], I somewhat naively had a Higher class and they had to do a project or something and I thought it would be great if they could do etching, I was really, I was really into etching. And again Bill Wright- we organised taking the kids down to St. Vincent Crescent.
EM: Oh right.
CL: When I think about it- health and safety! [laughs]. You had to just pile them all down to - and that was great because, I think it was a Friday afternoon I got the kids off school and we went down, erm, and a lot of them ended up going to art school and specialising in printmaking, really through that.