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Classes, Workshops & Events Autumn 2017

Our Autumn term will open with our popular Forgan Arts Kids club from 9th October – 13th October, with classes starting back on Monday 23rd. We have lots of great classes and workshops for mixed abilities and ages, including adults and family classes. Teaching Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 9.30pm, with varied weekend workshops, there’s something to suit everyone.

Forgan Arts Christmas Fayre Saturday 2nd December 1 – 4pm Bag up your pennies for the fantastic offerings at Forgan Arts Christmas Fayre this year in the Blyth Hall, Newport. Come and see work for sale produced by Forgan Arts students and tutors alike; perfect for those unique Christmas gifts. A plethora of goodies and stalls filled with cake and candy, gifts, refreshments, live music, tombola and an impressive raffle. We will have a kid’s area with games and activities and a Santa dash for those looking to burn off some energy! This is a great chance to support the Centre, have some fun, socialise and bag a few Christmas goodies along the way!

Forgan Arts Santa Dash Santa and his reindeer need to train each year, ready to race around the world delivering all of those presents to the good girls and boys on Christmas Eve. As there are many good people in the area, they are going to have a lot of work to do! We thought we should give them a little help in their training by running with them. Our Santa Dash will take place on Saturday 2nd December, leaving from the Blyth hall and we need lots of people to come along and give Santa and his reindeer a helping hand! Santa suits or reindeer antlers are compulsory, and there will be medals for all those who take part. A hot drink and sweet treat will await you on your return. You can register on our website, please share with your friends! As we cater for a wide range of age groups, we have added a key to help you find the classes available to the age group that you require. These will appear in each listing, to show which age groups that it is open to. Please see any further age restrictions within the listing.

A Y P S Is there something that you would like to see on our programme? Or an event that you would like us to get involved in? A craft that you would like to try your hand at? Please do get in touch and we will look to introduce it to the Centre. If we can cater for it, we would love to make it happen! Want to keep up to date with all things Forgan Arts? Sign up to our seasonal newsletter and follow us on Facebook at Details can be found on our website under the Contact tab, at

Want to become a member? You don’t have to become a member to attend our classes, however it dramatically reduces the cost of your course and any other classes throughout the year, as well as helping to support the Centre. We wouldn’t be the bustling hub that we are without our valued members and their continued support and involvement at Forgan Arts, from baking to volunteering or simply providing us with vital feedback. If you would like to join us, Membership costs £30 for the year and can be purchased at the Centre or through our website.

Bookings Bookings can be made in person or online through our website booking forms. Please note, that until you have had confirmation of space and have made payment, your place will not be secured. Enquiries can be made through emailing the Centre at: or by calling 01382 542062 We accept payment by cash, cheque (to Forgan Arts Centre) or by Bank Transfer. Account name: Forgan Arts Centre Account number: 60031119 Sort code: 82-67-01 Reference: name of class purchased (add MEM for memberships) PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS

How to get here… You can access us easily from the St Andrews to Dundee 99 bus route. We can be found just past the Strawberry hut, across from Newport Primary School. Supported by

Visit us at: Forgan Arts Centre, Cupar Road, Newport on Tay, DD6 8RA We welcome visitors, but please note that the building is not staffed 24/7. Please get in touch before setting off if you’d like to visit outside of our activity times and someone will happily show you around.

Committee A crucial part of Forgan life is the role of the voluntary Committee, which has done a fantastic job of running the Centre over the years. We are always interested to hear from potential new Committee members. If you’d like to be involved in shaping the future of Forgan, please get in touch.

Basic Booking Terms and Conditions A copy of our full T&C’s can be found on our website. • Bookings will not be fully secured until you have received confirmation of a place and payment has been made. • All booking payments include a non-refundable deposit of £10. If you wish to cancel a booking your refund will be issued by BACS, minus this charge. No refund will be issued if cancellation occurs on the day of a workshop or event, or after that date has passed, in the event of non-attendance. • If a course or event is cancelled by the Centre due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be issued with a full refund.

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Back once again, the ‘Forgan Kids Art Club’ will be running during the October holidays, offering an exciting club full of arts and crafts for primary aged children. Jam-packed with creative fun for those looking to be inspired and for little hands to be kept busy! With our experienced Play leaders and artists, the children will be able to engage in a variety of activities and mini workshops such as pottery, printing, building, painting and more! With the success of Ceramics during the last clubs, where possible we will have a pottery session each day with our professional pottery tutor, Heather Gilbert. The children will get to experiment with different techniques of stamping shapes, playing with textures, hand building pots and model making. Where possible, there will be a chance to have a shot on the potters wheel to throw small pots to decorate and fire. This is a unique opportunity for the children to immerse themselves in arts and crafts over the holiday. Where the weather allows, we may take some activities outdoors. We would also hope to take walks to forage for foliage to use in our crafts, allowing the children to explore new textures and techniques. Children will need to bring a packed lunch each day, snack and refreshments will be provided.

We only have a small number of places, so book now to avoid disappointment! Monday 9th – Friday 13th October I 9.30am – 2.30pm I Age 5 – 12 years £25 per day I £100 per week I Materials and firing are included in the price Children will require a packed lunch

FOR BEGINNERS with Jaqueline Donachie


An exciting class for those new to upholstery or continuing with a current Forgan project. Jacqueline will guide you through a variety of techniques and introduce you to the equipment needed for a small upholstery project. There is a limited number of tools available at the Centre for the class to share. You may choose to invest in your own along the way. To get started you will need a measuring tape, tailors chalk, fabric scissors and to bring a piece of furniture to work on. Don’t worry! This needn’t be expensive. If you need advice on a suitable project or where to source furniture, you can contact your tutor at: and she will be more than happy to assist. 8 WEEK COURSE I Oct 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12 TUESDAYS 7am – 9.30pm I Adults £120 I Members £90

UPHOLSTERY FOR ALL with Jaqueline Donachie A course for all levels of abilities. Bring along a project to work on – sundry materials can usually be bought from the tutor as required. All experience levels are welcome in these classes, where she will teach a range of skills and techniques to complete your projects. Beginners should bring a suitable and small project. Email Jacki: 8 WEEK COURSE I Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14 THURSDAYS 10am – 1pm I Adults £144 I Members £108

We have several pottery classes for adults, and family classes for children to come along to with or without their parents. These classes are designed to cater for all abilities, from complete beginners to advanced students. Forgan boasts two wonderful pottery tutors: Pat Peters and Heather Gilbert: Pat has been teaching for many years at both Waid Academy and Forgan Arts Centre. Pat is a highly qualified and experienced potter with a wealth of knowledge in both wheel work and hand building. Pat will teach you everything you need to know from creating a piece to adding texture, pattern or perfecting the finish of your ceramics. With a BA (HONS) in Fine Art, Heather has been teaching locally for over 15 years, and covers all methods of making, from hand building techniques such as coiling, pinching and slab work, to throwing pots on the wheel. She will be on hand to give demonstrations and advice and you will learn about the different glazing methods and techniques you can use to create your finished work. Along the way there will be an additional minimal firing cost, which is dependent on the size of your work. Clay can be purchased from the Centre or you can practice with recycling clay. FOR BUDDING YOUNG POTTERS, WE ALSO RUN A CERAMIC SCHOOL FOR KIDS DURING THE HOLIDAYS, SEE PAGE 4 FOR DETAILS!

ADULT CLASSES: A MONDAY 8 WEEK BLOCK I Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11 Afternoon class: 4.30pm – 6.30pm Evening class: 7pm – 9pm Adults £96 I Members £72 I With Pat Peters THURSDAY 7 WEEK BLOCK I Oct 26, Nov 2, 9 (break 16th) 23, 30, Dec 7, 14 I 7pm – 9.30pm Adults £105 I Members £80 I With Heather Gilbert FRIDAY 8 WEEK BLOCK I Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15 I 1.30pm – 3.30pm Adults £96 I Members £72 I With Pat Peters

NEW! HAND BUILT POTTERY COURSE This class will primarily concentrate on hand building techniques. This block will explore the versatility of pinch and coil pots and the sessions will be demonstration lead to help you master and improve these skills. Suitable for all abilities. WEDNESDAY I 7pm – 9pm I Adults £84 I Members £63 I With Heather Gilbert 7 WEEK BLOCK I Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, (break 15th) 22, 29, Dec 6, 13

CHILDREN & FAMILY CLASSES A Y P S With Heather Gilbert. This class is designed for children to come along to with or without their parents! These classes cater for all abilities, from complete beginners to advanced students. Spend time with your child while both being creative in our new family class, or if your child is 10y+, they may want to come without an adult cramping their creative style? It’s up to you in this fun explorative class! Along the way there will be an additional minimal firing cost, which is dependent on the volume of your work. Clay can be purchased from the Centre or you can practice with recycling clay. *FOR BUDDING YOUNG POTTERS, WE ALSO RUN A CERAMIC SCHOOL FOR KIDS DURING THE HOLIDAYS, SEE PAGE 4 FOR DETAILS!

WEDNESDAY I 5.45pm – 6.45pm 7 WEEK BLOCK I Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, (break 15th) 22, 29, Dec 6, 13 THURSDAY I 5.45pm – 6.45pm 7 WEEK BLOCK I Oct 26, Nov 2, 9 (break 16th) 23, 30, Dec 7, 14 Children £28 I Parents £35 per block.

RAKU Come and watch our Raku Bon-firing for Guy Fawkes with Heather Gilbert and our pottery students. Learn how Raku firing is achieved and the organic results it produces. Wrap up warm! Sunday 5th Nov 10am – 3pm. Free demonstration – limited spaces – please email ahead.

A Y P S Interested in learning to make your own Jewellery? Join jewellers Scarlett Erskine and Alana Peden for a single class or a 3 week block of classes where you will learn the basic techniques of jewellery making to make your very own collection. Scarlett, of ‘Scarlett Erskine Jewellery’ in Dundee, graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in Jewellery and Metal Design in 2012 and has since set up her own business making bespoke jewellery and running jewellery classes throughout the UK. Alana runs Fife based ‘East Nook Studio’, making jewellery and homeware and running workshops in both silver and Ceramics. In these workshops you will be shown the basic jewellery making techniques needed to create your very own silver rings, pendants and earrings. You will learn how to saw, solder and texture your silver to make your own pieces to take home. Students taking duplicate classes will be guided through further techniques to develop your skills. This class is suitable from beginner’s level. All tools and materials including sterling silver are provided. MAKE A RING WORKSHOP I 6.30 – 8.30pm I MONDAY 23rd OCTOBER CREATE A PENDANT WORKSHOP I 6.30 – 8.30pm I MONDAY 30th OCTOBER DESIGN YOUR OWN EARRINGS WORKSHOP I 6.30 – 8.30pm I MONDAY 13th NOVEMBER MAKE A RING WORKSHOP I 6.30 – 8.30pm I MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER CREATE A PENDANT WORKSHOP I 6.30 – 8.30pm I MONDAY 27th NOVEMBER DESIGN YOUR OWN EARRINGS WORKSHOP I 6.30 – 8.30pm I MONDAY 4th DECEMBER PER WORKSHOP: Adults £45 I Members £36 I Youths 12y+ £36 I PRICE INCLUDES SILVER BOOK A BLOCK OF 3: Adults £120 I Members £100 I Youths 12y+ £100 I PRICE INCLUDES SILVER


MAKE A SET OF STACKING RINGS WORKSHOP The perfect way to start your weekend! In this workshop you will learn the techniques needed to make your own unique set of sterling silver stacking rings ready to wear home or to wear out! 6.30 – 9pm I THURSDAY 9th NOVEMBER Adults £45 I Members £36 I Youths £36 I PRICE INCLUDES SILVER


DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS CLASS This class is for anyone who would like to try drawing for the first time. Theresa Gourlay graduated from DJCAD in Drawing and Painting. In this introduction to drawing, you will learn the basics of pencil, watercolour, charcoal and drawing with pen and ink. Take time to experiment, to become confident and ambitious with materials, and produce drawings that you are proud of! All materials provided. 8 WEEK BLOCK I October 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15 FRIDAY 4 – 6pm I Adults £80 I Members £68 I INTRODUCTORY PRICE

RELIEF PRINTING CLASS A Y S A fun class looking at the basics and the possibilities of relief printing, Theresa Gourlay will teach you the techniques used to create printing blocks with polystyrene, soft “lino” and card, in order to produce a series of multi-coloured prints. All materials provided. 8 WEEK BLOCK I October 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15 FRIDAY 1.30 – 3.30pm I Adults £80 I Members £68 I INTRODUCTORY PRICE

CHARCOAL DRAWING A Y S WORKSHOP Nichola Martin graduated in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone, winning many prestigious awards. Working from her studio in Fife, she exhibits widely, with work in private international collections. An all-day workshop focusing on drawing with charcoal from still life. In this class you will explore the use and effects of charcoal through observational drawing; learning composition, measuring, tonal values, material choice and much more. Nichola also teaches a weekly class in Oil Painting. All abilities are welcome with no experience necessary. Materials are supplied. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee are available at the Centre. SATURDAYS I 28th OCTOBER I 18th NOVEMBER I 9th DECEMBER I 10am – 3pm Adults £45 I Members £36 I per workshop

PORTRAIT PAINTING CLASS A …from photographs. Robert Macmillan graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 1997 with a BA hons in Fine art; drawing and painting. Robert has been a full time artist for almost 20 years, exhibiting all over the UK, winning prestigious awards and has work in many private collections worldwide. His dramatic portraits are instantly recognisable and appreciated for their use of old masters techniques. In this class, Robert will be showing how to produce a portrait from photographs. First by drawing an image, then developing an underpainting and from there working up in colour. There will be various techniques taught, including forms of glazing and how to use a variety of tools such as brushes, pallete knife and even sandpaper to enhance a painting. There will also be short talks on various classical and contemporary figurative painters. Bring along a photograph of a portrait (side or front on from shoulders upwards, ideally with strong light and dark contrast), images can be provided to work from if necessary. A material list is available at 8 WEEK BLOCK I Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14 THURSDAYS I 7 – 9pm I Adults £96 I Members £72

WONDERS OF WATERCOLOUR A CLASS Liz Dulley is a talented artist and tutor, with work exhibited by The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour. In these stimulating classes, Liz’s explorative approach brings life to her work and teaching. Specially designed classes tailored to the individual’s abilities, for learning or improving painting skills, gaining confidence and finding out what you can really do with watercolours. From laying down washes, painting without a paintbrush to building up pattern and textures, Liz teaches exciting techniques using various water-based mediums. Students will bring along their own watercolours and paper, and have the chance to experiment whilst working on their own paintings. 8 WEEK BLOCK I October 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15 FRIDAYS I Morning 11am – 1pm or Afternoon 1.45 – 3.45pm Adults £96 I Members £72

A OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS CLASS With Nichola Martin In these classes students will be taught the fundamental techniques of drawing and painting, such as shading, mixing colour, composition and dimensions. First learning to draw before proceeding onto painting students will be taught about colour mixing techniques, colour values and how brush strokes can be applied in various ways. All materials supplied except brushes, painting palette and canvas. 8 WEEK BLOCK I begins Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13 WEDNESDAYS I 2.00 – 4.30pm I Adults £120 I Members £90

PAINTING CLASS A professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists, John Johnstone has been teaching students at Forgan Arts Centre for over 25 years. Having studied and taught at Duncan of Jordanstone for many years, John travelled Europe painting and exhibited across London. This is an extremely popular class for all levels of ability and confidence. A relaxed working environment where you can work freely in any medium that you prefer, with guidance and advice from John throughout. You can work from your table, at an Easel or even astride a donkey! Please bring along your chosen materials and mediums and get ready to experiment with new techniques or perfect a traditional approach. 8 WEEK BLOCK I Oct 23, 30, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12 TUESDAYS I 2 – 4pm I Adults £96 I Members £72

LAYERS AND MARK MAKING WORKSHOP A Laura Darling is a Dundee-based illustrator whose quirky and playful work is underpinned by observational drawing. Do you ever worry about going 'too far' with a drawing, and spoiling it? Then this is the workshop for you! Join Laura to explore a variety of different mark-making techniques and learn how to layer colours and lines to create vibrant, energetic pieces of art. Gain tips and tricks to improve your technique and keep your drawings fresh. You are welcome to bring an object you'd like to draw, or work from the eclectic range of objects provided. Please bring a packed lunch and a selection of drawing tools if you have them, others can be sourced at the Centre. SATURDAY I 11th NOVEMBER I 10am – 4pm Adults £45 I Members £36

SIX STEPS TO EASY SKETCHING CLASS A Maiia Vysotska is a talented artist and illustrator from Ukraine with a degree in illustration from the Ukrainian Institute of Polygraphic Technology. During her first year in Scotland, she encapsulated this country’s rural and urban beauty in her pen-and-watercolour sketches. In this structured sketching class, therewill be lots of opportunities for practice while Maiia guides and advises you, both inside the classroom and weather permitting, outside. Everyone’s abilities and learning pace will be catered for. A material list is available at 8 WEEK BLOCK I Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14 THURSDAYS I 11am – 1.00pm I Adults £86 I Members £65

SKETCHING WORKSHOP WORKSHOP A Y S For students of all skill levels. You will be introduced to media and materials and learn about composition, colour and drawing techniques. This is a freeing and non- structured workshop where after a short demonstration you will begin to develop artwork at your own pace, with Maiia’s guidance. At the end of the workshop, you will have a finished piece to take home and should be able to create good sketches every day! SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER I SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER I 10am – 1pm Adults £40 I Members £35 I Youths 12y+ £20 per workshop I INTRODUCTORY PRICE

SKATE AND REJUVENATE WORKSHOP A Y P S A Class in Fresh Skateboard Art Blair McCafferty of the Creature Emporium, has a degree in Graphic Design and a passion for all things skateboarding. Previously sponsored by Deathbox, Converse, Jart Skateboards and Dephect skate brands, Blair has campaigned for skateparks and facilities since he was a young lad and recently had a hand in the design, fund raising and build of Newport-on-Tay’s skatepark. Working freelance, he describes himself as a full time doodle monkey who likes to create cute graffiti and fun street art. In this all day workshop, Blair will be teaching you how to recycle your old and broken skateboards into wonderful works of art. Using your own ideas, you will use spray-paint and paint pens to create a fun piece of art that’s out of this world! Broken boards and materials will be provided. Bring a packed lunch! SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER I 11am – 4pm I Age 10 – 18 I £25 AUTUMN OFFER

ART FOR BEGINNERS CLASS After attending art school in Wales and working for 8 years in London as a commercial artist, Steve came to Scotland to qualify and work in outdoor education, and has spent the last 15 years as a creative arts facilitator, fine artist and musician. A past professional member of the Society of Industrial Artists & Designers (SIAD), he holds a BA in Visual Communication with Distinction from the University of Abertay, Dundee, and studied at Duncan of Jordanstone, Edinburgh College of Art, and theatre design in Glasgow. Whether you’ve just been given a paint box as a present, or just need some creative confidence to get you started, these progressive workshops with Steve Bretel are for you. Taking people from where they are now through to finding and developing their own creative voice, each workshop will be fun and supportive with its own theme, and a mixture of demos and instruction. The basics will be covered including choice and use of materials, sketching, drawing and painting using accurate observation, imaginative or semi-abstract approaches, taking inspiration from both man-made and natural subjects. Some materials provided to start you off but then suggestions will be given for purchasing your own. 8 WEEK BLOCK I Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11 MONDAYS I 7 – 9pm I Adults £96 I Members £72

MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP A A fun, exciting foray into the world of mixed media including collage, textures, mono printing, stamping, prepared surfaces and resist techniques. Using dry materials such as charcoal and pastel with water-based paints including inks, watercolour and acrylic, working from references and the imagination. Some experience necessary and students will need to bring a selection of what art materials they have along with a small mirror and some photographic or other references as possible starting points for work. Some materials will be available at the Centre. SUNDAY 12th NOVEMBER I 10am – 4pm I Adults £45 I Members £36 per workshop

A Y S TINWORKS: RECYCLED TIN WORKSHOP WORKSHOP Philippa Johnston is a Fife-based metalsmith and textile artist who works with recycled tin, wire and other materials to create two and three dimensional decorative and functional pieces inspired by folk art. She opens up her Newburgh studio every year as part of Open Studios North Fife. Discover how you can transform your old biscuit or sweet tin into a quirky folk-art bird or heart to hang in your home using just a few simple tools and techniques. In this all-day workshop, you will learn how to prepare and cut the tin; how to embellish it with feathers, buttons and beads and hand-stitching; and how to use a pop riveter to connect pieces together. There will be plenty of examples to help get you started as well as templates and reference books and of course you can bring along your own sources of inspiration or drawings. All tools and materials will be supplied but do bring along any particular tins or materials you’d like to incorporate. No experience of working with tin required – just come along and have fun trying something new. SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER I 10am – 4.30pm Adults £45 I Members £36 I Youths £28

To attend the SOCIAL groups, you must first become a member at £30 for annual membership. Thereafter, classes will be just £2 per session.

SEWING BEE SOCIAL Sewing Bee is a social gathering of people who like to sew, drink tea and blether! New members are welcomed, it’s a great way to pick up new tips, share ideas, and spend an afternoon. If you would like to join, please contact the Centre for more info! THURSDAYS I 2 – 4pm I £2 PER WEEK

FUSED GLASS WORKSHOPS A Y S Claire Evans has been working with fused glass since 1990. Coastal landscapes and elements are a constant source of creative inspiration for Claire. Suitable for beginners, all the basics of fused glass design will be covered; including glass cutting, creating shapes, kiln carving, accessory glass and copper inclusions. All tools and glass will be supplied. Small pieces of glass off cuts for decoration will be supplied.

FUSED GLASS BOWL Suitable for beginners and the advanced, this one day workshop will enable students to create a beautiful 20cm diameter fused glass bowl with your own individual designs. SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER I 10am – 3.30pm I Adult £60 I Member £51 I Youth 16+ £42

FUSED GLASS CURVED FREESTANDING PANEL This one day workshop will enable students to design and make a 24cms x 15cms fused glass panel, using decorative and accessory glass. For all levels and abilities. SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER I 10am – 3.30pm I Adult £60 I Member £51 I Youth 16+ £42

STAINED GLASS A Y S CLASS This course teaches the art of creating stained glass mainly using the Tiffany style copper foil method and glass mosaic. Beginners receive full instruction and demonstration, with help and advice as required to create your own masterpiece! Ann McFadyen is on hand to share her vast knowledge and experience and has been teaching at Forgan for over 20 years! Bring along an image to work from, or create your own design. Suitable for all abilities, 16y+. Materials and sundries can be purchased from the tutor. Various classes are available for a 7 WEEK BLOCK: Adults £84 I Members £63 I Youths 16 – 18 £56 TUESDAY 7.30 – 9.30pm I Oct 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5 WEDNESDAY 7.30 – 9.30pm I Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6 THURSDAY 2 – 4pm I Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7

PLAYWRITING – ‘WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?’ A WORKSHOP A two-day playwriting workshop led by John Mitchell. Ever wanted to write a play but haven’t got round to it yet? Then this weekend course might be just the thing! Over two days, you will learn all need to know to kick-start your playwriting career. The course will cover character, motivation, plot, exposition, action and reaction – all centred around the single, burning question at the heart of all good storytelling – what happens next? John Mitchell is a former associate director of the Traverse Theatre and reader for Playwrights Studio Scotland, National Theatre of Scotland, the British Council and the 2017 Bruntwood Prize. He is a founder member of Edinburgh’s award-winning Oxygen House, who celebrate their 30th anniversary in October with a production of Antigone. Bring plenty of paper, pens, a bundle of ideas and a packed lunch! 2 DAY WORKSHOP I SATURDAY 11th & SUNDAY 12th NOVEMBER 10am – 5pm I Adults £85 I Members £70

CREATIVE WRITING: READING AND WRITING POETRY A Y S CLASS Olive Ritch has a PhD in Creative Writing, her doctoral thesis combining the creative and critical study of memory through poetry. An award-winning and published poet, she is an experienced tutor who has facilitated workshops at the University of Aberdeen and in the community. This inspiring course is for those who are new to, or have some experience of, writing poetry. In a supportive atmosphere of focus and enjoyment, you will engage with the work of contemporary poets as a means of extending your poetry skills; you will also discover exciting ways to approach the writing of poems through a number of writing exercises. Olive will help you explore strategies and techniques that can be used to transform a first draft of a poem into a work of art. At the end of the six-week period, you will have gained a greater understanding of many aspects of poetry; you will also have the ability to develop your writing projects, as you will leave this course with new-found confidence and verve. 6 WEEK BLOCK I Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 WEDNESDAYS I 1.30 – 3.30pm Adults £72 I Members £54 I Youths 12y+ £28 I INTRODUCTORY PRICE

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS A CLASS Cat Jones has been using cameras since she was a teenager. She loves all aspects of photography, particularly flower macros and creative imaging using Photoshop. She is Vice-President of Dundee Photographic Society and received an Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society earlier this year. Confused with all those buttons on your new DSLR or Bridge camera? Want to take better photographs? Come along to this series of practical workshops and uncover the mysteries of photography. This structured course will gradually cover the basic skills required to take a technically correct photograph with a DSLR or Bridge camera. Topics covered will include Avoiding Camera Shake, Composing the Shot, Achieving Good Exposure, Demystifying the Histogram, ISO and WB, Creative Use of Aperture and Shutter Speed, Accurate Focussing, Using Different Lenses, Using Flash and Getting Your Images Printed. This class is best suited to cameras which allow manual setting of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, i.e. DSLR or bridge cameras. Bring your camera and its manual, fully charged battery and empty memory card, a tripod if you have one, and lots of enthusiasm. 8 WEEK BLOCK I Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15 FRIDAYS I 10am – 12pm I Adults £96 I Members £81

ADOBE LIGHTROOM INTRODUCTION* CLASS Dawn White has been a professional wedding and portrait photographer for the past 15 years and now enjoys teaching photography and digital imaging. She is a member of Dundee Photographic Society where she has been the syllabus secretary and teacher. Learn how to organise, edit, enhance and share your photos using Adobe Lightroom. The classes will guide you through the whole process from importing from your camera to exporting the final image for print or web. These classes can be combined with the Photoshop classes for a complete introduction to digital imaging. Sample images will be supplied, so if you have a laptop with a recent edition of Lightroom installed, bring it along and work together on the same images to compare. Topics will include: An overview of what Lightroom offers; When to use Lightroom rather than Photoshop; Importing and organising images; Colour and tone adjustments; Cropping, noise reduction and sharpening; Removing blemishes; Processing Raw Files; Adding colour and monotone effects. *Compliments Adobe Photoshop course, book together or separately. 4 WEEK BLOCK I Nov 20, 27, Dec 4, 11 MONDAYS I 10am – 12pm I Adults £48 I Members £36

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP INTRODUCTION* CLASS Taught by Dawn White. All you need to know to start using Photoshop to create stunning images. Learn to use the tools and techniques which will enable you to add the wow factor to your photography. The classes are suitable as a stand-alone course or as a follow-on from the Adobe Lightroom classes for a complete introduction to digital imaging. Sample images will be supplied, so if you have a laptop with a recent edition of Photoshop installed, bring it along to the class and work on the same images together to compare. Topics will include: An overview of what Photoshop offers; When to use Photoshop rather than Lightroom; Colour and tone adjustments; Removing unwanted items from an image; Cropping, resizing and sharpening; Exploring the tool box; Processing Raw Files; Using layers and layer masks. *Compliments Adobe Lightroom, book together or separately 4 WEEK BLOCK I Nov 21, 28, Dec 5, 12 TUESDAYS I 10am – 12pm I Adults £48 I Members £36

DRESSMAKING CLASS A Beatrice Burns is a highly skilled dressmaker and tutor here at Forgan Arts and has taught in the community for many years. Come along and learn practical and creative techniques, have fun, and develop your own projects. Beatrice can advise you on what to bring to the class – the perfect chance to raid your wardrobe and fix all of those garments that don’t quite fit right. Or perhaps you would like to create something unique to you; from scratch. Whatever you want to do, Beatrice is sure to be able to help you achieve it. 8 WEEK BLOCK I Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13 WEDNESDAYS I 10am – 12pm I Adults £96 I Members £72

FELTING CLASS A Y S Kirsty Tudor from Falkland Felts has been felt making for over 20 years. Now mainly tutoring, Kirsty loves enthusiastically sharing her love of felting with students of all ages. The class will run over 7 evenings, with two evenings being 3 hour classes to allow us tackle some more advanced projects. During the classes we will cover a brief history of felting and look at how felt has been used in the past and present. The first few weeks will make a variety of projects, bracelets, felt soap rocks, mini felt wall hangings with needle felted details and 3d needle felting; This will allow us to develop skills in each area. Students will then be free to choose a project to develop over the final weeks with tutor support. All material costs to be met by the student and should be no more than £20 in total, depending on your choices. 7 WEEK BLOCK I Oct 26, Nov 2, 16, 23, 30 Dec 7, 14 THURSDAYS I 7pm – 9pm I Adults £84 I Members £63 I Youths £56

FORGAN ARTS CENTRE AUTUMN 2017 TIMETABLE Monday 23rd October to Friday 15th December Cupar Road, Newport-on-Tay DD6 8RA I Tel No: 01382 542062 I I I Between Forgan Roundabout and Newport Primary PLEASE SEE BROCHURE FOR SUITABLE WORKSHOP AGES Monday





Intro to Adobe Lightroom Pottery Pottery Art for Beginners Jewellery Workshops* Intro to Adobe Photoshop Painting Upholstery for Beginners Stained Glass Dressmaking Oil Painting Poetry: Reading & Writing Family Pottery Pottery Stained Glass Upholstery for All 6 Steps to Sketching Sewing Bee Stained Glass Family Pottery Pottery Felting Portrait Jewellery* Beginners Photography Wonders of Watercolour Wonders of Watercolour Pottery Relief Printing Beginners Drawing

Dawn White Pat Peters Pat Peters Steve Bretel Scarlett Erskine Dawn White John Johnstone Jacqueline Donachie Ann McFadyen Beatrice Burns Nichola Martin Olive Ritch Heather Gilbert Heather Gilbert Ann McFadyen Jacqueline Donachie Maiia Vysotska Social group Ann McFadyen Heather Gilbert Heather Gilbert Kirtsy Tudor Robert Macmillan Scarlett Erskine Cat Jones Liz Dulley Liz Dulley Pat Peters Theresa Gourlay Theresa Gourlay

10am – 12pm 4.30pm – 6.30pm 7pm – 9pm 7pm – 9pm 6.30pm – 8.30pm 10am – 12pm 2pm – 4pm 7pm – 9.30pm 7.30pm – 9.30pm 10am – 12pm 2pm – 4.30pm 1.30pm – 3.30pm 5.45pm – 6.45pm 7pm – 9pm 7.30pm – 9.30pm 10am – 1pm 11am – 1pm 2pm – 4pm 2pm – 4pm 5.45pm – 6.45pm 7pm – 9.30pm 7pm – 9pm 7pm – 9pm 6.30pm – 9pm 10pm – 12pm 11am – 1pm 1.45pm – 3.45pm 1.30pm – 3.30pm 1.30pm – 3.30pm 4pm – 6pm

Weekend Workshops

28th October

Fused Glass: Bowl Charcoal Drawing Sketching 11th November Skate Rejuvenate 10yr+ Layers and Marking 11th & 12th November Playwriting: What Next? 12th November Mixed Media 18th November Fused glass: Standing Panel Sketching Charcoal Drawing 9th December Tinworks: Recycled Tin Charcoal Drawing *Jewellery Workshops Mondays & Thursday See brochure for dates

Claire Evans Nichola Martin Maiia Vysotska Blair McCafferty Laura Darling John Mitchell Steve Bretel Claire Evans Maiia Vysotska Nichola Martin Philippa Johnstone Nichola Martin

10am – 3.30pm 10am – 3pm 10am – 1pm 11am – 4pm 10am – 4pm 10am – 5pm 10am – 4pm 10am – 3.30pm 10am – 1pm 10am – 3pm 10am – 4.30pm 10am – 3pm


5th November 2nd December

Heather Gilbert Blyth Hall

10am – 3pm 1pm – 4pm

Raku Bon-fire demonstration FAC Christmas Fayre

Registered Charity SCO08537

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