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Classes, Workshops & Events Summer 2017

upholstery

music

painting

glass jewellery

pottery kids clubs

photography

printing


welcome

to summer term at Forgan Arts Centre!

We have a super exciting programme for you this summer at Forgan Arts Centre, with a host of new tutors, workshops and classes available, you will be spoilt for choice! We have bite size classes for you to dip your toes into new disciplines and long blocks for dedicated students, as well as weekend workshops for those who have been working hard all week and are looking for a creative break! Catering for all ages and abilities, individuals and families, we can promise there is something for everyone this term. Our new Summer season opens with classes starting on Tuesday 4th July through to Friday 6th October. Many of our regular classes take a break through summer, so this is a fantastic time to try your hand at something new. Our old classics will be back with us during the Autumn, and we hope many of our new classes and workshops will return with us then too, so be sure to leave us feedback on the new programme, 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 class or workshop listing, to show which age groups that it is open to. Please see any further age restrictions within the listing. Adults

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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! Please check the website along the way for pop-up workshops or any additional classes over the coming term. Want to keep up to date with all things Forgan Arts? Sign up to our seasonal newsletter and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/Forganartsfife Details can be found on our website under the Contact tab, at forganartscentre.co.uk

If like us, you are a little bit in love with Forgan Arts Centre and think that you would make a good candidate for our Committee, please do email the centre. The more the merrier!


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 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: info@forganartscentre.co.uk 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.

Contact 01382 542062 info@forganartscentre.co.uk forganartscentre.co.uk Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/forganartsfife Registered Charity SCO08537


Kids Holiday Clubs

FORGAN KIDS SUMMER CERAMICS CLUB

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After the success of the Forgan Kids Art Club, we would like to introduce the new Ceramics Club! 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 work with our Ceramics tutor Heather Gilbert, and emerge themselves in pottery for a period of time that will allow them to build up confidence and skills in Ceramic work, whilst having loads of fun! Where the weather allows, we may take some ceramic activities outdoors. We would also hope to take walks to forage for foliage to embed in the ceramics, allowing the children to explore new textures and techniques. Please pack sunscreen! 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 10th – Friday 14th July I Monday 17th – Friday 20th July 9.30am – 2.30pm I Age 6 – 14 years £25 per day I £110 per week I £200 per fortnight I InTroduCTory prICE Materials and firing are included in the price I Children will require a packed lunch


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Back once again, the ‘Forgan Kids Art Club’ will be running over the Summer 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 and demand for Ceramics during the last Kids Art Clubs, where possible we will have a pottery session each day with our professional pottery tutor and play leader, Heather Gilbert. When the weather allows, we like to take activities out door and we encourage the children to display their work in the ‘fairy lit cabin’, so please pack sunscreen! 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 31st July – Friday 4th August I Monday 7th – Friday 11th August 9.30am – 2.30pm I Age 5 – 12 years £20 per day I £90 per week I £170 per fortnight Materials and firing are included in the price I Children will require a packed lunch


POTTERY All our summer pottery sessions will be taken by Heather Gilbert, one of our existing tutors. She has many years’ experience teaching and making a diverse range of pottery. We have several fantastic pottery classes for adults, teenagers and Children and this year we introduced a new family class, for children to come along to with or without their parents. Our pottery classes are designed to cater for all abilities, from complete beginners to advanced students. Heather Gilbert has a BA (HONS) in Fine Art, and 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. Covering different styles from functional to sculptural, where possible the classes will be structured to the individual and their creative preferences.. 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 TuESdAyS I 6pm – 9pm I Adults £180 I Members £135 I nEW! EXTEndEd CLASS 10 WEEK BLoCK I begins July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, September 5 WEdnESdAyS I 7pm – 9pm I Adults £120 I Members £90 10 WEEK BLoCK I begins July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, September 6 THurSdAyS nEW! AFTErnoon CLASSES I 2.30pm – 4.30pm 6 WEEK BLoCK I begins July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10 Adults £72 I Members £54 8 WEEK BLoCK I begins August 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, october 5 Adults £96 I Members £72 nEW! EXTEndEd EVEnInG CLASSES I 7pm – 9.30pm 6 WEEK BLoCK I begins July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10 Adults £90 I Members £68 8 WEEK BLoCK I begins August 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, october 5 Adults £120 I Members £90


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CHILdrEn & FAMILy CLASSES 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! WEdnESdAyS I 5.15pm – 6.45pm I nEW! EXTEndEd CLASS TIME 6 WEEK BLoCK I begins July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9 Children £36 I parents £45 8 WEEK BLoCK I begins August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27, october 4 Children £48 I parents £60 THurSdAyS I 5.45pm – 6.45pm 6 WEEK BLoCK I begins July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10 Children £24 I parents £30 8 WEEK BLoCK I begins August 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, october 5 Children £32 I parents £40

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Class for all abilities and experience covering different techniques of making both functional and sculptural pieces. As well as hand building pots and model making there will be the opportunity of using a potters wheel to throw pots. While demonstrations of techniques along with suggestions and examples will be given, the classes are primarily tailored to the individual to enable them to pursue their own ideas, project and interests. TuESdAyS 3pm – 5pm I Age 12 – 17 I £56 InTroduCTory prICE 6 WEEK BLoCK I begins July 4, 11, 18, 26, August 1, 8


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Claire Evans has been working with fused glass since 1990 after purchasing her first piece of fused glass from a local artist and immediately falling in love with the medium. Coastal landscapes and elements are a constant source of creative inspiration for Claire which is often reflected in her work. Suitable for beginners, these one day workshops will enable students to create a piece of fused glass art. 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, however, if students require a specific colour scheme additional coloured translucent or opaque glass can be ordered in advance by contacting Claire at: standingonabeach@hotmail.co.uk. Please ensure orders are placed a minimum 10 days prior to the workshop. Costs will be confirmed at point of order and payable at the workshop.

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WORKSHOP This workshop will enable students to create a set of four fused glass coasters, 10cms x 10cms, decorated with your own designs. Clear base glass for the coasters and accessory glass is included in the workshop price. SATurdAy 22nd JuLy I 10am – 3.30pm Adult £57 I Member £48 I youth 16+ £40

FuSEd GLASS pAnEL WORKSHOP This one day workshop will enable students to create a fused glass panel 20cms x 15cms. Clear base glass for the panel, and accessory glass for decorating with your designs, are included in the workshop price. SATurdAy 26th AuGuST I 10am – 3.30pm I Adult £60 I Member £51 I youth 16+ £42 SATurdAy 23rd SEpTEMBEr 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 4 WEEK BLoCK: Adults £48 I Members £36 I youths 16 – 18 £32 TuESdAyS 7.30 – 9.30pm I begins September 12, 19, 26, october 3 WEdnESdAyS 7.30 – 9.30pm I begins September 13, 20, 27, oct 4 THurSdAyS 2 – 4pm I begins September 14, 21, 28, oct 5

FurTHEr InTo pHoToGrApHy 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. A follow-on course from the Basics Photography Class for those who want to explore a more artistic approach. There will be a diverse range of topics from Slow Shutter Speed landscapes, Strobe lighting movement, Landscapes within landscapes, Abstracts in the landscape, Artistic floral photography and twilight photography – weather dependant! You will need a camera that allows for choices in aperture, shutter speed and ISO and preferably interchangeable lenses. An off camera flash will be very useful, a polariser and some neutral density filters and a good tripod and good wet weather clothing. TuESdAyS I 2pm – 5pm I nEW! EXTEndEd CLASS 6 WEEK BLoCK I begins August 15, 22, 29, September 5 (2wk break) 26, october 3 Adults £108 I Members £81


JEWELLERY A Y P S Interested in learning to make your own Jewellery? Join Dundee Jeweller Scarlett Erskine of Scarlett Erskine Jewellery 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 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. Scarlett will teach you jewellery techniques to make a range of jewellery from upcycling your old unworn costume jewellery to learning how to saw, solder and texture metal making your very own silver rings, pendants and earrings. 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 17th JuLy CrEATE A pEndAnT WorKSHop I 6.30 – 8.30pm I MondAy 24th JuLy dESIGn your oWn EArrInGS WorKSHop I 6.30 – 8.30pm I MondAy 31st JuLy MAKE A rInG WorKSHop I 6.30 – 8.30pm I MondAy 28th AuGuST CrEATE A pEndAnT WorKSHop I 6.30 – 8.30pm I MondAy 4th SEpTEMBEr dESIGn your oWn EArrInGS WorKSHop I 6.30 – 8.30pm I MondAy 11th SEpTEMBEr 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


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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 FrIdAy 11th AuG I FrIdAy 8th SEpT pEr WorKSHop: Adults £45 I Members £36 I youths £36 I prICE InCLudES SILVEr

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upCyCLE your JEWELLEry WORKSHOP Bring your unworn or broken costume jewellery along, and Scarlett will show you how to create your own unique piece of jewellery to wear home! Additional materials may be available to compliment your designs. 3.30 – 5.30pm I MondAy 24th JuLy I FrIdAy 11th AuG pEr WorKSHop: Adults £18 I Members £14 I youths & Children 10y+ £10


UPHOLSTERY CLASS For BEGInnErS with Jaqueline donachie

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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: jacki@funkybobbin.co.uk and she will be more than happy to assist. 10 WEEK CourSE I begins July 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19 TuESdAyS 7.00 – 9.30pm I Adults £150 I Members £112

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 : jacki@funkybobbin.co.uk 7 WEEK CourSE I begins August 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28 THurSdAyS 10am – 1pm I Adults £126 I Members £94


TEXTILES HooKEd on CroCHET A CLASS Nadine Stewart is creative designer, published illustrator and local craftsperson from Dundee. With an honours degree in Industrial Design, she works as a Graphic Designer. Nadine first picked up a crochet hook to create a blanket for her newborn son and has been hooked ever since! A course for beginners, Nadine will guide you through the basics of crochet; from how to hold your hook and the main stitches used in the process, to finishing off your first pieces of crochet work. You will also learn to read and follow basic patterns whilst creating some fun projects along the way. “How to” handouts are provided at every class for use at home. Many find crochet to be a very relaxing, creative and therapeutic craft. Crochet has also been known to help with management of arthritis in the hands. No experience necessary! 8 WEEK BLoCK I begins August 15, 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26, october 3 TuESdAyS 1pm – 3pm I Adults £72 I Members £64 InTroduCTory prICE

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WORKSHOP Beatrice Burns is a highly skilled dressmaker and tutor here at Forgan Arts and has taught in the community for many years. This summer Beatrice is offering a one day workshop for those who already have basic sewing skills. This is a chance to undertake a small open project to brush up on those skills, or to utilise the experience of your tutor. Perhaps you want to finish a garment you had already started, or want to create your own unique piece from scratch? Beatrice will guide you through your plans, helping you to achieve your final product. Bring along some fabric and your own machine if you have one. We have spare machines and practice fabric here for those without. SATurdAy 19TH AuGuST I 10am – 4pm I Adults £42 I Members £36


ARTS A Y S SuMMEr SKETCHInG CLASS 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. This structured sketching class is for students of all skill levels. Students will be introduced to media and materials and will learn about composition, colour and drawing techniques. There will be lots of opportunities for practice while Maiia guides and advises you, both inside the classroom and outside. Everyone’s abilities and learning pace will be catered for. A material list is available at www.forganartscentre.co.uk. 4 WEEK BLoCK I begins July 20, 27, August 3, 10 THurSdAyS I 3 – 5pm I Adults £40 I Members £32 I youths 12y+ £28 I InTroduCTory prICE

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…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 www.forganartscentre.co.uk. 10 WEEK BLoCK I begins July 20, 27, August 3, 10 (break) 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, october 5 THurSdAyS I 7 – 9pm I Adults £120 I Members £90


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 preferred source material and have the chance to experiment whilst working on their own paintings. 4 WEEK BLoCK I begins September 15, 22, 29, october 6 FrIdAyS I *11am – 1.00pm or 1.45 – 3.45 I Adults £48 I Members £36 *Will be deferred to afternoon class if under subscribed

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CHArCoAL drAWInG 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. All abilities are welcome with no experience necessary. Materials are supplied. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee are available at the Centre. SATurdAy 2 SEpTEMBEr I 10am – 3pm I Adults £45 I Members £36 I per workshop


A oIL pAInTInG WITH EXprESSIon WORKSHOP An all day workshop hosted by award winning artist Martin Hill. The workshop will include an introduction to oil paints and materials, including brushes, mediums and painting surfaces. You will be guided through the basics of oil painting techniques, colour mixing, composition, application, observation, measuring and proportion. The emphasis will be on loose and expressive (but accurate) painting, ideal for those who have trouble “loosening up”. Participants should bring along their own materials. If participants wish, they are also welcome to bring their own reference material to work from. SATurdAy 23rd SEpTEMBEr I 10am – 4pm I Adults £54 I Members £42

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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. 4 WEEK BLoCK I begins August 17, 24, 31, September 7 THurSdAyS 4 – 6pm I Adults £40 I Members £32 I youths 12y+ £28 I InTroduCTory prICE

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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. 4 WEEK BLoCK I begins August 17, 24, 31, September 7 THurSdAyS 1.30 – 3.30pm I Adults £40 I Members £32 I youths 12y+ £28 I InTroduCTory prICE


HoW To uSE A SKETCHBooK A CLASS Laura Darling is a Dundee-based illustrator whose quirky and playful work is underpinned by observational drawing. Join Laura to explore the benefits of using a sketchbook and experiment with a variety of materials and techniques. Suitable for people of all abilities and experience: you will end up with a body of exciting and original imagery that could form the basis for future projects or serve as a reference guide for the techniques you learn. Please bring a variety of drawing tools and a sketchbook. 6 WEEK BLoCK I begins August 15, 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19 TuESdAyS 10am – 12.30pm I Adults £75 I Members £60 I InTroduCTory prICE

CLASSES WITH STEVE BrETEL A 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.

drAW noW! WORKSHOP Been meaning to give it a go but unsure how to begin? This workshop will get you started, and show you how to keep going! A mixture of demonstrations and space for you to experiment, exploring different ways of making marks on paper using pen, pencil and charcoal with tutor support. Materials can be provided but please bring your own if you have them. Materials list available. WEdnESdAy 19th JuLy I 6.30 – 9pm I Adults £25 I Members £20 I InTroduCTory prICE

pAInT noW! WORKSHOP Want to try painting, but not sure where to begin? This workshop starts you off then shows you how to keep it going. An introduction to different water and oil based paints and surfaces through a mixture of demonstrations and space for you to experiment. Materials can be provided but please bring your own if you have them. Materials list available. WEdnESdAy 2nd AuGuST I 6.30 – 9pm I Adults £25 I Members £20 I InTroduCTory prICE


EXprESSIVE LAndSCApE pAInTInGS CLASS …from your photographs! Using your favourite photos as the starting point, we will interpret the natural world through a variety of media, loosely using inks, watercolour, charcoal etc. We will be looking at composition and perspective with techniques to create drama and atmosphere. You will need to have some drawing and painting experience, and to bring along some references and equipment. Materials list available. 8 WEEK BLoCK I begins August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27, october 4 WEdnESdAyS I 3pm – 5pm I Adults £96 I Members £72

ArT For BEGInnErS CLASS 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 begins August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27, october 4 WEdnESdAyS I 7pm – 9pm I Adults £96 I Members £72

pAInTInG THE ouTdoorS-In WORKSHOP Using references found locally outside, we may (weather permitting) start with some outdoor sketching as inspiration for working up ideas for landscape painting. Otherwise, we will gather natural materials for still life studies in the studio. We will explore graphite, charcoal, watercolour and inks, in sketchbooks and using a variety of surfaces. Bring a camera/camera phone if you have one. Materials list available. Some previous drawing/painting skills necessary. TuESdAy 25th JuLy I 10am – 5pm I Adults £55 I Members £49


LET’S pAInT pETS! WORKSHOP …and other animals, with Steve Bretel. Producing accurate and representational drawings and paintings from your photographs and observational sketches, your painting can either be finished in the studio or completed at home. This can be a stand-alone workshop, or a basis for development to further explore painting techniques in the ‘Let’s Paint Pets again’ workshop. Some previous drawing/painting skills necessary. Bring several A4 photo prints, showing as much detail as possible. Materials used include graphite and watercolour, some materials may be available but please bring your own if you have them. Materials list available. Remember to bring a packed lunch! Tea and coffee available at the Centre. For advice on how to take the best photo of your pet, please visit Steve’s website at: animalvisual.co.uk/index.php/your-photos/ WEdnESdAy 5th JuLy I 10am – 5pm I Adults £55 I Members £49

LET’S pAInT pETS AGAIn! WORKSHOP …and other animals. Following on from the previous workshop, these controlled elements can be combined with a looser style using bigger brushes and expressive techniques to develop your creativity and options as an artist. (It is not essential to have attended the previous workshop, but some previous drawing/painting skills necessary). Materials used include graphite, charcoal, watercolour and inks. Bring several photo prints size A4 showing as much detail as possible. Some materials may be available, but please bring your own if you have them. Materials list available. For advice on how to take the best photo of your pet, please visit Steve’s website at: animalvisual.co.uk/index.php/your-photos/ WEdnESdAy 26th JuLy I 10am – 5pm I Adults £55 I Members £49


SKATE And rEJuVEnATE A Y P S WORKSHOP

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 5th AuGuST I 11am – 4pm I Age 10 – 18 I £30 SATurdAy 23rd SEpTEMBEr I 11am – 4pm I Age 10 – 18 I £30

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pApEr HouSES ILLuSTrATIon WORKSHOP Where would you like to live? Create your own unique and quirky 3D Paper Houses with Suzanne Scott from WhimSicAL LusH. Suzanne is an artist and illustrator based in Dundee, creating illustrations transformed into stationary, ceramics and wearable art. Most recently Suzanne was one of the artists for Dundee's fantastic Oor Wullie Bucket Trail. Her illustrations have been cast in bronze, forming Dundee’s Discovery Walk in Slessor Gardens, which are part of the ongoing Dundee Waterfront Project. Within the wide range of WhimSicAL LusH creations is a collection of beautiful little paper houses and Suzanne would like you to join her in creating one of your very own! You will be guided in using your imagination in storytelling through art as well as illustrating and constructing your own paper house. SATurdAy 5th AuGuST I 1 – 3pm I Children 12+ £8 I Adults 18+ £10 I InTroduCTory prICInG


JurASSIC JoCK dInoSAur dAy WORKSHOP

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Everybody loves a dinosaur! From TV shows such as ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ to the movie ‘Jurassic Park’, Dinosaurs are more popular than ever! It seems that almost every day there is a new dinosaur discovered somewhere in the world and here in Scotland we are blessed with many good locations for finding fossils. Jurassic Jock travels across the country with his fossil collection providing arts activities for all ages. This workshop begins with a hands-on fossil session and tales of how they were formed. Participants will get to create a replica fossil to paint and then move on take wax rubbings of ‘Itchy’ the Ichthyosaur and take casts of dinosaur footprints! Using Jocks model dinosaurs, you are invited to draw a dinosaur in a famous Scottish location, the images will be photographed for an ‘in-house exhibition’. Last but not least, everyone can be photographed with ‘Braxter’ the Brachiosaur, who has put his huge head round the door! SATurdAy 22nd AuGuST I 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1pm – 3pm I For All Ages Adults £14 I Members £12 I Children £10 (accompanied by paying adult) I InTroduCTory prICE

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THE ArT oF THE pICTS WORKSHOP Fife is one of the Pictish kingdoms. The Picts were the dominant people of the north for many centuries and defied Roman invaders. ‘Fergus the Pict’ appears in museums, schools and living history programmes and will join us at Forgan Arts Centre to talk of Pictish times in the settlement, bringing artefacts to handle. There will be five large carved stones from which to take rubbings, and you will dye cloth to recreate a Pictish image which can be made into wall-hangings or framed. ‘Fergus’ encourages his student Picts to be daubed with woad to enter into the spirit of things, this could get messy! SATurdAy 26th SEpTEMBEr I 1pm – 5pm I For All Ages Adults £18 I Members £17 I Children £12 (accompanied by paying adult) I InTroduCTory prICE


CREATIVE WRITING pLAyWrITInG A CLASS If you’ve ever thought about writing a play but haven’t gotten around to it yet then this course, led by John Mitchell, maybe just the thing! 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 this year. Through a combination of writing exercises and script analysis, the course will cover all you need to know to write an original play, which will be completed by the end of the course. Each session will explore elements of character building and plot structure, including dramatic action, exposition, subtext, backstory, story question and resolution. All you need is a notebook and pen. 8 WEEK BLoCK I begins July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, September 6 WEdnESdAyS I 7pm – 9pm I Adults £60 I Members £54

rEAdInG And WrITInG poETry

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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 begins August 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21 THurSdAyS I 1.30 – 3.30pm I Adults £46 I Members £40 I youths 12y+ £28 I InTroduCTory prICE


MUSIC InTroduCTIon To SonGWrITInG

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CLASS With Mark Urban of ‘Resound Creative Music-Making’. Would you like to write and perform your own songs, or perhaps as part of a group? In these fun classes, we will explore some of the key building blocks of songwriting. You will learn how to generate lyrics, create chord patterns, compose vocal melodies and structure your work. No previous experience is necessary, but those who play instruments should bring them along where possible. Vocalists, Wordsmiths and Rappers are welcomed. Digital software will be available for any non-instrumentalists who would like to create within an online studio. This class is aimed towards a performance of students’ work at the end of the course. Mark Urban writes and performs under the guise of Haystack Monolith and is also one half of post-apocalyptic skiffle duo St Kilda Mailboat. Mark is Co-founder of Resound, a travelling music school with the core philosophy that everyone is musical and everyone is capable of creating their own music... And in this class he will help you to do just that! 8 WEEK BLoCK I begins July 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, September 5 TuESdAyS 6.30 – 8.30pm I £56 I For secondary school aged pupils 11 – 18

SOCIAL

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: JuLy 6th to AuGuST 10th I 3 – 5pm I £2 pEr WEEK FrIdAyS: AuGuST 18th to oCToBEr 6th I 2 – 4pm I £2 pEr WEEK


FORGAN ARTS CENTRE SuMMEr 2017 TIMETABLE Tuesday 4th July to Friday 6th october Cupar road, newport-on-Tay dd6 8rA I Tel No: 01382 542062 I forganartscentre.co.uk info@forganartscentre.co.uk I facebook.com/forganartsfife I Between Forgan roundabout and newport primary PLEASE SEE BROCHURE FOR SUITABLE WORKSHOP AGES

CLASSES

WorKSHopS MondAy

TuESdAy Teen Pottery

3–5

Adult Pottery

6–9

Upholstery for beginners

7 – 9.30

YS

Make a Ring

6.30 – 8.30

JULY 17

A

Upcycle Your Jewellery

3.30 – 5.30

JULY 24

A

Make a Pendant

6.30 – 8.30

JULY 24

6.30 – 8.30

JULY 31 AUG 28

Intro to Songwriting

6.30 – 8.30

AYS

Make Earrings

Further Photography

2–5

A

Make a Ring

6.30 – 8.30

A

Make a Pendant

6.30 – 8.30

SEPT 4

Make Earrings

6.30 – 8.30

SEPT 11

10 – 5

JULY 25

JULY 5

How to use a Sketchbook

10 – 12.30

Hooked on Crochet

1–3

A

Stained Glass

7.30 – 9.30

AY

TuESdAy Painting the Outdoors In

WEdnESdAy Family Pottery

5.15 – 6.45

AYSP

WEdnESdAy

Adults Pottery

6–9

A

Painting Pets 1

10 – 5

Playwriting

7–9

A

Draw Now!

6.30 – 9

JULY 19

Painting Pets 2

10 – 5

JULY 26

Paint Now!

6.30 – 9

AUG 2

Upcycle Jewellery

3.30 – 5.30

AUG 8

Make a stack of rings

6.30 – 9

AUG 11

Make a stack of rings

6.30 – 9

SEPT 8

Skate Rejuvenate

11 – 4

AUG 5

Skate Rejuvenate

11 – 4

SEPT 23

Dressmaking

10 – 4

AUG 19

Fused Glass Coasters

10 – 3.30

JULY 22

Fused Glass Panel

10 – 3.30

AUG 26

Fused Glass Panel

10 – 3.30

SEPT 23

Art of the Picts

1–5

AUG 26

Jurassic Jock

10.30 – 12.30

JULY 22

Jurassic Jock

1–3

JULY 22

Landscape Painting

3–5

A

Art for Beginners

7–9

A

Stained Glass

7.30 – 9.30

AY

THurSdAy Summer Sketching

3–5

AYS

Family Pottery

5.45 – 6.45

AYSP

Adults Pottery

7 – 9.30

A

Afternoon Pottery

2.30 – 3.30

A

Upholstery for all

10 – 1

A

Creative Poetry

1.30 – 3.30

AYS

Relief Printing

1.30 – 3.30

AYS

Portrait Painting

7–9

A

Beginners Drawing

4–6

AYS

Stained Glass

2–4

AY

FrIdAy

FrIdAy

SATurdAy

Watercolour am

11 – 1

A

Charcoal Drawing

10 – 3

SEPT 2

Watercolour pm

1.45 – 3.45

A

Oil Painting

10 – 4

SEPT 23

Paper Houses

1–3

AUG 5

Adults

Youths

A

Y

Primary

P

Secondary

S

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Forgan arts centre brochure summer 2017  

Forgan Arts Centre brochure Summer 2017 July to October

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