CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & EVENTS January to April 2018
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welcome to Forgan Arts Centre!
Our Winter term begins Monday 9th January and runs to Friday 30th March, and finishes with our Kids Art Club in April. We have lots of great classes and workshops for mixed abilities and ages, including adult and family classes. Teaching Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 9.30pm, with varied weekend workshops, thereâ€™s something to suit everyone.
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.
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 facebook.com/forganartscentre Details can be found on our website under the Contact tab at forganartscentre.co.uk
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 nonrefundable 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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Kids Holiday Clubs FORGAN KIDS ART & CERAMICS CLUB Back once again, the ‘Forgan Kids Art Club’ will be running during the Easter 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. The children will get to experiment with different techniques of stamping shapes, playing with textures, hand building pots and model making. At points 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 Ceramics, and 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 2nd | FRIDAY 6th APRIL I MONDAY 9th | FRIDAY 13th APRIL 9.30am – 2.30pm | Age 5 – 12 years | £25 per day | £100 per week Materials and firing are included in the price | Children will require a packed lunch
JEWELLERY Interested in learning to make your own Jewellery? Join jeweller Scarlett Erskine 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. In these workshops you will be shown the basic jewellery making techniques needed to create your very own silver jewellery. You will learn how to saw, solder and texture your silver, making your own pieces to take home. This class is suitable from beginner’s level. Students taking repeat classes will be guided through further techniques to develop your skills. All tools and materials including sterling silver are provided.
THURSDAYS 6.30-8.30pm RING Learn to make a silver ring and texture it with your own style. 18th JAN I 1st MAR Adult £38 I Member £33 per workshop I Price includes silver
EARRINGS Design and make your own silver earrings, or recreate a pair from the examples. Learning to use sheet or wire in your designs, adding textures and fixing findings. 1st FEB I 8th MAR Adult £45 I Member £36 per workshop I Price includes silver
PENDANT & NECKLACE Make a pendant from silver wire or sheet, adding texture and design and finishing with chain. 8th FEB I 15th MAR Adult £45 I Member £36 per workshop I Price includes silver
FRIDAYS 6.30-8.30pm SET OF STACKING RINGS 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 skinny stacking rings ready to wear home or to wear out! 2nd FEB I 2nd MAR Adult £45 I Member £36 per workshop I Price includes silver
ARTS OIL PAINTING FOR ALL 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. 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 to 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, paint palette and canvas. 10 WEEK BLOCK I Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21 WEDNESDAYS I 2 - 4.30pm I Adults £150 I Members £112
CHARCOAL DRAWING This 10 Week course taught by Nichola Martin, will consist of working from still life using charcoal. All abilities welcome, with no experience necessary. Materials are available at class. Students will learn about composition, measuring, tonal values, material choice and the techniques needed to create your own masterpiece. 10 WEEK BLOCK I Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19 MONDAYS I 7pm – 9pm I Adults £120 I Members £90
CHARCOAL DRAWING WORKSHOP 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 17th MARCH 10am – 3pm I Adults £45 I Members £36
PORTRAIT PAINTING ...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 using Oil Paints, first by drawing an image, then developing an underpainting and 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, palette 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 Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 THURSDAYS I 7pm – 9pm I Adults £120 I Members £90
ART FOR BEGINNERS Steve Bretel has spent over 15 years as a creative arts facilitator and fine artist across the UK, after a successful commercial art career in London. Studying widely at Duncan of Jordanstone, Edinburgh College of Art, and theatre design in Glasgow, Steve was a professional member of the Society of Industrial Artists & Designers (SIAD) and holds a BA in Visual Communication. Whether you’ve just been given a paint box as a present, or need some creative confidence to get you started, these progressive classes are for you. The basics will be covered such as choice and use of materials, sketching, drawing and painting using accurate observation with imaginative or semi-abstract approaches. Each class will be fun and supportive with its own theme, using a mixture of demos and instruction, 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. 10 WEEK BLOCK I Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 WEDNESDAYS I 7pm – 9pm I Adults £120 I Members £90
PAINTING 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. 10 WEEK BLOCK I Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13 TUESDAYS I 2 - 4pm I Adults £120 I Members £90
DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS 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 Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9 (1wk break) 23, March 2, 9, 16 FRIDAYS I 10am - 12pm I Adults £82 I Members £72
RELIEF PRINTING CLASS 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 starter materials are provided, additional materials can be purchased if required. 8 WEEK BLOCK I Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9 (1wk break) 23, March 2, 9, 16 FRIDAYS I 1pm – 3pm I Adults £82 I Members £72
WONDERS OF WATERCOLOUR 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 materials and have the chance to experiment whilst working on their own paintings. Please check the website for a materials check list. FRIDAYS Adults £72 I Members £54 I per 6 week block BLOCK 1 I Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16 10.30am -12.30pm I 1.45 - 3.45pm I NEW! 6.15 – 8.15pm BLOCK 2 I Feb 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 10.30am -12.30pm I 1.45 - 3.45pm
WATERCOLOUR - FOLIAGE WITH FEELING
Through line, blots, drops and spattering techniques, Liz will guide you through this exciting workshop to capture the feeling of chosen plant material using marks and colour. You will have the opportunity to explore your individual response to subject and create a unique representation. Liz will demonstrate using watercolour but feel free to bring any water based media - watercolours, inks, acrylics, pencils, bars or crayons. A material list is available on our website. SATURDAY 10th FEB 10am – 3pm I Adults £45 I Members £36
LAYERS AND MARK MAKING WORKSHOP 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 17th FEB 10am – 4pm I Adults £45 I Members I £36 per workshop
JEN ROBSON is a local WASPS artist and has taught adult drawing classes for 7 years in her Dundee studio. She has taught extensively and worked with McManus Galleries, D’Arcy Thomson Museum, Off the Rails Arthouse and a variety of community groups. She has developed and delivered confidence building sessions for teachers in portrait, drawing, music and painting workshops. This term she will be offering two exciting workshops at Forgan Arts Centre…
SCARED OF THE PAPER: Drawing for the terrified WORKSHOP Does a blank piece of paper terrify you when you just want to draw? Do you want to create but don’t know where to start? Do you want to feel more confident and improve your drawing? If so, this is the class and the tutor for you! Scared of the Paper is a different kind of drawing class, focussed on finding the joy in drawing. Throughout the day you will work on a variety of exercises and techniques in mixed media to help build your belief in yourself. You will be shown how to draw using traditional skills and visual techniques to help you conquer the fundamentals of drawing. You will be guided and encouraged to embrace and develop your own style using techniques such as blind drawing and automatic drawing, as pioneered by the Surrealists. There will be opportunities to reflect and discuss your work with other students in a supportive atmosphere. By the end of the day you will have made many drawings working towards a final piece using everything you have learned. This workshop is suitable for anyone with an interest in making art. From beginners to professionals seeking to get back into drawing you can benefit from Jen’s vast knowledge and experience, in a relaxed and inspiring environment. SATURDAY 27TH JAN 11 - 4.30pm I Adults £45 I Members £36 I Youths 14+ £28 I per workshop
Jen will take you through a step by step process to create your own aluminium wire sculpture. This workshop is suitable for anyone including beginners or professionals seeking to play with wire as a material. You can create whatever you fancy, a representational form animal or human figures, abstract or organic inspired forms or geometric decorative art. Your final piece can be a hanging, wall art or freestanding sculpture. Aluminum wire is a delicious material to use, lightweight, flexible and easy to manipulate and can be cut and formed with your bare hands and with basic hand tools (such as pliers/wire cutters). It’s just like drawing in the air. You can bring your own ideas along or work on your design in the class with tutor support. You can incorporate other materials into your design. All wire will be supplied and some extra materials but you can also bring your own, anything such a feathers, fabric, threads, embroidery, paper, string, beads, jewellery, anything that can be attached using wire. Come along and make your own sculpture. SATURDAY 10TH FEB 11- 4.30pm I Adults £45 I Members £36 I Youths 14+ £28 I per workshop
SKATE AND REJUVENATE
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 27th JAN | 24th MAR 11am – 4pm I Age 10 - 18 I £25 per workshop
BACK! PAPER HOUSES ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP The perfect short workshop for adults and big kids. 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. 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. YOU CAN CHECK OUT A VIDEO OF THIS FANTASTICALLY FUN WORKSHOP AT THE TOP OF OUR FACEBOOK PAGE @FORGANARTSCENTRE. SATURDAY 24th MAR 1-3pm I Children 12+ £8 I Adults 18+ £10
TINWORKS: Recycled Tin 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 I 24th MAR 10am – 4.30pm | Adults £45 | Members £36 | Youths £28 | per workshop
GLASS FUSED GLASS
Coastal landscapes and elements are a constant source of creative inspiration for fused glass artist Claire Evans. 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 IN STAINED GLASS PANEL 2 DAY WORKSHOP A two day workshop combining stained glass with glass fusion. You will design and make an A4 sized stained glass panel incorporating individually designed fused glass elements. Day One you will develop a basic design and create the fused glass pieces that you want to incorporate into your design, and cut the remainder of your glass. Your fused glass pieces will be kiln fired in time for the following weekend. Day two you will commence, making the stained glass panel by assembling your individual glass pieces, leading, soldering, cementing and polishing your piece. SATURDAY 20th & 27th JAN 10am – 3.30pm I Adult £110 I Member £93
FUSED GLASS SQUARE DISHES
Suitable for beginners, this one day workshop will enable students to create 2 fused glass square dishes (15cm x 15cmm and 10cm x 10cm). All the basics of fused glass design will be covered, including glass cutting, creating shapes, kiln carving, accessory glass and copper inclusions. SATURDAY 17th FEB 10am – 3.30pm I Adult £60 I Member £51 I Youth 16+ £42
FUSED GLASS CURVED FREESTANDING PANEL WORKSHOP 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 17th MAR 10am – 3.30pm I Adult £60 I Member £51 I Youth 16+ £42
STAINED GLASS 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 10 WEEK BLOCK: Adults £120 I Members £90 I Youths 16 - 18 £80 per block TUESDAY 7.30-9.30pm I Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb 6 (2 wk break) 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 WEDNESDAY 7.30-9.30pm I Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 (2 wk break) 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 THURSDAY 2-4pm I Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 (2 wk break) March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
POTTERY 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. HEATHER 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 7 WEEK BLOCK I Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 MONDAYS I 2pm – 4pm or 7pm – 9pm Adults £84 I Members £63 I with Pat Peters 11 WEEK BLOCK I Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 THURSDAYS I 7pm – 9.30pm I Adults £165 I Members £124 I with Heather Gilbert 7 WEEK BLOCK I Feb 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 FRIDAYS I 1.30pm – 3.30pm I Adults £84 I Members £63 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. 11 WEEK BLOCK I Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21 WEDNESDAYS I 7pm – 9pm I Adults £132 I Members £102 I with Heather Gilbert
CHILDREN & FAMILY CLASSES 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 9y+, they may want to come without an adult cramping their creative style? It’s up to you in these fun explorative classes! 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!
CHILDRENS CLASS 11 WEEK BLOCK I Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21 WEDNESDAYS I 5.45pm-6.45pm I Children 9+ £44.00
FAMILY CLASS 11 WEEK BLOCK I Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 THURSDAYS I 5.45pm-6.45pm I Children £44 I Parents £55 per block
PHOTOGRAPHY 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. Dawn has taught as Forgan Arts Centre for many years and offers a range of photography and adobe classes to complement each other.
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS CLASS 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. 10 WEEK BLOCK I Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb 5 (2 wk break) 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26 MONDAYS I 1pm - 3pm I Adults £120 I Members £90
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP INTRODUCTION*
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. *Complements Adobe Lightroom, book together or separately 5 WEEK BLOCK I Feb 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26 MONDAYS I 10am - 12pm I Adults £48 I Members £36
Following on from the Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, these classes will develop your understanding of Photoshop by exploring a wide range of techniques for enhancing photographs and creating composite images, as well as using the power of Photoshop to create high dynamic range, panoramic and focus stacked images. Each week we will work step-by-step on an image together so that all the techniques can be discussed and practised during the class. If you have a laptop with a recent edition of Photoshop installed, bring it along to the class. 10 WEEK BLOCK I Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb 6 (2 week break) 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 TUESDAYS I 10am - 12pm I Adults £120 I Members £90
ADOBE LIGHTROOM INTRODUCTION* CLASS 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. *Complements Adobe Photoshop course, book together or separately. 5 WEEK BLOCK I Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb 5 MONDAY I 10am - 12pm I Adults £60 I Members £45
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. 12 WEEK BLOCK I Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 WEDNESDAY I 10am – 12pm I Adults £144 I Members £108
SOCIAL 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. THURSDAYS I Jan 4th to March 29th 2 – 4pm I £2 PER WEEK To attend the SOCIAL groups, you must first become a member I £30 for annual membership I Thereafter, classes will be just £2 per session. If you would like to join, please contact the Centre for more info!
UPHOLSTERY CLASS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be more than happy to assist. 9 WEEK COURSE I Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5 TUESDAYS I 7.00 - 9.30pm I Adults £135 I Members £102
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 email@example.com 9 WEEK COURSE I Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8 THURSDAYS I 10am - 1pm I Adults £162 I Members £122
Intro to Adobe Lightroom
10 - 12
Intro to Adobe Photoshop
10 - 12
10 - 12
Upholstery for Beginners
7 - 9.30
7.30 - 9.30
10 - 12
2 - 4.30
5.45 - 6.45
Hand Built Pottery
7.30 - 9.30
Art for Beginners
Upholstery for All
10 - 1
5.45 - 6.45
7 - 9.30
6.30 - 8.30
Wonders of Watercolour
10.30 - 12.30
Wonders of Watercolour
1.45 - 3.45
Wonders of Watercolour
6.15 - 8.15
1.30 - 3.30
1.30 - 3.30
6.30 - 8.30
Fused Glass Panel: Part 1
10 - 3.30
Skate Rejuvenate 10yr+
11 - 4
Scared of Paper
11 - 4.30
Fused Glass Panel: Part 2
10 – 3.30
11 – 4.30
Watercolour – foliage
10 – 3
Fused Glass: Square Dish
10 – 3
Layers & Mark Making
10 – 4
Fused Glass: Curved Panel
10 – 3.30
10 – 3
10 – 4.30
Skate Rejuvenate 10yr +
11 – 4
Paper Houses Illustration
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