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sculpture kids holiday club life drawing Classes, workshops & events for all APRIL - JULY 2019


Welcome to our Spring term at Forgan Arts Centre!

Our Spring term kicks off with our Forgan Arts Kids club in the Easter holidays, with classes starting back on Monday 22nd April until Friday 29th June. We have lots of great classes and workshops for mixed abilities and ages, including adult and family classes. With a variety of classes running Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 9.30pm, and with exciting weekend workshops, there’s something to suit everyone!

Know someone creative? We also do Gift Cards! Get in touch if you would like one posted out to you or directly to the lucky recipient!





This key will appear in each listing, to show which age groups that it is open to. Please see any further age restrictions within the listing.

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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 open variable hours. Please get in touch before setting off if you’d like to visit, and someone will happily show you around.







Nichola Martin – Charcoal Drawing


SPRING OPEN DAY Come along to Forgan Arts Centre for a variety of activities, stalls, refreshments and demonstrations! Find out what we do behind the old school walls and chat to our tutors whilst browsing their fantastic exhibition of work.

KIDS HOLIDAY CLUBS FORGAN KIDS ART & CERAMICS CLUB Our ever popular ‘Forgan Kids Art Club’ will be running during the Fife 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!

We will have a selection of goodies at our stalls by our tutors, students and fellow artists with quality arts and crafts such as Ceramics, Prints, Textiles, Jewellery, Painting, Metal work and Glass. There will be children’s activities, pottery wheel throwing demonstrations and a chance to make your own hand puppet! Baked goodies, tea, coffee & juice available at the Centre Entry is free!

With our experienced Play leaders and artists, the children can engage in a variety of activities and mini workshops such as pottery, printing, building, painting and more!



This is YOUR chance to have a say on the future of the Forgan Arts Centre. Over the next few weeks information about the challenges and opportunities that the committee are discussing as they develop a new business plan will be displayed and available at the centre, on the website and emailed to everyone who has an interest in the future of the Forgan Arts Centre. Please respond with comments, ideas and suggestions and help to shape the future for the Forgan Arts Centre. To present and discuss the findings from this consultation the Forgan Future Fest will take place immediately prior to the AGM.


A welcomed tea & coffee stop along your Open Studios tour. Come and visit our exhibition of work produced by Forgan Art Centre Tutors and students. We will be showing Painting, Glass, Jewellery, Upholstery, Pottery and more! Meet our makers, chat to tutors and students and take part in miniworkshops for adults and children!

Following on from the Forgan Future Fest, we will be hosting our AGM at 8pm. Please make a cup of tea, grab a biccy and join us!

Our pottery tutor Heather Gilbert and her students will be demonstrating Raku firing ceramics in the Playground and there will be a chance to buy and fire your own raku pot! See our website for more details and information on exhibiting Artists and activities.


FREE! All welcome!

See website for further details and updates! TUESDAY 16 APR | 7PM




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 pottery 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! EASTER HOLIDAYS: MONDAY 8 - FRIDAY 12 APR MONDAY 15 - FRIDAY 19 APR


9.30AM - 2.30PM AGE 5 - 13 YEARS £25 PER DAY £110 PER WEEK £210 PER FORTNIGHT

Materials and firing are included in the price. Children will require a packed lunch


TEXTILES EVENING DRESSMAKING: with Ruth Alexander Ruth studied Fashion and Clothing in Glasgow and has worked in costume design and to private commission from home until opening her Newport on Tay shop, ‘You Reap What I Sew’. Ruth will be leading a class for all levels from beginners to avid sewers. Whether you are just starting out without a clue where to begin or a regular stitcher looking to pick up some advanced techniques, or maybe even a cosplay fan wanting to run up your own costumes! All are welcome to join the class. If you have an enquiry about class projects, please get in touch and we shall direct you to Ruth for advice. Find a materials list for this class on our website! MONDAY I 7PM - 9PM I 10 WEEK BLOCK APR 29 I MAY 6, 13, 20 (BREAK 27) I JUN 3, 10, 17, 24 ADULTS £96 I MEMBERS £80 I YOUTHS 14+ £70


DRESSMAKING: with Beatrice Burns 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. Bring along your sewing machine, project and sewing kit and Beatrice will teach you the rest! WEDNESDAY I 10AM - 12PM I 5 WEEK BLOCK I MAY 8, 15, 22, 29 I JUN 5 ADULTS £60 I MEMBERS £45

HANGING PLANT POT: with Maite Allwood Learn the traditional skills of crochet using a natural vegetable fibre with a Scottish heritage. After knitting for 30years, Maite taught herself to crochet and went on to develop this into a small business, ‘Knotty but nice’. Based in Angus, and living beside one of the last twine producers in the UK, she now uses twine as her main yarn. For use both indoors and out with a focus on practicality, your creations are intended to be used and enjoyed! Maïté will introduce basic crochet techniques such as the magic loop, double crochet, half treble and single chain. Students will create a small plant plot holder in the colour of their choice using Nutscene twine. Come and refresh your skills or...start from scratch! You will leave with a pattern for your creation so that you can continue to practise making more at home. Tea and coffee available at the Centre, but please bring a packed lunch! SATURDAY 11 MAY I 10AM - 2PM ADULTS £30 I MEMBERS £28 I YOUTHS 15+ £20

Children’s class for 8+ For beginners and those who already know how to sew by hand and machine. Come and learn how to sew, working on mini projects and designs with Ruth. This class is led by the tutor. Materials are provided at the Centre. Start time is flexible for people getting here after school, especially those arriving from high school. Juice and biscuits are available as a refreshment during the session. TUESDAY I 3.15PM - 5.15PM 8 WEEK BLOCK I APR 30 MAY 7, 14, 21 (BREAK 28) JUN 4, 11, 18, 25 PAY WEEKLY I YOUTHS 8+ £8 PER WEEK


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. THURSDAY I 2 - 4PM £2 PER WEEK

To attend the SOCIAL groups, you must first become a member. £30 for annual membership. Thereafter, classes will be just £2 per session. If you would like to join, please contact the Centre for more info! 7


LIFE DRAWING WITH MODEL & TUTOR: with Kirsty Whiten WORKSHOP A graduate of Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art, Kirsty Whiten is a figurative artist working in her studio in Fife and exhibiting widely. Drawing from the model is an important and vibrant part of her practice, and this workshop is about sharing that passion. You can work at any level in a relaxed group. Kirsty will be there to offer support, advice and demonstrations of technique to you where you might want it. You will spend the day developing your drawings with the model. There will be a variety of short poses to warm up and longer poses to allow time for more involved drawings. The focus will be on being present, observing intently and responding to what is there in the moment. Props and costumes may be added to encourage intrigue. Materials included. Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits available at the Centre, but remember your packed lunch!

OIL PAINTING FOR ALL: with Nichola Martin


Nichola 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. Please bring brushes, paint palette and canvas to get started! WEDNESDAY I 2PM - 4.30PM 10 WEEK BLOCK I APR 24 I MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 I JUN 5, 12, 19, 26 ADULTS £150 I MEMBERS £115




This 10 Week course will consist of working from still life using charcoal. All abilities welcome, with no experience necessary. Students will learn about composition, measuring, tonal values, material choice and the techniques needed to create your own masterpiece.

Robert Macmillan graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design 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 demonstrate how to produce a portrait from photographs using oil paints. Starting by drawing an image, you will develop an underpainting and work 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.

Some materials provided on first class to get you started! MONDAYS I 7PM - 9PM 10 WEEK BLOCK I APR 22, 29 MAY 6, 13, 20, 27 I JUN 3, 10, 17, 24 ADULTS £120 I MEMBERS £100

Images will be provided to work from. A material list is available on our website! NEW EXTENDED CLASS TIME! TUESDAY I 10AM - 12.30PM I 8 WEEK BLOCK I APR 30 MAY 7, 14, 21, 28 I JUN 4, 11, 18 ADULTS £120 I MEMBERS £100



DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS: with Theresa Gourlay CLASS Theresa Gourlay graduated from DJCAD in Drawing and Painting. In this introduction to drawing, you can 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! This class is for anyone who would like to try drawing for the first time, and for those who are looking to build confidence in their drawing technique. Please bring a basic drawing kit! FRIDAY I 10.30AM - 12.30PM I 8 WEEK BLOCK I MAY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 JUN 7, 14, 21 ADULTS £96 I MEMBERS £72

DRAWING ON EXPERIENCE: with Theresa Gourlay CLASS The course will build on previous experience of drawing and introduce new materials and techniques. You will experiment with mixing different media, create unexpected things and discover the strengths and weaknesses of differing materials. Theresa will demonstrate the use of line, texture, tone and colour. We will look at approaches to the composition, collecting ideas in a variety of materials, including pencil, charcoal, pen, pastel and coloured pencil. The aim is to build confidence and have fun exploring materials, working towards a final piece. Bring along a drawing kit and whatever art materials that you have to play with. Paper is available to purchase at the Centre! FRIDAY I 1.30PM - 3.30PM I 8 WEEK BLOCK I MAY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 I JUN 7, 14, 21 ADULTS £96 I MEMBERS £72


PAINTING FOR ALL: with John Johnstone 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 College of Art and Design 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 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! TUESDAYS I 2PM - 4PM I 5 WEEK BLOCK I APR 23, 30 MAY 7, 14, 21 ADULTS £60 I MEMBERS £45

WONDERS OF WATERCOLOUR FOR ALL ABILITIES: with Liz Dulley 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. These are 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. Some additional paper may be purchased at the Centre. FRIDAY I 10.30AM - 12.30PM OR 1.45PM - 3.45PM I 5 WEEK BLOCK I APR 26 I MAY 3, 10, 17, 24 ADULTS £60 I MEMBERS £45 I PER CLASS




After a successful commercial art career in London, Steve has spent 20 years as a creative arts facilitator and fine artist across the UK, 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 again, 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. Aimed at beginners and those starting afresh. Some materials are provided to start you off, then suggestions will be given for purchasing your own! WEDNESDAY I 7PM - 9.30PM 7 WEEK BLOCK I MAY 15, 22, 29 I JUN 5, 12, 19, 26 ADULTS £105 I MEMBERS £88

SCARED OF THE PAPER: Drawing for the Terrified with Jen Robson WORKSHOP A local WASPS artist and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design graduate who has been teaching adult drawing classes for 8 years from her Dundee studio, Jen has delivered confidence building sessions for teachers in portrait, drawing, music and painting workshops. Does blank paper terrify you when you just want to draw? Do you want to create but don’t know where to start? Want to feel more confident and improve your drawing? 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 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 and automatic drawing. This workshop is suitable for anyone with an interest in art, from complete beginners to professionals looking to free up their drawing! SUNDAY 23 JUNE I 11AM - 4PM ADULTS £48 I MEMBERS £45 I YOUTHS 14+ £30


ART & ILLUSTRATION: For youths aged 10-18 with Yvonne Stewart CLASS Yvonne graduated from Heriot Watt University with a BA (Hons) in Textile Design. Based in Balmullo, she creates quirky and playful illustrations in soft bright colours, exhibiting work locally and online under the name ‘Coramantic’. In these classes you will learn the basics of working with a variety of paints including gouache and acrylic. Students will be taught how to create portrait paintings, including animal portraits and character designs. Experiment with mark making and motifs. No experience is necessary for these fun classes and Yvonne will be there to offer advice along the way. Great for those with an interest in art and illustration. £6 per session to be paid by the block. All materials will be provided THURSDAY I 6PM - 8PM I BLOCK 1 I MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 I BLOCK 2 I JUN 6, 13, 20, 27 YOUTHS 10 - 18 £24 I PER BLOCK

ILLUSTRATIVE PORTRAIT PAINTING: with Yvonne Stewart WORKSHOP For adults and youths 12+

Portrait and Pet Painting with Gouache: In this 4 hour workshop you will create a portrait of a person or an animal or pet using gouache. Gouache is a type of paint that shares characteristics of both watercolour and acrylic. Here you will learn the basics of painting with this media and be taught portrait painting techniques, then apply your skills in creating a final portrait. Students will make experimental sheets to begin, familiarizing themselves with gouache. Final artwork will be presented in a cello bag with backing board and a certificate about the artwork for them to take home. Materials will be provided but please bring along any photos you might like to work from. Remember your packed lunch! Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits available at the Centre! SATURDAY 25 MAY I 10AM - 2PM ADULTS £35 I MEMBERS £28 I YOUTHS 12+ £18


MINI CANVAS CHARACTERS: Age 10-18 with Yvonne Stewart WORKSHOP The workshop will be led by Yvonne Stewart of ‘Coramantic’. Based in Balmullo, Yvonne creates quirky playful illustrations in soft bright colours. In this 4 hour workshop you will create an acrylic painting on a mini canvas of a character/characters you have invented. You will learn the basics of painting with acrylic and experiment with intuitive painting techniques, this will then develop into character creation. Students will make experimental sheets to begin, familiarizing themselves with acrylic. Final paintings will be completed on a 7cm x 7cm or 7cm x 9cm canvas and will come with a mini easel to display at home. Materials will be provided but remember your packed lunch! Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits available at the Centre. SUNDAY 23 JUN I 10AM - 2PM YOUTHS 10+ £18

SKATE AND REJUVENATE: A class in fresh Skateboard Art WORKSHOP 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. 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 25 MAY I 11AM - 4PM YOUTHS £25

Other classes that young ones can get involved in this Term…
















UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERY FOR BEGINNERS: with Jaqueline Donachie CLASS 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. and she will be more than happy to assist. TUESDAY I 7PM - 9.30PM 7 WEEK BLOCK I APR 23, 30 (BREAK MAY 7), 14, 21, 28 I JUN 4, 11 ADULTS £105 I MEMBERS £80

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 - NO SOFAS! If unsure, email Jacki: THURSDAY I 9.30AM - 12.30PM OR 1.30AM - 4.30PM 6 WEEK BLOCK I APR 25 MAY 2, (BREAK 9), 16, (BREAK 23), 30 I JUN 6, 13 ADULTS £108 I MEMBERS £82 PER CLASS


METALWORK TINWORKS: Recycled Tin Sculpture for all abilities with Philippa Johnston WORKSHOP Tutor 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 traditional and contemporary folk art. She opens up her Newburgh studio every year as part of Open Studios North Fife. Transform those old biscuit tins into a quirky small bird sculpture 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 emboss and add texture; how to incorporate wire and other materials; and how to use a pop riveter to connect pieces together. After a short introductory project, you will have time to work on your own design. All tools and materials will be supplied and there will be plenty of examples on hand for inspiration as well as a wide selection of reference books but please do bring along any of your own source materials, any tins you’d like to use or things you’d like to incorporate in your work. No experience of metalwork required - just come along and have fun trying something new! SATURDAY 25 MAY I 10AM - 4.30PM ADULTS £48 I MEMBERS £39

SILVER JEWELLERY MAKING: with Alana Peden These classes are led by a local jeweller who has been teaching her practice across Scotland for 5 years. Alana comes from a background of textiles and ceramics and graduated with first class honors in Jewellery and metal design at DJCAD, before setting up her own jewellery business East Nook Studio, in St Andrews. These workshops are for beginners and returners, the price includes silver and materials. Come along and learn how to saw, solder, form and texture your own silver jewellery from scratch! Use both traditional and modern techniques to create your own designs or recreate from the examples.


In this quick workshop you can make a textured silver ring using simple soldering and hammering techniques, ready to wear that evening! Upgrade to a stacking rings workshop if you would like to make a set of three skinny rings that evening. TUESDAY 7 MAY I 6.30PM - 9PM ADULTS £38 I MEMBERS £35 I STACKING RINGS +£10



In this workshop, you will design and create your own simple pendant from a piece of silver, before connecting it to a silver chain, or perhaps you would prefer to make a pair of earrings? Dangly or stud? You will design and create your own simple earrings from a piece of silver, before connecting it to a silver hook or soldering a pin for stud fastenings. Whichever you prefer, you can make it in this workshop. TUESDAY 14 MAY I 6.30PM - 9PM ADULTS £48 I MEMBERS £45


In this workshop, you will design and create your own simple pendant from a piece of silver, using saw, solder and shaping techniques, before applying texture, polishing and connecting it to a silver chain. TUESDAY 21 MAY I 6.30PM - 9PM ADULTS £48 I MEMBERS £45

WIRE SCULPTURE: for all abilities with Jen Robson WORKSHOP Artist Jen Robson will take you through a step by step process to create your own aluminium wire sculpture. This workshop is suitable for anyone from beginners to professionals seeking to experiment with wire as a material. You can create anything! …a representational form, animal or human, abstract, organic or geometric decorative art. Your final piece may be a hanging, or freestanding sculpture. Past classes have created: a leaping fox, 2d wire collage pictures, fairies, horse, birds, hares and little figures. Aluminium wire is a delicious material to use, lightweight, flexible and easy to manipulate. It can be cut and formed with your bare hands and basic hand tools such as pliers. It’s just like drawing in the air! Bring your own ideas along or begin your design in class with tutor support. Materials are included. SATURDAY 11 MAY I 11AM - 4PM ADULTS £49 I MEMBERS £45 I YOUTHS 14+ £30

LIGHT UP: Neon Wire Sculpture for all abilities with Jen Robson WORKSHOP Make your own Neon Wire Sculpture! It doesn’t have to be a chicken, but chickens are cool. Using aluminium wire you will learn wire sculpture techniques and combine it with LED neon wire to create a neon wall sculpture inspired by your own quirky continuous line drawing of a chicken because well, why not! Bring your own ideas along or begin your design in class with tutor support. Materials are included.

Jen is also offering ‘Drawing for the terrified’ workshop! - See ARTS SUNDAY 26 MAY I 12PM - 3.30PM ADULTS £52 I MEMBERS £48 I YOUTHS 14+ £30


GLASS STAINED GLASS CLASSES TIFFANY STYLE & GLASS MOSIAC: with Ann McFadyen 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 AVAILABLE FOR A 5 WEEK BLOCK TUESDAY 7.30 - 9.30PM I APR 23, 30 I MAY 7, 14, 21 WEDNESDAY 7.30 - 9.30PM I APR 24 I MAY 1, 8, 15, 22 THURSDAY 2PM - 4PM I APR 25 I MAY 2, 9, 16, 23 ADULTS £60 I MEMBERS £45 I PER CLASS

FUSED GLASS CLASSES & WORKSHOPS STAINED GLASS & GLASS FUSION: with Claire Evans 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 in these workshops; including glass cutting, creating shapes, kiln carving, accessory glass and copper inclusions. Some materials are provided to start you off, then suggestions will be given for purchasing your own!

FUSED GLASS HANGING PANEL WORKSHOP This one day workshop will enable students to create a fused glass panel (20cm x 15cm). All the basics of fused glass design will be covered, including glass cutting, creating shapes, kiln carving, accessory glass and copper inclusions.

FUSED GLASS CURVED FREESTANDING PANEL WORKSHOP In this workshop you will learn how to create a fused glass panel (24cm x 15cm). All the basics of fused glass design will be covered, including glass cutting, creating shapes, kiln carving, accessory glass and copper inclusions. SUNDAY 23 JUN I 10AM - 4PM ADULTS £65 I MEMBERS £55

MIXED MEDIA STAINED GLASS FUSION AND OPEN CASTING CLASS An eight week course to create a leaded stained glass panel incorporating fused glass sections, and the option to experiment with mould making and open casting for fused glass shapes. Over the first few weeks students will explore a variety of fused glass techniques of their choice to create small panel sections. Techniques include kiln carving, creating texture, transfer collage and mould making. The final weeks will see students create a leaded design incorporating the fused glass panels with traditional stained glass. Tools will be provided. Glass, leaded came, plaster and clay will be available to purchase from your tutor during the course as needed for your designs. Specific colour requests will need to be placed prior to the course commencing by contacting Claire at: standingonabeach@ Please ensure orders are placed a minimum 10 days prior to the day required. Costs will be confirmed at point of order and payable at the workshop. If students wish to purchase glass direct, Bullseye 3mm fuseable glass is available from Stained glass can be purchased from a variety of websites such as Creative Glass Guild and Tempsford Glass. THURSDAY I 7PM - 9PM 8 WEEK BLOCK I APR 25 I MAY 2, 9, 16 (BREAK 23, 30) I JUN 6, 13, 20, 27 ADULTS £100 I MEMBERS £80




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 three wonderful pottery tutors: Pat Peters, Heather Gilbert and Irene Coulthard 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 5 for details!

ADULT CLASSES: with Pat Peters

with 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 and pattern or perfecting the finish of your ceramics.

Heather holds 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. *Please note, that the Wednesday evening class is for work focused on Hand building.

Choose from 3 class options: MONDAY I 2PM - 4PM OR 7 - 9PM 10 WEEK BLOCK I APR 22, 29 MAY 6, 13, 20, 27 I JUN 3, 10, 17, 24 OR FRIDAY I 1.30PM - 3.30PM 10 WEEK BLOCK I APR 26 MAY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 I JUN 7, 14, 21, 28 ADULTS £120 I MEMBERS £90 I PER CLASS

Choose from 3 adult class options: WEDNESDAY I 2.30PM - 4.30PM OR 7PM - 9PM 9 WEEK BLOCK I APR 24 I MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 JUN 5, 12, 19 ADULTS £108 I MEMBERS £82 I PER CLASS THURSDAY I 7PM - 9.30PM EXTENDED CLASS 9 WEEK BLOCK I APR 25 I MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 JUN 6, 13, 20 ADULTS £135 I MEMBERS £102


CHILDREN & FAMILY: with Heather Gilbert CLASS This class is designed or 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! Choose from 2 class options: NEW DROP IN! WEDNESDAY I 5.45PM - 6.45PM 9 WEEK BLOCK I APRIL 24 I MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 JUNE 5, 12, 19 PARENT £54 I CHILD £36 I PER BLOCK OR DROP IN SESSIONS (Please come 10 mins early on first drop in session to fill in forms) CHILDREN £5 I PARENT £7 THURSDAYS I 5.45PM – 6.45PM 9 WEEK BLOCK I APRIL 25 I MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 JUNE 6, 13, 20 PARENT £54 I CHILD £36

MISHIMA POTTERY TECHNIQUES: for pottery students with Irene Coulthard CLASS Irene returns to her pottery roots to teach a variety of decorative ceramic techniques complimenting the regular day and evening pottery classes at Forgan Arts Centre. Teaching slip casting and painting techniques, Irene wrote monthly articles for a popular crafts magazine showing step by step instructions on how to cast, fire and decorate ceramic items. Irene teaches weekend workshops at Forgan in a variety of decorative application methods to use in pottery such as design transfer, sgraffito and Mishima techniques. This workshop will show how to transfer designs to green ware. You will decorate a piece of your unfired pottery (pre-made during your pottery classes), using the Japanese Mishima technique of inlaying underglaze into a contrasting clay body. You will be taught to carve and colour your pieces before their final glazing, learning about the steps and processes involved. Suitable for those who currently attend our pottery classes or make pottery at home, who are looking to add some decorative techniques to their ceramic skills. Final pieces can be collected from the Centre 2 weeks after the workshop. SUNDAY 26 MAY I 9.30AM - 4.30PM ADULTS £65 I MEMBERS £55


SPECIAL! RAKU SESSIONS: with Heather Gilbert A 4 week Raku building and firing course: Week 1 & 2 will focus on creating ceramic work for raku firing using specialist clay, and finished for drying and firing, ready for week 3. On the third week, a raku firing demonstration will be held in the playground and some of the first pots ready will be fired. You will begin glazing and any experimental techniques may be explored. Week 4 will be the final week with the main Raku firing and any last glazing choices to be applied. The atmosphere at a Raku firing is one you will not forget! This is an opportunity not to be missed! As the class number will be capped, we recommend early bookings to avoid disappointment! TUESDAYS I 4 WEEK COURSE MAY 28 I JUNE 4, 11, 18 WEEK 1 & 2 I 6.30PM - 9PM WEEK 3 I 6.30PM - 9.30PM WEEK 4 I 6PM - 10PM ADULTS £85 I MEMBERS £70

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.

SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST TO HEAR ABOUT OUR NEW CLASSES AND EVENTS We only mail out a couple times per term, so you will never be bombarded. You can follow us on facebook & instagram too, just search for forgan arts

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.

Contact us 01382 542062

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What’s on April to July 2019 Classes Mondays Pottery Pottery Charcoal Drawing Evening Dressmaking Tuesdays Portrait Painting Painting Children’s Sewing Crafts Beginners Upholstery Stained Glass Raku Sessions

Workshops 2pm - 4pm 7pm - 9pm 7pm - 9pm 7pm - 9pm

10am - 12.30pm 2pm - 4pm 3.15pm - 5.15pm 7pm - 9.30pm 7.30pm - 9.30pm from 6.30pm

Wednesdays Dressmaking Oil Painting Pottery Child & Family Pottery Hand built Pottery Beginners Art Stained Glass

10am - 12pm 2pm - 4.30pm 2.30pm - 4.30pm 5.45pm - 6.45pm 7pm - 9pm 7pm - 9.30pm 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Thursdays Upholstery for all Beginners Upholstery Stained Glass Sewing Bee Child & Family Pottery Youths Art & Illustration Pottery Glass Fusion

9.30am - 12.30pm 1.30pm - 4.30pm 2pm - 4pm 2pm - 4pm 5.45pm - 6.45pm 6pm - 8pm 7pm - 9.30pm 7pm - 9pm

Fridays Beginners Drawing Drawing on Experience Wonders of Watercolour Wonders of Watercolour Pottery

10.30am - 12.30pm 1.30pm - 3.30pm 10.30am - 12.30pm 1.45pm - 3.45pm 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Tuesday 7 May Jewellery: Making Rings

6.30pm - 9pm

Saturday 11 May Wire Sculpture Crochet Plant Pot

11am - 4pm 10am - 2pm

Sunday 12 May Fused Glass Hanging Panel

10am - 4pm

Tuesday 14 May Jewellery: Silver Earrings

6.30pm - 9pm

Saturday 18 May Life Drawing

11am - 5pm

Tuesday 21 May Jewellery: Silver Pendant

6.30pm - 9pm

Saturday 25 May Skate Rejuvenate: Board Art Tinworks Illustrative Portraits

11am - 4pm 10am - 4.30pm 10am - 2pm

Sunday 26 May Mishima: Pottery Techniques Neon Wire Sculpture

9.30am - 4.30pm 12pm - 3.30pm

Sunday 23 June Fused Glass Standing Panel Scared of the Paper Canvas Characters

10am - 4pm 11pm - 4pm 10am - 2pm Tel: 01382 542062 Cupar Road, Newport-on-Tay DD6 8RA Between Forgan Roundabout and Newport Primary School

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