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May 2017

Lecture and workshop postponed until later in the year.

Sat 20 May - Sun 21 May

Jilli Blackwood- 2 day workshop & lecture will take place later this year.   https://www.jilliblackwood.com   About Jilli Blackwood Born in Scotland, Jilli Blackwood studied at ‘The Glasgow School of Art’ 1982-86. She specialised in embroidery and weave, graduating with a First Class BA Honours in Art and Design. Her fine art wall hangings can be found in many public, corporate, museum and private collections world wide. The diversity of textiles has enabled Blackwood to work on different projects. “Millennium…

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Making a ‘Haiku-Hoose’

Sat 6 May, 9:30 am - Sun 7 May, 4:30 pm

one whole day watched sky change from grey to blue – Gerry Loose (from the collection the deer path to my door)   This weekend workshop offers an opportunity for exploration of word, image, material and 3-dimensional structure. It is aimed at anyone who wishes to extend their practice, work in unfamiliar materials and challenge their creative processes. This is for you, whether you explore and express ideas through the visual arts, through making/crafting or through words. We will spend…

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April 2017

The Indoor Garden – still life painting

Sat 22 April, 10:00 am - Sun 23 April, 4:30 pm

This two-day workshop invites you to look afresh at the indoor garden as the subject for a large-scale work in either oil or acrylic paints. The studio set-up will emulate an outdoor environment with a collection of plants of varying species and dimensions, with vibrant colour and natural forms to inspire you. The workshop is designed to guide you through the complete process of making a still life painting using highly successful, professional techniques. It begins with an introduction to still…

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March 2017


Sat 25 March, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Rescheduled from January, this workshop is a great chance to try out several painting mediums. You will learn useful information and techniques that will help you and give you more confidence in your creative artwork. Whether you are a beginner, or would like to refresh and widen your existing knowledge, this short workshop is for you. Regardless of your level or ability there is much to learn about the technical aspects of artists’ paint. We are offering this three-hour workshop…

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Woven Garden structures

Sun 12 March, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

This one-day workshop is for those who are thoroughly fed up with winter and are getting into their gardens in time for spring and summer! We are very glad that Jane Wilkinson is able to offer another workshop and hope that those who missed it last time can join this time round. Please note that the workshop is being offered on a Sunday this time. The garden structures course will be an introduction to the art of working in willow, its…

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Sat 11 March, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

This one-day workshop offers you the chance to learn the basic principles and techniques of lino and Japanese woodblock printing. It will suit anyone wishing to try out or refresh their skills in this ancient and fascinating artform. It will be particularly suitable for teachers or art and design students, and will provide brilliant background knowledge for anyone planning to visit the major Hokusai exhibition in London later this year. Andrew Parry, the tutor, has extensive experience as a printmaker and teacher.…

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February 2017

Another one day introductory course – Woven fruit bowls, bird feeders and lanterns

Sat 25 February, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Jane Wilkinson is a very popular lady! Her courses book up in lightning time. Here is another chance for a one-day introduction to the art of willow weaving. The course is perfect for those thinking that winter will never end and who are longing to get back into the garden. You will start by making an attractive fruit bowl, followed by small bird feeders or willow lanterns for your garden. You will learn to use the tools of the basket maker and the art of soaking and preparing willow.…

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Thinking on ones feet-take 10

Fri 17 February, 7:00 pm - Sun 19 February, 4:30 pm

Sally E Payne – Masterclass (guest appearance by Steve Wragg) 2 day advanced masterclass. Continuing our series of professional development masterclasses, which, are designed for those with considerable previous experience within the visual arts. This workshop will take you on an adventure. We will explore the movement of image and the development of narrative through experiments in drawing and mixed media.  Working with our phones, ipads and cameras we will take our ideas on a journey, exploring motion and action.…

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Angus McEwan, RWS RGI RSW Textures in Watercolour Masterclass – second chance!

Fri 10 February, 7:00 pm - Sun 12 February, 4:30 pm

By popular demand, we are delighted to offer another opportunity to work with one of Scotland’s foremost artists in watercolour. Angus McEwan has a well-deserved international reputation for his stunning work. His deep love of texture, weathered surface and subtle colour shines through his paintings.  You can see examples of his work at http://www.angusmcewan.com/McEwan/ This intense weekend will allow you to explore the true potential of watercolour and its ability to describe different objects, unique surface characteristics and calligraphic quality. You will…

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More drawing for all (and a spot of painting too!)

Tue 7 February, 2:00 pm - Tue 28 March, 4:00 pm

This eight-week course follows the very successful Drawing for All! course which we ran this Autumn at the Arthouse.  It will suit those who would like a follow-up to that course, or who are ready to get started afresh in 2017 and explore their hidden talent.  The course will include an option to take drawing into painting, but will also cater for those who wish to concentrate purely on drawing. It will be suitable for beginners, those who wish to refresh current approaches, or for more experienced artists…

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