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October 2018

…….making an impression

13th October 2018, 9:30 am - 14th October 2018, 4:30 pm

This two-day workshop is for anyone interested in surface, colour and pattern. It will be particularly suitable for those with a textile background but will also appeal to those with a more general interest in design. It is ideal for those working with children or young people. The workshop will introduce you to the art of gelatine printing, a simple, accessible and inexpensive monoprinting technique. Using gelatine to make a simple plate and using water-based paints, you will be able…

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September 2018

Draw….Think….Make – Claire Heminsley

29th September 2018, 10:00 am - 30th September 2018, 5:00 pm

Draw….Think….Make….. Encouraging the unexpected and accidental.  29th and 30th September – optional extra Monday 1st October 10-5pm 2 day fee £90 3 day fee £125 This course is aimed at people of all levels of experience who wish to challenge their creative thinking, or who are at the very beginning of their creative journey, or who would welcome intense support for a specific project. The course will appeal to artists or designers who work in any media, as a catalyst…

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Plotting, Scheming and Dreaming: Making Worlds with Words

22nd September 2018, 10:00 am - 23rd September 2018, 4:30 pm

A two-day creative writing course with Rebecca Sharp. All levels welcome. 10am-4.30pm both days Course fee £80 In this (very) creative writing course, you will develop innovative techniques for creating detailed imaginative worlds with originality and depth. We’ll explore elements in all forms of writing – poetry, prose, performance and creative non-fiction. You might intend to focus on one, or else try something new – all styles will be catered for. Rebecca’s own work includes devising and realising complex interdisciplinary…

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Working with greenwood – carving a unique spoon or spatula

15th September 2018, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This workshop is for beginners who would like an introduction to this wonderful craft. Working with wood fresh from the forest, Fife-based artist and maker Steve Bretel will guide you through a day designing and making your own unique spoon or spatula, with instruction in using simple specialist carving hand tools. Manipulating the wood and allowing the design to take account of its natural twists and turns is both challenging and enjoyable, being a direct connection with the natural world around…

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New Beginnings – Textile exhibition

8th September 2018, 10:00 am - 21st September 2018, 4:30 pm

Visit this exhibition by Indigo Tracks, the textile group which meets regularly at the Arthouse. Promises to be excellent!

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August 2018

Cyanotype on Fabric (and Paper)

11th August 2018, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tutor: Kit Martin

  This is a full day workshop introducing you to the cyanotype process and to experimenting with printing onto fabric and paper. It is suitable for textile designers, painters, photographers and anyone else who might be interested in this fascinating, versatile process. Although the emphasis for the day is on fabric, you will, once you have coated some fabric with cyanotype chemicals, make prints on paper too. This will be a day of experimentation: once you have learnt the basics of…

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July 2018

Developing a Studio Practice- Fraser Taylor

30th July 2018 - 3rd August 2018

Developing a Studio Practice Fraser Taylor Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August, 2018 10am-4pm each day Course fee- £225 The workshop will allow each participating artist or designer to develop strategies in advancing their studio practice. Work will be developed individually. There will be emphasis in building a community invested in sharing and discussing ideas. Course objectives; making, group critiques, visual research, developing conceptual enquiry, understanding material interests and appropriateness to practice, presentation and installation ideas, influences, identifying goals…

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Ukulele workshop- Raise your game

28th July 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Stephen Wragg Ukulele Workshop- Raise your game 28th July 2018 10-1pm (plus the workshop group will give a short performance to friends) Workshop fee- £20 The ukulele is a wonderful and versatile little instrument, and I’m passionate about helping people get the most out of it!  Ideally you’ll have been playing for a little while and have learned a few chords, now you’re ready to take the next step to develop your playing. We’ll be learning some songs while focussing on…

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14th July 2018, 2:30 pm

CARVE is a fun and unique workshop that brings jewellery making together with unique and inspiring venues. Learn the skills to CARVE your unique ring or charm from jeweller’s wax and we’ll transform it for you from wax to silver. CARVE classes are run by Kate Pickering who has over 10 years of jewellery making experience. Kate has built a reputation for supporting and promoting the jewellery industry in Scotland through her jewellery incubator programme Vanilla Ink, her countrywide festival Scottish Jewellery Week,…

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Breaking the Boundaries– Experimental Printmaking Summer School with Kittie Jones

2nd July 2018 - 6th July 2018

Breaking the boundaries- experimental printmaking Kittie Jones 10am-4pm each day Course fee- £225 This exciting week will take the theme of Boundaries as a starting point, thinking about the edges between town and country, as well as the contrasting ideas of home and journeys. Day one will focus on gathering information out and about in the varied landscapes around Ladybank. Students will be guided through different sketching methods, working with colour, tone and composition. Sketches made will then be used…

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