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Oil Painting A For Beginners (Class)

With Nichola Martin

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 onto 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, painting palette and canvas.


8 Week Block I begins Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13 Wednesday I 2.00 – 4.30pm I Adults £120 I Members £90



Painting (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 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.


8 Week Block I Oct 23, 30, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12 Tuesdays I 2 – 4pm I Adults £96 I Members £72



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.


Saturday I 11th November I 10am – 4pm

Adults £45 I Members £36



Six Steps to  Easy 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.


In this structured sketching class, therewill be lots of opportunities for practice while Maiia guides and advises you, both inside the classroom and weather permitting, outside. Everyone’s abilities and learning pace will be catered for. A material list is available at


8 Week Block I Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14

Thursdays I 11am – 1.00pm I Adults £86 I Members £65



Sketching (Workshop)

For students of all skill levels. You will be introduced to media and materials and learn about composition, colour and drawing techniques. This is a freeing and non- structured workshop where after a short demonstration you will begin to develop artwork at your own pace, with Maiia’s guidance. At the end of the workshop, you will have a finished piece to take home and should be able to create good sketches every day!


Saturday 28th October I Saturday 18th November I 10am – 1pm

Adults £40 I Members £35 I Youths 12y+ £20 per workshop



Skate and Rejuvenate (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 11th November I 11am – 4pm I Age 10 – 18 I £25

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