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Oil Painting For All (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.


10 Week Block I Jan 17th, 24th, 31st, Feb 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, Mar 7th, 21st

Wednesdays I 2.00 – 4.30pm I Adults £150 I Members £112


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.


10 Week Block I Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Feb 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Mar 6th, 13th

Tuesdays I 2 – 4pm I Adults £120 I Members £90



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 17th February I 10am – 4pm

Adults £45 I Members £36 per workshop


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 encouoraged 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 January I 11am – 4.30pm

Adults £45 I Members £36 I Youths 14y+ £28 per workshop


Wire Sculpture (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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