Drawing For Beginners (Class)
This class is for anyone who would like to try drawing for the first time. Theresa Gourlay graduated from DJCAD in Drawing and Painting. In this introduction to drawing, you will 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! All materials provided.
8 Week Block I Jan 19th, 26th Feb 2nd, 9th (1wk break) 23rd, Mar 2nd, 9th, 16th
Fridays 10am – 12pm I Adults £82 I Members £72
Relief Printing (Class)
A fun class looking at the basics and the possibilities of relief printing, Theresa Gourlay will teach you the techniques used to create printing blocks with polystyrene, soft “lino” and card, in order to produce a series of multi-coloured prints. All materials provided.
8 Week Block I Jan 19th, 26th, Feb 2nd, 9th (1wk break) 23rd, Mar 2nd, 9th, 16th
Fridays 1pm – 3pm I Adults £82 I Members £72
Charcoal Drawing Class
This 10 week course, taught by Nichola Martin, will consist of working from still life using charcoal. All abilities welcome, with no experience necessary. Materials are available in the class. Students will learn about composition, measuring, tonal values, material choice and the techniques needed to create your own masterpiece.
10 Week Block I Jan 15th, 22nd, 29th, Feb 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Mar 5th, 12th, 19th
Charcoal Drawing (Workshop)
Nichola Martin 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.
An all-day workshop focusing on drawing with charcoal from still life. In this class you will explore the use and effects of charcoal through observational drawing; learning composition, measuring, tonal values, material choice and much more.
All abilities are welcome with no experience necessary. Materials are supplied.
Saturday 17th March 10am – 3pm
Adults £45 I Members £36 I per workshop
Portrait Painting (Class)
..from photographs. Robert Macmillan graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone 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 be showing how to produce a portrait from photographs. First by drawing an image, then developing an underpainting and from there working up in colour. There will be various techniques taught, including forms of glazing and how to use a variety of tools such as brushes, pallete knife and even sandpaper to enhance a painting. There will also be short talks on various classical and contemporary figurative painters.
Bring along a photograph of a portrait (side or front on from shoulders upwards, ideally with strong light and dark contrast), images can be provided to work from if necessary. A material list is available at www.forganartscentre.co.uk.
10 Week Block I Jan 18th, 25th, Feb 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, Mar 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
Thursday I 7 – 9pm I Adults £120 I Members £90
Wonders of Watercolour (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.
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 watercolours and paper, and have the chance to experiment whilst working on their own paintings.
Fridays Adults £72 I Members £54 per 6 week block
Block 1: Jan 12th, 19th, 26th, Feb 2nd, 9th, 16th 10.30am – 12.30pm I 1.45pm-3.45pm I NEW! 6.15pm - 8.15pm
Block 2: Feb 23rd, Mar 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th 10.30am - 12.30pm I 1.45pm-3.45pm