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FORGAN ARTS CENTRE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:  Sunday April 29th 5pm (still to be confirmed)


OPEN STUDIOS DAY Saturday May 5th 11am-4pm


A welcome tea and coffee stop along your Open Studios tour. Come and visit our exhibition of work produced by Forgan Art Centre students and tutors.

We will be showing painting, glass, jewellery, upholstery, pottery and more!

Meet our makers, chat to tutors and students and take part in mini-workshops for adults and children.

Our pottery tutor, Heather Gilbert, and her students will be demonstrating Raku firing ceramics in the playground and we will also have Phillipa Johnston revealing her quirky Tin Works process.

Here's the link to the Open Studios website:

Other exhibiting artists will be revealed here nearer the time.


FORGAN ARTS OPEN GARDEN PARTY: Sunday May 12 noon til 4.30pm


For the annual Scotland's Garden Scheme the gardens adjacent to Forgan: Willowhill, Tayfield and St Fort Woodland Gardens will open to  visitors from 1pm to 5pm. Entry to the three gardens is just £5 and are available through

There will be a refreshements and activities at Forgan Arts Centre and a plant sale at the beautiful Willowhill Gardens.

Forgan Arts Centre will be open to provide tea and coffee, baking and an exhibtion for £2.50.

All monies raised from the Open Gardens is kindly donated to both Forgan Arts Centre and Scotland's Gardens beneficiary charities, of which there are over 250! This is much needed funding for the Arts Centre so please come along and support us by joining in!

To add to the fun of the Gardens Day, Forgan Arts Centre will also be bringing a variety of activities to our playground for you!

Join our art tutor, Steve Bretel, in our cabin for a demonstration on whittling wooden spoons or take part in Raku firing, where you can watch your own ceramic pot being fired in our Raku kiln? In addition Claire Evans, Fused Glass Artist, will be showing how she makes her fused glassware and there will be activivties for children to take part in around the playground as well.

You can help us to decorate flower pots and plant up some foliage to green up our environment. Take our adventure quiz while your painted flower pots dry and try your hand at making a clay decoration to hang in the Forgan garden.

If you are interested in helping out we are always looking for volunteers to lend a hand! Please do get in touch. Any additional donations of  plant pots, tools or equipment are also welcome.

More activities will be posted here nearer the time.


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Back once again, the ‘Forgan Kids Art Club’ will be running during the Easter holidays, offering an exciting club full of arts and crafts for primary aged children. Jam-packed with creative fun for those looking to be inspired and for little hands to be kept busy!

With our experienced Play leaders and artists, the children will be able to engage in a variety of activities and mini workshops such as pottery, printing, building, painting and more!

With the success of Ceramics during the last clubs, where possible we will have a pottery session each day.

The children will get to experiment with different techniques of stamping shapes, playing with textures, hand building pots and model making. At points there will be a chance to have a shot on the potters wheel to throw small pots to decorate and fire.


This is a unique opportunity for the children to work with Ceramics, and immerse themselves in arts and crafts over the holiday.


Where the weather allows, we may take some activities outdoors. We would also hope to take walks to forage for foliage to use in our crafts, allowing the children to explore new textures and techniques.

Children will need to bring a packed lunch each day, snack and refreshments will be provided.



9.30am - 2.30pm I Age 5-12 years I £25 per day I £100 per week

Materials and firing are included in the price I Children will require a packed lunch I




Willowhill Open day