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Here at Forgan we run classes and workshops that all of the family can get involved in.

Check out some of our opportunities that you can bring your kids to too!

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Kids Classes and Workshops!

 

FORGAN ARTS KIDS HOLIDAY CLUB

Our ever popular ‘Forgan Kids Art Club’ will be running during the Summer 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 can 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 pottery 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.

WE ONLY HAVE A SMALL NUMBER OF PLACES, SO BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

MONDAY 9th - FRIDAY 13th JULY

MONDAY 16th – FRIDAY 20TH JULY

MONDAY 30th - FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST

MONDAY 6th – FRIDAY 10th AUGUST

9.30am - 2.30pm I Age 5-12 years I £25 per day I £110 per week I £210 per fortnight

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

SKATE AND REJUVENATE: TWO WORKSHOPS IN FRESH SKATEBOARD ART

In this all day workshop Blair McCafferty, of the Creature Emporium, 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!

Blair 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. Broken boards and materials will be provided. Bring a packed lunch!

 

SATURDAY 11th AUGUST I 1pm – 3pm I Age 8-12 I £15

Blair will provide a pre-spray-painted board for you to decorate with paint pens using your own ideas and cool reference books to create your creature characters and other world!

 

SATURDAY 15th SEPTEMBER I 11am – 4pm I Age 10 - 18 I £25

Creating your own designs, you will use spray-paint and paint pens to create a fun piece of art that’s out of this world! Bring a packed lunch!

 

FAMILY POTTERY CLASSES

CHILDREN & FAMILY CLASSES

With Heather Gilbert. This class is designed for children to come along to with or without their parents! These classes cater for all abilities, from complete beginners to advanced students. Spend time with your child while both being creative in our new family class, or if your child is 9y+, they may want to come without an adult cramping their creative style? It’s up to you in these fun explorative classes!

Along the way there will be an additional minimal firing cost, which is dependent on the volume of your work. Clay can be purchased from the Centre or you can practice with recycling clay.

 

WEDNESDAYS I 5.45pm – 6.45pm  

6 WEEK BLOCK I JULY 4, 11, 18, 25 AUG 1, 8

6 WEEK BLOCK I AUG 22, 29 SEPT 5, 12, 19, 26

Children £26 I Parents £35 I PER BLOCK

Pottery with Pat

 

MONDAYS

AFTERNOON CLASS I 2-4pm  

OR  EVENING CLASS I 7-9pm

4 WEEK BLOCK I SEPT 10, 17, 24 OCT 1

Adults £50 I Members £40

 

FRIDAYS

AFTERNOON CLASS I 1.30-3.30pm

4 WEEK BLOCK I SEPT 14, 21, 28 OCT 5

Adults £50 I Members £40 I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BUBBLE TROUBLE SHOW  

 

For kids of all ages and adult kids too!

 

This summer we have a real treat for youLynsey Smiles of Bubble Trouble will be here with lots of bubbly fun.

Catch a sneaky preview of Bubble Trouble at Forgan Arts Centre before they float off to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Audience bubble participation and lots of fun guaranteed!

 

SUNDAY 22nd JULY I 2-3pm

 

Tickets £5 each

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Classes kids can get involved in at Forgan Arts this summer

 

6+ FAMILY POTTERY

7+ HOW IT FELT

8+ SKATE & REJUVENATE

10+ ILLUSTRATIVE PORTRAIT

12 + JEWELLERY

12+ CREATIVE LETTERING

12+ WATERCOLOUR

14+ WIRE SCULPTURE

14+ DRESSMAKING

14+ SCARED OF THE PAPER

15+ CROCHET

16+ FUSED GLASS

16+ STAINED GLASS

16+ LIFE DRAWING

 

PUPPET MAKING – ‘HOW IT FELT’   For Ages 7+

'Would you like to make a Puppet?’

Local business ‘How It Felt’ will be here to provide interactive Puppet Building Workshops. Participants will be shown step by step how to create a full sized Puppet. This will also include some short drama and puppeteering exercises on how to operate and express yourself through the Puppet. Please bring a top with long sleeves for you to dress up your new fuzzy friend on the day! All materials are included.

THURSDAY 26th JULY or SUNDAY 23rd SEPT I 1-3.30pm

Adults £20 I Youths £18 I Children 7+ £15 I per workshop

How it felt

If the pen is mightier than the sword, step forth and choose your weapon!

Laura Darling is a Dundee-based illustrator whose quirky and playful work is underpinned by observational drawing.

Join Laura to create your own unique text-based posters and/or cards.

Demonstrating basic lettering principles and simple drawing and printmaking techniques , Laura will support you to create dynamic and original illustrations.

Immortalise meaningful text as a quirky and unique print- how about a song lyric or quote from your favourite film? Or even your best friend's daftest catchphrase...

Materials provided- feel free to bring your own to experiment!

Please bring a packed lunch and a selection of drawing tools if you have them, others can be sourced at the Centre.

FRIDAY I 27th JULY I10am – 4pm

Adults £45 I Members £39 I Youths 12+ £25 per workshop

CREATIVE LETTERING  age 12+

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Portrait and Pet Painting with Gouache for 10 – 18 year olds

The workshop will be led by Yvonne Stewart of ‘Coramantic’. Based in Balmullo, Yvonne creates quirky playful illustrations in soft bright colours.In this 4 hour workshop you will create a portrait of a person or an animal or pet using gouache. Gouache is a type of paint that shares characteristics of both watercolour and acrylic. Here you will learn the basics of painting with this media and be taught portrait painting techniques, then apply your skills in creating a final portrait. Students will make experimental sheets to begin, familiarizing themselves with gouache. Final artwork will be presented in a cello bag with backing board and a certificate about the artwork for them to take home.

Materials will be provided but please bring along any photos you might like to work from. Remember your packed lunch! Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits available at the Centre.

SATURDAY 21st JULY I 10am – 2pm I 10 – 18 years I £18

 

ILLUSTRATIVE PORTRAIT PAINTING age 10 -18