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Meet our amazing Tutors...

Beatrice Burns: Dressmaking

Beatrice is a skilled dressmaker who has many years' experience at Forgan.  

Her practical and creative expertise will set you on the right course, whether you're picking up the basics or developing a more intricate project.



Karen Caddell-Walker:  Felting

Karen has a degree in Interior Environmental Design from Duncan of Jordanstone. She first worked with felt as an Educational Arts Worker at Angus Council. Self-taught in various felting techniques and for 8 years worked as Makes Lovely Things making fashion accessories and artwork.



Jacqueline Donachie:  Upholstery for Beginners

Jacqueline runs Funky Bobbin, an upholstery service in Fife, with Allan Shiels.  She has just completed level three Master Upholsterer Qualification, passing with a mark of Distinction.  She will guide you through the different techniques and equipment to complete your project.



Liz Dulley: Wonders of Watercolour

Liz has had work hung with The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour on numerous occasions and is an Artist Member of Paisley Art Institute (PAI).  She uses a delicate approach, creating intriguing paintings rich in texture, drawing inspiration from surrounding objects.


John Johnstone:  Painting

John was born in Forfar in 1941.  He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art from 1959 to 1964 and was highly commended.  He received a major travelling scholarship to visit European capitals and was a part-time lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone for many years.  He has exhibited several times in London and is a professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland.

Nichola Martin:  Observational Drawing with Charcoal

Nichola graduated in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2007 and won the John Kinross Scholarship from the Royal Scottish Academy, allowing her to study in Florence.  She works from her studio in Fife and exhibits widely throughout the UK.

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Ann McFadyen:  Stained Glass and Craft Classes

Ann has years of experience teaching crafts, including embroidery, crewel, tapestry, hardanger or any other type of stitching.  She has also been teaching Stained Glass at Forgan for ten years and can offer invaluable technical and creative experise.


Peggy Reid:  Floral Art

Peggy is a highly qualified teacher and demonstrator of Floral Art, who has worked across the country.  She will guide you through the technical and creative aspects of this art form.


Dawn White:  Photography for Beginners, Advanced Photography and Photoshop / Lightbox

Dawn has been a professional wedding & portrait photographer for the past 15 years and now enjoys teaching both photography & digital imaging.  She is a member of Dundee Photographic Society and received an Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society last year.


Gillian Robertson: Art for Beginners

Gillian has both a first class Degree with Honours and a Master of Design course in Illustration & Printmaking from Duncan of Jordanstone.  She has been teaching at Dundee College for the past 16 years.


Pat Peters:  Pottery

Pat is a very experienced and highly qualified potter.  She has taught for many years at Waid Academy and also here at Forgan.  She will guide you through the technical and creative aspects of pottery, producing a range of projects.



Heather Gilbert:  Pottery

With a BA (HONS) in Fine Art, Heather Gilbert has been teaching locally for over 15 years. She covers all methods of making, from hand building techniques such as coiling, pinching and slab work, to throwing pots on the wheel! She will be on hand to give demonstrations and advice and you will learn about the different glazing methods and techniques you can use to create your finished work.


Sofia Sita:  Illustration

Learn illustration with Sofia Sita, a talented Italian painter and illustrator based in Dundee. Graduating in Fine arts in Milan and Editorial Illustration in Bologna, Sofia has exhibited internationally and had work published with many popular magazines. Using ‘negative space’ technique in her illustrations allows play with the subjects shape and background


Lottie Pugh:  Upholstry

Lottie is an interior designer and upholsterer at Urban Avenue Interiors, working with private clients across Scotland. All experience levels are welcome at these classes, where she will teach a range of skills and techniques to complete your projects, large or small.



Blair McCafferty:  Skate Art

Blair McCafferty of the Creative Emporium, has a degree in graphic Design and a passion for all things skateboarding. Previously sponsored  by Deathbed, 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


Alison Hawley:  Candle Making

Alison Hawley from Beesy’s Beeswax Candles is here with THE candle making workshop. Alison focuses on exploring colour, texture and the history of bees wax. Expect to get to know all about the environmental and health benefits associated with using Bees Wax


Adela Crone:  Print Making

Adela Crone studied Fine Art and now teaches multiple art discipline across Fife, for adults and children



Cat Jones:  Photography

Cat Jones loves all aspects of photography and creative imaging using photoshop. She is Vice-President of Dundee Photographic Society and received an associateship of the Royal Photographic Society earlier this year.



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