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Workshops at Forgan!

Here at Forgan Arts Centre we run one off workshops as well as classes. These range from traditional activities such as Charchoal Drawing to new ideas like Skateboard Art or painting with light!

 

Theres plenty for anyone at any age to get stuck into at Forgan so why not have a look and see what takes your fancy?

6th May

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. Please bring a packed

lunch. Tea and coffee are available at the Centre

 

SATURDAY 6 MAY I 10am – 3pm

Adults £45 I Members £36 I per workshop

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Charcoal Drawing Workshop

Sofia Sita is an Italian illustrator. She studied

painting and Fine Arts in Milan and Editorial

Illustration in Bologna, where she specialised

in illustrations for magazines and education.

Learn the different book binding techniques

such as Occidental and Japanese binding in this

exciting and creative class. Using different colours

and textures of paper with simple stitching and

folding techniques, you can create a beautiful

hand-bound book to keep photographs, recipes,

sketches and secrets!

 

SATURDAY 6 MAY I 10am – 12pm

Adult £20 I Member £16 I Children 12+ (accompanied by paying adult) £8

Bookbinding Workshop

Book binding

Paper Houses Workshop

Where would you like to live? Create your own unique

and quirky 3D Paper Houses with Suzanne Scott from

WhimSicAL LusH.

Suzanne is an artist and illustrator based in Dundee,

creating illustrations transformed into stationary, ceramics

and wearable art. Most recently Suzanne was one of the

artists for Dundee's fantastic Oor Wullie Bucket Trail.

Her illustrations have been cast in bronze, forming

Dundee’s Discovery Walk in Slessor Gardens, which are

part of the ongoing Dundee Waterfront Project.

Within the wide range of WhimSicAL LusH creations is a

collection of beautiful little paper houses and Suzanne

would like you to join her in creating one of your very own!

You will be guided in using your imagination in storytelling

through art as well as illustrating and constructing your

own paper house.

 

SATURDAY 6 MAY I 1pm – 3pm

Children 12+ £8 I Adults 18+ £10 I Introductory pricing

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27th May

Illustration for Childrens Books

This one-day workshop is an introduction to different kinds

of illustrations you may use for children’s books. Looking at

and understanding narrative in children’s books, create your

illustrated zine or small book with your character creation

(with or without words). This tuition will prepare students for

working on future self-initiated projects. Please bring a

packed lunch. Tea and coffee are available at the Centre.

 

SATURDAY 27 May I 10am – 4pm

Adults £48 I Members £38 I Young persons aged 13 – 18 £30

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Skate and Rejuvenate Workshop

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,

spray-paint and paint pens, he will help you create

a fun piece of art that’s out of this world!

 

SATURDAY 27 MAY 11am – 4pm I Age 10 – 18 I £30

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9th June

With a background in medical and forensic photography, Kit Martin practices digital photography and alternative processes, primarily cyanotype. Currently working with Dundee Print Studio, she is an accomplished artist offering fun workshops for families at Forgan Arts.

Come and try out an old photographic technique from 1842, using the sun to expose prints. Kit will introduce you to printing cyanotypes in the sun using natural materials, without a

camera! Weather permitting, the workshop includes a short walk to forage for natural resources. All materials are included, although you may choose to bring feathers, foliage, lace etc. for your image

 

FRIDAY 9TH JUNE I 3.45pm – 5.45pm

Introductory price: Children 6+ £6 (with paying adult) I Children 12+ £8 I Adults £12

Sunprint Photography Workshop

(after school activity!)

10th June

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. Please bring a packed

lunch. Tea and coffee are available at the Centre

 

SATURDAY 10th June I 10am – 3pm

Adults £45 I Members £36 I per workshop

Charcoal Drawing Workshop

charcoal drawing sun print photo

An all-day workshop focusing on drawing with charcoal

Where would you like to live? Create your own unique

and quirky 3D Paper Houses with Suzanne Scott from

WhimSicAL LusH.

Suzanne is an artist and illustrator based in Dundee,

creating illustrations transformed into stationary, ceramics

and wearable art. Most recently Suzanne was one of the

artists for Dundee's fantastic Oor Wullie Bucket Trail.

Her illustrations have been cast in bronze, forming

Dundee’s Discovery Walk in Slessor Gardens, which are

part of the ongoing Dundee Waterfront Project.

Within the wide range of WhimSicAL LusH creations is a

collection of beautiful little paper houses and Suzanne

would like you to join her in creating one of your very own!

You will be guided in using your imagination in storytelling

through art as well as illustrating and constructing your

own paper house.

 

SATURDAY 10 JUNE I 1pm – 3pm

Children 12+ £8 I Adults 18+ £10 I Introductory pricing

Paper Houses Workshop

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More workshops coming soon!