We’ve got loads of new creative workshops coming up at Maker over the next two or three months, so we thought we’d make it easier for you to find just the one you want by listing the dates, times, costs etc in one post.
For more details visit the workshops page on this website. All of the workshops will take place at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, KY11 1NN. To book your place on any of the workshops you can email us at email@example.com, call 01383 271839 or pop in to Maker. We’re open Thursday – Saturday 10am-5.30pm.
Images clockwise from top left: Silk Painting, Up-cycled Mirror Making, Easter Angel Decorations, Watercolour Painting level 3, Drawing For Fun For Kids
We are excited about our upcoming exhibition – 8 – 80 – Drawing for Fun. It features the work of five young artists and seven young-at-heart artists who participated in the Drawing for Fun Kids, Beginners and Development classes last Autumn at Maker.
Advanced students took on diverse themes such as Umbria, Elasticity and Openings! Kids embraced exercises like drawing upside down, using a viewfinder and doing 1-1 scale charcoal sketches of giant cutlery loaned by Gulshan’s Indian Restaurant. Adult beginners were as enthusiastic as ever and rose to the challenge of drawing with humour and tenacity.
Our Kid’s classes were supported by Fife Cultural Trust and the Common Good Fund. And following their success we will be offering more kids classes after Easter.
The gorgeous hand crafted doll’s house which has graced the window at Maker for the last few weeks has a new owner! A generous anonymous bidder has won this original and very special piece of work. Congratulations and many thanks to them from us all at Inverkeithing Arts! All proceeds will be used to provide arts classes to children who would not otherwise have access to them, and other worthwhile projects.
Many thanks also to Sandy Stephen for all of his time, skill and kindness in donating his wonderful work to Inverkeithing Arts and Maker.
The bidder has let us know that they plan to continue the house’s story and give someone else the opportunity to own such a beautiful doll’s house..So, there will be an exciting announcement in the early spring about this. Watch this space…
Remember to pop in to Maker to make your bid for this beautifully hand crafted and totally unique doll’s house, created by retired local teacher Sandy Stephen. A wonderful opportunity to give a special child hours of creative play, while adopting a new family heirloom. It’s been delightful seeing children’s faces light up as they gaze at the house in Maker’s window!
All proceeds from the sale will go towards running costs for children’s art classes at Maker, and other worthwhile projects, keeping costs down and increasing accessibility as much as possible.
To make a secret bid, pop in to Maker Thursday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We invite bids of £100+ to reflect the skill, workmanship and materials invested in making this stunning doll’s house. The new owner of the house will be announced at 2pm on Saturday 15th December.
Inverkeithing Arts are a not-for-profit organisation run by artist volunteers. You’ll find our arts hub and gallery at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing.
This Saturday, December 1st, is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate the independent, individual, unique and special small businesses in our towns and cities across the UK. Your support for local small businesses makes so much difference.
Christmas is a great time to explore the creative talent on your doorstep by ‘shopping local’ and Maker is the perfect place to start.
Learn more about the many talented artists working in your community, find out about our classes and workshops, and help to support your town’s small businesses by ‘shopping local’ this Christmas.
Whether you’re looking for a hand crafted gift for friends or family, a treat for yourself, just want to browse the beautiful work made by talented Fife-based artists, or even buy ‘just a card’…..
Drop in to visit us this Saturday. We’d love to see you!
Maker is at 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, Fife. The gallery and shop is open Thursdays-Saturdays 10am-5.30pm.
Inverkeithing Arts is a not-for-profit community arts organisation run by a collective of artist volunteers.
From Thursday 15th November you can place your secret auction bid on this beautiful dolls’ house, hand-made in Inverkeithing by local resident and retired teacher at Inverkeithing High School, Sandy Stephen. You can come into Maker and write your bid down on a slip, along with contact details, which will be put in an envelope and kept secret until Saturday 15th December, when the highest bidder will be announced. Alternatively, if you can’t make it in to the gallery, email us at email@example.com and we’ll do it for you. We’re asking for bids over £100, to reflect the incredible amount of work and dedication it takes to make a one of a kind dolls’ house of this quality and beauty, not to mention the materials costs. Sandy is donating ALL of the proceeds to Inverkeithing Arts @ Maker, which will go into a ring-fenced fund for children’s art classes and other accessible arts activities. What a star!
The announcement of the highest bidder, (the house’s new owner), will be made on Saturday 15th December at 2pm. We invite all bidders along, and we’ll be partying it up with some festive sips and nibbles! If you make a bid and can’t make it – and you win – don’t worry, we’ll get in touch with you ASAP.
Jane and Mary (and Sandy)
There were some wonderful goings on at Maker on Saturday mornings over 6 weeks in October and November. Rosie Gibson adapted her very popular adults’ class ‘Drawing for Fun’ for kids. Rosie bases her classes on the book ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’ by Betty Edwards. Rosie says “our left brain is our bossy brain, which can have an annoying habit of telling us we’re rubbish at drawing!” She develops methods to quieten this critical, but sometimes self-critical faculty, encouraging the the more visual and creative right side to look more closely at its subject, take its time and develop the artists’ observational skills.
The 6 girls who joined Rosie found the work challenging at times, but always enjoyable, and were very encouraged by their growing skills in observation and the resulting drawings. During the classes there was an air of great concentration and developing self-confidence. Rosie also encourages her students by discussing artworks which they have done at home and brought in to show her.
As a teacher, Rosie makes getting together on a Saturday morning to draw seem like the very best way to start the weekend!
Rosie’s kids ‘Drawing for Fun’ classes received funding from the Common Good Fund and Community Culture Grant.
If you are interested in adding your name for future ‘Drawing for Fun’ classes with Rosie, either for adults or children, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01383 271839.
Maker: Workshop Space, Gift Shop and Gallery, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, KY11 1NN