Have you ever fancied producing your own beautiful paintings in watercolours, but not known where to start? Jeanne Dron is here to take you through her popular six week beginner’s course, starting with information about paints, papers and brushes, working you through water handling, effects and styles and taking you on to producing your own beautiful paintings! Starting next Monday 26th September, there are still places on this course – so email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01383 271839 or pop in to Maker on Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th to get booked in!
Join Carole Robinson on 26th June at Maker and explore the exciting medium of glass fusing. Open to all levels, from beginners to more experienced makers, her class will allow you to create beautiful and colourful creations, such as bowls, suncatchers and coasters.
This is Carole’s second time running a class at Maker – sharing her knowledge, skills and love of the material.
This is an evening class.
call: 01383 271 839
or drop into Maker during shop opening hours:
Thursday – Saturday, 10 am – 5.30 pm
For more information about any of our activities:
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.
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