The colourful art of glass fusing

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.

booking classes:
email:info@inverkeithingarts.org
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:
 www.inverkeithingarts.org

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Three Creative Classes, May & June 2019

MAKER, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, Fife KY11 1NN

Join tutors Jo Barrett and Carole Robinson this May and June at Maker for some more relaxing and creative classes. Jo is offering two of the most popular classes that she offers; the first, on 28th May will be making leather bound journals using lovely recycled leather. Then, on 4th June, she’ll be leading a workshop casting botanical materials in plaster, a technique which creates fascinating and sculptural designs.

Carole is joining Inverkeithing Arts Initiative for the first time for a colourful fused glass pendant making class on 29th May. She intends to run more glass classes throughout this summer at Maker, helping participants develop their techniques with mirror frames, vessels and decorative hangings.

For more class details see below. 

booking classes:
email: info@inverkeithingarts.org
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:
www.inverkeithingarts.org

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MAKER Glass Fusing WorkshopMay 2019

BOTANICAL PLASTER CASTING

 

 

Spring Into Summer Workshops at Maker

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 info@inverkeithingarts.org, call 01383 271839 or pop in to Maker. We’re open Thursday – Saturday 10am-5.30pm.

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Images clockwise from top left: Silk Painting, Up-cycled Mirror Making, Easter Angel Decorations, Watercolour Painting level 3, Drawing For Fun For Kids

-8-80 Exhibition

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.

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Drawing for Fun – with kids

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 info@inverkeithingarts.org or call 01383 271839.

Maker: Workshop Space, Gift Shop and Gallery, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, KY11 1NN

Intriguing Objects

I came into Maker this morning to find these interesting objects set up in lovely tableau! Jo Barrett is now running her two day class, Botanical Plaster Casting – 30th June/1st July. The class will use natural and found objects to construct images to be cast in plaster, creating unique pieces. Intriguing stuff……..

Maker – spring/summer 2018

Creative Activities at Maker

2a, High Street, Inverkeithing

There has been much activity recently at Maker, Inverkeithing’s dedicated space for socially engaged and creative activities.

Local artist Rosie Gibson has continued teaching her brilliant ‘Drawing for Fun’ course, based on exercises which challenge the right side of the brain to observe and describe what it sees. She has run the course with two groups, and looks set to continue well into 2018, with the potential for more groups to begin the course. Her current students have thoroughly enjoyed practicing the processes and techniques Rosie introduces – and in return have surprised themselves by creating really beautiful drawings.

Artist, illustrator and writer Jeanne Dron has developed our Tuesday drop-in drawing sessions into a wonderful opportunity for people to gather, talk, learn skills and techniques, and develop their own creativity. Participants have found the sessions to be extremely valuable for both skills-learning and as a sociable activity. Jeanne will also be running a workshop on June 17th ‘An Introduction to Needlefelting’ which will include learning techniques such as wet felting and making felt pictures. For more details about this class see our website www.inverkeithngarts.org or contact us at info@inverkeithingarts.org.

Maker has also been the scene of meditation workshops with Jan McLaughlan (Juniper-J Therapies). These have been popular, proving that Maker is also an excellent and inspiring space for activities which develop personal growth and resilience-building – even without even picking up a pencil! Jan will be starting some new weekly meditations workshops later in the summer so do get in touch if this is of interest to you.

To find out more about any of the above activities email us at info@inverkeithingarts.org or call 01383 271839. There will be more workshops and classes advertised in the near future on our website  www.inverkeithingarts.org so don’t forget to check it out, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

images: Rosie’s students of ‘Drawing for Fun’ – Jeanne’s own incredible felt work – image for Jan’s meditation workshops