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

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Visit inverkeithingarts.org

Have a look on our website at www.inverkeithingarts.org to keep up to date with all of the exciting workshops being held this winter at Maker – more coming up soon!  You’ll also be able to have a look at our archive and blog at all of the projects, workshops and exhibitions we’ve developed here in Inverkeithing over the last three years…..

 

 

Look what we made!

We couldn’t resist showing you the results of this weekend’s Art Doll workshop at Maker. Thanks to Yelena Gibbons for her skillful instruction and to all of those who took part and enjoyed a weekend learning how to make these unique, hand crafted dolls. Further doll making sessions and projects are being planned before Christmas so watch this space, or check our website – www.inverkeithingarts.org – for information about dates and times.

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Gnomes and Fairies at Maker

Happening tomorrow and Sunday, 23rd & 24th September, Yelena Gibbons will be leading a two day class, teaching people how to make these incredible art dolls. Yelena is originally from Russia, and has made her family’s home in Fife. In Russia making dolls like these is not only traditional, but a very popular hobby. The attention to detail Yelena puts into her dolls is certainly quite wonderful, and it will be a fascinating class! Her class will run from 1-4pm on Saturday and 12-3pm on Sunday. There is one space left on the class this weekend so get in touch with us at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, tel 01383 271839 or email info@inverkeithingarts.org to book the space or register interest in future classes led by Yelena.

 

Getting ready for CFOS 2017

That’s us ready to welcome visitors on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September for the Central Fife Open Studios event! Looking forward to showing our work and having a chat with everyone who can make it along. We’re in the beautiful workshop space at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing. Have a look on the CFOS website to see all the other wonderful artists and makers taking part this year.

Jane Francis – visual artist

Mary Farrell – jeweller and maker

 

Open Studio & Exhibition at Maker

Mary Farrell, jeweller & maker, and Jane Francis, visual artist, will be showing, selling and talking about their work from 2nd-9th September at Maker, 2a High Street Inverkeithing. The weekend of the 2nd and 3rd are the Central Fife Open Studios, when Maker will be part of a string of venues showing the work of exciting Fife-based artists and makers. Jane and Mary are delighted to be part of this event, which will showcase the amazing talent of people in the area. From Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th (half day on Wednesday), Maker will continue to display their work and will be open for visits from the public. The workshop/exhibition space at Maker is wonderfully light and fresh and will make a great backdrop to the work of these two artists.

Opening times:

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd, 10.30am-6pm

Monday 4th – Saturday 9th, 10am-5.30pm

 

www.centralfifeopenstudios.com

www.janefrancis.net

www.facebook.com/maryfarrelljewellery

Inverkeithing as art is here…

Catherine Lindow’s beautiful artwork of Inverkeithing can now be seen, looking brilliant in its pride of place, at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing! You can buy prints of it in the shop, size A3 or A2, or other sizes can be ordered by arrangement. And you can even buy a card of part of the design to send to family and friends. The finished artwork is full of wonderful details and quotes you might recognise if you came into to talk to her during her week long stint as ‘Lindow in the Window’ at Maker.