A big thank you!

To all our visitors to Maker over the Central Fife Open Studios weekend on 1st and 2nd September. Your interest and enthusiasm in our work, and your continued support of artists and makers in Central Fife was inspirational! Many of you took the time to listen to us talk about our work, as well as admiring it, and that is incredibly helpful in itself for our creative process. Our individual web and facebook sites are:

www.janefrancis.net

www.facebook.com/MaryFarrell/Jewellery

Our work will continue to be on show until Saturday 8th September at Maker, 2a High Street Inverkeithing.

 

 

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nearly ready – CFOS 2018

Mary Farrell and Jane Francis have been busy today getting last minute things ready for the Central Fife Open Studios event CFOS 2018 at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing. They’ll be there all day Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September so if you fancy coming in to have a look at what they’ve been up to as artists and makers over the last year…

Central Fife Open Studios – 2018

Mary Farrell and Jane Francis will be in Maker on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September, 10am -6pm, as they are taking part in this great open doors event across central Fife. The concept behind CFOS is that artists and makers across the region invite the public into their studios. Some artists view the event as an opportunity to get new finished work out into the public arena and get in touch with new and old customers, while others see it as an opportunity to get feedback on their current work. Whatever you find going on in the studios, ts a wonderful opportunity to go for a jaunt around the area and pop in to see artists and makers in situ.

Jane Francis

This year Jane has been developing some of the concepts she has been thinking about since 2016, and has been making artist’s books, oil painting and perfume! She welcomes anyone who would like to come and chat about her work during this development phase. She will have some prints and cards for sale and maybe a painting or two!

 

Mary Farrell

Mary will be showing some of her latest jewellery designs, inspired by her fascination with natural forms. She will also have examples of some of her best loved collections for sale during the weekend.

 

 

 

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

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.