Creative Workshops @ The Friary – October – December 2015

In October to December 2015 Inverkeithing Arts Initiative ran a series of six creative workshops in the beautiful setting of Inverkeithing’s medieval Friary, Queen Street, KY11 1PA.

As part of our ‘year of sustain:ability‘, the focus for the workshops was on supporting participants to utilise re-used and recycled materials to create brand new works of art and craft to take home and enjoy.

The six workshops started with two workshops creating paper lanterns and bug hotels, followed by two creating original works of art with second hand books, and the final two workshops concentrated on making jewellery from recycled paper.

Those who took part found the experience to be enjoyable, social and creative. Everyone put a lot of thought and effort into their pieces, and achieved a high standard of work, taking home lovely works of art and craft to enjoy or give as gifts. In particular we were struck by how many parents and children took part together, with several commenting that the time spent in the workshops together was a great way to share time. Here is a selection of some of the fantastic and beautiful work produced by the  enthusiastic and creative participants:

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IMG_0943            cropped book art 1

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With much thanks to Inverkeithing Community Council and Fife Cultural Trust for funding the Creative Workshops at The Friary