Turning paintings into prints

Jane Francis – “I’ve recently taken the exciting step of having some of my artwork professionally copied and made into prints and greeting cards, hopefully making my work more accessible to a larger audience.”

Has anybody else had experience with turning their artwork into prints and/or cards? Did you manage to reach out to a wider audience; what were your experiences with quality of prints, and how did having this done effect your practice as an artist?

You’ll find Jane’s prints and cards at Maker, 2a High Street Inverkeithing, and My Cherry Pie at 301 High Street Kirkcaldy.

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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

Lovely, new, hand-made…

We’ve got lots of lovely new items in stock at the gift shop and gallery at Maker, all hand made and locally produced by Fife-based makers. Some from old favourites, and some exciting new pieces from makers who are completely new to us. If you want to create a feeling of hygge, or to coorie in during the winter months, what could be better than some beautiful, thoughtfully made pieces of art and craft?

Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing. tel 01383 271839 email:info@inverkeithingarts.org

For opening hours check website 

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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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

Maker: one of the venues for Central Fife Open Studios

On 2nd and 3rd September 2017 Maker will be one of the venues for the 2017 Central Fife Open Studios. Mary Farrell and Jane Francis will be showing and talking about their work in the workshop space at Maker on both days from 10.30am to 6pm.

to see the full listing of participating artists visit the CFOS website

Central Fife Open Studios has been set up to give professional artists and designers in Central Fife the opportunity to show their work to the public and celebrate the wealth of talent in this area.

The Open Studios offers the opportunity to talk to participating artists about how they create their work, their methods and sources of inspiration. There is also the chance to buy or commission a piece of original artwork from an exciting range of disciplines.

Memory Exhibition @ Maker

The Inverkeithing Memory Project exhibition has come back to Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, and will be displayed there until next Friday, 30th June. The artworks were created at Maker by the Memory Group, who met weekly to exchange memories of the past and hopes for the future during this time of change in Inverkeithing as Fraser Avenue gets demolished and rebuilt.

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