a little rest…

Maker will be closed over the October school holiday – but will be open again from Tuesday 24th October 10am-5.30pm

Come in past from the 24th to browse our collection of gorgeous visual art and craft, all hand made and produced by local makers.

We’ll also be open for our new drop-in drawing day on Tuesdays 11am-3pm. This will be more of a collective than a class, free, untutored and open to all – whatever your level of experience! Basic materials and equipment supplied (feel free to bring anything you’d like to use).

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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.

Fraser Avenue photography project – artwork by p4 pupils

The photography project we have been involved in over the last 8 months with the p4 pupils of Inverkeithing Primary saw its final fruition at the school at a ‘share the learning’ event. The incredibly lively and beautiful mixed media artworks, based on the wonderful photographs which the children had taken of Fraser Avenue just before the demolition began and just after the first stage had gone, were turned into a pull-out book. The pupils were justifiably very proud of their art and loved telling their parents and carers about it at the event. See more about this project here

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This project was instigated by Fife Council’s Fraser Avenue Regeneration Project and led by Inverkeithing Arts Initiative)

Creative Taster Sessions

Inverkeithing Arts invited three local artists and makers to provide creative activities for visitors to enjoy during a Family Fun Day on Friday 7th April at Inverkeithing Primary School.

Rustic Simplicity were helping visitors to make wooden bird boxes, Rosie Gibson ran  sessions making drawing and models based on participants’ memories, and Catherine Reilly was showing people how to decorate photo frames and jars. Participants did lots of lovely work and enjoyed taking part in the activities, and were fair chuffed with their hand made objects of art and craft to take home, as you can see from the images below.

Inverkeithing Arts are currently having public conversations about possible future participatory arts projects for residents affected by the regeneration of Fraser Avenue and surrounding area. If you live in the area, and have an idea for community projects or public art, get in touch at info@inverkeithingarts.orgor call us on 01383 271839.

The Fun Day was organised by Fife Council’s Adult Learning Local Planning Group, and the creative sessions were supported by Kingdom Housing Association.

 

Into the ART:JAM – Ann’s Doodles

From now until the ART:JAM Art & Craft Market on Saturday 12th September we will be highlighting in turn each of the creative makers who will be exhibiting and selling their work at the event.

Ann’s Doodles

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“Once upon a time there was a girl named Ann who loved to doodle. She doodled all the time, for as along as life would allow and she still does. Not so long ago Ann decided to share her doodles, and than was when the magic started.”

 

 

 

This quote, taken from Ann’s introduction to her website, captures exactly the sense of entering a different fantastical world which her work inspires.

Ann’s work will be available to purchase at the ART:JAM as originals, prints, cards and colouring sheets.

On her website Ann also talks about what value her ‘doodling’ holds for her “The inspiration for the subjects I doodle are all based on my life, my dreams, along with my endless imagination. I am lucky enough to have people around me with the patience to allow me to sit for hours at my drawing desk lost in my own little world….however my biggest inspiration has always been silence. Surrounded by quietness my mind does its best work.”

Creative Colouring

The currently ‘hot’ hobby of mindful colouring-in is suitable for children and grown-ups, and the results are lovely and highly individual.

At the ART:JAM Art & Craft Market Ann will be providing colouring sheets of her beautiful intricate drawings for members of the public to have a go at colouring themselves. Ann has even offered to be on hand to give expert hints and tips. Be warned – mindful colouring is so enjoyable it becomes difficult to stop!
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Jenny Stewart – delightful art prints and greeting cards

Jenny Stewart is a local amateur artist whose charming and fresh creations make ideal gifts as well as treats for yourself. Her work is peopled with various delightful ‘furry friends’ including a highland coo, a Scottish ram, deer, puffins, mice and even pandas! She also makes lovely tableaus of children playing, as well as taking commissions for portraits, pet portraits and baby gifts. Her work will be for sale at our Spring Into Summer Art and Craft Fair on Saturday May 2nd,11am-5pm.

Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA

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Jenny will also be showing off prints from her new collection ‘A Cat for all Seasons’!

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