Making our mark in Inverkeithing – Thurs 15th – Sat 17th October. Thanks to everyone who have already been to Maker on the 8th, 9th and 10th to have a look at the exhibited work – ‘Snapshots and Sketches: making our mark in Inverkeithing.’ It’s tough just now with social restrictions to do anything very easily, and coming out to look at other people’s artwork is an act of both support and tremendous hope. This is a project whose aim is to explore and speak of Inverkeithing past, present and future, and the present time we’re going through together will be an integral part. Your feedback has been tremendously positive and complementary, as well it should be; the artists have certainly created some wonderful stuff. The work will remain in-situ in Maker now so the themes can be explored further and we can move towards developing motifs and text for the upcoming public realm project. Public viewing is during Maker’s opening hours of Thursday – Saturday 11am-5.30pm.
The work has been developed in progress towards motifs which will be integrated in upcoming public realm works throughout the town centre. It was developed by members of Inverkeithing Arts Initiative and commissioned for the Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration project, funded by Historic Environment Scotland, National Lottery Heritage Fund, and Fife Council. The project, running 2019-2024, is being delivered by Fife Historic Buildings Trust.
Over the next two weeks Maker will be home to SNAPSHOTS & SKETCHES – Making our mark in Inverkeithing, an exhibition of work created by eight of Inverkeithing Arts Initiative’s student artists, from our local community.
The work has been developed in progress towards motifs which will be integrated in upcoming public realm works throughout the town centre, taking inspiration from Inverkeithing past, present and future. it was developed by members of Inverkeithing Arts Initiative and commissioned for the Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration project, funded by Historic Environment Scotland, National Lottery Heritage Fund, and Fife Council. The project, running 2019-2024, is being delivered by Fife Historic Buildings Trust.
You can view the work from Friday 9th – Saturday 10th, and Thursday 15th – Saturday 17th October. 10.30 am – 5.30 pm.
Mary Farrell and Jane Francis will be taking part in Central Fife Open Studios again this September at Maker. The open studios are open for 2 weekends this year, to give visitors more opportunity to visit more of the artists they are interested in. The dates are Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th and Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th. The doors will be open from 10am – 6pm on all four days. Two of the thirty artists and makers taking part, Mary and Jane will be showing some of the work they’ve been working on over the past year, and discussing with visitors their inspirations and creative processes. You can pick up a brochure in Maker, with details of how to find all thirty participants across central Fife.
Have you ever fancied producing your own beautiful paintings in watercolours, but not known where to start? Jeanne Dron is here to take you through her popular six week beginner’s course, starting with information about paints, papers and brushes, working you through water handling, effects and styles and taking you on to producing your own beautiful paintings! Starting next Monday 26th September, there are still places on this course – so email us at email@example.com, call 01383 271839 or pop in to Maker on Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th to get booked in!
Carole Robinson has devised a programme of glass fusing and slumping workshops over four evenings this summer at Maker. Book just one class or as many as you like! You can work on several projects during each session, developing colourful and exciting designs and mastering new techniques.
£20 per person per session + £2-£5 per project for materials
Wednesday 10th July 6-8pm Wednesday 24th July 6-8pm
Wednesday 7th August 6-8pm
Wednesday 21st August 6-8pm
MAKER, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, Fife KY11 1NN
Join tutors Jo Barrett and Carole Robinson this May and June at Maker for some more relaxing and creative classes. Jo is offering two of the most popular classes that she offers; the first, on 28th May will be making leather bound journals using lovely recycled leather. Then, on 4th June, she’ll be leading a workshop casting botanical materials in plaster, a technique which creates fascinating and sculptural designs.
Carole is joining Inverkeithing Arts Initiative for the first time for a colourful fused glass pendant making class on 29th May. She intends to run more glass classes throughout this summer at Maker, helping participants develop their techniques with mirror frames, vessels and decorative hangings.
The gorgeous hand crafted doll’s house which has graced the window at Maker for the last few weeks has a new owner! A generous anonymous bidder has won this original and very special piece of work. Congratulations and many thanks to them from us all at Inverkeithing Arts! All proceeds will be used to provide arts classes to children who would not otherwise have access to them, and other worthwhile projects.
Many thanks also to Sandy Stephen for all of his time, skill and kindness in donating his wonderful work to Inverkeithing Arts and Maker.
The bidder has let us know that they plan to continue the house’s story and give someone else the opportunity to own such a beautiful doll’s house..So, there will be an exciting announcement in the early spring about this. Watch this space…
Remember to pop in to Maker to make your bid for this beautifully hand crafted and totally unique doll’s house, created by retired local teacher Sandy Stephen. A wonderful opportunity to give a special child hours of creative play, while adopting a new family heirloom. It’s been delightful seeing children’s faces light up as they gaze at the house in Maker’s window!
All proceeds from the sale will go towards running costs for children’s art classes at Maker, and other worthwhile projects, keeping costs down and increasing accessibility as much as possible.
To make a secret bid, pop in to Maker Thursday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We invite bids of £100+ to reflect the skill, workmanship and materials invested in making this stunning doll’s house. The new owner of the house will be announced at 2pm on Saturday 15th December.
Inverkeithing Arts are a not-for-profit organisation run by artist volunteers. You’ll find our arts hub and gallery at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing.
This Saturday, December 1st, is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate the independent, individual, unique and special small businesses in our towns and cities across the UK. Your support for local small businesses makes so much difference.
Christmas is a great time to explore the creative talent on your doorstep by ‘shopping local’ and Maker is the perfect place to start.
Learn more about the many talented artists working in your community, find out about our classes and workshops, and help to support your town’s small businesses by ‘shopping local’ this Christmas.
Whether you’re looking for a hand crafted gift for friends or family, a treat for yourself, just want to browse the beautiful work made by talented Fife-based artists, or even buy ‘just a card’…..
Drop in to visit us this Saturday. We’d love to see you!
Maker is at 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, Fife. The gallery and shop is open Thursdays-Saturdays 10am-5.30pm.
Inverkeithing Arts is a not-for-profit community arts organisation run by a collective of artist volunteers.
From Thursday 15th November you can place your secret auction bid on this beautiful dolls’ house, hand-made in Inverkeithing by local resident and retired teacher at Inverkeithing High School, Sandy Stephen. You can come into Maker and write your bid down on a slip, along with contact details, which will be put in an envelope and kept secret until Saturday 15th December, when the highest bidder will be announced. Alternatively, if you can’t make it in to the gallery, email us at email@example.com and we’ll do it for you. We’re asking for bids over £100, to reflect the incredible amount of work and dedication it takes to make a one of a kind dolls’ house of this quality and beauty, not to mention the materials costs. Sandy is donating ALL of the proceeds to Inverkeithing Arts @ Maker, which will go into a ring-fenced fund for children’s art classes and other accessible arts activities. What a star!
The announcement of the highest bidder, (the house’s new owner), will be made on Saturday 15th December at 2pm. We invite all bidders along, and we’ll be partying it up with some festive sips and nibbles! If you make a bid and can’t make it – and you win – don’t worry, we’ll get in touch with you ASAP.