Intriguing Objects

I came into Maker this morning to find these interesting objects set up in lovely tableau! Jo Barrett is now running her two day class, Botanical Plaster Casting – 30th June/1st July. The class will use natural and found objects to construct images to be cast in plaster, creating unique pieces. Intriguing stuff……..

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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

Maker Saturday edit: 24.02.18

Some of the fascinating and beautiful new work you’ll find at Maker Gallery and Gift Shop, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing. We have more works of art and contemporary craft coming in each week so its always worth a visit to see what’s new. For opening hours check our website.

featured work: images 1,2 &3 fused glass art by Carole Robinson, images 4&5 glass heart dishes by Jane Moss, final image 4-part print by Jane Francis

Maker Saturday edit: 27.01.18

We’ll be starting a new series of blog posts, creating an edit of some of the exciting new work which you’ll find at, Maker Gallery and Gift Shop, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing. We have different items coming every week, so its always worth a visit to see what’s new! For opening hours check our website http://www.inverkeithingarts.org.

featured work: textured and layered jewellery by Michele Daykin, mono-prints & collage by Jane Francis, large ceramic dish by Tom Gaze, original forest painting by Margaret Cummins, hand-printed etching by Karen Trotter.

Bookbinding with Jo

Wednesday 31st January,  6.30-9pm.

Jo Barrett will be running another session of her popular, and lovely, Japanese Bookbinding workshop.

Learn how to create your own journal/sketchbook using simple materials.
Utilising a traditional Japanese technique called ‘stab binding’ you will design and assemble the book to your own specifications. Once mastered, this is a skill you can use at home to produce bespoke journals, sketch books and photo albums.
Cost is £25 per person including all materials required to produce a unique handmade journal. Refreshments also included.

To book, contact info@inverkeithingarts.org, drop in to Maker (for opening hours see here) or call 01383 271839

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Colour-in Inverkeithing

The one and only colouring-in poster of Inverkeithing by Catherine Lindow! For sale now at Maker, 2a High Street Inverkeithing, home of Catherine’s ‘Lindow in the Window’ happening in the summer of 2017 when she created an Inverkeithing as Art-work, with her beautiful line drawings and painting, incorporating stories about the town from locals. Visit Maker to see the posters, the Inverkeithing artwork print, and a whole range of Catherine’s gorgeous work.