Works in progress – Creative Workshops at the Friary

Here’s a glimpse of the works in progress from our first Creative Workshop (one of two), on Tuesday 27th October at the Friary in Inverkeithing. Well done everyone who took part! Information about our next set of two workshops to follow soon.

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NEW! Creative Workshops at The Friary

Inverkeithing Arts Initiative are pleased to announce a series of six creative workshops, in Inverkeithing, at the Medieval Friary on Queen Street.

The FIRST WORKSHOP will be on Tuesday 27th October, from 7pm-9pm, and will be free to those taking part, thanks to Inverkeithing Community Council and Fife Cultural Trust. The SECOND will take place on Tuesday 3rd November, then the following four Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm.

The FIRST TWO workshops will be for making bug hotels and paper lanterns.

IMG_0481BUG HOTELS: Can be made from any leftover wood from projects in your home as well as other materials such as plastic bottles filled with canes. Old canes from the garden, pine cones from woodland walks, branches from tree pruning can all fill the bug hotel to provide cosy winter hibernation spaces.  This helps your garden by sheltering useful pollinators overwinter. Tuesday 27th October & Tuesday 3rd November.

 

FullSizeRenderPAPER LANTERNS: Paper lanterns use willow withies in their construction, a fast growing sustainable plant that is easily harvested.  The skin is paper tissue and dried leaves or other dried plant material can be used for decoration.  The lanterns look great as the evenings draw in and can decorate Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night gatherings. Tuesday 27th October & Tuesday 3rd November.

SPACES ON THESE WORKSHOPS IS LIMITED, and booking is essential. Please email us at info@inverkeithingarts.org, message us on Facebook, or call 07808370043 to book spaces on the first two workshops.

These workshops are part of Inverkeithing Arts Initiative’s ‘Year of sustain:ability.

sustain:ability – The ART:JAM Artists and Crafters

All eighteen artists and crafters who are taking part in the ART:JAM on Saturday 12th September at Inverkeithing Civic Centre have sustain:ability in their creative practice in at least one of the ways described below: 

environmental sustain:ability:

Artists and crafters who specialise in the field of re-purposing and re- cycling materials, up-cycling items and obtaining materials from sustainable sources.

economic sustain:ability

Making, selling and buying creative, hand-made and local produce of any kind is a big part of maintaining a strong, sustainable and meaningful local economy.

 community sustain:ability 

Communities are sustained when people get together to talk, laugh, plan and organise, explore difficulties, grow, cook and eat food together and make beautiful and useful things together. Community crafting groups and community art projects are an integral part of this aspect of sustainability.

 personal sustain:ability

Taking part in creative activities, creating art, enjoying and experiencing the creative arts, are all deeply fulfilling, increase wellbeing, and can be vital to our sense of identity. We communicate with each other and work out our problems through the practice of self expression through art, growing in confidence as individuals and as communities, either in a localised or broader sense.

sustain:ability

 Throughout the next year, Inverkeithing Arts Initiative will be exploring the concept, through events and projects which focus on many different interpretations of the word sustain and how we attain sustainability or find sustenance in our lives, as individuals and as a community, particularly through the application and practice of, involvement and interaction with the Creative Arts.

We’ll be hosting and arranging art & craft workshops, community-based projects, interactions between the public and practicing makers, and opportunities for local makers to exhibit and sell their work.

To contact us with your thoughts and feedback on the year of sustain:ability email us info@inverkeithingarts.org

sustain:ability

The ART:JAM Art & Craft Market on Saturday 12th September 2015 at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre will mark the beginning of a year-long series of events and projects created and led by Inverkeithing Arts Initiative. These will be held set in and around Inverkeithing, under the title: sustain:ability

The ‘year of sustain:ability’ events and projects will focus on many different interpretations of the word sustain and how we attain sustainability or find sustenance in our lives, as individuals and as a community, particularly through the application and practice of, involvement and interaction with the Creative Arts

Sustain – verb: to support, hold, bear up from below, bear the weight of, undergo or experience, endure without giving way, keep going as an action or process, supply with food, drink and other necessities of life, to provide for…

We’ll be asking lots of questions:  How does creative practice sustain people economically, environmentally, socially, in terms of health and wellbeing, and in building different types of community? How do creative activities contribute to the wellbeing and health of those who participate, and to the community in general? We’ll examine how we can all contribute to a sustainable economy by buying local produce and handmade items. We also want to ask: who are the people in our lives who sustain us, and how how can we each contribute to the sustain:ability of other people in our communities?

We’ll be hosting and arranging art & craft workshops, community-based projects, interactions between the public and practicing makers, and opportunities for local makers to exhibit and sell their work.

To contact us with your thoughts and feedback on the ‘year of sustain:ability‘ email us info@inverkeithingarts.org