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Forgan Arts Centre

Contact Name: Alana Peden

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Forgan Arts Centre
Cupar Road
Newport-on-Tay, Dundee
Tayside
DD6 8RA

Forgan Arts Centre

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About Forgan Arts Centre

Based in Newport-on-Tay in north-east Fife, we offer a wide range of classes, workshops and events across all art-forms.
Open to all ages and abilities, from 9.30am - 9.30pm we are a bustling little Centre occupying an old school building.
With up to 30 classes each week, and weekend workshops, there is something for everyone at Forgan Arts Centre!
You can find us near the Tay road bridge on route from Fife to Dundee, just off the Forgan Roundabout next to the Strawberry hut.

Forgan Arts Centre's Courses

Childrens & Family Pottery Classes, Newport on Tay, Fife
Childrens & Family Pottery Classes, Newport on Tay, Fife
Tayside
£24
CHILDREN & FAMILY CLASSES: with Heather Gilbert This class is designed or children to come along to with or without their parents! These classes cater for all abilities, from complete beginners to advanced students. Spend time with your child while both being creative in our new family class, or if your child is 10y+, they may want to come without an adult cramping their creative style? It’s up to you in this fun explorative class! Choose from class options: WEDNESDAYS I 5.45PM – 6.45PM 4 WEEK BLOCK I JULY 10,...
CROCHET: Crochet your own Scrubby mitts
CROCHET: Crochet your own Scrubby mitts
Tayside - Next course on 8th September 2019
£35
ECO! CROCHET WORKSHOP NATURAL SCRUB MITT : with Maite Allwood Learn the traditional skills of crochet using a natural vegetable fibre with a Scottish heritage. After knitting for 30years, Maite taught herself to crochet and went on to develop this into a small business, ‘Knotty but nice’. Based in Angus, and living beside one of the last twine producers in the UK, she now uses twine as her main yarn. Crochet your own natural sponge with garden twine. Say no to plastic and make your own exfoliating mitt or kitchen...
Decorative darning workshop - Make do & mend
Decorative darning workshop - Make do & mend
Tayside
£36
Eco! Make do ‘n’ mend workshop Decorative darning: with Marilyn Rattray In this throwaway society there is a growing movement encouraging the age old ethos of ‘Make Do and Mend’ or more recently ‘Repair Don’t Replace’. Marilyn has been mending and repairing garments for many years. In this workshop students will bring along an item in need of repair and after discussion and consideration of the samples provided the garment will be given new life! Patch an elbow or a knee, darn a hole in the heel of a sock...
Drawing for beginners at Forgan Arts Centre
Drawing for beginners at Forgan Arts Centre
Tayside - Next course on 20th August 2019
£72
Drawing for beginners class with Theresa Gourlay. Theresa Gourlay graduated from DJCAD in Drawing and Painting. In this introduction to drawing, you can learn the basics of pencil, watercolour, charcoal and drawing with pen and ink. Take time to experiment, to become confident and ambitious with materials, and produce drawings that you are proud of! This class is for anyone who would like to try drawing for the first time, and for those who are looking to build confidence in their drawing technique. Please bring a basic drawing kit! Tuesdays...
Evening dressmaking at Forgan Arts Centre
Evening dressmaking at Forgan Arts Centre
Tayside - Next course on 19th August 2019
£84
Evening dressmaking: with Ruth Alexander Ruth studied Fashion and Clothing in Glasgow and has worked in costume design and to private commission from home until opening her Newport on Tay shop, ‘You Reap What I Sew’. Ruth will be leading a class for all levels from beginners to avid sewers. Whether you are just starting out without a clue where to begin or a regular stitcher looking to pick up some advanced techniques, or maybe even a cosplay fan wanting to run up your own costumes! All are welcome to...
FAUNA: The Art of Drawing Animals
FAUNA: The Art of Drawing Animals
Tayside
£46
FAUNA WORKSHOP THE ART OF DRAWING ANIMALS: with Jen Robson My new workshop is a day of sharing my experience in an aspect of my practice that is fundamental to how I express myself. Animals have become symbols over the years, helping me express and process emotions, the horse especially has become a vessel for me. I’ve always been fascinated with all kinds of animals and over the years I’ve created and developed characters that tell my stories. In this new workshop I’ll be sharing my experience and love of...
Fused glass hanging panel workshop
Fused glass hanging panel workshop
Tayside - Next course on 18th August 2019
£65
Fused glass hanging panel workshop with Claire Evans This one day workshop will enable students to create a fused glass panel (20cms x 15cms). All the basics of fused glass design will be covered, including glass cutting, creating shapes, kiln carving, accessory glass and copper inclusions, enabling you to create your finished design 10am – 4pm Adults £65 I Members £57 About the tutor, Claire Evans Coastal landscapes and elements are a constant source of creative inspiration for fused glass artist Claire Evans. Suitable for beginners, all the basics of...
Fusion: fused & stained glass panel workshop
Fusion: fused & stained glass panel workshop
Tayside - Next course on 8th September 2019
£110
Fusion glass panel 2 day workshop A two day workshop, students will design and create an A4 sized stained glass panel incorporating individually designed fused glass elements. Day One will focus on the development of a basic design and create the fused glass elements. Day two students will commence building the stained glass panel, assembling the individual glass pieces, leading, soldering, cementing. All tools and accessory glass will be supplied. A selection of stained glass will be included in this cost. Colours are subject to availability. However, should students require...
Illustrative portrait painting
Illustrative portrait painting
Tayside
£35
Illustrative portrait painting workshop for adults and youths 12+ with Yvonne Stewart Portrait and Pet Painting with Gouache: In this 4 hour workshop you will create a portrait of a person or an animal or pet using gouache. Gouache is a type of paint that shares characteristics of both watercolour and acrylic. Here you will learn the basics of painting with this media and be taught portrait painting techniques, then apply your skills in creating a final portrait. Students will make experimental sheets to begin, familiarizing themselves with gouache. Final...
Introduction to relief printing
Introduction to relief printing
Tayside
£46
Introduction to relief printing workshop with Theresa Gourlay Theresa graduated from DJCAD in Drawing and Painting and has since been teaching Art classes. Have fun making colourful prints with polystyrene and easy cut lino. Learn to get your head around the negative and positive in your design and how that translates to your paper through printing. Experiment with colour and the use of different materials. For best results - Wear old clothes or maybe bring an apron; Mess is inevitable and mistakes are essential! Paper is available to purchase at...
Life Drawing (with model) at Forgan Arts Centre
Life Drawing (with model) at Forgan Arts Centre
Tayside - Next course on 26th August 2019
£96
Life drawing classes with live model and led by tutor: Kirsty Whiten A graduate of Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art, Kirsty Whiten is a figurative artist working in her studio in Fife and exhibiting widely. Drawing from the model is an important and vibrant part of her practice, and this class is about sharing that passion. You can work at any level in a relaxed group. Kirsty will be there to offer support, advice and demonstrations of technique to you where you might want it. There will...
Make a ring workshop at Forgan Arts Centre
Make a ring workshop at Forgan Arts Centre
Tayside
£38
Make a ring workshop with Alana Peden These classes are led by a local jeweller who has been teaching her practice across Scotland for 5 years. Alana comes from a background of textiles and ceramics and graduated with first class honors in Jewellery and metal design at DJCAD, before setting up her own jewellery business at East Nook Studio, in St Andrews. These workshops are for beginners and returners. The price includes silver and materials. Come along and learn how to saw, solder, form and texture your own silver jewellery...
Making Pictures: Drawing on Experience
Making Pictures: Drawing on Experience
Tayside - Next course on 20th August 2019
£72
Drawing on Experience with Theresa Gourlay The course will build on previous experience of drawing and introduce new materials and techniques. You will experiment with mixing different media, create unexpected things and discover the strengths and weaknesses of differing materials. Theresa will demonstrate the use of line, texture, tone and colour. We will look at approaches to the composition, collecting ideas in a variety of materials, including pencil, charcoal, pen, pastel and coloured pencil. The aim is to build confidence and have fun exploring materials, working towards a final piece....
Making silver pendants and earrings
Making silver pendants and earrings
Tayside - Next course on 3rd September 2019
£58
Design a silver pendant or pair of earrings, silver jewellery making: with Alana Peden These classes are led by a local jeweller who has been teaching her practice across Scotland for 5 years. Alana comes from a background of textiles and ceramics and graduated with first class honors in Jewellery and metal design at DJCAD, before setting up her own jewellery business East Nook Studio, in St Andrews. These workshops are for beginners and returners, the price includes silver and materials. Come along and learn how to saw, solder, form...
Neon wire sculpture workshop at Forgan Arts Centre
Neon wire sculpture workshop at Forgan Arts Centre
Tayside - Next course on 18th August 2019
£50
Light Up Neon Wire Sculpture Workshop for all abilities with Jen Robson Make your own Neon Wire Sculpture! It doesn’t have to be a chicken, but chickens are cool. Using aluminium wire you will learn wire sculpture techniques and combine it with LED neon wire to create a neon wall sculpture inspired by your own quirky continuous line drawing of a chicken because well, why not! Bring your own ideas along or begin your design in class with tutor support. Materials are included. Wire Sculpture Workshop for all abilities with...
Oil painting for beginners at Forgan Arts Centre
Oil painting for beginners at Forgan Arts Centre
Tayside - Next course on 26th August 2019
£75
Oil painting for all! Nichola graduated in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone, winning many prestigious awards. Working from her studio in Fife, she exhibits widely, with work in private international collections. In these classes students will be taught the fundamental techniques of drawing and painting, such as shading, mixing colour, composition and dimensions. First learning to draw before proceeding to painting, students will be taught about colour mixing techniques, colour values and how brush strokes can be applied in various ways. Forgan Arts Centre is rooted in the community...
Painting with John Johnstone at Forgan Arts Centre
Painting with John Johnstone at Forgan Arts Centre
Tayside - Next course on 10th September 2019
£48
A professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists, John Johnstone has been teaching students at Forgan Arts Centre for over 25 years. Having studied and taught at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design for many years, John travelled Europe painting and exhibited across London. This is an extremely popular class for all levels of ability and confidence. A relaxed working environment where you can work freely in any medium you prefer, with guidance and advice from John throughout. You can work from your table, at an easel...
Pottery class with Heather Gilbert at Forgan Arts Centre, Fife
Pottery class with Heather Gilbert at Forgan Arts Centre, Fife
Tayside - Next course on 28th August 2019
£48
Adult class: with Heather Gilbert (see our site for other pottery & art Classes) Wednesday 2.30pm – 4.30pm or 7pm – 9pm Thursdays 7pm – 9:30pm There are a number of class options available, please see our website for more information and a full schedule of dates on which this course runs. Heather holds a BA (HONS) in Fine Art, and has been teaching locally for over 15 years, and covers all methods of making, from hand building techniques such as coiling, pinching and slab work, to throwing pots on...
Pottery classes - weekly with Pat Peters - at Forgan Arts Centre
Pottery classes - weekly with Pat Peters - at Forgan Arts Centre
Fife - Next course on 13th September 2020
£48
We have several pottery classes for adults, and family classes for children to come along to with or without their parents. These classes are designed to cater for all abilities, from complete beginners to advanced students. Forgan boasts three wonderful pottery tutors: Pat Peters, Heather Gilbert and Irene Coulthard Along the way there will be an additional minimal firing cost, which is dependent on the size of your work. Clay can be purchased from the Centre or you can practice with recycling clay. *For budding young potters we also run...
Scared of the paper - drawing for the terrified!
Scared of the paper - drawing for the terrified!
Tayside - Next course on 8th September 2019
£52
Scared of the paper, drawing for the terrified with Jen Robson A local WASPS artist and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design graduate, Jen tutors adult drawing classes and has delivered confidence building sessions for teachers in portrait, drawing, music and painting workshops. Does blank paper terrify you when you just want to draw? Do you want to create but don’t know where to start? Want to feel more confident and improve your drawing? Scared of the Paper is a different kind of drawing class, focused on finding...
Skate and Rejuvenate: a class in fresh skateboard art
Skate and Rejuvenate: a class in fresh skateboard art
Tayside
£25
Blair McCafferty of the Creature Emporium, has a degree in Graphic Design and a passion for all things skateboarding. Previously sponsored by Deathbox, Converse, Jart Skateboards and Dephect skate brands, Blair has campaigned for skateparks and facilities since he was a young lad and recently had a hand in the design, fund raising and build of Newport-on-Tay’s skatepark. Working freelance, he describes himself as a full time doodle monkey who likes to create cute graffiti and fun street art. In this all day workshop, Blair will be teaching you how...
Stained glass at Forgan Arts Centre
Stained glass at Forgan Arts Centre
Tayside - Next course on 27th August 2019
£72
Tiffany Style and Glass Mosaic: with Ann McFadyen This course teaches the art of creating stained glass mainly using the Tiffany style copper foil method and glass mosaic. Beginners receive full instruction and demonstration, with help and advice as required to create your own masterpiece! Ann McFadyen is on hand to share her vast knowledge and experience and has been teaching at Forgan for over 20 years! Bring along an image to work from or create your own design. Suitable for all abilities, 16y+. Materials and sundries can be purchased...
Tinworks: tin upcycling workshop at Forgan Arts Centre
Tinworks: tin upcycling workshop at Forgan Arts Centre
Tayside - Next course on 14th September 2019
£45
TINWORKS: RECYCLED TIN SCULPTURE WORKSHOP FOR ALL ABILITIES: with Philippa Johnston Tutor Philippa Johnston is a Fife-based metalsmith and textile artist who works with recycled tin, wire and other materials to create two and three dimensional decorative and functional pieces inspired by traditional and contemporary folk art. She opens up her Newburgh studio every year as part of Open Studios North Fife. Transform all those old biscuit tins lurking in your cupboard into a colourful member of the bird or animal kingdom using just a few simple tools and techniques....
Upholstery at Forgan Arts Centre
Upholstery at Forgan Arts Centre
Tayside - Next course on 27th August 2019
£90
For beginners: with Jaqueline Donachie An exciting class for those new to upholstery or continuing with a current Forgan project. Jacqueline will guide you through a variety of techniques and introduce you to the equipment needed for a small upholstery project. There is a limited number of tools available at the Centre for the class to share. You may choose to invest in your own along the way. To get started you will need a measuring tape, tailors chalk, fabric scissors and to bring a piece of furniture to work...
Wonders of watercolour at Forgan Arts Centre
Wonders of watercolour at Forgan Arts Centre
Tayside - Next course on 20th September 2019
£40
Wonders of Watercolours Class for all abilities with Liz Dulley Liz Dulley is a talented artist and tutor, with work exhibited by The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour. In these stimulating classes, Liz’s explorative approach brings life to her work and teaching. Liz Dulley is a talented artist and tutor, with work exhibited by The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour. In these stimulating classes, Liz’s explorative approach brings life to her work and teaching. These are specially designed classes tailored to the individual’s abilities, for learning...
Youth art & illustration
Youth art & illustration
Tayside - Next course on 5th September 2019
£30
Youth art and illustration class …for ages 10 - 18: with Yvonne Stewart Yvonne graduated from Heriot Watt University with a BA (Hons) in Textile Design. Based in Balmullo, she creates quirky and playful illustrations in soft bright colours, exhibiting work locally and online under the name ‘Coramantic’. In these classes you will learn the basics of working with a variety of paints including gouache and acrylic. Students will be taught how to create portrait paintings, including animal portraits and character designs. Experiment with mark making and motifs. No experience...