What’s on where during Workshops Week

 

Here is the schedule of events at all 11 visual art organisations during Workshops Week from 16 – 23 November 2019.

 

Events are a mixture of one-off workshops, ongoing courses and open days. For full details follow the links.

 

Exhibitions that are also taking place during Workshops Week are listed after the full event schedule.

 

Saturday 16 November

 

Edinburgh Printmakers Open Day

10.00am – 5pm

Edinburgh Printmakers

An exciting day for adults and children alike with drop-in creative activities, bookable workshops, tours and more.

https://www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/exhibition/open-day-2019

 

Artist Talk and Demonstration

3pm – 4.30pm

Glasgow Print Studio

Come along for an informal gallery talk with Alistair Gow, who will talk about his own work in the show and the experience of working with visiting artists as a collaborative printmaker. There will be an opportunity to learn more about the possibilities of colour intaglio focussing on the incredible work in the show.

This will be followed by a printing demonstration of a multi-plate colour etching in the main printmaking workshop.

https://www.glasgowprintstudio.co.uk/email/email_exhib/index.html

 

Metal Sculpture – Practice and Process with Joe Ingleby

10.30am – 4pm

Glasgow Sculpture Studios

An ongoing course which introduces participants to working with steel over four weeks concluding on 16 November.

https://www.glasgowsculpturestudios.org/public-courses-1/metal-sculpture-practice-and-process-with-joe-ingleby

 

Sculpture Club with Florence Dwyer

1.00pm – 3pm

Woodside Library | Free | Drop-in

Sculpture Club is an ongoing programme of workshops for children 3-12 years and their grown-ups and runs every Saturday alternating between Glasgow Sculpture Studios and Woodside Public Library.

https://www.glasgowsculpturestudios.org/kin

 

Introduction to Hot Glass with Emma Baker

9am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 5pm

Northlands Creative, Lybster

Half day workshops which are free to attend across 15 and 16 November giving an introduction to hot glass processes.

https://northlandscreative.co.uk/event/introduction-to-hot-glass/

 

SatArtDay with Juliet Moleta

1.30pm – 4pm

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Ongoing fashion sculpture workshop for ages 11-14, part of a block of workshops concluding on 16 November.

https://edinburghsculpture.org/product/satartday-fashion-sculpture-ages-11-14-saturdays-26-october-16-november/

 

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

12pm – 5pm

Dundee Contemporary Arts

A two day course which gives an introduction to Lightroom, a photograph retouching and organizing software.

https://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/event/introduction-to-adobe-lightroom

 

Introduction to Laser Cutting 

12pm – 6pm 

Dundee Contemporary Arts 

A one day course in laser-cutting and engraving hand-drawn, computer-generated and photographic images onto different materials.

https://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/event/introduction-to-laser-cutting

 

Print Studio Tour for Workshops Week

12:00 – 12:30 

Dundee Contemporary Arts 

DCA Print Studio are offering a special #WorkshopsWeek tour. Join DCA’s Print Studio team and see the state-of-the-art equipment for traditional techniques and digital printing, from a Victorian Relief Press to 3D Printer and a laser-cutter. Booking essential: http://bit.ly/2zyM4Wf

 

Simon Yuill: Raik – final day of exhibition

10am – 5pm

Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen

The exhibition “Raik” by Simon Yuill is a study of the Raik Road area in Aberdeen looking at its development since the end of the Ice Age in terms of what the artist calls a metabolic animism

https://peacockvisualarts.com/simon-yuill-raik/

 

Alternative Darkroom – Silver Paper Extended: Lith, Chromoskedasic & Chemigrams with Brittonie Fletcher

11am to 5pm

Stills Centre for Photography

 

This course provides an introduction to darkroom printing processes which will extend students’ knowledge, abilities, and spectrum of darkroom printing. Black and white paper can be rendered in so many versatile ways, and during this course participants will explore 3 techniques to create stunning and unique prints.

More information 

 

Project Day – Street Photography with Cora James 

11am to 5pm

Stills Centre for Photography

 

This one-day Introduction to Street Photography is aimed at beginners or those looking to improve their skills in DSLR photography that are moving beyond the auto and program modes, and want to take more confident creative control over their cameras.  

More information 

 

Sunday 17 November

 

North Lands Creative Family Fun Festive Open Day

11am – 5pm

A day of festive family fun including Festive Fusing mini-workshop to make Christmas Decorations in the kiln, Hot Glass Blowing and Flame Working demonstrations, children’s activities and shop.

 

Print Studio Tour for Workshops Week

12:00 – 12:30 

Dundee Contemporary Arts 

DCA Print Studio are offering a special #WorkshopsWeek tour. Join DCA’s Print Studio team and see the state-of-the-art equipment for traditional techniques and digital printing, from a Victorian Relief Press to 3D Printer and a laser-cutter. Booking essential: http://bit.ly/2zyM4Wf

 

Shadowgraphs

11am – 6pm

Dundee Contemporary Arts

A one day course in a fascinating technique that uses objects and light rather than a camera to make a ‘photogram’.

https://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/event/shadowgraphs

 

Project Day – Product Photography with Paul Cowan 

11am to 5pm

Stills Centre for Photography

This one day workshop will introduce you to the history and development of Still Life and Product Photography and its use in commerce and fine art. We will look at the work of historical and contemporary practitioners leading to a practical demonstration of still life photography, encompassing the relevant lighting, styling and composition.

More information 

 

Monday 18 November

 

Guided Workshop Tour

2pm – 3pm

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Come at 2pm to be shown around the facilities at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop by a member of staff. Free and no need to book.

 

ST/ART@DCA

All day 

Dundee Contemporary Arts 

 

A longstanding partnership between Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust and DCA’s Learning team working to promote wellbeing and health through creative engagement – this time etching in DCA Print Studio – for people from across Tayside recovering from a stroke or acquired brain injury. To read more about the partnership that’s been running since 2004, see here http://bit.ly/2FRe6lD and http://bit.ly/2K4p0pk

 

Tuesday 19 November

 

Clay Portraiture with Duncan Robertson

6.30pm – 9pm

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

An ongoing evening class to learn how to sculpt a clay head from life.

https://edinburghsculpture.org/product/clay-portraiture-tuesdays-15-october-3-december/

 

Clay Movement – Ceramic Hand-building Course with Florence Dwyer

Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow

6pm – 8pm

An ongoing evening course where participants are introduced to a variety of hand building methods that encourage experimentation and collaboration.

https://www.glasgowsculpturestudios.org/public-courses-1/clay-movement-ceramic-hand-building-course-with-florence-dwyer

 

Black & White Beginners Darkroom Evening

Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Ongoing evening class introducing everything you need to know to start shooting and printing b&w film.

http://streetlevelphotoworks.org/course/black-white-beginners-evening

 

Screenprinting – Intermediate

Glasgow Print Studio

6pm – 9pm

An ongoing evening class which enables participants to gain more in depth understanding of techniques and processes within screenprinting.

https://www.gpsart.co.uk/Learning/GetPdf?filename=%2FDownloadDocs%2Fgps_classes.pdf

 

Guided Workshop Tour

2pm – 3pm

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Come at 2pm to be shown around the facilities at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop by a member of staff. Free and no need to book.

 

Schools Programme Sessions with Trinity and Victoria Primary Schools

All Day

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

A regular session for all primary 5 pupils in the locality, which continues for the whole year.

https://edinburghsculpture.org/learning/schools-programme/

 

ST/ART@DCA

All day 

Dundee Contemporary Arts 

A longstanding partnership between Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust and DCA’s Learning team working to promote wellbeing and health through creative engagement – this time etching in DCA Print Studio – for people from across Tayside recovering from a stroke or acquired brain injury. To read more about the partnership that’s been running since 2004, see here http://bit.ly/2FRe6lD and http://bit.ly/2K4p0pk

 

Darkroom Photography – Intro to Black and White Darkroom with Morwenna Kearsley 

6 to 9pm

Stills Centre for Photography

Discover the magic of Black & White Photography and learn some of the secrets the masters use to make stunning photographs. Explore the fundamentals of light and time and no longer be a slave to the Auto setting. Master the manual functions of your 35mm SLR film camera and unlock its true potential. Get to grips with the complete darkroom workflow from processing film to printing your own black & white photographs.

More information 

 

Wednesday 20 November

 

Studio Tour and Printmaking Demonstration

Highland Print Studio

11am – 12noon

Come have a tour around our lovely print studio. Find out more about the range of techniques we use and how you can learn to use the Studio. See examples of prints and a short printmaking demo. No need to book.

 

Stone Lithography Evening Class

Edinburgh Printmakers
6pm – 9pm
An ongoing course which introduces participants to stone lithography printmaking techniques and studio practice concluding 27th November.

https://www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/course/evening-classes/stone-lithography-evening-class

 

Model, Mould, Cast – Mould Making for Ceramics with Dawn Youll

Glasgow Sculpture Studios

6pm – 8pm

An ongoing evening class which gives an introduction to plaster as a material for mould making specifically for ceramic slip casting.

https://www.glasgowsculpturestudios.org/public-courses-1/model-mould-cast-ceramic-slip-casting-with-dawn-youll

 

Beginners Linocutting

5.30pm – 8.30pm

Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen

A four week evening class which introduces participants to lino printing.

https://peacockvisualarts.com/beginners-linocut-4-week-evening-course/

 

Guided Workshop Tour

2pm – 3pm

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Come at 2pm to be shown around the facilities at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop by a member of staff. Free and no need to book.

 

ST/ART@DCA

All day 

Dundee Contemporary Arts 

A longstanding partnership between Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust and DCA’s Learning team working to promote wellbeing and health through creative engagement – this time etching in DCA Print Studio – for people from across Tayside recovering from a stroke or acquired brain injury. To read more about the partnership that’s been running since 2004, see here http://bit.ly/2FRe6lD and http://bit.ly/2K4p0pk

 

Thursday 21 November

 

Printmaking into Animation Evening Class

Edinburgh Printmakers

6pm – 9pm

An ongoing course learning how to combine animation and printmaking techniques concluding on 28th November.

https://www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/course/evening-classes/print-into-animation

 

Zine!

6pm – 8pm

Dundee Contemporary Arts

A four week course learning how to make your own risograph printed zine.

https://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/event/zine

 

Studio Tour and Printmaking Demonstration

Highland Print Studio

4 – 5pm

Come have a tour around our lovely print studio. Find out more about the range of techniques we use and how you can learn to use the Studio. See examples of prints and a short printmaking demo. No need to book.

 

Advanced Stone Carving with Alex Lopez

6.30pm – 9pm

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

An ongoing evening class where participants learn about contemporary and historic stone carving techniques.

 

Guided Workshop Tour

2pm – 3pm

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Come at 2pm to be shown around the facilities at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop by a member of staff. Free and no need to book.

 

Schools Programme Sessions with Trinity and Victoria Primary Schools

All Day

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

A regular session for all primary 5 pupils in the locality, which continues for the whole year.

https://edinburghsculpture.org/learning/schools-programme/

 

Art at the Start 

All day

Dundee Contemporary Arts

A collaborative PhD between DCA’s Learning team and the University of Dundee’s Psychology Department looking at the impact of engaging visual arts on infants’ well-being, development and attachment relationships. Read more: http://bit.ly/33QLYH6

 

Early Learners at Home-Start Glasgow North

10am – 12pm

Glasgow Sculpture Studios & Home-Start Glasgow North

An ongoing action research project with Early Learning (Katy West and Mhari McMullen) exploring the legacy of Friedrich Froebel’s Kindergarten educational method – part of Glasgow Sculpture Studios regular outreach programme with Home-Start Glasgow North.

https://www.glasgowsculpturestudios.org/early-learners

 

Hands-on-film: Process and Practice Super 8mm

6-9pm

Stills Centre for Photography

This six-week course explores the unique aesthetic and tactile character of photochemical moving-image film. Employing a DIY, hands-on-approach, this course will celebrate the wonderful qualities of film and ask, ‘what are the aesthetic and political reasons artists’ continue to make work engaging these methodologies, in a climate of digital prevalence?’

More information 

 

Friday 22 November

 

Introduction to Lampworking for Bead Making & Jewellery with Sally Sutherland

9.30am – 5pm

Northlands Creative, Lybster

Workshop over two days to learn how to create lampwork beads, ornaments and jewellery. Continues on 23 November.

https://northlandscreative.co.uk/event/introduction-to-lampworking-for-bead-making-jewellery/

 

Studio Tour and Printmaking Demonstration

Highland Print Studio

11am – 12noon

Come have a tour around our lovely print studio. Find out more about the range of techniques we use and how you can learn to use the Studio. See examples of prints and a short printmaking demo. No need to book.

 

School of Sideways Sculpture with Charlotte Barker

10am – 1pm

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

An ongoing course where a contemporary artist leads the group to develop their own individual projects.

https://edinburghsculpture.org/product/school-of-sideways-fridays-11-october-13-december/

 

Guided Workshop Tour

2pm – 3pm

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Come at 2pm to be shown around the facilities at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop by a member of staff. Free and no need to book.

 

Saturday 23 November

 

Introduction to Etching

Edinburgh Printmakers

10.15am – 5.30pm

A weekend-long course learning the basics of etching.

https://www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/course/weekend-courses/etching-weekend

 

Collograph Masterclass with Gillian Murray

Edinburgh Printmakers

10.15am – 5.30pm

This weekend-long masterclass draws on Gillian Murray’s vast experience of working in collagraph. An opportunity to explore this deceptively simple and versatile technique.

https://www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/course/featured-courses/collagraph-masterclass

 

Introduction to Laser Cutting

Edinburgh Printmakers

11am – 4pm

A short taster class that gives an overview of what the laser cutter can do in terms of cutting and engraving different materials.

https://www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/course/featured-courses/introduction-to-laser-cutting

 

Collograph Beginners / Refresher

10am – 4pm

Highland Print Studio, Inverness

Weekend course introducing a range of techniques for making collograph plates.

https://highlandprintstudio.co.uk/class/collagraph-4/

 

Demonstration of Lampworking for Bead Making & Jewellery with Sally Sutherland

6pm – 8pm

Northlands Creative, Lybster

A demonstration of lampworking technicque.

https://northlandscreative.co.uk/event/introduction-to-lampworking-for-bead-making-jewellery/

 

Festive Letterpress

11am – 6pm

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Learn the basics of letterpress with John Easson of Quarto Press.

https://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/event/festive-letterpress


Sensatronic Lab 

All day 

Dundee Contemporary Arts 

A closed workshop run by Sensatronic Lab, a project working with children with additional support needs with Sense Scotland. https://www.sensatroniclab.co.uk/

 

Sculpture Club with Scott Rogers

1.00pm – 3pm

Glasgow Sculpture Studios | Free | Drop-in

Sculpture Club is an ongoing programme of workshops for children 3-12 years and their grown-ups and runs every Saturday alternating between Glasgow Sculpture Studios and Woodside Public Library.

https://www.glasgowsculpturestudios.org/kin

 

 

 

Exhibitions on all week:

 

Transparency

Edinburgh Printmakers

https://www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/exhibition/transparency-alberta-whittle–hardeep-pandhal

 

Mouth of a Shark

Edinburgh Printmakers

https://www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/exhibition/mouth-of-a-shark

 

Women Photographers from The Amber Side Collection

Stills

http://www.stills.org/exhibition/future

 

Street Level Open

Street Level Photoworks

http://streetlevelphotoworks.org/event/open-2019

 

Intaglio: In Colour

Glasgow Print Studio

https://www.gpsart.co.uk/Home/DisplayExhibition/217?year=2019

 

Alberta Whittle: How Flexible Can We Make the Mouth

Dundee Contemporary Arts

https://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/event/alberta-whittle

 

Special Events during other parts of November:

 

40th Birthday

Scottish Sculpture Workshop

2 and 3 November 2019

Event celebrating this milestone with a special weekend of processes, performances and partying.

http://www.ssw.org.uk/ssw-is-40/

 

Showdown at Sundown

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

30 November 2019

Opportunity to learn more about ESW, artists, projects, workshops and residents and celebrate what’s happened over the year.

 

Artists in Residence during Workshops Week:

 

North Lands Creative

Flora De Bechi (Royal Scottish Academy); Sophie Longwill (ISGNE – Dual residency with Berlin Glass & North Lands Creative ) and Winter Kiln Intern Natsumi Jones. 

 

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Matt Zurowski (ECA Graduate Residency Bursary), Paula Doherty (Fenton Arts Trust Graduate Residency Bursary) and Katya Buchatska (EXTER Ukraine Residency).