Amateur artists invited to get creative at workshops

15 October 2012

There is still time to book a place on two creative workshops that will take place later this month [October] at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.

 The activities are part of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums creative programme for adults and young people that will run until April 2013.

Deirdre Grant, head of public programmes, Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, said: "Our new series of art and craft workshops for adults and young people offer exciting opportunities for both beginners and those with more experience. There's a great choice of subjects from oil and watercolour painting to printmaking, jewellery making and Christmas flower arranging."

Oil Painting for Beginners
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October 2012
Enjoy a fun and informal two-day workshop exploring oil painting. Participants will be guided through the basics of oil painting by an experienced tutor that will enable them to gain the knowledge and skills to continue painting beyond the workshop.

All materials provided.
No prior experience necessary.
Age group: 14 and above
Venue: Aberdeen Art Gallery
Times: Saturday - 10.30am-4.30pm (including one hour lunch break)
Sunday - 2pm-4.30pm
Cost: £45 (£35 Accord card holders & full-time students).

Print-making Masterclass
Tuesday 23 October - Friday 26 October 2012

Participants will explore the work of contemporary artist Gary Hume at Aberdeen Art Gallery before learning how to create their own prints at Peacock Visual Arts.

All materials provided.
No prior experience necessary and all materials will be provided.
Age Group: 14-18 years
Venue: Aberdeen Art Gallery and Peacock Visual Arts
Times: 10am-1pm each day
Cost: £45