Get creative at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums

26 September 2012

Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums has launched its latest programme of creative workshops for adults and young people, which will run from October 2012 until April 2013.

These workshops offer a unique chance to get creative in Aberdeen's beautiful Art Gallery and Museums venues.

There are opportunities for people completely new to art to 'have a go' at oil painting, life drawing and watercolours in relaxed weekend workshops. More experienced painters can try out new techniques in the 'Exploring Abstraction' and 'Exploring Impressionism' workshops. Younger artists will have the opportunity to develop their portfolios with special life drawing and oil painting masterclasses.

For those who prefer to work in 3 dimensions, there will be flower arranging and jewellery making workshops.

Peacock Visual Arts are offering beginners' workshops in printmaking inspired by Aberdeen Art Gallery's exhibition Flashback: Gary Hume. These will include a print-making masterclass for young people during the October break.

Fiona Mair, Learning Manager, for Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, said: "We are very excited by our new programme and the range of opportunities available for people to get involved with art - whether you've never picked up a brush before or have been painting for years. It's especially exciting to be working with new partners, and the workshops at Peacock Visual Arts will bring something different and fun to our programme."

Download a copy of the Get Creative Programme here.

For more information, or to request a paper copy of the programme, contact Aberdeen Art Gallery on (01224) 523700 or email