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Get Creative with Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

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Friday 16 August or Tuesdays 27 August and 3 September
Exploring Peploe
In these two-day masterclasses we'll explore the techniques used by SJ Peploe in creating his landscapes, portraits and still lifes. You'll have the opportunity to explore the exhibition celebrating his work with members of Aberdeen Art Gallery's team before creating your own Peploe-inspired masterpiece. The Friday classes will be led by Kelly-Anne Cairns and the Tuesday classes by Graeme Milne.
Some materials provided - details will be sent out in advance. For more experienced artists.
Age Group: Adults
Venue: Aberdeen Art Gallery
Times: 10.30am-4.30pm each day (inc.1 hour lunch break)
Cost: £65 (£55 Accord Card holders)

Saturday 24 August
Printmaking Taster Session
SJ Peploe's use of bold blocks of colour makes his work the perfect inspiration for screenprinting. This is a chance for complete novices to try out screenprinting techniques with expert tuition from James Vass at Peacock Visual Arts.
All materials provided. No prior experience necessary.
Age Group: 14 and above
Venue: Peacock Visual Arts
Times: 10.30am-4.30pm (inc.1 hour lunch break)
Cost: £32.50 (£27.50 Accord Card holders)

Saturday 31 August
Still Life for Beginners
Join artist Kelly-Anne Cairns to explore still life inspired by SJ Peploe. You'll work in mixed media to create a beautiful still life. A great opportunity for those new to art to get creative in a relaxed and informal environment. All materials provided.No prior experience necessary.
Age Group: 14 and above
Venue: Aberdeen Art Gallery
Times: 10.30am-4.30pm (inc.1 hour lunch break)
Cost: £32.50 (£27.50 Accord Card holders)

Saturday 14 September
Flower Arranging
Join the team from Aberdeen & County Floral Guild to create your own floral arrangement inspired by the beautiful still lifes of SJ Peploe. This is a fun and informal workshop, perfect for those new to flower arranging, or those looking for a fresh source of inspiration.
Some materials provided - details will be sent out in advance. No prior experience necessary.
Age Group: 14 and above
Venue: Aberdeen Art Gallery
Times: 10.30am-12.30pm
Cost: £13 (£11 Accord Card Holders)

Fridays 8, 15, 22 and 29 November 2013
Exploring Portraits
Be inspired by the BP Portrait Award and Aberdeen Art Gallery's own collection of portraits to create your own work in oils. You'll join members of Aberdeen Art Gallery's team and artist Kelly-Anne Cairns each week to explore different aspects of portraiture.
Some materials provided - details will be sent out in advance. For more experienced artists.
Age Group: Adults
Venue: Aberdeen Art Gallery
Times: 10.30am-4.30pm (inc.1 hour lunch break)
Cost: £130 (£110 Accord Card holders)

Saturday 25 January 2014
Life Drawing for Beginners
Work with a life model and artist Kelly-Anne Cairns to learn the basics of life drawing. You'll work in a variety of drawing mediums to produce a series of studies from life in this beginners' class.
All materials provided.No prior experience necessary.
Age Group: 14 and above
Venue: Aberdeen Art Gallery
Times: 10.30am-4.30pm (inc.1 hour lunch break)
Cost: £32.50 (£27.50 Accord Card holders)

Saturday 22 February 2014
Sketching in the Galleries
With guidance from artist Graeme Milne you'll explore a range of drawing and mark-making techniques whilst surrounded by Aberdeen Art Gallery's wonderful collection. This class is aimed at beginners, but more experienced artists are welcome to join us and share their knowledge. All materials provided. No prior experience necessary.
Age Group: 14 and above
Venue: Aberdeen Art Gallery
Times: 10.30am-4.30pm (inc.1 hour lunch break)
Cost: £32.50 (£27.50 Accord Card holders)

Saturday 1 March 2014
Watercolours for Beginners
Take your first steps in watercolour painting with this one-day masterclass. You'll be introduced to the basics of watercolour technique under the expert guidance of artist Lorraine Taylor.
All materials provided. No prior experience necessary.
Age Group: 14 and above
Venue: Aberdeen Art Gallery
Times: 10.30am-4.30pm (inc.1 hour lunch break)
Cost: £32.50 (£27.50 Accord Card holders)

Fridays 14, 21 & 28 March 2014
Recreating Masters: The Glasgow Boys
Have you ever wondered how great paintings are made? Now's your chance to find out as this workshop gives you the opportunity to create your own version of one of the Glasgow Boys' masterpieces. Kelly-Anne Cairns leads this workshop.
Some materials provided - details will be sent out in advance.
For more experienced artists.
Age Group: Adults
Venue: Aberdeen Art Gallery
Times: 10.30am-4.30pm (inc.1 hour lunch break)
Cost: £97.50 (£82.50 Accord Card holders)

Booking
To book a place or for more information please call Aberdeen Art Gallery on 01224 523700. Payment for all workshops must be made in advance. You can pay with a credit or debit card, or with a cheque made payable to Aberdeen City Council.

Accord Card
Aberdeen City residents can take advantage of a variety of discounts on many council services, including our workshops. This discount will be held on the Accord Card and you must have one in order to obtain any discount. The card is free and can be obtained from any library or Customer Access Point. Non Aberdeen City Redsidents can purchase a visitors card that will entitle the cardholder to the same discounts as City residents. This may be purchased from the Central Library at a cost of £10 and valid for 2 years.

For more information on Accord Cards or the Residents Discount Scheme please contact the office on 08453452789 or email: accordhelp@accordaberdeen.co.uk

Refunds and Cancellation
We reserve the right to cancel a class if booking numbers are low or change tutor if necessary.  Please note refunds will only be given if we cancel a class. If you book onto a block of classes and miss a single week or numerous weeks we will not be able to issue a refund.

Should any classes be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions we will endeavour to offer a replacement class as soon as weather permits.  If this is not possible we will issue a refund for the cancelled session(s).  We will announce any class cancellations via our Twitter and Facebook accounts and will also try to ensure participants are also contacted via telephone.

Both venues are fully accessible and admission free.

Venue information

Aberdeen Art Gallery
Schoolhill
Aberdeen AB10 1FQ
01224 523700
Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm
Sunday 2.00-5.00pm Closed Monday

Peacock Visual Arts
21 Castle Street
Aberdeen AB11 5BQ
01224 639539
Open Tuesday-Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm