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! INFORMATION ! This blog is no longer updated

In July 2013 Aberdeen City Council’s Arts Development and Arts Education teams merged to become the Creative Learning Team.

Therefore this blog is not monitored and serves only as an archive of previous activity of the Arts Development team and does not reflect the work the Creative Learning team is currently undertaking.

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Due to unforseen circumstances, this weekends Artist Led Weekend: Painting the Figure in Oils with Kelly Anne Cairns has been CANCELLED. This class will now take place Sat 17 and Sunday 18 August, 10.30am – 4.30pm. There are still a few spaces available on this workshop, £70 for Accord card holders £80 for non Accord card holders. To book or find out more information please call 01224 814728.


Step Change: Call for Creative Practitioners

The Creative Learning Team is part of Aberdeen City Council, Education, Culture and Sport. The team works to improve outcomes for individuals and communities through the arts, culture and creativity.

Are you a Creative Practitioner?

musician/drama practitioner/public artist/writer/dancer

photographer/film maker/visual artist/designer…..

From May 2013 – 2015, Step Change aims to improve outcomes for young people at risk of or involved in offending in Aberdeen. 

We are looking to develop a database of Creative Practitioners who have:

  • a minimum of 2 years experience in using their specialist art form(s) in participatory settings
  • the ability to establish a rapport and proven track record in building relationships with challenging young people who are in the Youth Justice System

 If you have the appropriate skills and experience and are interested in sessional work* please complete the application form.

(*sessional work 3+ hours per week in blocks of 5 – 10 weeks).

Fees: £175 per day (pro rata) inclusive of preparation and delivery.

 Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a short interview for submission to the programme. Selected applicants will have the opportunity to access free training in this field and to deliver sessions as part of the Step Change programme.


To apply for this opportunity please email creativelearningteam@aberdeencity.gov.uk

and request the Creative Practitioner profile and application form.

Application deadline:        10.00am, Friday 5 July

Interview dates:                  Tuesday 30 / Wednesday 31 July

If you require further information please contact Elspeth Winram on ewinram@aberdeencity.gov.uk.


Sign up quick!

Whitespace square small paintings London trip etc
Only a few places left on this weekend specialist class with Arts Kelly-Anne Cairns;
Capturing the Human Figures in Oils at Rsoemount C.C. 22 and 23 June 10.30am – 4.30pm.
£70 with Accord Card, £80 without. Call Arts Development on 01224 814740 to book your space!

Open day and free ceramnics taster sessions at Dyce Community Centre

Come along to Dyce Community Centre and ‘Have a go’ with the Aberdeen Potters on 23rd May 10.00 am – 2.30pm.

The Potters are a group who meet regularly at Dyce and are looking for new memebers
A chance to come along and meet some enthusiastic ceramicists and their experienced tutor. You will be able to try your hand at a verity of techniques such as handbuilding, glazing and wheelthrowing.
All levels and abilities welcomed!

Arts Development in the press

We are famous!

Clink on this link to go to an article on the STV News website,  highlighting Arts Developments recent work in Aberdeen’s twin city of Regensburg, Germany.





Due to inclement weather we have the taken the decision to cancel our jewellery class this evening (6.30-8.30pm) and also the jewellery daytime class tomorrow (10-12 noon). A replacement class for the evening session will now take place on Wed 27 March 6.30-8.30pm and the daytime class is rescheduled for Thurs 28 Mar 10-12 noon.

Arts Development would like to apologise for any inconvenience casued.