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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!

Creative Communities Project

Creative Communities is Arts Development, Aberdeen City Council’s programme of art projects/events/workshops in the cities regeneration areas and is funded by the Fairer Scotland Fund.  From October 2012 to April 2013 there will be a host of imaginative and inspiring creative opportunities for residents of all ages from the cities 7 regeneration areas;

Each area will be allocated a lead artist

Each project will run over 4 weeks.

Each areas project will culminate in a fun community event.

The projects are for residents of all ages from the cities Regeneration areas, and the programme offers opportunities to be involved in many different art forms.  While you may find it most convenient to attend workshops/events in your area we encourage and welcome cross over between areas and all sessions can be attended by residents from other regeneration areas.

Projects will happen in:

Tillydrone

Northfield & CummingsPark

Torry

Woodside

Middlefield

Seaton

 

Each area will have a launch day which will take place a week before the project starts, this will take the form of an ice-cream van/ pop up art workshops.  Get your free ice cream or tea/coffee if a chilly day and learn about the project that is happening is happening in the area.

Listen out for the ice-cream van in your area!

Creative Communities’ goes digitalAlong side the programme of workshops, the creative communities’ project will have an online presence, keeping you up to date with latest developments, offering inspiration and assigning online arts projects for you to get involved with.

Check us out at:

Face book: https://www.facebook.com/creativecommunitiesaberdeen

Twitter: www.twitter.com/CC_Abdn

Blog: www.creativecommunitiesaberdeen.blogspot.co.uk

For further information please contact Margaret Stewart, Community Arts Officer on 01224 814740 or mstewart@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Arts CLub Looking for new members!

The Bon Accord Arts club meets on Wednesdays from 10am – 12 noon, the group work on their own artistic practice and have tuition from an artist once a month. Open to all ages and abilities. If your are interested in joining, get in touch on the below details.

Northern Arts Club
8 Bon Accord Square
Telephone 01224 586928

Temporary Art School, exciting new project taking place in Aberdeen

Temporary Art School is a one month live project happening throughout the city of Aberdeen in March 2012. A group of people living and working in both Aberdeen and Glasgow have come together to put on classes and workshops which experiment with what an art school can be and continue in a long tradition of self-organised education.The school is free and no previous experience of art education or training is required. To find out how to get involved and for details of our programme visit:

http://www.temporaryartschool.co.uk/


The project will be documented and shown at The Pipe Factory as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012.

Handmade Christmas Workshop

Handmade Christmas Workshops

Join us for a handmade Christmas........

Join the Arts Development team to get creative this Christmas!Our friendly tutors will guide you through all you need to know to make some fabulous and totally unique seasonal essentials. Classes suitable for all levels and abilities, all materials provided.

Classes held at The Gordon Highlanders Musuem.
… Saturdays 12 noon- 3.30 pm, £25 per class
To book a place call the Arts Development team on 01224 814740

Sat 19 November: Create a Seasonal Stocking
Make a unique Christmas stocking to your own design. It would make a great addition to any home/fireplace or ideal as a gift!

Highlights From Our New Programme

A couple of upcoming workshops we would like to highlight –

Tiny Titans at The Gordon Highlanders Museum

Looking for something to do with the little ones this summer? Parents and children are invited to come along to these special taster sessions aimed at the under 5’s. Children will be encouraged to be playful and use their imaginations. During this class our artist will guide you and your child through various creative processes to make fabulous artworks together. This class will be held in a safe and friendly environment. Please note that adults must stay with children at all times.

Fridays, 10 and 24 June
11.00am -12.00noon
£25 for 2 sessions (price for one adult and one child)

Drawing and Painting Techniques Taster sessions at Dyce

Wednesdays, 4 – 25 May
10am – 12noon
£55 for 4 sessions (ILA approved)
Join these taster sessions where you will have the chance to explore a different drawing and painting technique each week. This class is ideal for beginners, as full guidance will be given and is equally suitable for those who want to add some exciting new techniques to their repertoire. Techniques will include charcoal lift and pen and ink. No experience necessary.

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Holocaust Memorial Day

 

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Arts Development Team delivered an open workshop at the shop unit which was formerly The Pier, on Belmont Street. This event was open to the public to contribute or just to have a look at the work in progress. The art tutor’s worked with selected Primary 7 pupils from School’s across the City on the completion of a banner which was started in the School’s last Continue reading

New Programme Jan – Mar 2011

Cover of Programme 2011

Our new programme for January to March 2011 is now out at the normal distribution points and available for download by clicking here. To view you will need a PDF viewer (Adobe Reader). The file is approx 12 MB so it will take up to a minute to load depending on your connection speed.