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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!

Class Bookings Now being Taken

Life drawing class, held at Ruthrieston Community Centre, run by Arts Development.

Mondays 23 April- 25 June, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Residents price £100, non residents price £110

Come along to this informative class and learn how to draw the human body. Using a posed model each week you will be taught the basics of anatomical drawing as well as learning how to capture form, tone and shape of the figure using a variety of material. The class is held in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere, led by a knowledgeable tutor.

To book call arts development on 01224 814740

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!

Free creative art sessions for young people at the Aberdeen Art Gallery

Free workshops for young people at the Aberdeen Art Gallery, full press release below-

Young people from across the North-east are being invited to explore the art of portraiture during the October holiday at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.

These free creative sessions for young people aged 14 – 19 years-old are inspired by the upcoming BP Portrait Award and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics.

The BP Portrait Award goes on show at Aberdeen Art Gallery from Saturday 12 November 2011 until Saturday 21 January 2012. Continue reading

Our Story Exhibition – Open Now

‘Our Story’ Exhibition now open at the Aberdeen Art Gallery (Studio Workshop).

‘Our Story’ was an innovative year long multi-arts project. The project was delivered over two stages. Firstly the presentation of ‘Our World’, a community participation collaboration with the Aberdeen International Youth Festival Parade, the second stage is end of project exhibition atAberdeenArtGallery. Continue reading

Free Art Activities at the Aberdeen Art Gallery – book now!

Arts Development
Our Story Exhibition Programme, May – June 2011

All activities are free and will be held in Aberdeen Art Gallery Studio Workshop.

Places are limited, please book activities in advance (unless otherwise stated) by contacting Arts Development on Tel: 01224 523640

Family Art Workshop ‘Make a Mini Me’.
Saturday 7 May,
Book on one of the four sessions,
Mornings 10.30 – 11.30 or 11.45 – 12:45 
Afternoons 1.15 – 2.15 or 2.30 – 3.30pm
Join in with this fun, family friendly activity to create and decorate your own Mini Munny figure, personalised with different accessories and paints.
Workshop suitable for children ages 6 years and over must be accompanied by an adult. Continue reading

New Programme April – June 2011

The new Arts Development is available for download again. You can down load it from the  Aberdeen City Council page or download PDF version directly from here Large file (8mb) or small file (1.5mb) .

New Programme 2011

Programme will be available for download again by the end of March. apologies for any inconvenience.

The new Arts Development workshop programme is now online for download.

Download from the Aberdeen City Council’s Arts Development page

or alternatively  download direct  in  PDF format from either of the follow links – Small version (1.8mb) or High Quality version (9mb).