We hope you will take time to explore the routes, meet the artists, learn about their practice and engage with the demonstrations, workshops and additional events being offered throughout the course of the nine day event.
Look out for the Extra Events symbol on artist pages will full details also listed on each page.
Mosaic & Felting Workshops
with Rachel Davies & Gwen Dean
Throughout FVAB | Venue 3 | Blue Route
We will be running various workshops again this year so come and have a go at making a mosaic, felting or both! No experience is necessary. These sessions were very popular last year. Space is limited so advance booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. The following workshops will be available. Cost covers both materials and instruction.
Mosaic pendant (1 hour) £10
Make your own unique piece of wearable art. Wide selection of glass, beads and bits of slate to choose from.
Slate mosaic workshop (2 hours) £20
Learn how to use slate and glass together to create your own mini artwork.
Make a mosaic pot stand (1 hour) £7.50 (ideal for children)
Choose from a range of glass tiles to create a square pot stand. No cutting necessary but tools are available should you wish to cut the tiles.
Felted painting workshop (2 hours) £20
Create your own felted painting using both needle felting and wet felting techniques.
Felted soap workshop (1 hour) £7.50
Make your own felted soap using a wet felting technique.
To arrange a mosaic workshop contact Rachel on 07475 880664. To arrange a felting workshop contact Gwen on 07758 230384.
“TEN” Creative Network Event with G.O.S.S.I.P. Collective
Saturday 8th June, 7-9pm | Venue 24 | Pink Route
Contemporary Art | Pop-up exhibition | Music | Spoken Word | Film | Refreshments
‘TEN’ is this years special celebratory event, definitely not to be missed!
A chance to party and to meet up with other creatives; socialise, connect, make friends, build contacts, share information, be inspired, discover new possibilities for your practise… or simply enjoy the wonderful entertainment!
If you would like to be involved in presenting or exhibiting at this event please send us an email with subject heading ‘TEN’ https://gossip[email protected] – Free (Ticketed) event. All welcome!
Talks & Demonstrations in Mosaic Making, Glass Cutting & Canal Art with JudyJamJar
Throughout FVAB | Venue 39 | Pink route
During open studios the artists will be available to talk about their work and there will be ongoing demonstrations of mosaic making and/or glass cutting and/or canal art daily.
This is a working mosaic studio for JudyJamJar who runs regular one day ‘Introduction to Mosaics’ workshops, please see Facebook for details.
Come and try a mini paint & sip with Fiona van Baardwijk
Throughout FVAB | Venue 9 | Blue route
Painting your own wee heilan coo or birthday flower! Take away a completed A4 canvas and have a little Prosecco or cuppa on the side, with full instruction provided.
Spaces will be limited so feel free to book ahead on 07896 362902 or on [email protected] There will be a charge of £10 including all materials and refreshment.
Printmaking, Nuno Felting & Jewellery Demonstrations
Venue 34 | Pink route
For three days the group will be having demonstrations/ workshops/have a go events in the garden gazebo at 11am and 2.30pm.
On Monday Ros will be demonstrating simple printmaking techniques and inviting visitors to have a go.
On Tuesday, Mike will do a demonstration in the morning and run a workshop in the afternoon, inviting participants, for a modest charge to make a silver ring or copper earrings. Tricia will be demonstrating Nuno Felting. Unfortunately, for practical reasons it will not be possible for visitors to participate in this activity.
Machine Embroidery & Sewing Mini Workshops with Karen Ellis Sowerby
Venue 13 | Blue route
Karen will be holding morning mini workshops throughout her open studios. 10am-11.30am. You will have an opportunity to create an image using free motion machine embroidery and sew onto naturally dyed fabric.
For information and to book, Email: [email protected] Tel: 07508 810821
Weaving with natural materials
Talks, Workshops, Yurts, and award-winning cuisine… at West Moss-side
Throughout FVAB | Venue 35 | Pink route
Each day, two or three of the artists will be available to talk about their work and there will be a demonstration of weaving with natural materials.
West Moss-side is also the home of Trossachs Yurts which are located on a walkway and amongst woodland close by. You are welcome to take a wander. The organic farm has rare breed Shetland cattle and there will be calves to admire. Bring suitable footwear to fully enjoy your visit. A warm welcome awaits with light refreshments and home baking. Why not make one of the yurts your base and spend the week touring Forth Valley Art Beat studios.
Award winning chef Andrew Barrowcliffe of A Moveable Feast will be serving lunches at the weekends. Very local, very delicious.
Sewing Workshops & Stash Buster Sale
with Amy Britton
Sat-Thurs 12-4pm|Venue 21|Blue route
Amy will be running FREE sewing workshops in sewing techniques, applique, and patchwork. Make your own tweed purse or glasses case. Suitable for all ages from 5.
Stash Buster Sale – Old stocks of tweed and tartan being sold off. Huge assortment being cleared out.
If times do not suit, please call and arrange by appointment.
See website for full details: www.amybritton.co.uk
Drawing Horses Workshop with Diana Hand
8th June, 10am to 4pm | £45
Gargunnock Community Centre
Diana will demonstrate the “three stage” process of building an equestrian drawing, as outlined in her book “Draw Horses in 15 Minutes” (Ilex/ Octopus 2015) This will provide you with a basic framework, and you then have the rest of the day to work from your own ideas and images, or to gain inspiration from her library of books and photographs.
This class is suitable for all artists from complete beginners to those with more experience and is a great chance to share your love of drawing and of horses.
The workshop will take place between 10 am to 4 pm in the Gargunnock Community Centre, near Stirling. Gargunnock is a beautiful rural location looking out across the Forth Vallery towards the Highlands in the north. Our studio space for the day is a perfect space lit by large skylights and open to the adjacent garden area if weather conditions are right.
There are 10 spaces for the class, and the cost of the day is £45 payable in advance. For more information visit https://dianahand.com/drawinghorses-workshops/
Glass Fusing & Hand Loom Weaving Workshops with Justine Bainbridge
Venue 28 | Pink route
Glass Fusing Workshops: Due to the overwhelming popularity of my glass fusing workshops last year, I’ll be offering these every open day during FVAB 2019. All materials, safety equipment, and firing of yourpiece included. Booking is essential.
For further details please call 07484664078, email [email protected], or message me at www.facebook.com/justinebainbridgeart
Miniature Hand Loom Weaving Workshops: A fun and easy workshop for all ages. No experience is necessary to make these dinky wee weavings. Turn them into a wall hanging, a dolls house rug, or use them as elements in larger textile projects! All materials will be provided, including wools and yarns, straws, glass beads, light refreshments, and friendly banter around the big table in the seascape sunroom. Again, a popular event so booking is essential.
For further details please call 07484 664078, email justinebainbridge@gmai l .com, or message me at www. facebook.com/justinebainbridgeart
Creative Classes with Dawn McLaren
Venue 50 | Green route
Creative additional classes will be run from the start of the creative week and into the summer. Call for enquiries and prices.
Linocut Workshop with Christine McIver
Mon 10th + Tues 11th June | Venue 20 | Blue route | £35
Recently liberated Art teacher, Christine, will be running a linocut workshop from her studio on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th from 1.30pm until 4.30pm., with a 20 minute tea break. These sessions will be for grown ups only; due to the nature of the tools involved.
It will be a two part event; day one will include an introduction to materials and using tools, followed by drawing up, and transferring an image onto the lino. Day two will be spent learning how to cut and print a simple image; overlaying more than one colour from the same block. If you are taking part you might like to bring an image which you find inspiring or just interesting.
Linocut is a relief printing technique, and in its simplest form is very straightforward. The aim of this course is to explore the possibilities of the medium, while keeping it simple.
The cost will be £35.00 for the two afternoons (all materials will be provided). A maximum of four spaces are available.
Please phone 07906 518086 to book ahead.
Soap + Glass Workshops with Emma FitzGerald
Venue 19 | Blue route
Emma will be running a number of events and workshops working with soap and glass.
Check the website for details:
Demonstrations with alcohol inks, and collage work
Sat 8th + Sat 15th June | Venue 52 | Yellow route
derenz will give a 20 minute demonstration at above times on ways to work with alcohol inks to produce colourful, inventive images on ceramic tile and other surfaces. Come and watch derenz create with this versatile medium.
Collage with visitor participation will also place throughout the period that Studio 12 is open. Come and have fun creating our visitor collage which will be posted on the Marcelle House Facebook page as it progresses.
Demonstrations in Basketry + Rag Rug Techniques with Camphill Blair Drummond
Sat 8th + Sun 9th June | Venue 27 | Pink route
During the exhibition at Camphill we will be available to demonstrate basketry or rag rug techniques – all welcome to come and have a go – and possibly lino cuts as well as answer questions on other crafts.
There is a possibility we will be able to have tours round parts of castle and garden, and this will be confirmed closer to the dates. However as the exhibition is in the castle this year we will be able to point out a few features anyway.
Elaine Petrie | ‘Make a Ring’ Workshop
10th, 12th, 13th June|£40|Venue 48|Green route
Join Elaine Petrie for an informal Make a Ring Workshop in her
Each half-day workshop lasts 3 hours and is designed for a maximum of 4 people to make sure you get lots of personal attention.
The cost of the workshop is £40 per person which includes access to the silver and tools you will require. (Additional materials may be purchased for larger projects.) Tea/coffee is also provided.
For further information and to reserve a place, call Elaine Petrie on 07974 423023 or email [email protected]
Pam McGibbon | ‘Mend your old beads or broken jewellery’
Throughout FVAB | Venue 17 | Blue route
Bring your old beads and broken jewellery and Pam will show you how to mend them or restring them.
Learn how to make earrings to complement your mended jewellery!
Iona Leishman Demonstrations + Workshop
Painting Demonstrations – Sat 8th June + Thurs 13th June, 11-12
Venue 25 | Pink route
On Saturday 8 June at 11am I’ll be demonstrating how I start work on a painting, so if you’d like to come along for an hour to see how I do it, please do.
Additional demonstration times include Thursday 13 June 11-12pm.
Each event in my small studio is for max 6 people only, so please email me at [email protected] to reserve your space.
Creative Flow Workshop at Lecropt Kirk Hall, Bridge of Allan FK9 4NB
Sat 15th June, 10am-4pm | £90
A chance to let mix paint and let it flow without judgement or desired outcome. This way images are allowed to emerge. It’s an expansive way to create.
All materials provided. Cost £90. £45 deposit reserves your place. Please call 07773 347780 to book or email [email protected]
Embroidery demonstrations with Jane Lindsey
Throughout FVAB | Venue 42 | Pink route
Jane will be demonstrating freehand machine embroidery during her open studio throughout FVAB.
Flanders Moss Outdoor Artworks
Afternoons, both weekends | Venue 38 | Pink route
Follow the nature reserve blog to find out details of their exhibition with local artists interpreting the wildlife and landscape of Flanders Moss. Staff will be on-site during weekend afternoons to answer questions and provide information to visitors.
Venue 2 | Blue route | Live Music
Denada will host live music on both weekends with performances of a few songs whilst visitors view the artworks.