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.
Made in Stirling
‘Picture the Possible’ photo tour with Janie Meikle Bland
Tues 13th June, 6-8pm
‘Crafting table’ making your own designer tote with Staci Rowlison
Sat 17th June, 6-8pm
Enjoy an engaging photo tour of the public art treasures of Stirling with ‘Picture the Possible’ photographer, Janie Meikle Bland.
Open to all levels, Janie will be your guide for this two-hour summers evening event. This is a great opportunity for locals and those from farther afield to learn about the artistic side of Stirlings’ civic heritage while at the same time adding to your own portfolio, with Janie’s expertise on hand to help guide you.
The evening will fi nish with a complimentary glass of wine at Made In Stirling with a sharing session and special prize for best picture: The lucky winner will have the chance to have their work exhibited in Made In Stirling.
Local illustrator and designer Staci Rowlison is to host the second exciting experience at Made In Stirling during the Art Beat Week with an opportunity to work with one of our favourite artists. Stacis’ graphic designs have been sought out by clients such as T in the Park, Visit Scotland and 442 Design. Open to all who have a keen interest in illustration, Staci will head up our Made in Stirling ‘crafting table’ for this two hour event. She will help you with her ‘superlectric’ skills turning one of your favourite photos into a ready-made graphic. This creative social session will allow you to choose your own theme, a favourite person or animal? And then transfer that idea onto your own take away designer tote!
This will also be a very rare opportunity to quiz Staci on all things graphic, illustration tips and printmaking techniques, over a glass of wine and nibbles.
10 places available on both events, tickets £15. Contact [email protected] to book. Includes a complimentary glass of wine, nibbles and all totes and arts materials are provided.
Art Workshop with Lesley McDermott
Sat 10th June, 2-3pm | Venue 29
An adult ‘Taster’ session:
Explore using a range of materials and try out some expressive techniques such as collage or monoprinting. Be prepared to get messy!
Free, booking required. Email: [email protected]
MacKintosh Artist in Residence
Sat 1oth June 7-9pm – Opening
Thurs 15th June 7-9pm – Artist Talk
June 10th, Saturday 7-9pm, Opening. This is an evening event to kick off the exciting week of Art Beat.
Come and see the work, talk to all the artists, and have a chance to hear about the other events during the week.
June 15th, Thursday 7-9pm, Artist Talk. Come hear MacKintosh talk about the inspiration behind her current series, the issues it is addressing and what is coming next.
Date TBD, Day seminar about Artist in Residence in a Church. Come here from different artist working in churches about the what role they play within a church, and what their future goals are for creativity with in churches.
Demonstrations at the Tolbooth
Sat 1oth June 2 + 3pm – Catherine King
Sat 17th June 2 + 3pm – Lesley Ann Derks
Venue 30 / 31
Catherine King will demonstrate drawing in response to live tango dance performed by fabulous Stirling based Tango teachers Ariel and Alenka Jalen of Yirajie Tango.
Lesley Anne Derks will demonstrate how she uses pastels in her work. Her demonstration will cover different pastels, papers as well as pastel application, overlaying colours and blending.
Miniature Hand Loom Weavings Workshop
Sundays 11th and 18th June 1-3pm
Justine Bainbridge shows you how to make miniature hand loom weavings. These dinky wee things can be made into little wall hangings, dolls house rugs or even a piece of textile body adornment! A fun and easy workshop for all skill levels and all materials necessary (including straws, wools & yarn, beads, light refreshments, and friendly banter!) will be provided.
To book a place, call 07399 5 63427 or email [email protected]
Tutored Drawing Session
Sunday 11th June 2pm
An hour long tutored session from Mary Dove in drawing using charcoal and rubbed chalk.
All materials supplied, including references.
This is suitable for all age groups. Your opportunity to get creative!
Jewellery Workshops & Demonstrations
Jo Pudelko, Venue 11
Opening Event: Sat 10th June 7-9pm
Join Jo Pudelko in her studio to kick off a week of Forth Valley Art Beat! See the range of work produced in her Dunblane studio and a small exhibition of student’s work from the Central Scotland School of Jewellery.
Demonstrations: 12th/16th June 12noon
Join contemporary jeweller Jo Pudelko in her studio and learn how to use a jeweller’s saw to pierce out your own brass charm to take away. Ages 16+
Elaine Petrie, Venue 59
‘Make a Ring’ Workshop: Weds 7th June 2-5pm
Provided by Antonine Silver Jewellery, at a special rate for Art Beat Week – £30 – materials provided.
Tea/coffee provided. Other dates and workshop projects available on request, please email: [email protected]
Pam McGibbon: Venue 19
Jewellery Demo | Various times
Visitors may be shown how to make earrings or other jewellery and then they can make their own from the hundreds of beads on show.
Introduction to Marbling Workshops
Fri 16th and Sat 17th June 12-2.30pm
Christine McIver will explain the basic technique and materials used, along with a demonstration. This will be followed by an opportunity for participants to create their own beautiful papers.
Marbling is a very relaxing experience and in some parts of the east is used as much for it’s therapeutic value as it’s visual impact. So if you need somewhere to recharge your batteries in between studio visits, this is for you.
Space will be limited to four people per session, so please phone to book a place. The price is £4.00 per person, to cover the cost of materials, all of which will be provided.
Ann Maitland ‘have a go’ session
Everyday during FVAB
We will be running a ‘have a go’ session every day where you can create a small hanging using a prefi red blank. You make….we fire and post it…..you display it for years to come! A bargain at £10 a piece!
Willow basket making & weaving with natural materials
Garden Gallery, Venues 41 / 42
Open country garden, in conjunction with Scotland’s Garden scheme, as well as demonstrations of willow basket making during the weekends and most mid-week days.
Weather permitting, during the weekends, there will also be teas available and creative workshops for kids using natural materials from the garden.
West Mossside, Venue 45
Each day, at West Mossside, two or three of the artists will be available to talk about their work and demonstration of weaving with natural materials will be on the go.
Camphill Blair Drummond, Venue 54
Camphill Blair Drummond will be working on a couple of projects while open on 10th and 11th including basket and rag rug making. Visitors are welcome to ask questions and even try out if it is not too busy.
For the week of FVAB the boardwalk path has been turned into an outdoor gallery with works of art exhibited around the site. For both weekends of the Open Studio week Flanders Moss NNR wardens will be on- site to talk to visitors, explain aspects of the nature reserve and answer any questions.
Wood Craft Demonstrations
12th, 14th, 16th June 10am-12noon
The Wee Crafters are running three demonstrations of some of the skills of their members:
12 June: Wood carving
14 June: Wood turning
16 June: Wood crafts
‘Tell Your Story of the Union and Forth & Clyde Canal’
A chance to tell you story about your experiences of growing up alongside the waterways. We are documenting stories to go into our book about the Union and Forth and Clyde canals as well as the history of the Seagull Trust Charity up to the completion of the Boathouse extension. We want to know about the people, the boats, the memories and experiences, old photographs etc.
There will be colouring in sheets for kids which are related to Seagull Trust boats, and the iconic landmarks on the canal. Visitors will be invited to be creative by having a shot with some paint on a canvas. It could get messy.
Artists working in their spaces…
Venue 9 | Blue route
Laura Gill will be be working every day at the Riverside venue during opening hours and visitors are most welcome to watch, ask questions and discuss mediums and techniques.
Venue 10 | Blue route
On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th Fiona van Baardwijk will have some work on the easel, feel free to come along anytime to have some coffee and home baking, and see the artworks being created.
Venue 38 | Pink route
Demonstrations of various aspects of their craft by April, Ros and Michael will occur at various times during the event. Check the A-board at the entrance to Bridgend for what’s on and when.
Venue 40 | Pink route
There will be daily ongoing mosaic making demonstrations in this working studio from Judy Reed, Lynne Schroder and Chris Brodie.