Artist Events

Katherine Cowtan & Sheila Patrick

Demonstration | Studio 8

Willow Basket Making with Sheila Patrick
& Handloom Weaving Demonstrations with Katherine Cowtan:
Throughout FVAB

Weather permitting Sheila will give on-going willow basket making demos. Numbers permitting there may also be handweaving demos on Katherine's compu-dobby floor loom

Diana Hand

Workshop | Studio 13

Class/Workshop 'The Art of Drawing Horses':
Gargunnock Community Centre on Saturday, 11th June, 10am-4pm | £55.00

Diana has taken great pleasure in sharing her artistic journey and experiences with others over the past five years. In 2014 she was commissioned by Ilex Press to write and illustrate “Draw Horses in 15 Minutes”. This book includes an emphasis on spontaneous drawing as a starting point and shows how to develop both the accuracy and the linear and tonal qualities of the drawing without losing that initial burst of feeling.

In the workshop students will begin by free mark-making with charcoal, and then continue by using imagination or favourite personal imagery to develop expressive drawings. Many people in Diana's classes have experienced a revelation as they realise perhaps for the first time ever that they really are able to draw and in the process to express their love of horses. Details of the workshop can be found in the Artbeat brochure and at

Libby Yule

Demonstration | Studio 14

Gelatine Mono Printing Demonstrations:
Sunday 12th June 2pm
Tuesday 14th June 2pm
Friday 17th June 2pm

Libby will demonstrate mono printing in her studio. Showing how she creates interesting images on paper using plant life from the fields, garden and hedgerows. The demonstration to show the technique and taking the prints from the gelatine plate will be of approximately 30 minutes.

West Moss-side

Demonstration | Studio 15

Weaving & Rope Making Demonstrations:
Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th 10.30am - 12.30pm

Kate Sankey will demonstrate weaving using materials collected from the farm (willow and field rush)and from Flanders Moss (star moss, purple moor grass,cotton grass and birch). She will tell the stories of their use in the past - rope making from cordage, bee skep making, baskets, fedging, fencing and garden structures. Try your hand at twisting star moss into cordage, braiding using field rush or a simple tension basket with willow. The demonstrations will take place

Quinta Essenza

Workshop | Studio 21

Introduction to Jewellery Making Workshop with Roberta Pederzoli:
Weds 15th and Thurs 16th June, 10am to 12pm | £30

Ever thought of realising your full artistic potential? Why not join a jewellery class to develop your creative skills and spend a relaxing and enjoyable time!

You will be introduced to basic jewellery skills such as sawing, filing and hammering and you can bring home a piece of jewellery in brass or copper made by yourself!

Materials and refreshments provided. Spaces will be limited, it is recommended to book in advance by contacting Roberta [email protected] or 07393 476958.

Central School of Jewellery & Central School of Craft (Scotland)

Talk | Studio 22

Artist Talk:
Saturday 11th at 3pm.

Sustainability, Ethical Making and how Craft Businesses can improve their carbon footprint.

Elin Isaksson

Demonstration,Class | Studio 25

Glass Blowing Demonstrations:
Fri 17th June

We aim to hold demonstrations in glass blowing on Friday 17th June.
For more and info and how to book please visit our News page on our website at

Art Collection, University of Stirling

Workshop,Talk | Studio 32

16mm Film Workshop with artist-in-residence Jennifer Wicks
14+15 June 11am-4pm
& Art Collection Tours:
During FVAB - Mon 11am, Weds 11am or 3pm, Fri 11am

Drop in and join us on a two-day 16mm film workshop to create experimental, animated films and soundtracks without a camera.
Using Norman McLaren as a starting point, you will draw, sew or scratch directly onto 16mm film to create a community collaborative 16mm film. The workshop is led by artist Jennifer Wicks, who works across expanded cinema, drawing, film, and sculpture. Jennifer is artist-in-residence at The Art Collection archive, The university of Stirling researching pioneering artist Norman McLaren. During the two days there will also be opportunity to view McLarens’s hand-drawn films. A film will be made collectively, digitised, and shared to all the workshop participants.

Tours - Join the Art Collection for an informal exploration of our current exhibitions at the University of Stirling Pathfoot Building. Free tickets can be found at
Alternatively, private tours can be arranged by emailing [email protected]

Kathleen Morison, Elaine Hill & Rebecca Pankhurst

Demonstration | Studio 33

Raku Firings:
Sat/Sun 18th/19th June, 10-5

If weather permitting & dry, there will be raku firings in the driveway, with an opportunity for visitors to glaze a pot and have it raku fired while they wait. Cost £12 per pot.

Emma FitzGerald

Workshop,Demonstration | Studio 35

Please see our website for details of classes being run during the Art Beat event.

Archie Scott

Demonstration | Studio 38

Rolling Demonstrations in Workshop during FVAB:
My workshop is a working place and there will be work in progress, to see how things are made and the tools/techniques used.

Taffled Threads

Demonstration | Studio 40

Handweaving, Crochet & Felting Demonstrations:

During FVAB daily demonstrations available in handweaving and crochet techniques.
Hands on opportunities available for visitors each day in handweaving, crochet and felting.

The Crochet Hen

Demonstration | Studio 41

Handweaving, Crochet & Felting Demonstrations:

During FVAB daily demonstrations available in handweaving and crochet techniques.
Hands on opportunities available for visitors each day in handweaving, crochet and felting.

Wishing Well

Workshop,Demonstration | Studio 42

Workshops & Demonstrations:
If possible there will be a range of workshops across the time of the event.

Jill Calder - Callendar House

Workshop,Talk | Studio 53

Workshops & Talks at Callendar House during FVAB:
Please contact Callendar House for details of workshops and talks as part of their Jill Calder exhibition.

Kay Devine

Demonstration | Studio 54

Demonstrations in Glass Painting:
Sats 11th & 18th June, 11-11.30am

Kay will hold a 30 minute demonstration on both Saturdays during FVAB from 11:00 am until 11:30 am providing an insight into glass painting and the different techniques and processes.
Come along for a cuppa and find out more.