Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Lino Printmaking Course

lino print image "Stitches"  by Aine Scannell (FDPW)

Location: Falkirk Campus, Falkirk


Start date: 13 Sep 2011 End date: 4 Oct 2011

Tutor:  Catherine King

Day: Tuesday

Start time: 18.00

End time: 21.00

Cost: £90 (includes all materials )

Tuesday evenings for initially 4 evenings.
It is hoped that Forth Valley college might be able to offer an 8 week follow on if there is enough interest) 
Tutor Catherine king says "I hope to cover more than basic techniques, (multiple plate, wax resist and and caustics) but the course would be suitable for beginners also".

The cost will be £90 to include all materials (perhaps you might want particular paper which you’d have top pay for) and of course,  use  of  all equipment.

To enrol by phone contact Falkirk college evening class enrolments on 01324 403000

If you would like  any further information contact tutor FDPW printmaker : 

Catherine King at catherine.king@fsmail.net

Monday, 29 August 2011

Perth Open Studios - up Milnathort way


Once Jane had returned from holidaying in Norway recently  (where she used to live for a  few years) she made it her business to immediately commence  working at FDPW,  on relief prints in preparation for the Perth Visual Artists Open Studios. Lots of experimentation starting with shells and then moving on to boats.  Her studio is in Milnathort.


Thora has been working on relief prints and woodcuts in the past few months but will no doubt also  have paintings on show.  I cant help but suspect that 'feline beings' may well feature in her imagery.

To see the details as regards
opening hours and directions      
please go to
Thora's page on the Perth Open Studios website

Thoras website

Jane Matthews
To see the precise details  re. opening hours as well as directions please go to 
 Jane Matthews page on the Perth Open Studios website

you can also contact Jane by email: matthews.well@gmail.com

Friday, 26 August 2011

Sketchbook course at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

FDPW member Chrissie Heughan will be teaching a course starting in October.
Here are the details:

Working with a Sketchbook 

Saturday mornings, 17 September to 22 October, 10am-1pm 

6 weeks
  £120   All materials included

Carrying your sketchbook with you is the only way to ensure that you never forget a great idea you have encountered, or miss the chance of recording your thoughts or recollections which can be left as a record for later reference and for further exploration. Getting the best from your sketchbook is exactly what this course is designed to encourage and motivate.

Each Saturday students will meet at a different venue with tutor, Chrissie Heughan, and be given the tools to work with confidence in a range of media.

These six Saturday mornings will help you to:

1. Record a variety of visual stimuli

2. Select and edit your own personal viewpoints

3. Find materials sympathetic to suit your creativity

Location, theme and suggestions: 

We will end each session with an informal chat and ideas for further development over tea/coffee. Locations can include places such as: Museum of Childhood, Royal Botanical Gardens, Gallery of Modern Art, Gorgie City Farm, Surgeons' Hall, Forth Rail Bridge and Butterfly & Insect World.

Book your place

Bookings can be made online, by phone, in person or by e-mail.
 10% discount applies for concessions.
VAT is included on all course prices at the current rate.
Course prices include the cost of materials.

image by Carolyn Saxby

  Courses are for adults aged 16 and over. 
ESW reserves the right to change any aspect of the courses. 
Cancellation procedures are on the website.

For full booking information and conditions please visit

Monday, 22 August 2011

Perth Open Studios - up Crook of Devon way

Perth Open Studios has come around again and as referred to  in the previous post ......several  FDPW  members will be opening up their studios, sheds and shacks to the general public so its a good opportunity to finally get around to visiting.
First to mention is 'our Angela'  (aka Angela Heidemann) who is sharing her spot with a couple of her arty friends namely Karen Heriot (Jewellry) and Sylvia Breslin (Photography).  They will be located at "Eidon" which is located  in the Crook of Devon.



For full details on Angela set-up within Perth Open Studios  i.e. how to get there, when her studio is open  and the times you can be received see Angela Heidemanns page on the Perth Open studios website

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Warming up for Open studios (Perth Open Studios)

Me saying that some of the girls at the print workshop are 'warming up' for their open studios is a bit of a laugh really -  as in actual fact,  they are really working hard at getting prints finished and prepping artworks for their individual open studio events.  Thora Clyne  has been working on a lovely reduction lino print of a cat and a fish ...............its a good size about 45 x 45 cm I would estimate.  Heres a photo of the plate that I got Colin Beaumont to take with his mobile phone a couple of weeks ago.  She was still working away on it today.  Colin couldnt manage to get to the print workshop today because of flooding near his house or something along those lines ...we missed his company.