Aberdeen Artist Society Exhibition Parallel Programme

The Northern Arts Club is delighted to be collaborating with the Aberdeen Artists Society in hosting four exciting artist lead workshops.




Workshop Title

Collaborative Abstract Painting and Drawing

Lead Artist - Ursula J Mathers


Date and time

Saturday 7 May 2022, from 3.30pm to 5pm


Venue

The Northern Arts Club, 8 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen, AB11 6DJ


Open to

10 young participants aged between 14 and 16 years old


Cost

£15 including some materials – Large sheets of paper, pastels, charcoal


Outline

Participants will explore the theme of Abstract Painting. The session will include the participants observing different aspects of abstract paintings and discussing what they feel and think. They will also make creative responses by exploring mark-making and colour.


Two collaborative drawings will be created on the floor using a large roll of paper, permitting people to work together and draw with large gestures.

At the end a short discussion will take place about the process and the outcomes of the creativity


Please bring

A sketchbook and/or paper and a mark-making tool (pen, pencil, crayon, marker etc.)


 


Workshop Title

Pattern and Colour

Lead Artist - Toni Harrower


Date and time

Sunday 8 May 2022, from 2pm to 4pm


Venue

The Northern Arts Club, 8 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen, AB11 6DJ


Open to

10 participants over the age of 16 years


Cost

£15 including some materials


Outline

Using colour, pattern and systems to explore the everyday object of envelopes. The inside design can be a starting point for creating or be the work itself.


Participate in a colour selection exercise using Toni Harrower’s own colour coded alphabet system.


Create a drawing using an envelope design of your choice with pens, pencils, oil pastels or water-based paints.


Please bring

Any inspirational envelopes and any mark-making implements – e.g. pens/crayons. These are optional as the artist will provide a selection of materials.



 



Workshop Title

Paper-cutting

Lead Artist - Anna Sharon


Date and time

Thursday 12 May 2022, from 7pm to 9pm


Venue

The Northern Arts Club, 8 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen, AB11 6DJ


Open to

10 participants over the age of 16 years


Cost

£15 including all materials


Outline

Over the course of two hours you will look at different paper cutting and weaving techniques. At the end of the session you will have an A4 or A3 piece to take home to frame.


Please bring

All materials will be supplied but participants are welcome to bring any resources for their inspiration.


 



Workshop Title

Rag and Bone China

Lead Artist - Kevin A Morris


Date and time

Saturday 14 May 2022, from 4pm to 6pm


Venue

The Northern Arts Club, 8 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen, AB11 6DJ


Open to

10 participants over the age of 14 years


Cost

£15 including some materials and firing


Outline

Breathe new life into your old ceramics! Find out how to use ceramic decals and transfers to spruce up your favourite pottery.


Please bring

Your old mugs, plates and other ceramic objects – or choose from a selection of second hand finds – and transform them using a combination of found and gathered imagery printed onto special ceramic decals. Kevin will then fire your rejuvenated objects ready for collection from his studio at Deemouth Artists Studios.


 

Terms and conditions for all workshops:

Booking and Payment


Please email the AAS at admin@aberdeenartistssociety.co.uk with any queries or to book a place on a course. Applicants will be sent the AAS bank account details to which payment must be made by direct bank transfer. Payment must be received earlier than 2 days before the workshop date – any non-receipt by this time will allow the AAS to reallocate the booking to someone on a waiting list.


Health and Safety

Current Covid-19 prevention rules must be followed – including hand sanitising and the wearing of masks in an indoor setting. No smoking or consumption of alcohol is allowed on the premises. Kitchen and toilet facilities are available.


Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. (There is a sitting area available on the floor below the studio.)


Cancellation

If you are unable to attend for any reason, please advise the AAS at admin@aberdeenartistssociety.co.uk as quickly as possible. The AAS may be able to reallocate the place and refund the fee. If the workshop is cancelled by the AAS, the applicants will be advised as quickly as possible and the full cost of the workshop will be refunded immediately on the receipt of the applicants’ bank details.









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