A crafty way to show­case re­gion’s art work­shops

Event: 11 or­gan­i­sa­tions to open doors

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY KIRSTEN ROBERT­SON

Glass artists in Caith­ness, print­mak­ers in Aberdeen and cre­atives in In­ver­ness will throw open their doors to show­case their work later this month.

A group of 11 arts or­gan­i­sa­tions across the coun­try have been work­ing to­gether over the last year un­der the ban­ner of Scot­land’s Work­shops.

They in­clude the High­land Print Stu­dio in In­ver­ness, North Lands in Caith­ness and Pea­cock Vis­ual Arts in Aberdeen.

The up­com­ing in­au­gu­ral week-long cel­e­bra­tion fea­tures a se­ries of events seek­ing to draw at­ten­tion to lo­cal artists.

This month at Pea­cock Vis­ual Arts, Si­mon Yuill will in­vite the pub­lic to an ex­hi­bi­tion all about the Raik Road area in Aberdeen, and its devel­op­ment since the end of the Ice Age.

In In­ver­ness, High­land Print Stu­dio will host a week­end course on a range of tech­niques for mak­ing col­lo­graph plates.

And North Lands in the vil­lage of Lyb­ster, in Caith­ness, will be host­ing a glass work­shop as well as fam­ily-friendly events.

North Lands cre­ative di­rec­tor Karen Philips said: “Glass is a won­der­ful, tac­tile medium and our cal­en­dar of events in Novem­ber will al­low peo­ple to ex­pe­ri­ence first-hand what an ex­cit­ing ma­te­rial it is to work with.

“North Lands Cre­ative has a rep­u­ta­tion world­wide as Europe’s lead­ing cen­tre of ex­cel­lence for artis­tic glass ed­u­ca­tion, and we are thrilled to have the op­por­tu­nity to show­case this to the Caith­ness com­mu­nity.”

All of Scot­land’s Work­shops are part of Cre­ative Scot­land’s port­fo­lio of or­gan­i­sa­tions which reg­u­larly re­ceive fund­ing.

Amanda Catto, head of arts at Cre­ative Scot­land, added: “With ex­pert staff on hand and ac­cess to spe­cial­ist tools and equip­ment, they wel­come and sup­port ev­ery­body on their cre­ative jour­ney, from ex­pe­ri­enced artists through to ab­so­lute be­gin­ners.”

Work­shops Week will run from Novem­ber 16-23.

EX­CEL­LENCE: Ian Pear­son work­ing at North Lands Cre­ative Glass Stu­dio

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