OUTSPOKEN ARTS SCOTLAND LAUNCHES FREE ONLINE VISUAL ART WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Written by Chris on 11 February 2021
Paisley-based Outspoken Arts Scotland have launched a series of FREE visual art workshops called ART WORKS offering creative learning in the visual arts and aimed at young people, school leavers and emerging artists. The workshops will assist participants with skills gaps, building portfolios and professional development.
Workshops last 2 hours and, due to COVID restrictions, will be conducted via Zoom and hosted by a group of professional visual artists from across Scotland from Monday 16th February until Friday 13th March 2021. Benefits to participants include quality engagement, deep learning and transfer of skills. Art forms covered in the workshops include: photography; clay modelling; drawing; painting; film-making; printing and print making and sculpture. The workshops will provide quality experiences and professional collaborations, with a distinct focus on communities and audiences from within the protected characteristics.
Ilona Dynowski, Visual Arts and Creative Learning Officer, Outspoken Arts Scotland, commented: “We have created these FREE online workshops for young people, emerging artists, school leavers and those wishing you learn a new skill and build a portfolio for further education. We’re working with a team of professional artists to deliver quality workshops. All materials will be provided FREE in advance and we hope that some of the participants go on to collaborate with each other and create their own cohort. We are reaching out to young people across the country to take part in the workshops.”
Details of each workshop:
Photography Workshops with Amanda Lightbody
Photography fundamentals with a twist. This workshop will guide participants on an experimental journey, introducing the creative possibilities of varying photographic processes. Combining old and new techniques, you will focus firstly on analogue and alternative photographic methods, moving on to digital imagery and editing. This is a collaborative workshop which aims to develop, build, share and enhance knowledge and to produce and capture unique images.
Part One – Feb 19th and 20th and Part Two – 5th and 6th March
Clay workshops hosted by Sara Sonas
In this class you will learn the basics of clay modelling with air-drying clay, you will use some basic tools, some of which can be found in the home (cutlery for example). There will be a discussion on basic structure from design to modelling follow-through, so you can get the result that you want from basic materials. This class is a creative challenge and great for those who have a developing interest in sculpture, 3D modelling or ceramics.
Thursday 18th February from 3-5pm; Monday 22nd February 3-5pm; Tuesday 2nd March 3-5pm and Thursday 11th March 3-5pm.
Reuse Art Workshops hosted by Sara Sonas
The ReArt: Reuse for Art workshop gives opportunities for young people to learn about the concept of reusing, discover new ideas and create objects out of discarded materials which hold no function or personal value (such as paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, wood, etc). The works produced will be examples of how trash and street items can be brought back into life, forming unique pieces of art, and at the same time preserving our environment. The ReArt: Reuse for Art workshop gives opportunities for young people to learn about the concept of reusing, discover new ideas and create objects out of discarded materials which hold no function or personal value (such as paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, wood, etc). The works produced will be examples of how trash and street items can be brought back into life, forming unique pieces of art, and at the same time preserving our environment.
Thursday 18th February 11am – 1pm; Monday 22nd February 11am-1pm; Tuesday 2nd March 11am-1pm and Thursday 11th March 11am – 1pm
Drawing Workshops with Katie McGroarty
An online workshop for young people which will focus on experimental drawing. It’s so important to provide a space for experimentation, as well as allowing ourselves the time and space to understand how our hands work with different materials. This is crucial in any stage of your development as an artist. Experimental drawing is a fantastic skill to have as a beginner, or established artist, and can be extremely beneficial in identifying areas that need work, where you excel. This workshop explores how your hand naturally moves and identifying which mediums or practices you naturally gravitate toward.
Tuesday 16th February 5-7pm; Wednesday 17th February 5-7pm; Tuesday 23rd February 5-7pm; Wednesday 24th February 5-7pm; Tuesday 2nd March 5-7pm; Wednesday 3rd March 5-7pm; Tuesday 9th March 5-7pm and Wednesday 10th March 5-7pm
Film Workshops hosted by Giancinta Frisollo
Students will work both individually on film ideas and will be encouraged to talk collaboratively as a film crew to work on storytelling. These films will help to express students’ voice on issues they see within contemporary society, either in their own lives and neighbourhoods, or on a broader scale. We will help foster ideas and understand how to use film as a visual and aural medium to tell stories.
- Introduction to basic filmmaking techniques and understanding of filmmaking as a visual and aural storytelling platform
- Introduction to story structure and storyboarding
- Introduction to basic film editing
Friday 19th February 12-2pm; Saturday 20th February 12-2pm and Friday 26th February 12-2pm; Saturday 27th February 12-2pm; Friday 5th March 12-2pm and Saturday 13th March 12-2pm