Forgan Arts Centre is a thriving hub rooted in the community and strives to offer educational and cultural opportunities to people of all ages and abilities, in an environment that enriches well-being.
Running for 40 years, the Centre offers a wide variety of modern and traditional classes and events in Newport-On-Tay.
Weekly classes include Pottery, Upholstery, Jewellery, Painting, Dressmaking, Charcoal drawing, Printing, Stained Class, Watercolour, Photography, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom classes, Life Drawing and more!
In addition to our popular, long-running courses, we run new workshops, classes and events each season – so be sure to keep an eye on what we’re doing.
We often change or add new and pop up workshops for children and families each term. Please sign up to our mailing list or follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on our classes.
-Skate Rejuvenate 8+
In this all day workshop, you will learn how to recycle your old and broken skateboards into wonderful works of art. Using your own ideas, you will use spray-paint and paint pens to create a fun piece of art that’s out of this world! Broken boards and materials will be provided. Bring a packed lunch!
-Mini Canvas Characters 10+
PaintingCharacters on Canvas with Acrylic Paint age 10 – 18
The workshop will be led by Yvonne Stewart of ‘Coramantic’. Based in Balmullo, Yvonne creates quirky playful illustrations in soft bright colours. In this 4 hour workshop you will create an acrylic painting on a mini canvas of a character/characters you have invented. You will learn the basics of painting with acrylic and experiment with intuitive painting techniques, this will then develop into character creation. Students will make experimental sheets to begin, familiarising themselves with acrylic. Final paintings will be completed on a 7cm x 7cm or 7cm x 9cm canvas and will come with a mini easel to display at home.
Materials will be provided but remember your packed lunch!
-Crochet Hanging Pot Plant 15+
For use both indoors and out with a focus on practicality, your creations are intended to be used and enjoyed!
You will be introduced to basic crochet techniques such as the magic loop, double crochet, half treble and single chain. Students will create a small plant plot holder in the colour of their choice using Nutscene twine.
Come and refresh your skills or…start from scratch!
You will leave with a pattern for your creation so that you can continue to practise making more at home.
–Illustrative Portrait Painting 12+
In this 4 hour workshop you will create a portrait of a person or an animal or pet using gouache. Gouache is a type of paint that shares characteristics of both watercolour and acrylic. Here you will learn the basics of painting with this media and be taught portrait painting techniques, then apply your skills in creating a final portrait. Students will make experimental sheets to begin, familiarising themselves with gouache. Final artwork will be presented in a cello bag with backing board and a certificate about the artwork for them to take home. Materials will be provided but please bring along any photos you might like to work from. Remember your packed lunch!
-Children & Family Pottery
This class is designed or children to come along to with or without their parents! These classes cater for all abilities, from complete beginners to advanced students. Spend time with your child while both being creative in our new family class, or if your child is 10y+, they may want to come without an adult cramping their creative style? It’s up to you in this fun explorative class!
Every Wednesday and Thursday I 5.45pm – 6.45pm
–Evening Dressmaking 14+
For all levels from beginners to avid sewers.
Whether you are just starting out without a clue where to begin or a regular stitcher looking to pick up some advanced techniques, or maybe even a cosplay fan wanting to run up your own costumes! All are welcome to join the class.
Monday evenings 7-9pm
– contact details
Forgan Arts Centre, Cupar Road, Newport on Tay, DD6 8RA