Six exciting workshops have been devised by FCA&C to link in with their new exhibition, Causing Chaos, which opens at St Andrews Museum this weekend.
Drawing on the materials featured in the exhibition – ceramics, jewellery/metalwork, and small scale sculpture – the workshops will enable participants to experiment within each of these fields. Fife based ceramicist Gavin Burnett (the creator of beautiful carved porcelain and very practical tableware) leads workshops making slab built vessels, pressed into moulds and with surface decoration (Sat 18 Sept 11-1, adults; Tues 19 Oct 11-1, kids 8-12 years). Two Dundee jewellers (part of The Collective – a group of go-ahead jewellery grads who exhibit together), Jane Gowans and Hannah Livingston, will lead jewellery workshops based on the work of US jeweller Shari Pierce who features in Causing Chaos. Her work often uses thrown away materials, so expect to use unusual materials in your jewellery making! (Sat 25 Sept 11-1, adults; Sat 23 Oct 11-1, kids 8-12 years). Fife sculptor Marion Smith well known for her large scale public art sculptures, takes the last 2 workshops. She will introduce participants to the vocabulary of sculpture using examples from the exhibition before launching them into a practical workshop based on casting techniques (Sat 9 Oct 11-1, adults; Thur 28 Oct 11-1, kids 8-12 years).
Each adult workshop (anyone over the age of 16 can participate) costs £5 (cash or cheques made out to ‘Fife Council’ please); the children’s workshops are free. They all take place in the Activity Room at St Andrews Museum and bookings (plus payment) should be made at the Museum. Booking forms can be downloaded from FCA&C’s website or picked up from St Andrews Museum. Full details about the exhibition can also be found on the website.