The House That Holds:
Creative workshops for unpaid adult carers
Through and artist led programme of workshops called The House That Holds, the Care Makers Club will create a selection of household interiors and soft furnishings using text and visuals that embody ideas of care and rest. These items will be used to decorate and fit out The Gardener’s Cottage, a building on Forgan Arts Centre’s estate. The Gardener’s Cottage is currently being restored by artists, volunteers and craftspeople and will be used for artists whilst on residence, as well as a retreat for unpaid carers. The House That Holds workshops will practice “plork”, a concept of play and work developed by American artist and activist Corita Kent. The participants will make stained glass windows, weave willow, design textiles, and make ceramic artworks.
Reserve your place below on each block of workshops.
Access costs for all attendees are supported, this might include travel, fuel, or other care costs, for example. Please chat to Ruby to find out how we can make it possible for you to join in: email@example.com. we will do all we can to support your participation.
This activity is possible thanks to Creative Scotland‘s Participatory Arts & Mental Health Fund.
Care Makers Club: Stained Glass
Tuesday 20, 27 February, 5, 12, 19, 26 March
Led by artist Keny Drew, this six week course will show you how to design and make a stained glass. The widows will be displayed in The Gardener’s Cottage. Reserve your place using the link below.Book your place
Care Makers Club: Textiles for Care & Comfort
Tuesday 16, 23, 30th April , 7 May
Led by artist Ruby Pester, this four week course will show you how to design and make a textiles. The textiles will be used in The Gardener’s Cottage. Reserve your place using the link below.
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Care Makers Club: Basket Meditations
Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 May
11.30am-4.30pm, lunch provided
Led by artist Lewis Prosser, this two-day course will show you how to weave willow and create items for the home using basketry. The group will co-make an item for use in The Gardener’s Cottage. Reserve your place using the link below.Book your place