Workshops, Talks, Demonstrations

We’re delighted to bring you a brand new suite of interactive and engaging events as part of Spring Fling 2021.

These are a mix of online and physical which aim to appeal to a range of audiences. With special thanks to EventScotland for their support in funding these workshops. We are also pleased to expand our partnerships with the Society of Scottish Artists and Craft Scotland to present two collaborative talks as part of this year’s programme.

Workshops

Sketchbook Walkshop with Elizabeth Gilbey

Date: Sunday 30 May / 10am till 2.30pm
Where: Gatehouse of Fleet

Join Elizabeth Gilbey for a guided walk with sketchbooks. This half-day workshop takes you out into the Galloway countryside and teaches attendees how to use compositional sketching, thumbnail sketches as well as detailed studies from life.

Booking is now open exclusively for Friends of Spring Fling HERE.
Please note, bookings will open publicly on the 7th of May.

Garden Adventures in Paint with Hazel Campbell

Date: Monday 31 May / 10am till 3.30pm
Where: Castle Douglas

Experienced workshop leader and artist Hazel Campbell invites you to her garden for a day of working from nature. Attendees will develop their painting skills and techniques throughout the workshop with support and demonstrations from Hazel. Lunch will be provided.

Booking is now open exclusively for Friends of Spring Fling HERE.
Please note, bookings will open publicly on the 7th of May.

Pen, Ink & Watercolour with Pamela Grace

Date: Thursday 3 June / 1.30 – 4.30pm
Where: Kirkpatrick Durham

Pen and ink Is a great way of developing ideas and creating both looser and more detailed drawings which can be augmented with watercolour. Join Pamela to develop your own technique.

Booking is now open exclusively for Friends of Spring Fling HERE.
Please note, bookings will open publicly on the 7th of May.

COVID-19 Guidance

COVID-19 Guidance relating to these workshops will be put out to those that have booked. Please note, COVID guidance will be followed.

Talks 

Sow a Little Wildness Back with Peter Smith

Date: Tuesday 1 June / 6pm
Where: Zoom

Join Peter Smith for an engaging talk focusing on our idea of nature, how the artists of the past have influenced our landscapes and now, how environmental art challenges these views. Talk followed by discussion and Q&A.

Booking is now open exclusively for Friends of Spring Fling HERE.
Please note, bookings will open publicly on the 7th of May.

Creative Conversations with Clare Dawdry & Kate Ive

Date: Wednesday 2 June / 10.30 – 11.30am
Where: Zoom

Upland and Craft Scotland are pleased to present a morning talk and Q&A with Spring Fling participant Clare Dawdry and visual artist Kate Ive. Find out about Clare and Kate’s journey and the professional and creative development of their practice.

Booking is now open exclusively for Friends of Spring Fling HERE.
Please note, bookings will open publicly on the 7th of May.

Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) and Spring Fling

Date: Saturday 29 May – 6 June
Platform: Spring Fling Website

SSA President, Jamie McAteer discusses the ongoing work to expand the society’s reach and chats with Spring Fling participants and
SSA members Denise Zygadlo, Sarah Keast, Sarah Stewart and Heather Davies.

This event will go live on the 29th of May.

Demonstrations | Children & Families | Artist & Maker Events

LIVE Print Demonstration with Anne Waggot Knott

Join Anne live on zoom for a live print demonstration.
Date and time to be confirmed.

Jewellery Demonstration with Alison Macleod

Information on Alison’s demo will be updated here in the next few weeks, including the date, time and platform.

Draw Along with Lucy – A Spring Fling Special

Join Illustrator Lucy Hadley for two special, pre recorded, draw along sessions focusing on the wonderful wildlife of Dumfries and Galloway. Lucy focuses on one animal per video, sharing facts as you draw along and tips on where best to spot them in the region. Perfect for children and adults who love wildlife and drawing. All you need to join in is a piece of paper and some crayons, or whatever pencils you have to hand.

These videos will be available from Saturday 29 May – 6 June on the Spring Fling website.

Artist & Maker Events

Throughout the whole event, there will be lots of live and recorded sessions going out from our participating artists and makers across their own channels. Nearer the event, we will put out the line up, so stay tuned!

The Spring Fling 2021 workshops, talks and demonstrations programme is funded by EventScotland.

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