About the Artists
Sandy Greene and Chas Heath have been
leading workshops for many years, bringing their skill and expertise in
traditional woodworking, crafts and weaving to communities across
Scotland, providing enjoyable learning opportunities for all ages.
Chas is skilled in a wide range of wood-based crafts, and has many years experience
in delivering workshops and courses in green wood working, traditional games,
rustic furniture making and interactive carpentry, as well as offering other services
such as construction of contemporary and traditional timber buildings,
woodland management and hedgelaying.
Sandy is also skilled in a wide range of traditional crafts, including willow work, living willow sculpture and felt making.
Dawn Robertson from Dancebase
Dancebase is Scotland's National Centre for dance. Dawn is an excellent dance tutor.
Glasgow Dragon, The Blue End and Six Black Candles are just some of the works
written by internationally acclaimed author Des Dillon. His novel Me and Ma Gal
was included on the list of the 100 Greatest Ever Scottish Books.
Edinburgh-based circus skills company who, as well as having a wide repertoire
of performance skills, also deliver workshops in circus skills, including:
Manipulation, which includes: Juggling, Poi, Devil-sticks, Diabolo
Balance skills, which includes: Stilt-walking, Uni-cycling, Rolla-Bolla, Slack-lining
Frances is a full-time artist who is also popular as a teacher of painting skills.
Gavin has spent 40 years looking through a lens
Gayle is popular local tutor and performer, and has a wealth of dancing experience both as a teacher and as a dancer, having tutored
locally for a number of years. Her work as a freelance dancer and choreographer has lead her to perform in a variety of venues
including the SECC in Glasgow.
Leading community arts provider from Glasgow. Provide workshops in a wide range of arts, including visual art, drama, dance and music.
An accomplished performer and tutor with many years' experience, Irene performs regularly with the acappella group Just Voices,
and has led workshops for South Queensferry Arts Festival and Horsecross Voices in Perth. Teaches Gospel & African Song.
Irene teaches by ear so you don't have to read music.
Jane has been weaving for nearly 15 years, mostly in willow, to produce
traditional and decorative baskets, willow fences and hurdles, coracles and
living willow sculptures. She has taught all over Scotland and exhibited her
work in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Birmingham.
For future work, Jane can be contacted on: 01250 881241.
Janie Nicoll from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery
The Education Department at the National Galleries of Scotland provide fun and interesting interactive portrait workshops.
Jedde de Vries
Jedde is an experienced dance tutor based in Dundee who regularly coaches classes
of all ages and abilities. His successful company Da Lifestyle has been running
for the last three years, and his instructors offer coaching in street dance,
break dance, hip hop, body combat, capoeira and body balance.
Jim is a professional actor and fight director, who provides Stage Fighting workshops.
John is a self-taught artist whose inspiration comes from the landscapes and
coastline of his home country, Scotland - where reflection, water and skies
play an important part in his work. His style could be described as minimalist
and at times quite abstract, with fresh and vibrant colours.
Kathy has been a freelance arts and crafts tutor for the last four years, and is a regular at Perth Museum's
family fun sessions teaching both childrens' holiday and Saturday classes.
She has also worked with primary schools at the Ferguson Gallery, and last
year ran the Big Draw at the Birnam Institute.
Mark is a Dundee-based poet and rap artist, and has a wealth of experience working with young people in the community,
enthusing them with the power of the spoken word.
Gifted local street artist and graffiti artist.
Martin is stone carver who has over 10 years' experience in the trade.
Martin specialises in the ornamentation of stone in both three-dimensional form and relief work, and past commissions
include carving the stonework lettering on the Canongate Wall at the Scottish Parliament with fellow stone carver Gillian Forbes.
Media Arts + Services Scotland
Glasgow-based film makers and animators.
Mugen Taiko Dojo
Taiko Drumming from the UK's Centre for Taiko. Provide traditional instruments including drums and percussion, and demonstrate
hypnotic rhythms and choreographed movements for their introductory workshops
on this exciting performance art from Japan.
Nicola Killean from the National Youth Choir of Scotland
Nicola is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and is an experienced tutor,
having worked for NYCOS (National youth Choir of Scotland) for a number of years.
Most recently she has delivered Mini Music Makers classes at City Halls in Glasgow and at Horsecross in Perth.
Peter Beaven of Twistfibre Craft Studio
Provides demonstrations of knitting. Learn to knit corsages, knit with wire and beads, and learn a whole new twist on finger knitting!
Teaches creative song writing and recording. As well as working in schools for his "day job",
Pete has a BA in Music Performance and more than 20 years' experience working in the music business.
Rodolfo Rivas Franco from Spinal Chord
Rodolfo is a brilliant and charismatic teacher of salsa / tango / latin dance.
Sandy Greene from Arborantics
Sandy is skilled in a wide range of traditional crafts, including willow work, living willow sculpture and felt making.
Steve Haden of Beats-working
Teaches African hand drumming. Steve uses both traditional and contemporary tuition techniques to get even
complete beginners enthused with the rhythm of the music.
Professional make-up artist.