This block of workshops will introduce you to working with a team of artists and entrepreneurs in a studio environment to focus on the process behind realising a creative idea. It will provide you with the opportunity to think and experiment with the design process and put into practice a working method that aims to take you from idea to finished product. This will inform your wider artistic practice and develop your business thinking.
During the week’s workshops you will share the studio space with professional artists and business people who will help to develop your ideas, thinking, and as part of a team, create a brand to produce products to market at an event held in the Room 13 studios on the Saturday and throughout the local area.
There are 10 places available. Please send completed applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, Wednesday 24th May 2017.
Lead artist and facilitator Amy Raymond has been working with staff and students to establish a new Room 13 studio in Excel High School, South Boston, MA, USA. The team are currently working on a campaign of awareness and fundraising ahead of opening their studio in the fall.
Visit their website to find out more about their school, and their aspirations for the project. Support them by donating a tool or contributing to their crowdfunding campaign!
On 30th April 2015, we will be celebrating 21 years since the children of Caol Primary School founded their own art studio. Since 1994, successive groups of young people have kept the studio running without ever falling behind with their class work. Working with 4 different adult Artists in Residence over 21 years, generations of children at Caol Primary School have achieved truly remarkable things.
They have mounted exhibitions in Tate Modern, The National Galleries of Scotland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. They have commandeered a global company’s corporate social responsibility programme with an ambitious plan to bring creativity to under privileged children throughout the world. They have raised funds to travel the world, and to employ adults to run a global operation on their behalf. They have taken thousands of photographs, sent millions of e-mails, hosted hundreds of visitors. They have even, on occasion, found time to clean the studio sink.
Out of this first Room 13, our worldwide network of studios has grown. The charity, Room 13 International was set up to support a worldwide community of art studios run and managed by the people that use them. Room 13 studios now exist in a range of school and community settings across Scotland and throughout the world.
Celebrating Room 13’s 21st Birthday, we will be joined by members of the current Room 13 studio management team, along with members of the Caol Primary School community, and hopefully some familiar faces from years gone by.
Room 13 21st Birthday Celebration 3 – 6pm Thursday 30th April 2015
Hosted by Room 13 International, Unit 1, Glenloy Street, Caol, Fort William, Scotland, PH33 7DR
Best experienced as one course over three weekends, these workshops are designed to give an insight into three related skill sets. These workshops are available for anyone aged 12 to adult and will take place in the relaxed environment of Room 13 Community Studio in Caol, Lochaber.
Printmaking: 1st & 2nd March £58 adult £38 under 18s
Explore printmaking techniques with visiting artist Sarah Keast. Printmaking is a diverse subject with many skills to master, however, learning just a little can go a long way. We will look at linocuts, and monoprinting. Be warned, it can be addictive!
Papermaking: 8th & 9th March £58 adult £38 under 18s
Learn how to make paper with recycled materials and naturally occurring materials with Room 13 resident artist Richard Bracken. This workshop will introduce you to the techniques and allow you to experiment with making your own unique paper.
Bookbinding: 15th & 16th March £58 adult £38 under 18s
Richard Bracken will introduce methods for assembling your own sketchbooks, journals and notepads with just a few simple tools and materials. You will also have the chance to combine all of the skills of printmaking, papermaking and bookbinding during this weekend, giving you, for example, the opportunity to create a book of prints incorporating hand-made paper.
Full course price (all 3 weekends): £160 Adults, £95.00 under 18s
Includes tuition, all materials, and refreshments.
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Room 13 Community Studio in Caol was the focal point for our 2013 summer programme. which included Portfolio Preparation for senior school pupils, workshops for Very Young Artists and popular afternoon studio sessions for artists of all levels of experience and ability.
There was drawing, painting, construction, wood, wire, looking, thinking, talking, photography, glitter, poetry, printmaking, sculpting, discovery, hilarity, collaboration, mystification, exploration and questions. Lots of questions. A good time was had by all.
Browse photos of the fun and interesting happenings at Room 13 Summer Studio 2013.
More photos here on our Facebook page.
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