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Dec
13
Thu
Curious About Aberdeen @ Aberdeen City Centre
Dec 13 2018 – Dec 31 2019 all-day
Curious About Aberdeen @ Aberdeen City Centre

Have fun discovering Aberdeen with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download & get curious!
Are you curious about Aberdeen? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Aberdeen a fascinating place to explore!
You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Aberdeen and the people that have shaped it.
Buy or instantly download from https://www.curiousabout.co.uk/aberdeen.html and explore in your own time. One booklet is enough for four people of all ages to enjoy.
Enter code “WhatOn20” at checkout for 20% off any two or more Curious About Walks.

Curious About Edinburgh? @ Edinburgh City Centre
Dec 13 2018 – Dec 31 2019 all-day
Curious About Edinburgh? @ Edinburgh City Centre

Have fun discovering Edinburgh with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download & get curious!
Are you curious about Edinburgh? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Edinburgh an unmissable place to explore! Resident or just visiting, you’ll see things you’ve never noticed before.
As well as the two walks, you’ll get detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Edinburgh and the people that have shaped it.
Buy or instantly download from https://www.curiousabout.co.uk/edinburgh.html and explore in your own time. One booklet is enough for four people of all ages to enjoy.
Enter code “WhatOn20” at checkout for 20% off any two or more Curious About Walks.

Nov
2
Sat
Calligraphy – Using a Dip Pen, Correcting Mistakes, Cleaning Nibs @ Glasgow Caledonian University
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Glasgow Scribes, a hobby calligraphy group, are delivering a practical session on “Using a Dip Pen, Correcting Mistakes, Cleaning Nibs” on Saturday 2 November 2019, 10am to 1pm, in the Govan Mbeki Building, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA. Visitors are welcome to attend. For further details please contact us by email, telephone (voicemail/text), twee (@glasgowscribes)t or website. We look forward to meeting you!

Nov
16
Sat
Beneath the Surface @ City Art Centre
Nov 16 2019 @ 10:00 am – Mar 1 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Beneath the Surface @ City Art Centre

‘Beneath the Surface’ features work by nine contemporary artists based in Scotland – Sara Brennan, Michael Craik, Eric Cruikshank, Kenneth Dingwall, Callum Innes, Alan Johnston, James Lumsden, Karlyn Sutherland and Andrea Walsh. Each of them articulates a minimalist aesthetic through abstraction in their work, ranging from constructions, drawings and paintings to ceramics, glass and tapestry. Eschewing narrative and observed reality, the artworks have an economy of gesture in common – a limited tonal palette or a monochrome colour plane.

Jan
11
Sat
In Conversation @ City Art Centre
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In Conversation @ City Art Centre

To accompany City Art Centre’s ‘Beneath the Surface’ exhibition, Brian Robertson, curator at Zembla Gallery, will chair a discussion among five of the artists in the exhibition: Michael Craik, Eric Cruikshank, Kenneth Dingwall, Alan Johnston and James Lumsden. This is a unique opportunity to hear these contemporary artists come together to talk about their work.

Jan
25
Sat
Personal Narrative & Mindful Stitch @ City Art Centre
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

In this workshop we will take inspiration from the artworks in Beneath the Surface and explore the meditative and mindful potential of stitch. Bring with you a picture of a place you find calming and create a tactile mini stitch journal inspired by a sense of place using fabric collage and mixed media. With artist Rachael Forbes.

Jan
26
Sun
Landscape Abstractions: A Window of Memory @ City Art Centre
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

To accompany our exhibition ‘Beneath the Surface’ at the City Art Centre, in this workshop you will develop an abstract interpretation of an important landscape to you, through drawing and experimental mark-making, masking and layering techniques. We will bring together experimental studies into a final monoprint creating your ‘window of memory’. With artist Rachael Forbes.

Feb
2
Sun
A line, a strip, a field of colour: Tapestry Masterclass @ City Art Centre
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am
A line, a strip, a field of colour: Tapestry Masterclass @ City Art Centre

Inspired by the works in Beneath the Surface, this masterclass will examine how the warp and weft of woven tapestry lends itself to exploring minimalism through the quality of lines, stripes and fields of colour. Delighting in the variety and contrasting surfaces that can be achieved by weaving with a range of materials from wool to linen, cotton yarns. With tapestry artist Fiona Hutchison.

Feb
15
Sat
BSL Interpreted Tour of ‘Beneath the Surface’ Exhibition @ City Art Centre
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BSL Interpreted Tour of 'Beneath the Surface' Exhibition @ City Art Centre

Join us for a tour of ‘Beneath the Surface’, an exhibition featuring works by nine contemporary artists based in Scotland. This tour will have a BSL interpreter present. Please meet at the City Art Centre reception desk on the ground floor. This tour has full disabled access.

Feb
28
Fri
Minimalism in Focus: Subtraction & Extraction @ City Art Centre
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Minimalism in Focus: Subtraction & Extraction @ City Art Centre

Taking inspiration from the ‘Beneath the Surface’ exhibition at the City Art Centre, this painting class looks to explore themes used by the exhibiting artists. Working on MDF board, participants will have the opportunity to consider muted line, tone, texture and repetition incorporating this into their artwork. With artist Erik Petrie.

Feb
29
Sat
Ways into Abstraction: Printmaking Workshop @ City Art Centre
Feb 29 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Ways into Abstraction: Printmaking Workshop @ City Art Centre

Inspired by the exhibition ‘Beneath the Surface’ at the City Art Centre, join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a printmaking workshop using simple monoprinting and relief methods. Making use of natural materials such as plant forms, stone strata, and seashells, we will consider the beauty in small things and develop initial sketches into abstract prints.