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Exciting things are afoot at four Scottish museums as they embark upon projects with acclaimed Scottish artists who will draw inspiration from - and cast a new perspective on - their collections and buildings. These new creative collaborations are the first to be awarded through Iconic Artists in Iconic Places - a collaborative project by Museums Galleries Scotland and Creative Scotland to celebrate Scotland's icons past and present by enabling artists to be inspired by museum collections, historic sites, and Scotland's intangible cultural heritage, also known as living culture.
Mention 'glass,' and most folk think first of window panes, drinking vessels, or dinky ornaments - things to be handled gingerly. For many, the word 'sculpture' still brings to mind half-clad alabaster statues staring into infinity.
An exhibition by Joanne B. Kaar at Caithness Horizons from 13th September until 11th December 2011 Local artist Joanne B.
North Lands Creative Glass Lybster http://www.northlandsglass.com/ Thurs 5th March Intensive Kiln Casting 6 week evening class AP Studio £120, 7pm - 9pm Every Thurs for 6 weeks Sat 4th & Sun 5th April Engraving & Sandblasting weekend £75, 10am - 4.30pm Sat 23rd & Sun 24th May 2009 May Family Weekend £5 per piece, 12 noon - 4pm 25th - 28th June Glass Week - 2 day Bullseye Box Casting £120 2 day Introduction to Kiln Forming £120 2 day Engraving with a difference £75 10am - 4pm 6th & 7th August 2009 Kids Kilnforming - 2 days Paperweight Making 19th & 20th September www.northlandsglass.com info[AT]northlandsglass.com 01593 721229.
Book Early for Joanne B Kaar's course. This one is suitable for beginners and they are always popular..
Description Master Class Programme: 'Sources of Inspiration' Session 1: 5 - 13 July: 'Duo in Still Life', Bullseye Master Class with Deborah Horrell and Mel George. This class will use various mould making techniques, glass bodies (powders, frits, billets etc) and packing techniques to allow for both hollow ans solid cast vessels.
Be inspired! Sat 17th + Sun 18th May Join us for a weekend of creativity in the newly refurbished Castlehill Centre. If you are interested in doing your own thing, sharing ideas, or simply being inspired by this wonderful harbour location, get in touch as numbers are limited.
Paperworks kicks off a new season of craft workshops in the Castlehill Centre, Castletown, Caithness. Set in an inspirational location next to Castlehill harbour and Dunnet beach, the recently refurbished, all purpose venue, of Castletown Heritage Society, has proved to be a winning formula, as local artist, Joanne B Kaar, is making the most of the new facilities for her 2008 craft skills workshops 'Paper Scissors Stone'.
Paper Scissors Stone Paper arts workshops with Joanne B Kaar Silk Paper Making - 20th April 2008 Pulp Paper Making - 27th April 2008 Arty Book Binding - 4th May 2008 Chinese Seal Stone - 11th May 2008 All workshops will be in the recently refurbished Castlehill Heritage Centre next to Castletown Harbour & Dunnet Beach, Castletown, Caithness. All will run from 10am - 4pm.
Earlier this year, the 8 Highland based cultural co-ordinators received funding from the Scottish Arts Council to provide arts projects for children on a theme of 'Heritage'. The Highland Print Studio in Inverness has been working in partnership with the co-ordinators to provide a range of activities for each area that makes use of the facilities they offer which ranged from traditional printmaking to digital imaging techniques.
Joanne B Kaar has been busy recycling linen waste from the Scalpay weaving shed in the Western Isles into handmade papers. This is a special commission by the IAPMA (International Association of Papermakers and Artists) for 400 sheets each measuring 16cm X 65cm.
Joanne Kaar papermaker from Caithness, stayed for a week's residency in Cromarty to work with children and young people on her "Message in a Bottle" project. Working in conjunction with Artsplay Highland, Joanne visited Cromarty Primary, the Youth Club and Cromarty Action for Young People, creating images with face and hand-painting, beach photos and found objects for stunning effects which will all be part of a month-long exhibition at The Stables, Cromarty for July.
Evening Classes - Tutor: Patricia Niemann *The new evening classes, 'Glass Fusing and Design', will give you an overview of different kilnforming techniques. You will learn how to cut glass and assemble pieces to be fired in a kiln.
North Lands Creative Glass runs a range of glass courses throughout the year and in rencent times has extended to have residencies with some of the top up and coming glass artists in the world. Tucked away in the north of Scotland in the small fishing village of Lybster this glass centre is fast building world-wide reputation.
Local Paper Maker Joanne B Kaar has been invited by Prof Janet Ruby, Chair of the Department of Art Professor of Art and Computer Design Shippensburg University Pennsylvania to send work for: "Unfolding Thought: Contemporary Book Art," an invitational exhibition on the art of the book for April 2007. www.shapeart.org Joanne will have 5 books in the exhibition..
Joanne B Kaar a caithness based paper maker has sent the following request - "I have been appointed as the artist-in-residence for Durness/Cape Wrath area. It's a 3 month residency, and I will arrive in Durness on Friday 21st July.
On Friday the 21st July Joanne Kaar will be starting an artist-residency in Durness. During her 3 month stay, she willl be scribbling and sketching in her handmade paper books.
The depth of talented glass artists that now make their way to Lybster is astonishing. In a few short years Northlands Creative Glass has established a number of residency placements throughout the year in addition to series of master classes run by some of the world's most renowned glass artists and teachers.
In partnership with Cromarty Arts Trust, the Highland Council is offering a unique experience for people in Cromarty to try their hand at silkpaper-making and fibre art techniques. The three day workshop project will be led by internationally renowned artist and author, Joanne Kaar from Caithness.
"FaceNorth" visual arts residency run by Northlands Glass and Lyth Arts Centre is now up and running and going from strength to strength. The residency, funded by the Scottish Arts Council and Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise agency, offers the opportunity for local community groups with little or no arts skills to engage with professional artists Kate Williams, Shelagh Swanson and Alistair Pender over the coming months.