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Tinworks: Upcycled Tin workshop

Saturday, 13 July '24   10am – 4pm BST
Forgan Arts Centre, 59 Kirk Road, Newport-on-Tay, Fife, DD6 8JB
16 years and over
Only 2 spaces left
Tinworks: Upcycled Tin workshop


Transform all those old biscuit and sweet tins lurking in your cupboard into something colourful and unique to decorate your home using just a few simple tools and techniques. It could be a bird, an animal or why not make a funky wreath or bouquet of flowers.

In this all-day workshop, you will learn how to prepare and cut the tin; how to emboss and add texture; how to incorporate buttons, feathers and other materials; and how to use a pop riveter or wire to connect pieces together.

After a short introductory exercise, you will have plenty of time to work on your own project. There will be lots of examples on hand for inspiration as well as templates and a wide selection of reference books but do bring along your own drawings and source materials if you have something specific in mind.

All tools and materials will be supplied but bring along any of your own tins you’d like to use.
No experience of metalwork required – just come along and have fun trying something new.

Tutor Philippa Johnston is a Fife-based metalsmith and textile artist who works with recycled tin, wire and other materials to create decorative and functional pieces inspired by traditional and contemporary folk art. She opens up her Newburgh studio every year as part of Open Studios North Fife.


If travelling by car, please park at Waterstone crook car park and make your way up to the centre. We have limited parking at the Centre which is reserved for blue badge holders and those with limited mobility only.
Please read the booking terms and conditions on the course page before making a booking.
By making a booking, you are agreeing to these terms.

Refunds - can be issued up to 2 weeks before classes begin, minus a £10 booking fee.
No refunds can be offered for non-attendance .
If a course is cancelled by the Centre due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be issued with a full /pro- rata refund.

Public Liability Disclaimer
Please be advised that the road leading up to the property is privately owned and maintained by another landowner, and that the streets surrounding the Centre are owned and maintained by Fife Council. When using these roads, you do so at your own risk. Forgan Arts Centre holds no responsibility for any damage, injury, or inconvenience incurred. The safety of visitors to Forgan Arts Centre is important to us, so please be careful on your travels by foot or transport.

Forgan Arts Centre is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), Charity number: SC008537

Tea and coffee is available at the Centre. If attending a day long course or workshop, please bring a packed lunch. We do not have a café.






Forgan Arts Centre
59 Kirk Road

Parking is available at Waterstone Crook Car Park. There are four disabled parking bays at the centre.


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