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Forgan Arts Centre, 59 Kirk Road, Newport-on-Tay, Fife, DD6 8JB
16 years and over

Course dates

  • Wed, 28 Aug '24   7pm – 9pm BST
  • Wed, 4 Sep '24   7pm – 9pm BST
  • Wed, 11 Sep '24   7pm – 9pm BST
  • Wed, 18 Sep '24   7pm – 9pm BST
  • Wed, 25 Sep '24   7pm – 9pm BST
  • Wed, 2 Oct '24   7pm – 9pm BST



Join artist Nicola Wiltshire for weekly studio sessions exploring painting through the medium of acrylic paint.

The classes will be a casual and relaxing space to explore painting with your chosen subject as the focal point. You will have the opportunity to try out a few mixed media approaches, including mixing in charcoal, collage, coloured pencils and pastels, but will mostly be working on your own painting, with guidance from the tutor.

This is not a class in realism. Instead, Nicola hopes to create an environment where you feel comfortable enough to develop your creative intuition and hone what makes your painting unique. This might include creating more abstract or expressive representations of your subject.
Over the weeks, you will gain a better understanding of how pattern, texture colour, line, form and composition can strengthen your painting.

Nicola Wiltshire is a full time artist born in Bedfordshire and living in Dundee, with a Ba Hon's Fine Art - University of Westminster (2009) and an MFA Art and Humanities - DJCAD.
Nicola has taught at McManus Museum and Art Gallery, Discovery, Verdant Works, Royal Scottish Academy, as well as schools, and community groups.
She mostly works in oil on fabric, with stylised drawings and paintings based on her everyday life, but also with pastels and ink on paper. Her subjects include people, places and still life.

Please bring a selection of materials that you wish to work with, some but not all materials may be available at the Centre.
Useful materials to bring would be: acrylic paint , paint brushes, canvases, plain/coloured/patterned paper and drawing materials, such as pencils, graphite stick, charcoal, coloured pencils, oil pastels, and soft pastels.

You can work from photos, objects or memory. If working from your phone, please make sure you have enough battery to have the screen on for the full session length.


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 £20 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.




Course ticket - for all 6 dates.
Cost of class at annual subscription rate= £102 Our annual subscription is £30 per and will give you a discount to apply against any classes taken within the year of purchase. If you would like to take out a subscription, please head back to the class schedule and purchase the subscription first. You will then be sent a confirmation email for the subscription booking with your code to redeem discount on your classes.


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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