“You’re all so inspiring, we are fortunate to have met you.” Nicole
As arts practitioners we are committed to encouraging creativity in everyone with our public workshops, outdoor events and commissioned arts projects. Sessions can be especially designed for your group, school or organisation.
These can involve anything from drama and story making to art, sculpture, installations and transformations, puppet making and performance, environmental arts and adventures. At the heart of all our work is our passion for ‘play’ and its transforming possibilities for anyone. Our workshops offer chances to explore the arts in ways beyond expectation.
Sessions can be for a half or full day. Longer projects are also available, offering participants opportunities to develop ideas through inspiring creative journeys. Previous workshop programmes include:
- Two days with Michael Morpurgo, Children’s Laureate
- Creative Dance sessions with dance artist Rachel Smith
- Annually, a week of arts activities at African Drum Village, Glenisla
- St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve – outdoor art workshops
- BBC Pink Tent – drop-in puppet making sessions, Edinburgh Fringe
- Perth and Kinross Festival
- Brechin Arts Festival
- Perth Library workshops
- ‘The Big Draw’, The Meffan, Forfar,
- Various arts workshops at The Glenesk Retreat
- Projects at many Primary Schools in Aberdeenshire and Angus
- Angus College – varied arts/drama/puppet making workshops
- Puppet making at Craigmillar Community Arts, Inch Community Centre, Whale Arts Agency, North Edinburgh Arts Centre – all Edinburgh
- Freedom in Education Conference organised by Schoolhouse, Arbroath. Two days of family activities.
“Angus Arts, an oasis!”
‘Angus Arts helps me to like myself.’ Christine, College student.
“The stage had become my bedroom! Here was the bed I lie on to write… A real joy to be at Angus Arts.” (Michael Morpurgo)
“Your passion, creativity and enthusiasm made our Pink Tent a really special place for children and adults alike.” Marie Baer, Assistant Producer, BBC in Edinburgh
“A model that Scotland should look to.” (Simon Hart, Dir. Puppet Animation Scotland )
JOHN MUIR AWARD: Be Inspired in Glenesk
The project provokes a sense of enchantment and engagement in both the immediate areas of the natural world at our feet and the vast landscapes in our long view. Our activities use the arts to enhance an appreciation of the natural wildness of Glenesk. We focus on heightening the senses through an awareness of season, weather, sounds and sights, while especially discovering micro-environments and their interconnectedness within the bigger world. The ethos and ideas of John Muir determine all our activities. The project fits well into the Curriculum for Excellence.
“It’s wonderful coming to school out of doors! John Muir is cool.” Fettercairn Primary school participant.
“ When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” John Muir
SITE SPECIFIC EVENTS
We offer lively participatory theatrical events designed for any particular location. We initiate a story inspired by the place and invite participants to change and complete the outcome through immersive experiences which we have designed especially.
Adventures so far have included ‘Seekers of The Tower’ at The Burn House, Edzell, ‘Search for the Wonderplant’ at House of Dun and ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’, ‘Bunting Bunnits Buns and Balmoral,’ and ‘Curious Collectors’ at The Glenesk Folk Museum.
We design panels and other interpretative activities for museums, visitor centres and other organisations. We offer consultation which is sensitive and stimulating, interpretation which is evocative, engaging, memorable. Media include signs, exhibitions, leaflets, maps and more. Previous work includes panels and murals at the Glenesk Folk Museum.
For further information please contact us.