Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9.30am - 12.30pm & 1pm - 4pm
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Adult classes at D2 are for ages 16+ and welcome complete beginners to the more experienced. Classes are run in three hour sessions with a tutor offering individual guidance throughout the session.
Classes are conducted on a flexible basis with bookings made online, in advance. Students should bring their own materials.
3 hour session:
Monday - Thursday 4pm - 5.30pm
Monday 6pm - 7.30pm
Saturday & Sunday
10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
Children at D2 experience fun and exciting challenges by experimenting, developing skills, working with different materials and learning about art history. Children are encouraged to explore using their individual imaginations and the development of practical skills.
All materials are provided and classes are booked via an online booking system in 5 week blocks.
5 week block:
One Sunday A Month
3.30pm - 6.30pm
Sunday 15th May 2022
This class will appeal to all artists; beginners, students or professionals. Figure drawing is a core part of any art practice and improves observational drawing skills and essential if building a portfolio for art school entry. In addition, this is a relaxing and timeless subject that can be enjoyed by all.
Booking is essential, students should bring their own materials.
3 hour session:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
6pm - 8pm
Young artists classes at D2 are for high school students from 1st - 5th year who would like to develop their artistic ambitions.
These classes give young people the opportunity to begin creative discoveries, be adventurous and learn in a unique art environment.
Students are asked to bring a selection of materials whilst others are provided in the class.
5 week block:
4th - 8th & 18th - 22nd July
Monday - Friday 10am-3pm
During school holidays, we provide art weeks for children ages 7 - 12 years.
These weeks consist of 5 days packed with exciting art activities including drawing, painting, working with textiles, printmaking, and sculpture.
A mini exhibition will take place at the end of the week to show off all the wonderful work the young people make.
D2 The Creative Centre is excited to be hosting a series of specialist art and craft classes this year.
These classes will be led by different residents artist in D2 and have been created for anyone looking to learn a new skill and have some fun being creative.
These will include: introduction to textiles, make your own cream/balm, portraiture class, still life class, mosaic class, bookbinding and silk painting.
MY STORY - MAKE YOUR OWN BOOK
Saturday 28th May 10am - 4pm
Saturday 4th June 10am - 4pm
Sunday 5th June 10am - 4pm
Saturday 11th June 10am - 4pm
A multi-disciplinary workshop led by 3 resident artists featuring cyanotype, textiles and bookbinding. Over 3 weekends, you will explore a variety of techniques to create the structure and content of your own, special book. Your book will tell the story you want it to tell with its own unique style and aesthetic.
Explore cyanotypes with Photographer Gregg McNeill in your first two classes to create pages for your book.
Discover textile art with Agnieszka Marciniak in your third class to create a cover and unique details for your book.
Bind your book together in the final class with Conservator & Bookbinder Gloria Conti to create either a usable object to grow over time or a beautiful object of art to cherish. Finished books will be featured in an exhibition at D2.
4 class workshop:
LONG STITCH BOOKBINDING
Coming Soon in 2022!
In this 4 hour long stitch bookbinding workshop you will learn how to make a wrap-around journal with leather cover. This kind of binding opens flat and is perfect for artists, note taking, scrap booking or to carry around. You will practise sewing and will be able to experiment ways of making a tie for your book.
You will learn about basic concepts of bookbinding (common tools and material, grain direction, nomenclature and a brief intro to various bookbinding styles). A few patterns and book samples will be available to look at and take inspiration from.
Leave with a finished journal and the skills to do more at home with a few simple tools!
4 hour workshop:
SILK PAINTING WORKSHOP
Coming Soon in 2022!
Silk painting is a fun, exciting medium, in some ways, remarkably similar, to watercolour painting. In this taster workshop we will introduce you to iron fixed silk paints and the different effects that can be achieved.
Experimenting on small pieces of silk we will explore techniques such a gutta outline, salt and spray bottle technique. A range of motifs, pattern examples will be available to work from, but students can bring their own source material to inspire their designs. Taking inspiration from your sample pieces you will then begin working on 28cm silk square with your chosen silk mediums/techniques.
Once completed your silk picture will be ready to pop into a frame should you wish. (Frame not included)
3 Hour Workshop:
D2 The Creative Centre is a multi-purpose arts centre located in Larbert which houses a large teaching studio, a fantastic exhibition space and 14 artists studios.
A wide variety of classes run throughout the week offering classes for adults, young artists and children. D2 welcomes and values the individual and encourages the development of ambitions.
Our large exhibition space located on the first floor, offers a remarkable opportunity in Central Scotland for endless arts related purposes, installations, music, dance, drama and events.
D2 The Creative Centre hosts 14 resident artist studios, these vary in size from 114 sq ft to 476 sq ft and are available with long or short term leases. The studios are affordable as our range of sizes offer artists the opportunity to find their ideal space within their ideal budget. The cost is inclusive of rates, heating and lighting.
Resident artists enjoy 24 hour access to their studios. The common room acts as a hub where all users of D2 can take a break to meet, eat, drink or just chat.
Parking space exists at the front of the building which is located within a secure industrial estate. In addition D2 The Creative Centre has its own 24 hour alarm system.
Currently we have artists who specialise in painting, jewellery making, botanical illustration, photography, screen printing and crafts. We also house several businesses within D2.