SILK SCARF PAINTING
PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT
Saturday 5th November 2022
10am - 4pm
In this one day workshop you will design and paint your very own silk scarf using iron fixed silk paints.
The first part of the class will be spent planning the design of your scarf. You will be able to explore a range of different techniques such as gutta outline and salt technique. A range of motifs, patterns ideas will be available to work from, but please feel free to bring along your own source material to inspire you.
Working from your designs you will then be able to create a beautiful and unique scarf to gift this Christmas or keep yourself!
All materials are included but please bring your lunch with you. Teas/coffees will be provided during the class.
6 hour class:
MAKE YOUR OWN BOOK
Saturday 19th November 2022
10am - 3pm
Learn how to make a hardcover for an existing book block to create a diary or notebook, in a style known as case binding. Choose between a perpetual diary or a blank book block ready to cover, and to pick papers and a colour scheme to create something special.
Gloria will introduce basic bookbinding concepts that will kick start you in the beautiful world of bookmaking. Book samples will be available to look at and take inspiration from, as well as an array of beautiful patterned and decorative papers, ribbons and bookcloth to choose from and make the binding your own.
You will go home with a finished diary or journal and the skills to do more at home with simple tools! These bindings make perfect Christmas gifts!
Please bring your lunch, an apron or wear old clothes, a cutting mat if you have one and ruler (30cm) long.
5 hour class:
MAKE YOUR OWN
BAG FOR CHRISTMAS
Saturday 26th November
10am - 4pm
In this one day workshop, you will learn how to sew together your own shopper bag. The first part of the class will be spent creating a design for the front of the bag which will be unique to you.
You will learn how to prepare a pattern for the bag, then cut and stitch it together using both hand stitching and sewing machines.
Once the bag has been stitched, you will add your design to the front. This will painted on fabric using textile paints and markers and then you can embellish it with beads, sequins and other fabric if desired.
A range of ideas will be available or you can bring along source materials to inspire you.
Please bring lunch with you, tea/coffee and cake will be provided.
6 hour class:
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
3pm - 6pm
Sunday 2nd October 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:
17th - 21st October 2022
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.
Booking is now open for October!
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: mosaic, textiles, photography, bookbinding, portraiture and silk scarf painting.
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.
What Clients Say
"Gavin Hickford exhibition was fantastic! Progressive, flowing and often personal. Beautiful exhibition space upstairs. First visit to D2, won't be my last. A real treasure in Larbert/Falkirk area. Signing up for an art class this week!"
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.
For all studio enquiries please email Adam at