Craft Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland are looking for two makers for Meet Your Maker at Stirling Castle, Forth Valley College and The Engine Shed.
Craft Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are looking for two makers to join David Powell (willow artist) in delivering a project for students and adult learners inspired by Stirling Castle and The Engine Shed.
The theme for this project is metals and it will culminate in an exhibition at Stirling Castle of participants and makers’ work.
In addition to running workshops each maker will run a Career-long Professional Learning (CLPL) session for local Art and Design high-school teachers.
Can you support participants to use their creativity? You will deliver an exciting project that takes inspiration from the designs and architecture of Scotland’s iconic buildings, the materials and skills that created them and the stories they tell. Participants will unlock the potential of craft, learning new skills and co-designing new work whilst integrating digital technology
The two successful makers will work collaboratively with the following groups:
HND 1 Art and Design students, Forth Valley College
Adult learners from Artlink Central
Stirlingshire Art & Design secondary school teachers
The project will run from the middle of January to the end of March 2019. It is anticipated makers will be required to spend two days each week working directly with participants:
Tuesdays – HND 1 Art and Design students, Forth Valley College
Thursdays or Fridays – Adult learners from Artlink Central, Stirling Castle
Two days (dates tbc) – Stirlingshire Art & Design secondary school teachers, Stirling Castle/The Engine Shed
In addition, there is an opportunity to showcase your work at an exhibition at Stirling Castle. The exhibition will be hung during the first week of May, a month after finishing the participants’ workshops. Makers will be required to install the full exhibition in the gallery space at Stirling Castle. The exhibition will run for three months, and it will also feature work from a Meet Your Maker sister project at Duff House, Banff, Aberdeenshire.
A total of 27 days is available for development and delivery of the project. Of these, 20 days should be spent working directly with the participants, plus one day of leading a CLPL session. This timescale includes six days for project development, production of your own piece of artwork for the exhibition and installing the exhibition.
A HES Learning Officer will provide overall project management and act as the key contact between all parties involved in the project. This will include operational elements of delivery; including site visits, purchasing materials and activity support. An education room is available for use when working on-site at Stirling Castle and The Engine Shed, and studio space is also available at Forth Valley College.