Previous Workshops

Included in our Mon - Fri drop-in

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Felting

Volunteer Janette teaches needle felting and wet felting techniques to enable you to make both 2 and 3 dimensional felt creations. 

NIA

Join Ruth for some fun and feel good movement. NIA incorporates several different movement forms, including elements of martial arts, bringing mindfulness to movement.

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Moving to Heal 

Nia Moving to Heal is 'Movement as Medicine'. Classes are designed for everybody with long- or short-term healing goals: these can include recovery from injury or surgery; depression; Parkinson's or any other movement challenge; or those experiencing chronic illness. "Healing", as defined by Nia, is described simply by "I feel better". Moving to Heal focuses on slowing down, connecting to the present moment, and building a loving connection with your 'now' body, connecting to JOY. Chairs will be provided, if required.

Fused Glass workshops

Work with member-volunteer Petra Weege and learn how to create beautiful fused glass pieces. £3 per session. All materials and cost of firing items included. 

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Stained Glass workshops

Work with member-volunteer Petra Weege and/or Helga Craig and learn how to cut, grind and solder stained glass. 

Introductions: Working with Colour

'Introductions' is a series of workshops where we will explore a range of different drawing, painting and printmaking techniques in 6-week blocks. Led by project worker Jen Bradley.

In this first block of 6 workshops, we will begin by looking at colour and how it is used within art. Looking to artists who use drawing and painting within their work, we will borrow various painting techniques to build our own way of using colour. 

 

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Monoprinting

'Animals in Motion' - Monoprinting workshop led by volunteer Krissy Stewart.

 

Using Eadweard Muybridge images and various videos to study the movement of animals we will create simple layered line drawings before moving on to create a final piece in trace monoprint from your chosen animal drawings. 

 

Thursdays  13th February - 5th March

1 - 3pm

Live Music Performance

 

Live Music in Reachout Studio - Escocia Duo

 

Through our partnership with Chamber Music Scotland we are pleased to offer the opportunity to experience a live performance in our relaxed studio atmosphere.

Free to attend for members. Donations kindly requested from public. 

Tuesday 3rd March 2019 12.30pm

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Live Harp Performance

 

Live Music in Reachout Studio - Harp Soloist Ailie Robertson

 

Through our partnership with Chamber Music Scotland we are pleased to offer the opportunity to experience a live Harp performance in our relaxed studio atmosphere.

Free to attend for members. Donations kindly requested from public. 

Tuesday 3rd March 12.30pm

Happy Places In Our Minds

Mixed Media with Iona Leishman - The workshops will explore what makes you feel warm and happy.

It could be a beloved animal or person, a beautiful woodland, a loch, mountains or a sunset.  It doesn't matter what it is, it's the feeling that counts!

 

Using mixed media acrylic paint, charcoal, pastel, collage and ink we will work on canvas at the easel or flat work on the table and really go for the colours that warm us inside.  Perfect for January and February weather!

 

As preparation, please bring a photograph(s) of your Happy Place to work from or, if you prefer not to have this prompt, it can be absolutely from your own heart that you paint.

Tuesday 28th January & 4th, 11th, 18th February

2 – 4pm

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Masters and Mistresses

Sessional Artist Greer Ralston will lead this workshop which will be centred on producing a painting that is based on your favourite artist . Once you have decided who to pick we will look at their style and technique and work towards everyone producing a finished piece in that style. This will involve some research and looking at how the painting has been constructed and then applying those techniques to a subject of your choice. FREE.

Tuesdays 24th Sept - 15th October 2-4pm

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Live Lunchtime Concert

 

Violin and Cello duo 'Gaia' are coming to Reachout to perform.

There is no fixed ticket cost, we only ask for a donation to Reachout on the day.

Thanks to Enterprise Music Scotland and their initiative to get chamber music out into the community... We invite everyone to make the most of this fantastic opportunity to witness world class musicians in a relaxed and informal setting!

Wednesday 11th September 11.30am

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People First Info Sharing

Laura (Advocacy Development Worker) and John (Chairperson) of People First are coming to speak to members, find out more about Reachout and share what People First does in Alloa and how to get involved.

RESCHEDULED - New Date - Thursday 29th August 11am 

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Live Lunchtime Concert

 

Violin and Cello duo 'High Heels and Horse Hair' are coming to Reachout to perform 'Transplanted' - a series of pieces inspired by Scottish wild flowers.

There is no fixed ticket cost, we only ask for a donation to Reachout on the day.

Thanks to Enterprise Music Scotland and their initiative to get chamber music out into the community... We invite everyone to make the most of this fantastic opportunity to witness world class musicians in a relaxed and informal setting!

Tuesday 27th August 12pm

Cowden Garden

Members trip to Cowden Japanese Garden at Dollar. £5

Wednesday 7th August

Bus leaves studio at 1030am

Places must be confirmed with Kirsten

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Macrame workshops

With guidance from our Project Worker Fiona McCubbin, participants will learn different knots and techniques of Macrame and create a tassel and dip-dyed plant hanger over the 6 weeks. 

This workshop is free to attend. Please get in touch if you are interested. 

Drawing and Painting workshops with Greer Ralston

 

 'Outside in' - Greer returns to host mixed media drawing and painting workshops held in and inspired by Reachout garden. 

Six sessions £5 each. 

Fridays 12-2pm 17th May - 21st June

Traditional Scottish Willow Weaving

 

 John Cowan is returning to share the various weaving techniques involved in creating all kinds of decorative items, baskets and plant frames. Come along to learn a very therapeutic and rewarding skill and you'll be producing beautiful finished items in no time!

£5 per session. 

Thursdays. 23rd May - 27th June 1-3pm

Bling Your Things!

 

Our volunteer Holly Boyle invites you to bring along something you would like to bling/embellish/jazz up! This could be shoes, trainers, photos frames, mirrors etc etc!! 

This is a one off, free workshop. 

Tuesday 4th June 1pm-3pm

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Members trip to Falkirk Wheel

 

 Seagull Trust Canal Cruise to Falkirk Wheel.

 

Thursday 6th June.

 

£5 per person which includes transport to and from Falkirk. 

Glass Mosaic Workshop with Marta Sienkiewicz

 

 Marta works with participants to remove the fear of using the medium of glass. All participants will learn how to design, plan and make glass mosaics.

One free taster session on 5th April 11-1pm followed by a block of 5 workshops at £5 each.

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Visualising Music

Join Violin and Cello duo 'High Heels and Horse Hair' as they combine art and music in this 'Visualising Music' workshop. Participants will draw and paint in response to live music inspired by the fabulous world of Scottish Wild Plants. Explore different ways to represent sound through a range of mediums. 

Monday 15th April 11-1pm

An Easter fundraising get-together for Reachout members, volunteers, friends, family and partner organisations.

 

 

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Live Lunchtime Concert

Live Flute and Guitar performance by internationally renowned act Agnew McAllister in our unconventional venue. The second instalment of our series of live lunchtime performances delivered in partnership with Enterprise Music Scotland - getting chamber music into the community.

 

 

Mixed Media Drawing & Painting with Greer Ralston

Six weekly workshops. £5 per session.  Greer Ralston graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a B.A. Hons. in Fine Art. She has worked as a freelance artist for a number of years and has works in public and private collections in the UK and abroad.

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Chair Yoga with Kirsty Hall

As part of Reachout's CHANGE programme of arts and wellbeing, through our Creative Communities project, we hosted a series of CHAIR YOGA classes for all members to attend - all abilities, beginners welcome. Led by renowned Restorative Movement and Self Care Specialist, Kirsty Hall.
 

 
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Drama Workshops from the Macrobert Centre

 

Working in partnership with Macrobert Arts Centre to host a series of six weekly drama workshops.

 

Members Lunches
Members Lunches
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Identity Workshops
Identity Workshops

With Hannah Ford

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Rug Making
Rug Making

With Gill Curwen

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Pom Pom Rugs
Pom Pom Rugs

With Collette O'Sullivan

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Mixed Media
Mixed Media

with Hannah Ford

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