Previous Workshops

Included in our Mon - Fri drop-in


'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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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.

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.



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.

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.

Camera Club - Walk, Click & Capture the Moment
To launch the Reachout Camera Club we are heading up to Stirling University Campus to walk, talk and take pictures. All members welcome.
Members Andy Scott Trip
Reachout Members are doing a short tour of all the Clacks Andy Scott public sculptures, finishing up at The Helix (The Kelpies).
Textile Printing with Laura Spring (1/4)
A block of four workshops exploring textile printing techniques such as block printing and screen printing and screen printing with a final outcome of a t-shirt, bag or tea towel.
Concrete and Colour Workshop with Emma McDowall
Explore the 3D shapes, colour and expressive mark making through casting and decorating a sculptural concrete form
Generation Clacks
Reachout With Arts In Mind invites you to the launch of GENERATION CLACKS. An exhibition of artworks produced in a series of workshops based around the theme of identity, in conjunction with Childrens Mental Health Week 2018. Featuring young people who attend Community House & Hawkhill Centre Alloa
Reachout Needs YOU! Volunteering Open Day
For #VolunteersWeek 2018, alongside celebrating our wonderful volunteers who give so much to Reachout and our members, we are holding an Open Day to showcase the valuable experiences volunteering with Reachout can offer.
Colour Splash! with Iona Leishman
A vivid splash of colour - throwing out the rule book, we'll be exploring expressive abstract mark making through vibrant colour compositions.
Willow Weaving with John Cowan
John Cowan is a traditional Scottish willow weaver, who works from his small studio in Lanark. Members- come along to learn this wonderful age-old skill!
SCRIBBLE - Alva Academy Alternative Study Leave
An expressive T-shirt printing workshop with Alva Academy pupils, based on themes of 'belonging'.
Autism Awareness Training
Hosted by Reachout, this training session will be delivered by Alison Hall of Stirling Learning Disability Team and is open to Reachout Members and partners on request.
Portrait Workshop (2) with Jacqueline Marr
Jacqueline is back to guide us through the process of creating portraits, following our inspiring trip to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Stress Control
Led by Integrated Mental Health Services at the Reachout studio. Learn skills to effectively manage stress. Existing Reachout members only, limited availability.
People First Info Sharing Visit
Carolann and John from People First will be in the studio to talk to members about what they do.
Stained Glass Workshop with Anne Christie
Creative Journal Workshop with Tracy Waddell
Identity & Equality, Mixed Media with Iona Leishman
Part of our MAKE programme for supported adults to benefit from arts activities
Identity & Equality, Mixed Media with Iona Leishman
Part of our CHANGE programme for adult mental health & wellbeing

Drama Workshops from the Macrobert Centre


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


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