shadows of Art of Farming participants

Art of Farming Workshops

Art of Farming Workshops

Art of Farming Workshops

Art of Farming Workshops

Art of Farming Workshops
Art of Farming Workshops

Past Workshops

The project’s first phase in spring 2022, led by artist Nic Green, saw Raku pottery workshops delivered on a farm and clay tile engraving at Thainstone Mart, Inverurie.

Engagement with participants led to a diverse mix of images on tiles inspired by farming and the landscape, and pots with textures reflecting barley and local soil.

A pot made at the workshop
The artists working together round a table
A close up of a person creating a piece of artwork

A new series of workshops led by Mary Bourne and Lynne Strachan took place on local farms from summer 2022 until spring 2023.
Kindly hosted by participant farmers, many of the workshops took place in barns and agricultural buildings or centres, where members of the farming community felt comfortable to meet and actively engage in creative activities with their peers.

A sign with the words Womblehill Art
A group of artists walking along a farm track
An artist working on a piece of wood
The artists working on their art pieces in a farm shed

Activities included cyanotype printing, stone carving, cuttlefish and plaster casting, sandblasting stencils, tattooing leather and spoon carving.

A selection of the art created
One of the artists with a piece of work they have created
  • “I enjoyed learning a skill that I hadn't tried before, which gave me a good sense of achievement. I felt slightly nervous meeting people I hadn't met before but felt happy once I got to chat and hear about their lives”
  • “It made us feel part of a larger whole: therefore happier. It helped us feel more competent and able to accept and offer assistance should anyone ask”
  • “I became aware of, and valued my own creativity and skills”
  • “Encouragement and hands on experiences really work well”
  • “Very relaxing”…”built my confidence”…”enabled me to express myself”
  • “It lets you forget everything else and have fun for a while”

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