STIRLING’S highly-regarded art school, art4you, has revealed its new art facility in the grounds of the Oakwood Garden Centre near Killearn, on the edge of the Loch Lomond National Park.

Set up by Glasgow School of Art graduate Ewen Duncan and his wife Claudia just under 10-years-ago, art4you started as an evening class in a local school before quickly expanding in 2011.

The new studio, double the size of the previous facility, encompasses two studios and a gallery, with high-quality studio lighting and new resources including kiln and relief printing press, along with additional equipment, storage and utilities.

The larger studio will enable new artist practices to be taught, with the first additions due to be ceramic, pottery and printmaking.

An events programme will also be developed to make full use of the exhibition space.

Art4you Scotland co-founder, Ewen Duncan, said: “Our new home will enable us to do so much more, and help even more students discover their talent and embrace creativity.

“Whatever the level of experience, we welcome everyone as we believe that we are all creative and can all make art.”

Andrew Leitch, Capital Projects Officer at Creative Scotland, added: “Creative Scotland is pleased to have helped to support the development of art4you’s new home at Oakwood, which fits well with Creative Scotland's aspirations for the support of artists and for the development of provision for making, and creating, in Scotland. 

Classes will commence at the new studio from October 29 and the exhibition will move into the new gallery space.

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