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FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Fresh Fruit is a programme for young people to work together and with artists to explore new ideas and make and share art. Using our exhibitions as a starting point, you’ll be supported to shape the direction and content of projects. Sessions are social, informal and free. Follow Fresh Fruit on Facebook. Fresh Fruit is supported by The Robertson Trust.


Party Piece: Escape, Marvel, Create for 16–25 year olds

Thu 29 Mar, 7–10pm. Free. Drinks served. Book via Eventbrite.
An evening of escape for fun and dream-like experiences set within the exhibition, curated by Artesfera and Fresh Fruit. Immerse yourself in surrealist soundscapes and responses to Lee Lozano’s work including a dialogue booth, a fantasy wall, making body parts and shadow art, a chance to grade Lozano’s artwork and playing with instructions that take you beyond the confines of the event. All in the quest of the marvellous. Body-inspired costumes encouraged. Dreamy cocktails and mocktails served.

Fresh Fruit: Teens for 12–15 year olds
Sun 8 Apr, Sun 13 May, 4–6pm. Free. 12 places. To book call the bookshop on 0131 226 8181 or email bookshop@fruitmarket.co.uk
Explore Lozano’s exhibition in a series
of workshops using a variety of materials, techniques and discussion activities, led
and supported by trained Fresh Fruit Leaders and artist Louise Fraser. Each workshop 
is unique and will include drawing, painting, performance, sculpture and writing.

Fresh Fruit Leader Training for 1625 year olds
Thu 15 Mar, 6–8pm. Free. 8 places.
Learn how to lead and support arts workshops for young people and become a Fresh Fruit Leader, supported by artist Louise Fraser. You’ll find out how to plan and deliver arts and discussion-based activities inspired by the exhibition, with the opportunity to put your skills into practice to deliver teens workshops for 12–15 year olds on 8 April and 13 May.

For more information and
 to get involved contact Caitlin McKinnon
 Learning Programme Manager caitlin@fruitmarket.co.uk

Cut Fold Bind: Bookmaking Workshop  for 16–25 year olds
Sat & Sun 28–29 April, 11am–5pm. Free. 15 places.
Inspired by Lozano’s drawings, notebooks and instruction works, this project with artist Catherine Hiley will introduce a range of bookmaking techniques, looking at how form, content, production and structure inform each other. Participants will make books that explore the small, intimate and direct nature of this medium. The books will be displayed in the gallery at the end of the workshop.

For more information and
 to get involved contact Caitlin McKinnon
 Learning Programme Manager caitlin@fruitmarket.co.uk

Art and Identity Youth Project
Every Friday, 11am–1pm.
Fri 16 Mar – Fri 1 Jun. Free.
Book a place: tracy@fruitmarket.co.uk
Art and Identity is a free 10-week creative project for 16–25 year olds aimed at young people who may have mental health issues, Autism, Aspergers, experience of the care system or who are not currently in education, training or employment. We are working in collaboration with Access to Industry to deliver this project, which will enable young people explore their own identity, learn new creative skills and meet new people. To refer a young person to this project contact Tracy Morgan, Community Engagement Manager. Supported by William Grant.

Outreach

Art and Identity Youth Project
Every Friday, 11am–1pm.
Fri 16 Mar – Fri 1 Jun. Free.
Book a place: tracy@fruitmarket.co.uk
Art and Identity is a free 10-week creative project for 16–25 year olds aimed at young people who may have mental health issues, Autism, Aspergers, experience of the care system or who are not currently in education, training or employment. We are working in collaboration with Access to Industry to deliver this project, which will enable young people explore their own identity, learn new creative skills and meet new people. To refer a young person to this project contact Tracy Morgan, Community Engagement Manager. Supported by William Grant.

The learning team work in collaboration with a range of organisations such as Access to Industry, Screen Education Edinburgh, Dance Base and the Art Room to deliver a young people’s creative outreach programme. This youth outreach programme focuses on working with under-represented young people, including young people who are not in education, training or employment, disabled young people and young people from BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities.

Children

Literary Littles: Bookclub for 3–7 year olds
Our fun book group for children aged 3–7. Join us for a Saturday morning of readings followed by craft activities.

Lynne Rickards: Rowan the Red Squirrel
Sat 17 Mar, 10–11am. Free. Book via Eventbrite
From the creators of the bestselling Skye the Puffling, Lynne Rickards will be joining us to read from the delightful Rowan the Red Squirrel. Set in the Scottish Highlands and featuring some of Scotland’s most famous wildlife, it’s a tale sure to entertain both children and adults alike.

Kasia Matyjaszek: Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl
Sat 21 Apr, 10–11am. Free. Book via Eventbrite
Illustrator Kasia Matyjaszek will read from her book about ferocious pirate Captain Firebeard and his crew who meet their match when they kidnap a small, feisty girl named Molly! Postponed from Sat 27 Jan.

Elizabeth McKay: Wee Granny’s Magic Bag and the Pirates
Sat 2 Jun, 10–11am. Free. 
Book via Eventbrite
What weird and wonderful things will Wee Granny pull out of her magic bag next? Elizabeth McKay will reveal all in her third book in this popular series. Think Mary Poppins, with more tartan (and pirates).

Art in a Bag
Explore the exhibition with this handy bag of materials for children and families available in the resource room upstairs.

Fresh Fruit: Tweens for 8–11 year olds
Free. 12 places. To book call the bookshop on 0131 226 8181 or email bookshop@fruitmarket.co.uk
Artist Louise Fraser leads monthly workshops exploring themes, ideas and materials in the exhibition:

Paint and Slide
Sun 8 Apr, 10–11am.
Make paintings that merge forms, working from faces and everyday tools. Experiment with techniques and materials including slime!

Set Pieces
Sun 13 May, 10–11am.
Perform and document everyday scenarios in this workshop exploring language and instruction as art.