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Fresh Fruit: Youth Programme for 8-25 year olds

Fresh Fruit is the Fruitmarket Gallery’s programme for young people aged 8-25 to work together and with artists to explore new ideas and make and share art. The programme consists of peer-led projects including exhibitions; art parties; co-production with artists; collaboration with youth sector organisations; trips to arts and cultural spaces; and training and mentoring to develop skills and run workshops for 8-15 year olds.

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Fresh Fruit for 16-25 year olds

Join the Fresh Fruit Steering Group

At the heart of Fresh Fruit is an open, peer-led group for young adults aged 16-25 who drive the programme. The Fresh Fruit Steering Group meet regularly to plan projects and events. We organise meetings around your availability. Sessions are social, informal and free. Snacks and refreshments are provided and we can support travel costs.

Get in touch to find out more and to join:

Caitlin McKinnon
Creative Learning Curator
M 07527 927916
0131 226 8186

Fresh Fruit for 8-15 year olds

Tear It Up, Make It Up
Sundays 23 Feb–15 Mar, 2–5pm. Free, drop-in for 8–15 year olds

Join us for Tear It Up, Make It Up – craft, printing and fashion, created by Fresh Fruit Intern and artist Brooke Milliken.
No previous art experience necessary.

Lighten Up!
23 Feb, 2–5pm.

Use a special type of paper to make your own kind of photographs. Produced with light and a chemical process, cyanotypes are quick, easy to make beautiful prints to take away. We will use elements of nature, printing and pressing leaves and flowers into handmade booklets and badges.

Stick It Up! 
1 Mar, 2–5pm

This week we will work together to make a huge collaborative wall collage. Tear, paste and layer your images on top of one another to create an eye catching 2D artwork. There will be magazines, paint and collage materials aplenty to work from. Plus badge making! 

Weave It Out!
8 Mar, 2–5pm

Using found materials such as fabric, plastic and all things fantastic, we will weave our way in and out of different structures to create colourful, patterned artworks. 

In The Bag!
15 Mar, 2–5pm

Design and make your own tote bag to take away! Get creative and stamp, write and wear your own bag for life. 

Sessions take place in a dedicated unit at Waverley Mall during The Fruitmarket Gallery’s building development. Find us on the lower level, in between Anime Republic and New Look.