What’s On

Understanding Your Camera, Understanding Photography ‘Taking it Off Auto’

Monday 30 May
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This ten week photography programme can be viewed as either a series of stand alone photography bite sized units or a complete integrated photography course. You can either sign up for the whole 10 week course OR simply select from the programme those units you would prefer to do. It is important to note that weekly numbers are limited to twelve participants. With two tutors available throughout we believe these small numbers will better allow more opportunities for one to one tuition and more personal small group work. Which approach you take, whole course or selected units, is dependant upon your own individual needs, requirements and current level of expertise. The aim of the course is to promote a better understanding of the features, functions and possibilities of the modern DSLR/Mirror-less camera. We believe with improved camera knowledge participants will be in a better position to take more control over their camera which will result ultimately in better photographs.

LOOK AROUND - SEE ME | Polish workshop

Tuesday 31 May
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Suitable for: Polish People (workshops run in Polish)
Location in building: G15A
Price: free
The programme is for Polish people who would like to become Community Champions – the active leaders in Polish community, where they will tackle a mental health stigma and discrimination.

Pottery Foundation Course

Wednesday 1 June
All Day

Taught by Edinburgh Design School

A ten week, Foundation course which teaches hand building, wheel and surface decoration. This course is all about learning technique and developing a creative approach to pottery. You will learn to make a range of pots including Pinch pots. Coil pots and slab pots. You will be introduced to the glazing and firing processes and safe working studio practice.

Foundation course in Textile Screen Printing

Wednesday 1 June
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Taught by Edinburgh Design School
10 week evening course

This 10 week, 20 hour, short course is the next step in developing or refreshing your
textile screen printing practice. You will coat and expose screens using the Natgraph exposure unit, explore colour through mixing pigments and refine your studio printing techniques and layering of imagery. The course gives you the opportunity to develop your own practice and explore the potential of the craft with final finished works, collection of samples and technical notes.

Professional Development Award (Textiles)

Thursday 2 June
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Taught by Edinburgh Design School
3 x 10 week terms (one unit delivered per term)

This PDA course is studied over 30 weeks and comprises 3 SQA Certificate Higher National Units.

  • Surface Decoration for Textiles: An Introduction
  • Textile Techniques: An Introduction and
  • Textile Accessory: An Introduction.

SQA Certificate: Pottery

Thursday 2 June
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Taught by Edinburgh Design School

A Pottery course over 3 fifteen week terms following 3 Scottish Qualification Authority dedicated pottery units. This course allows you to explore pottery techniques in more depth enabling you to develop and refine your practice.

Displacement

Sunday 5 June - Sunday 19 June
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Opening Night Saturday 4th June 7:00 – 9.30pm, featuring live music by Tim Vincent-Smith and “The Reverse Engineer”.

A challenging, thought provoking exhibition by two resident artists, Jamie King and Nicky Beckett. The exhibition is a response to the current refugee crisis, which is a contemporary controversial subject.

Understanding Your Camera, Understanding Photography ‘Taking it Off Auto’

Monday 6 June
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This ten week photography programme can be viewed as either a series of stand alone photography bite sized units or a complete integrated photography course. You can either sign up for the whole 10 week course OR simply select from the programme those units you would prefer to do. It is important to note that weekly numbers are limited to twelve participants. With two tutors available throughout we believe these small numbers will better allow more opportunities for one to one tuition and more personal small group work. Which approach you take, whole course or selected units, is dependant upon your own individual needs, requirements and current level of expertise. The aim of the course is to promote a better understanding of the features, functions and possibilities of the modern DSLR/Mirror-less camera. We believe with improved camera knowledge participants will be in a better position to take more control over their camera which will result ultimately in better photographs.

Pottery Foundation Course

Wednesday 8 June
All Day

Taught by Edinburgh Design School

A ten week, Foundation course which teaches hand building, wheel and surface decoration. This course is all about learning technique and developing a creative approach to pottery. You will learn to make a range of pots including Pinch pots. Coil pots and slab pots. You will be introduced to the glazing and firing processes and safe working studio practice.

Foundation course in Textile Screen Printing

Wednesday 8 June
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Taught by Edinburgh Design School
10 week evening course

This 10 week, 20 hour, short course is the next step in developing or refreshing your
textile screen printing practice. You will coat and expose screens using the Natgraph exposure unit, explore colour through mixing pigments and refine your studio printing techniques and layering of imagery. The course gives you the opportunity to develop your own practice and explore the potential of the craft with final finished works, collection of samples and technical notes.

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