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SQA Certificate: Pottery

Thursday 30 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.

Strands of Time...

Sunday 3 July - Saturday 23 July
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Opening event: Saturday 2 July 12:00 – 14:00

This exciting new exhibition focuses on ‘past, present and future’ encouraging us all to be inspired by the past, excited by the present and intrigued by the future of ‘edge-textile artists-scotland’

Having all three galleries on the 3rd floor of Edinburgh Palette has provided the starting point for this notion of examining the whole story of ‘edge  – three galleries, three points in time and curated by three teams from within the group

Make Money While You Make Your Art!

Tuesday 5 July
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join our free ‘Wealth & Wellness Gatherings’ to learn how to create a job that is flexible around your studio time, instead of your studio time being flexible around your job.

You have options!
Come learn about one of them.

Portfolio Building | Dazzle Pattern

Saturday 6 August
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Runs twice Either 10.30 – 12.30 or 13.30 – 15.30

Come and meet the artists who can help you build your portfolio and discuss your plans for University and Art College in this short hands-on summer taster. Inspired by Ciara Phillips’ Everywoman, the Dazzle Ship in Leith Docks, we will be looking at pattern and colour and the social context of this stunning piece of public art.

A-I-R 15/16

Saturday 6 August - Thursday 25 August
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Private View Saturday 6th August, 19.00 – 21.00 | Sponsored by Blue Moon
Events Thursday 11th & 18th August,
19.00 – 21.00
Closing Event Thursday 25th August, 19.00 – 21.00

‘Thirteen’ artists showcase their most recent works created during their artist-in-residence roles at the Edinburgh College of Art & Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

A-I-R 15/16 are excited to present their inter-disciplinary exhibition showcasing their most recent works from thirteen contemporary emerging artists and designers based in Scotland who have been undergoing an artist-in-residence program since September 2015. This exhibition will showcase a diverse range of artistic approaches within this group of artists: bringing their passion of art & design that is expressed through their creative practices together for this one-off end of residence exhibition.
Each artist has approached the development of their practice over the last year in many different ways. This can be seen through the wide array of visual research, styles of approach and mediums used to communicate their new ideas within their professional area of work in an experimental way. Each artist defines their practice visually through their own methodology of communication through: textiles, illustration, glass, jewellery, fashion, sculpture and furniture.
Throughout this exhibition, the participating artists will also be partaking in a gallery residency, where they will develop and create new works within the exhibition space that will be unveiled every Thursday during August.
Participating artists include:

  • Nikkita Morgan
  • Joanna Srokol
  • Ruth Leslie
  • Sarah Bissell
  • Rebecca Brown
  • Alan Horsley
  • Andrea Popyordanova
  • Vicky Higginson
  • Aymeric Renoud
  • Beth Spowrt
  • Lewis Scott
  • Lada Wilson
  • Sayoko Kobayashi

Participating collective groups & collaborators invited to opening events include:

  • Too Much Fun Club Edinburgh Collage Collective
  • Pissed Modernism Place + Platform

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Portfolio Building | Mono-printing & Bookmaking

Saturday 3 September
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

A busy and messy day of expressive mark making this workshop will allow students to have fun exploring the possibilities to be had preparing paper for use in other projects. Using a wide selection of papers and card a variety of bookmaking techniques will be explored to create new books for recording work. In G5 we have room for large-scale expression and experimentation.

Portfolio Building | 50 Drawings in 4 Hours

Saturday 1 October
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

This is an intense experience! Students will be encouraged to react, respond and be immersed in the challenge working instinctively and at speed. Expect unexpected results.

Portfolio Building | Walking & Drawing Inspiration

Tuesday 18 October
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

We will lead participants along the Union Canal and will sketch, snap and tweet our thoughts on the way, exploring the social history and experience of generations who have worked and played along the canal as a source of inspiration and an instrument for change.

Portfolio Building | Collaborative Drawing in the Studio

Wednesday 19 October
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

This indoor collaborative workshop focuses on participants visiting and recording their impressions of different artist studios in drawings, words and photographs and then playfully using this information to build a dream studio together.

Portfolio Building | Dress to Impress & Portfolio

Saturday 5 November
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Linking art, performance, story and self-imagery in this workshop we will consider the politics of portraiture and draw/construct a character making paper costumes that reflect their self-image before posing for a ‘Selfie-Portrait’. Individual tutorials throughout the day will offer an opportunity for all participants to review work made during the workshops and discuss their college options.

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