What’s On

6 Week Dressmaking Class

Wednesday 14 September - Wednesday 19 October
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

6 week dressmaking class.

This class is aimed at people who can sew or have attended a beginner’s sewing class and would like to take these skills to the next level.

Come along and learn how to follow a pattern and make a fabulous dress made exactly to your own measurements.

Choose from a great selection of dress patterns in the studio or bring along your own pattern you’d like to make.

Learn how to adjust any pattern to your own body shape, confidently fit a zip, darts, pleats, button holes and many other finishings in a fun environment with patient and expert tuition.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure you will receive plenty of help and attention ensuring that your project with turn out fabulous!

£100 for 6 weeks (returning customers receive 20% discount – £80) tea, coffee and biscuits all provided) Machines, shears etc all provided in the studio)

Meisner Technique Acting Workshop

Wednesday 14 September - Wednesday 2 November
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances” – Sandford Meisner

The Meisner technique is one of the most popular approaches to acting. Over the course of 8 weeks you will learn how to; unleash truthful, emotional performances; let go of self-consciousness; expand your acting range; build self awareness; develop the ability to act moment to moment.

Who could benefit from this course?

  • Actors who want to learn / develop new acting approaches
  • Actors who feel out of practice and want to re-hone their skills
  • Anyone seeking a systematic approach to acting
  • Anyone looking to unlock their emotional potential and conquer self-consciousness
  • Anyone interested in improving their relationship with other people

2 Week Upcycled Clothing Course

Tuesday 27 September - Tuesday 4 October
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

2 week upcycling clothes workshop

Breathe new life into tired old clothes and furnishings, creating exciting, innovative and unique made-to-measure clothes!

Join us in this creative class where you will be able make several garments from damaged clothes, charity shop finds or things that no longer fit.

Week one: Bring along a selection of garments and along with fabrics and trims in the studio make a plan and pattern for your new garments.

Week two: Construction – class sizes are kept small ensuring you will have ample advice and know how from an experienced maker.

This class would suit someone with a little sewing experience.

Machines, shears etc. all provided as well as tea & coffee.

£30 pp for both weeks and 20% discount for all returning customers.


8 Week Quilting Workshop

Tuesday 27 September
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a very relaxed, friendly 8-week class where students work with me on deciding their own projects. I have lots of books and magazines with ideas and I am on hand to advise with whatever you need. This class is perfect for beginners as well as more advanced quilters.

If you are a beginner, you can come with your own ideas of what to make or I have several lovely beginners projects for you. I will also teach you all the basics you need to make a quilt; cutting, measuring, choosing fabrics, piecing, sewing (by hand or machine), putting it all together and binding your project.

I can also teach you sewing machine basics if you need them.

Several cups of tea and biscuits are provided too!

If you have any questions or to book a place please contact me at lorna@lovelorncreative.com or text me on 07402162186.


Theatre Sans Accents: Theatre sur le bout de la langue!

Thursday 29 September - Thursday 15 December
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

FRENCH DRAMA : Language and Acting class into one fun workshop!

Whether your child is learning French at school, one of the parents is French or simply you want him/her to learn French, join us in this interactive workshop where we will go through the basics of conversational French.

​The children will have the chance to test their capacities and learn new words and skills whilst being creative on stage (this class is also suitable if your child is a complete beginner). Drama games and improvisation exercises will be at the core of the class focusing on building up self assurance in the first place, playing around with sounds, developing vocabulary and discovering French culture.

No snails or frogs will be harmed or used during those workshops! Join us now!

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.

Between Two Moons

Saturday 1 October - Sunday 16 October
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Private View: Saturday 1 October, 1pm – 4pm

The work in this exhibition by Mark Haddon can be seen as a journey made through a landscape without destination, a journey made between two moons.

“I’d been thinking about the story Cadmus, who in his search for his sister Europa, had been told by the Delphic Oracle that he should follow a cow and where that cow lay down he should found a city: Thebes. So I thought I might follow my own imaginary cow. I forgot to ask what would signify an end to my journey however, so I found myself stuck in a continuum, an artwork with no end in sight, just a series of incidents. 

Erasure: New Drawings by Deirdre Macleod

Saturday 1 October - Sunday 16 October
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Preview – Saturday 1 October 1pm – 4pm

Deirdre will exhibit a new body of large-scale and 3D semi-abstract drawings. The starting point for these drawings is the effect upon urban light of changes to the built environment and, in particular, the processes of construction and demolition which affect city light.

Deirdre Macleod is a Scottish artist, who takes aspects of her experience of the city as the starting point for her work. She is particularly interested in the ‘view from the ground’ as a way of exploring the human relationship with the built environment and the ways in which cities function.

VAU Members Show 2016

Saturday 1 October - Sunday 16 October
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening event: Saturday 1st October 1pm – 4pm
Refreshments and nibbles provided – all welcome!

Visual Artist Unit commits itself to the dual aims of supporting emerging artists based in Scotland and improving public engagement and access to contemporary art for the wider community.

Each year, VAU hosts an Annual Members Show in a different location, showcasing individual works by each artist member of the collective and the VAU management committee.

VAU was set up by 8 graduates from Grays School of Art and Duncan of Jordanstone in 2014 and started with a Members Show by the same 8 artists at the Old Hairdresser’s in Glasgow the same year.

Now, two years, on VAU presents their third Members Show featuring a piece of work from each of their 40 members, this time in the Main Gallery at St Margaret’s House in Edinburgh!

Group Improvisation Course (Comedy)

Sunday 2 October
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Facilitated by Harry Gooch (founder member of Men With Coconuts) the aim of this short course is to give improvisers and actors the chance to work within a new ensemble as we practise fundamentals and advanced techniques… All whilst having a wrong amount of fun.

We will take as a starting point that improvisers are actors, writers and directors working in concert, in the moment. The goal is to create truthful and funny scenes and stories that the audience swear ‘must have been scripted’, yet are entirely improvised.

Please email Harry: admin@improvacademy.co.uk to book and for payment details visit http://www.improvacademy.co.uk/workshops

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