‘The weans just won’t sit still!’ Despite the lure of thruppence for the cinema or a new comic to read Joan’s young models found it difficult to hold a pose for long. She had to work fast and if you have ever tried to draw your children or your grandchildren you will understand the challenges Joan faced trying to capture a fleeting expression or a shy smile.
Join artists from The Thrive Archive for a 90-minute workshop ‘After Eardley’ and explore the joy of drawing portraits of children at speed. Simply bring a photo of a ‘wee one’ to inspire you and an old shirt or apron to wear. The 90-minute workshops are free and we provide all the materials. more
Building work is soon about to start on studios, toilet and workshops being built on the car parking spaces under St Margaret’s House. The map below shows where you’ll be able to find free on street parking.
When the last of the car parking spaces go, ‘West Castle Properties’ will offer a few other parking spaces from the 1st of April. more
This month we are doing stop motion animation with the lovely Emma from StopMoGo – transform yourself and get pixilated (a type of stop motion that uses people as live puppets) with Mardi Gras party costumes. (http://www.stopmogo.com/)
And the wonderful Poppy will be crafting with you to make a special Mardi Gras style gift of painted glasses, while you enjoy drinking New Orleans styled cocktails.
All yours for £20! What’s not to like on a relaxed Saturday evening?
‘3 days & nights of Music, Art, and Adventure in a fairytale setting’
‘Kelburn is without a doubt the most colourful event in Scotland’s festival calendar’ **** THE SKINNY
The Kelburn Garden Party Festival builds on its reputation, hand crafted and honed over the last eight years, as one of the most unique and exceptional festivals in the UK. Their 2017 line-up demonstrates as strong an appreciation for underground club culture and rock, as for folk, jazz, electronica and world music, tying together programming strands deliberately traditional and historical with the contemporary and forward looking. This years eclectic programme includes :-more
Claire and I have a space available in our studio as our 3rd person is leaving.
It’s available from the 1st of Februaryfor £120 per month which includes unlimited internet and the furniture that is in there now (or if you don’t want it we can get rid of it for you). It is approximately 2.5m x 2.5m. Ideally we would like someone who spends time in the studio during the week and enjoys a cosy, homely atmosphere.
Launching Friday 10th February, Flamingosaurus Rexis proud to host the presentation of a new body of work by Sophia Ann West.
An exploration of colour, tone and dimension, from canvas to glass – the exhibition might best be described as a journey of encapsulation.
That most evocative of nature’s moods, the sunset, is Sophia’s inspiration; canvas the vehicle by which it takes shape. Pockets of colour and form are then captured and extruded, reborn into their native dimension by a process of transmutation at the hands of the glass artist. more