What’s On

Jul 2018

residency - Create to Move

Create to Move: Residency

Saturday 14 July - Sunday 29 July
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(visitors welcome when Gallery 2 doors are open)

Artist collective Create to Move will use Gallery 2 for a research and development residency.

The root of our research stems from three fundamental topics:

  1. AI and Technology
  2. Essence of Human Nature
  3. The Natural Environment.

We’re interested in where these topics intersect.

Physicality of touch, making and movement vs AI & technology.
In an increasingly computerised, urbanised and mechanised world, seemingly on the brink of an AI revolution, what are the values of nature, and creativity? As artists we share certain responsibilities to help to preserve the ways in which we express our humanity; through dance, making, play, craft and art. How is technology currently affecting us and how could it shape our futures?

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Saturday 14 July - Sunday 29 July
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Preview: Friday 13 July 7pm – 9pm

The current show gently references Eastern thought systems and life experiences.

These experiences and thought systems create a fine, almost invisible, but essential thread throughout the show.

About the artist

“What are you studying?”

She says leaning forward towards the glass box peering through

the wee hole.

“Painting”

I say crouching down to the tellers level

“Oh, how fabulous, I would love to able to paint,

 what do you paint?”

 

 Still, to this day, I have no answer.

I think. I feel. I question. I make.

no linear process, no endings, no beginnings, only movement, a cycle.

just as life.

For more information about the artist and their work visit anjilawilson.com

 

Obscura

Saturday 14 July - Sunday 29 July
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Event:  Friday, 13th July from 7-9 pm

An exhibition of selected work by recent graduate of Gray’s School of Art, Wouda Thompson. The work explores visual perception as a conscious experience and our expression of this experience. Through observational painting and drawings of carefully constructed still lives of abstract sculptures the show aims to question the line drawn between perception and interpretation

Kids Sewing Course

Monday 16 July - Friday 20 July
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Kids sewing course Level 1 aims to teach your child the valuable life skill of sewing in five 2-hour structured lessons over 5 days.

The Kids Sewing Course level 1 includes:

  • how to use a sewing machine confidently and safely
  • cutting and sewing fabric
  • each day offers a new project offering progressive challenges.
  • Projects include bunting, a lined tote bag, and an applique cushion.
  • 10 hours tuition and all fabrics (Materials used are worth approx £15)
  • I provide sewing machines and all equipment or child can bring their own

I can advise on buying a sewing machine either for your child or yourself. Read my review of the Singer Tradition 2282 sewing machine.

I am insured and I hold a PVG (Disclosure Scotland) certificate

Why children should learn to sew
I learned to use a sewing machine when I was 7 years old, and was making clothes at around 11. At age 8-12, children have the mental capacity to learn the basic concepts and sufficient manual dexterity to operate a sewing machine. It’s actually the perfect age at which to learn. The Kids Sewing Course level 1 contains 5 structured lessons. Each introducing another basic sewing skill building on the day before. Each day offers another easy sewing project that children love! Because they’re having such a great time, they don’t actually realise how many valuable sewing skills they are learning which will stay with them for life.

Drop-in Dressmaking sessions.

Wednesday 18 July
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesdays 10am-12pm or 7pm-9pm. £20 per session

Learn to make your own clothes, or improve your existing techniques.

If you need help with any of the following, then please drop-in.

Sewing machines available. Limited places so please phone ahead or PM me to reserve your place. Pay cash on the day.

-How to choose an appropriate pattern for your level of ability,
-Taking measurements, cutting and fitting the pattern, understanding pattern markings and instructions
-Altering the pattern for a perfect fit
-inserting zips
-Sewing tips and techniques to achieve a professional finish
-waistbands
-necklines and facings

This list is not exhaustive so if you have any other problem, or just to come along to sew in company, then you’re very welcome. Attend only one, or them all.

Hand Embroidery for Children

Thursday 19 July
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hand Embroidery is a lovely creative activity for children to learn. In this sewing class for ages 8-12, we’ll be making a felt heart keychain. This is a lovely school holiday activity for children.

I learned to sew as a very young child. My earliest memories involve playing with fabric scraps. Sewing develops manual dexterity and excellent hand/eye coordination. It also stimulates a child’s imagination and creativity.

What will my child learn?
We’ll be learning some common hand embroidery stitches
combining felt and other fabrics to make a heart-shaped key chain charm.
decorating it with ribbons and buttons

Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Friday 20 July
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This Kids introductory sewing class is a 2-hour class for children aged 8-12. It will enable them to learn foundation sewing skills and it’s a perfect creative activity for school holidays.

What’s included:

  • How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
  • Practice sewing straight lines, curves and corners
  • Make a heart-shaped lavender bag or pincushion
  • Sewing machines, equipment and fabrics provided

I am insured and hold a PVG (Disclosure Scotland) certificate

Sewing helps mental and physical development in children aged 8-12. What’s more is they learn faster than adults and retain the information longer. Sewing assists in developing good hand/eye co-ordination, manual dexterity, stimulates the creative imagination. I believe that it’s such an important life skill that all children should learn – Girls and boys.

Monday Jewellery Skills 6:30 - 9pm

Monday 23 July
6:30 am - 9:00 am

In this workshop you will learn all basic jewellery skills. We will go through basic skills such as piercing, filling, soldering and finishing jewellery to more advance techniques such as stonesetting. You will learn the skills on real projects such as making a ring or pendant. Part of the class is also improving your design skills.​

There will be individual study plan designed specially for each person depending on your needs and experiences.

Laughter Yoga

Monday 23 July
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 

Where: People Know How, 5th Floor, Room 5.17, St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE

How much?: Free!

Buses: 4, 5, 26, 44, 45, 104, 113, 124.

More information:
Laughter yoga is good for the mind, good for the heart and good for the soul. You feel human, you feel divine. A great way to start your week. Tones abdominal muscles and facial muscles, assists breathing, beats depression and stress, boosts immune system and makes you feel fantastic. Do come along and ask for Jane.

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Pilates Classes

Tuesday 24 July
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

PILATES 4 ALL by Clare Shillinglaw

I run fun and friendly Pilates classes held in the Drawing Room, 3rd Floor on Tuesday evenings 5-6pm.

Pilates is amazing for improving posture, balance, flexibility and easing any muscle and joint niggles. Regular practice can help you build long and lean muscle, strengthen the core from within and relax the mind. It is suitable for a wide range of people, from beginners to professional sportspeople, and including pregnant women and seniors so please come along!

5 week silver bracelet making workshop

Tuesday 24 July
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

(Excluding 7th August)

This workshop takes place over 5 weeks of 2 hour evening classes and has a maximum of 4 students.
You will learn how to design and plan your silver bracelet; cut, solder, shape and texture the rings required and assemble them to create a unique bracelet of your own design. You will also learn how to make a simple T-bar catch to finish.
There will be silver available to purchase during the class.
This class is suitable for adults of all levels including beginners.
Please note, you will be using a saw, pliers, hammers and blowtorches so full use of the hands is essential.
To book your place, please email me: leahbastiani@gmail.com
Or through my website: www.leahbastianijewellery.co.uk

Drop-in Dressmaking sessions

Wednesday 25 July
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn to make your own clothes, or improve your existing techniques.

If you need help with any of the following, then please drop-in.

Sewing machines available. Limited places so please phone ahead or PM me to reserve your place. Pay cash on the day.

-How to choose an appropriate pattern for your level of ability,
-Taking measurements, cutting and fitting the pattern, understanding pattern markings and instructions
-Altering the pattern for a perfect fit
-inserting zips
-Sewing tips and techniques to achieve a professional finish
-waistbands
-necklines and facings

This list is not exhaustive so if you have any other problem, or just to come along to sew in company, then you’re very welcome. Attend only one, or them all.

Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Wednesday 25 July
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This Kids introductory sewing class is a 2-hour class for children aged 8-12. It will enable them to learn foundation sewing skills and it’s a perfect creative activity for school holidays.

What’s included:

  • How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
  • Practice sewing straight lines, curves and corners
  • Make a heart-shaped lavender bag or pincushion
  • Sewing machines, equipment and fabrics provided

I am insured and hold a PVG (Disclosure Scotland) certificate
I learned to use a sewing machine when I was 7 years old. So I know children can learn to sew when they’re very young. What’s more is they learn faster than adults and retain the information longer. Sewing assists in developing good hand/eye co-ordination, manual dexterity, stimulates the creative imagination. I believe that it’s such an important life skill that all children should learn – Girls and boys.

Drop-in Dressmaking sessions.

Wednesday 25 July
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesdays 10am-12pm or 7pm-9pm. £20 per session

Learn to make your own clothes, or improve your existing techniques.

If you need help with any of the following, then please drop-in.

Sewing machines available. Limited places so please phone ahead or PM me to reserve your place. Pay cash on the day.

-How to choose an appropriate pattern for your level of ability,
-Taking measurements, cutting and fitting the pattern, understanding pattern markings and instructions
-Altering the pattern for a perfect fit
-inserting zips
-Sewing tips and techniques to achieve a professional finish
-waistbands
-necklines and facings

This list is not exhaustive so if you have any other problem, or just to come along to sew in company, then you’re very welcome. Attend only one, or them all.

Free-Motion Embroidery

Thursday 26 July
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free-motion embroidery, also known as Free-Machine embroidery, is a useful core skill for Textile Artists, Quilters and Felters. Many of my other creative workshops involve free-motion embroidery so if you’re not sure which one to take, then I recommend this workshop as a starting point. No ‘drawing’ experience is necessary.

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