What’s On

Nov 2021

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Wednesday 17 November - Wednesday 22 December
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course, and has become my most popular course. It is a 6-week evening course, so there’s two extra projects to make. This extra sewing practice makes a huge difference to your sewing skill and confidence.

It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what  all the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Thursday 18 November - Thursday 23 December
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beginners Sewing Course XL – Fast track your sewing skills from an award-winning course provider.

Dressmaking course

Dressmaking course

Thursday 18 November - Thursday 23 December
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

dressmaking course – learn how to make your own clothes

Liminal

Liminal

Saturday 20 November - Sunday 5 December
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Liminal explores a diverse range of ideas and methodologies by 10 practicing artists. Working through the last eighteen months, mentoring sessions and group critiques led by artists and educators Matt Stornstein and Jill Boualaxai helped facilitate a commitment to creative practice and proved a catalyst for this exhibition.

Artists include: Cally Buchanan, Andy Moir, Lindsay Storstein, Jude Nixon, Irene Jordan, Susie Johnston, Sarah Knox, Jane Dickinson, Joan Prickett and MaryAnne Hunt

Private viewing: 19th November 6 – 9pm

Dec 2021

Untitled 2021

Untitled 2021

Friday 3 December - Wednesday 8 December
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

The ‘untitled2021’ exhibition is part of a cultural exchange with a number of Italian art galleries whose interests and sensibilities are congruent with those of the artists. This event is the first step in that journey.

My challenge, as leader of this project, was – and is – to bring together a group of artists that I met here in Edinburgh, and who shared with me an affinity of thought and feelings. The purpose of the exhibition is to make the work that emerged from our common preoccupations known to a wider public.

Animals. Sentient Beings.

Animals. Sentient Beings.

Friday 3 December - Sunday 5 December
12:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Art Exhibition of contemporary and traditional icon painting by Basia Mindewicz. An artist, icon painter and mentor to many students.

Opening – 3rd December 2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Exhibition Open 4th and 5th December

Saturday – 11:00 am till 5:30 pm

Sunday. – 12:15 pm till 4:30 pm

Basia “I wanted to express how I feel about the place that animals often have in our lives and how important is to me to talk about our relationship”.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exhibition-animals-sentient-beings-icons-of-animals-and-other-icons-tickets-211917369557?fbclid=IwAR2bSxQWe_Ez5uwhjeigXfCCLbmgZPKllX7s-OrjgsX0GV15rYvJaG2Sxvs

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 6 December
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Drawing the figure with a mix of short, long and some sustained poses.

For those with some experience who are looking to practice and experiment.

Bring your own materials, easels are provided.

Drop in classes but booking is essential: makinggathering@gmail.com

Nudity (suitable for 16+)

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Monday 6 December
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Classes run every Monday apart from some Holidays. You can join us any Monday.

The main focus of this workshop is on helping you to find your own personal style. To help you develop creative practice and find the confidence that you need to make creativity a part of your daily life.

It is an ongoing Class but students are guided individually through the process of creating an Icon.

Not recommended for complete beginners but if you have some experience drawing or painting but not Icon painting please contact me and we can discuss if it will be suitable for you.

You will be guided through all the stages of creating an Icon. You will be supported in conveying your own ideas and a personal style.

Peaceful music played in between feedback will help you come to a quiet and meditative place.

You will deepen your understanding and practice of the principles of the egg tempera technique which include:

  •  The composition used in icon painting
  • Icon styles including Byzantine and Russian
  • Preparation of egg yolk binding medium
  • Making your own paints from dry pigments
  • Working with thin layers
  • Egg tempera brushwork
  • Dry brushwork

Link to class HERE.

ContrastInFusion Lab

ContrastInFusion Lab

Tuesday 7 December
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome to ContrastInFusion Lab, the Edinburgh-based theatre course in Italian. Classes are opened to Italian speakers of all ages, regardless of the level of theatre experience. Every term we work towards developing new skills and creating a small sharing. For further information on costs and how to sign up, please email us at contrastinfusionlab@gmail.com

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Thursday 9 December
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Every Thursday Morning
You can join us any Thursday

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Via Zoom
The link will be provided after the registration.

Cost £175 for 5 Classes

The main focus of this workshop is on helping you to find your own personal style. To help you develop creative practice and find the confidence that you need to make creativity a part of your daily life.

It is an ongoing Class but students are guided individually through the process of creating an Icon.

Not recommended for complete beginners but if you have some experience drawing or painting but not Icon painting please contact me and we can discuss if it will be suitable for you.

You will be guided through all the stages of creating an Icon. You will be supported in conveying your own ideas and a personal style.

Peaceful music played in between feedback will help you come to a quiet and meditative place.

You will deepen your understanding and practice of the principles of the egg tempera technique which include:

  • The composition used in icon painting
  • Icon styles including Byzantine and Russian
  • Preparation of egg yolk binding medium
  • Making your own paints from dry pigments
  • Working with thin layers
  • Egg tempera brushwork
  • Dry brushwork

Book online here
https://www.edinburghiconpainting.org/product/thursday-online-classes-5-classes/
or contact
edinburghicons@gmail.com to find out more

Christmas Makers' Market & Art Exhibition

Christmas Makers' Market & Art Exhibition

Saturday 11 December - Sunday 12 December
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Beautiful handcrafted gifts and original art by local makers and artists. A selection of pottery, jewellery, textiles, leather, wood, cards, prints, paintings, and much more for sale.

  •  Free admission.
  • Located on the 3rd floor galleries.

Register your interest here: https://fb.me/e/1e41kRoRJ

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 13 December
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Drawing the figure with a mix of short, long and some sustained poses.

For those with some experience who are looking to practice and experiment.

Bring your own materials, easels are provided.

Drop in classes but booking is essential: makinggathering@gmail.com

Nudity (suitable for 16+)

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Monday 13 December
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Classes run every Monday apart from some Holidays. You can join us any Monday.

The main focus of this workshop is on helping you to find your own personal style. To help you develop creative practice and find the confidence that you need to make creativity a part of your daily life.

It is an ongoing Class but students are guided individually through the process of creating an Icon.

Not recommended for complete beginners but if you have some experience drawing or painting but not Icon painting please contact me and we can discuss if it will be suitable for you.

You will be guided through all the stages of creating an Icon. You will be supported in conveying your own ideas and a personal style.

Peaceful music played in between feedback will help you come to a quiet and meditative place.

You will deepen your understanding and practice of the principles of the egg tempera technique which include:

  •  The composition used in icon painting
  • Icon styles including Byzantine and Russian
  • Preparation of egg yolk binding medium
  • Making your own paints from dry pigments
  • Working with thin layers
  • Egg tempera brushwork
  • Dry brushwork

Link to class HERE.

Eco Print with Leaves and Berries

Eco Print with Leaves and Berries

Tuesday 14 December
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to print onto fabric using the Bundle & Steam method to capture colour from botanicals . The finale WOW reveal brings bonus joy.
Spaces available for Tue 7th Dec and 14th Dec

What is Eco Printing?
It’s an environmentally friendly vibrant form of printing that uses natural organic materials bundled up in cloth. The ‘bundle’ is then steamed, capturing the beautiful colourful essences, giving a unique Eco print. It’s low impact and zero waste. We will be using foraged leaves, berries and kitchen spices.

Why take this class?
It’s really fun and a great starting point to learn botanical printing basics. You’ll learn a sustainable crafting skill that can be used to prolong the life of clothing, make stunning eco gifts or create wall art, all reducing your environmental impact. You will leave with a sense of achievement, wonderful fabric samples and great joy.
What will we do?
Jane our tutor, from ArtyFarty Art will welcome you and settle you in. Not only is she an experienced and knowledgeable tutor, she’s is an awesome artist blessed with a wonderful sense of humour. She will gently guide you step by step through the whole process from preparing your fabric, which botanicals deliver great colour, how to tie up and steam your bundles to fixing your colour. We will have a question and answer session whilst we await the steaming, around 35 mins. After this we will unwind and have the grand WOW reveal. Be warned, it’s addictive!

To book, text 07526605022 or online https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/190668593897

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Thursday 16 December
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Every Thursday Morning
You can join us any Thursday

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Via Zoom
The link will be provided after the registration.

Cost £175 for 5 Classes

The main focus of this workshop is on helping you to find your own personal style. To help you develop creative practice and find the confidence that you need to make creativity a part of your daily life.

It is an ongoing Class but students are guided individually through the process of creating an Icon.

Not recommended for complete beginners but if you have some experience drawing or painting but not Icon painting please contact me and we can discuss if it will be suitable for you.

You will be guided through all the stages of creating an Icon. You will be supported in conveying your own ideas and a personal style.

Peaceful music played in between feedback will help you come to a quiet and meditative place.

You will deepen your understanding and practice of the principles of the egg tempera technique which include:

  • The composition used in icon painting
  • Icon styles including Byzantine and Russian
  • Preparation of egg yolk binding medium
  • Making your own paints from dry pigments
  • Working with thin layers
  • Egg tempera brushwork
  • Dry brushwork

Book online here
https://www.edinburghiconpainting.org/product/thursday-online-classes-5-classes/
or contact
edinburghicons@gmail.com to find out more

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