Events - 26 Mar 17

6 Week Dressmaking Class

Thursday 9 March - Thursday 20 April
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This dress making class is ideal for someone who has intermediate dressmaking skills, you should be comfortable using a sewing machine and have made simple projects such as cushions or bags.

Key skills learned throughout this course;

2 Week Pencil Skirt Class

Wednesday 22 March - Wednesday 29 March
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday March 22nd 6.30pm-9.00pm
Wednesday March 29th 6.30pm-9.00pm

Learn how to make a beautiful pencil skirt in just 2 evening classes!

The pencil skirt is a staple in any gal’s wardrobe – casual, summer, work and evening wear – they are so versatile!

Anima 2017

Saturday 25 March - Saturday 8 April
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Preview on the evening of Friday 24 March

“The saviour of the world is you”

In 2016 Anima started as a collaboration between Basia Mindewicz and David Mola. We have been using symbology of orthodox iconography as a creative source of inspiration, focusing on the meditative process of art making.

In Anima 2017 our aim is to express the inner power hidden in people. This time the result of the research and investigation comes in the shape of sculptural pieces and art installation.

Winter Trees Blue - Rona MacLean

No Woman is an Island

Saturday 25 March - Saturday 8 April
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Preview on the evening of Friday 24 March.

An exhibition of paintings, handcrafted prints and other artwork by Rona MacLean, Aileen Grant and other women artists.

‘No Woman Is An Island’ is an annual exhibition. In this, its fifth year, the exhibition features work by Gillian Murray, as well as regulars Aileen Grant, Cat Outram and Rona MacLean. Several other women artists and makers are in support. This Edinburgh-based network of women artists and makers meet on a regular basis for sketching and to develop their work.

The main focus of the exhibition will be new and recent work by the exhibition organisers, Rona and Aileen, who are painters and printmakers. Landscape and nature are at the heart of their practice: Rona will be showing new screenprints on her favourite theme of trees, along with mini-landscapes and allotment paintings. Aileen will be presenting a collection of hillscapes from the west coast of Scotland with a distinctly orange theme. She will also have new landscape photopolymer prints on show.

Girl with Two Men 70cmx62cm oil on canvas


Saturday 25 March - Saturday 8 April
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Preview on the evening of Friday 24 March.

Solo exhibition by Lynn Ahrens

This is an exhibition of  figurative paintings which embody in themselves the situations they are in, which revive current concerns with cultural memory and myth.

Free Mindfulness Taster ... and Tea

Sunday 26 March
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

An opportunity to learn about mindfulness and the benefits practice can bring. The session involves a TED style presentation, followed by a practice opportunity, followed by a chance to comment and ask questions.

The event is free, no need to book for the Palette tasters, though a donation of a couple of £ or more is welcome.

Please note that this is Mothering Sunday and the day that the clocks change to British Summer Time.

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Yin yoga

Sunday 26 March
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

A relaxing Sunday afternoon class where we use props to support the body, allowing us to comfortably stretch beyond the muscles and into the connective tissues.

For more details or to book a place contact Kirsten by phone on 07787 148630 or email

Drop In for mindfulness ... and tea

Sunday 26 March
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A great chance to drop in for some mindfulness practice. Ideal for people with some knowledge or experience. Beginners welcome, though why not come to a Taster beforehand also?

No need to book, you can just drop in for this event at the Palette.

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(*** There’s an 8 week course commencing Sunday 30 April at the Palette! ***)