Events - 10 Oct 17

6 Week Skirt Making Class

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

Come along to this 6 week skirt making class and choose from a variety of skirt making pattern – 1950’s style circle skirt, fully lined pencil skirt and more – or bring along your own pattern.

Class sizes are kept small so you will be given ample 1 to 1 tutor time in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with other like minded, creative folks!

Jacket or Coat Making 6 week dressmaking class

Monday 18 September - Monday 23 October
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.
Choose from a range of jackets or coat patterns from the studio or bring along your own!

Key skills learned throughout this course;

Ashtanga vinyasa yoga classes

Tuesday 19 September - Tuesday 10 October
10:00 am - 11:00 am

My name is Mary, I’m a certified Ashtanga yoga teacher

If you are new to the Ashtanga yoga method, this is a good place to start.
Please notice that this class is still though, the difference between this class and a regular ashtanga class is a that the pace is a bit slower and I take the time to explain the poses in more detail.
Clases are friendly and non-judgemental.

Wear confortable clothing, mats available on request or bring your own
All welcome

Contact Improvisation & Instant Composition

Wednesday 20 September - Wednesday 18 October
6:30 am - 8:00 pm

Contact improvisation & Instant Composition classes
with Monica De Ioanni

Every Wednesday 6.30 – 8pm
@ St Margaret’s House
studio G 25
Price: £10 (£8 concession) drop-in
6 classes £50 (£40 concession)

These classes are open to all: beginners, dance students, performers, both experienced and not in Dance Improvisation. Utilizing the principles of contact improvisation and body-mind practices, Monica’s teaching focuses on areas such as; awareness of the body’s

6 Week Dressmaking Class

Tuesday 26 September - Tuesday 31 October
12:00 am

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;

Mary Emroiderer's Guild

GuildEd Threads

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 15 October
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An Exhibition of Embroidery and Textile Art
Opening morning: Saturday 30th September 10:30am – 1pm

The Embroiderer’s Guild is a registered charity and the Edinburgh Branch has been in existence for over 60 years.

At the moment we have 55 members who come from all walks of life. Their many skills and interests combine to make an active and productive group. We have monthly lectures on embroidery related subjects and organise workshops several times a year with experienced tutors who keep us up to date by sharing with us their techniques and skills.
Within the group over the last year we have had two projects, one finished , one ongoing. The Chairman’s challenge was to embroider a “Flower or two ” to fit into a 9″ frame. We also have ” Travelling Books ” where members chose a subject, worked a piece of embroidery, attached it to a page in the book and then passed it on. The work  produced by these two projects reflects the talent and diversity of the members and both had over half the members taking part.

Mad World: Repeat Prescription

Mad World: Repeat Prescription

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 15 October
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Preview event: Friday 29th September from 6:30pm

An art and knowledge exhibition revealing some of the history of the democratic psychiatry movement which has challenged human rights abuses over decades and changed the way we understand what madness means.

Touching the Surface

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 15 October
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Opening event: Saturday 30th September 6.30 – 9pm.

Dipa Ward

Paintings, prints and general mark making; working towards creating a sense of light and space.

The works in this exhibition are predominantly landscape with some paintings and prints of flowers to.

Len Grannum

My work to date is about exploring my relationship with the external world and personal memories through various media, including collage, chemical and natural materials as well as more traditional media, like oils.

I am currently working on pieces inspired by the natural landscape of the Lothians that we visited as part of the landscape course last year. This body of work continues the approach towards freer mark making employed in Junction Bridge with the methods of college used in the earlier pieces in this exhibition.

Katharine McCullough

Katharine has an interest in unseen generational connections and in conveying the role of the subconcious in ourselves and others.  Ideas around the  place we occupy in nature, time and space are also of importance to her, as are thoughts about the nature of form and its paradoxical link to emptiness.  Many years of working with plants have played an important role and present an area of enquiry she wishes to develop.


Silver Jewellery Making Course (all levels)

Tuesday 10 October
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

(Excluding Tues 17th Oct)
This course is suitable for all levels including complete beginners.

You will learn basic jewellery making techniques on a weekly basis, such as sawing, filing, soldering, roll printing and finishing metals, as well as cabochon stone setting. You will be making a ring, pendant and earrings along the way. There will be one to one guidance enabling you to confidently create your own piece of jewellery.
For those with experience, you will be encouraged to bring in your own ideas and develop your own work with help from the tutor and perhaps learn some new skills.

There is no need to buy anything in advance however you will need to purchase materials for your own project. This will be discussed with you during the class.

To book a place, go to my website:
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Primary Art Club

Tuesday 10 October
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our classes are fun and friendly. They introduce different artists and techniques each week. Children get to use a variety of materials and are encouraged to further their ability and imagination. We meet children where they are, all abilities are welcome. This term we will be looking at Surrealism, with classes including clay, puppetry, painting, printmaking, sculpture and mask making!

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Pilates Classes

Tuesday 10 October
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!