4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet The Artists events:
Monday 15/01 (4pm – 7pm)
and Sunday 28/01 (12pm – 4pm)
A small group of enthusiasts led by Mary Walters (past director of Edinburgh’s unique Slide Workshop: 1980 – 2000) are to be based at St Margaret’s House in the galleries to explore relationships between a variety of analogue and digital projection methods – and also to investigate the potential of the spaces created by the projected images.
One of the core interests of the group is also to create a projected installation with ICE as the main projection surface. This will enable ideas
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Our classes are fun and friendly. They introduce different artists and techniques each week, This term we are focusing on colour and pattern in modern art. Children use a variety of materials and are encouraged to further their ability and imagination. Class sizes are small (between 8-15 children) allowing us to spend time with each child and welcome all abilities. Classes are led by Arts Education Tutor Poppy Richards who works across a
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
This workshop is perfect for total beginners who want to learn to sew or those who would like a refresher on using a sewing machine.
It’s a creative session, in textile upcycling, led by Green Designer, Rose Hall of the sustainable fashion label Hamish Mash.
During the workshop you will learn:
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Let your creativity flow, learn how to paint your furniture! This class is a great opportunity to relax and have some creative fun.
You gain access to paints / brushes / waxes and can experiment in a friendly and supportive environment without making expensive mistakes. Best of all you get to transform a transform a piece of your furniture and gain the confidence to upcycle more furniture.
During the class, you will learn:
* how to prepare your piece and make your own chalk paint
* practice brush work skills to achieve a flat or textured finish
* taping and distressing
* how to protect your furniture with a wax or varnish
* from our tutor’s knowledge, experience and helpful tips!
All items pictured on this page were painted by attendees of our furniture painting class. Please bring or pre-order, a small item of wooden furniture to paint e.g. a small side table, coffee table, magazine rack, dining chair, small cabinet or a stool.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Explore a new set of skills you always wanted to learn in friendly and relaxed atmosphere!
Ring Making – Wax carving for beginners is suitable for people without any previous experience with jewellery but also for jewellers who would like to learn a new technique. During this workshop you will learn how to carve jewellery from special waxes and how to prepare your pieces for casting. One of your designs will be then cast in Sterling Silver.