Events - 21 Mar 18

Primary Art Club

Tuesday 9 January - Tuesday 27 March
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

4 Week Children's Clothing Dressmaking Course

Thursday 8 March - Thursday 29 March
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Learrn to make beautiful clothes for your children or as a lovely present.

During this 4 week class you will learn all about dressmaking, adjusting patterns and how to make versatile and unique clothing for your child.

Other skills learned on this course:

  • buttons holes
  • pipping
  • pockets
  • frilled hems

Why not also up-cycle old clothes to make more personal too – dad’s old shirts make fab summer dresses, mums dresses and skirts too – helps keeps costs down too!

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3320196

Ray Interactive in residence

Tuesday 13 March - Sunday 1 April
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ray interactive creates interactive installations. At St Margaret’s House, they will be working towards building a multi sensory interactive space for you to come and play in. You will be experimenting with interactive synthesised sound, light and visuals, triggered by objects, midi interfaces and motion detection.

Visual Audio Hub

Tuesday 13 March - Sunday 1 April
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Closing event: Friday 30th March

A 3 week, Visual Audio Hub within the 3 galleries at St Margaret’s House – a residency between 3 AV artists to explore experiment and dive into the realms of lights visuals and sounds to develop immersive experience art forms.

The start of a collaboration to give space and time to three AV artists who normally meet and work on events in the music industry. The short timescale of Festivals and music events makes it always difficult for visual artists to test and develop their art forms, the set-up is short and the opportunity for musicians to have pre-production work rarely occurs.  

This 3 week residency will be the opportunity for each artist to share and use the 3 galleries setting up their own installations inviting musicians and other artists to collaborate and todevelop particular aspects of their practices.

Advanced Art

Wednesday 21 March
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Our classes aim to be fun and informative. They also aim to help children find materials and techniques that they really enjoy using to create art.

Each week, children will be introduced to a new artist and different ways of making. Using these they will be encouraged to explore their skills and imagination.

6 Week Dressmaking Class

Wednesday 21 March
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:

  • Measuring, adjusting and pattern cutting
  • Fabric Properties & grain lines
  • Seams, garment construction, pleats, darts, sleeves and pockets (depending on pattern and style chosen)
  • Fitting a concealed zip
  • Hemming and finishing

Class sizes are kept small to ensure everyone has plenty of attention and guidance and there may be a small amount of homework required each week.

By the end of this course you will have a fabulous made to measure dress, skirt, trousers, jacket etc. and will be able to follow a dress making pattern to make many more clothes for yourself.

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3320201

Contact improvisation & Instant Composition

Wednesday 21 March
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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