11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Private View: Friday 22 June, 7 – 9 pm
A continuing exploration of diverse forms coming together and drifting apart.
New work by painter and printmaker, Alan Chapman; experimental works
Alan Chapman is an Edinburgh-based painter and printmaker, who trained at Teesside College of Art and Sunderland College of Art, graduating with BA (Hons) Fine Art in 1980.
His current work combines painting, collage and printmaking techniques to produce sheets of pure colour.
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Preview: Friday, June 22 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Music and performance evening: Friday, July 6 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Given half a chance showcases the work of a mix of artists, brought together by their ability to react and respond to the unpredictability and preca
Their works reflect and respond to this fleeting sense of presence and encounter through varying mediums.
On the one hand their fragmented works create haunting moments of poignant reflection and unnerving irreverence. Whilst, on the other, they embrace the space before them as an opportunity to collaborate, display and discuss their works, creating an open space in which they show exactly what they’d do given half a chance…
Featured artists include:
Luke Thomas Edwards
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This dressmaking course will teach you basic dressmaking techniques so you can make your own clothes. You’ll be able to make unique clothes that fit perfectly. My focus is on learning to sew so I’ll show you techniques that will refine the look of your garment and raise your sewing game. I’ll coach you along the way in the following:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
This Gentle Yoga class is suitable for Beginners and those with injuries or health conditions that mean they need to work at a slower pace. We will take time to adapt the poses to suit individual needs, using supports (chairs, bolsters, blankets etc.) where necessary.
Over the term, we will still cover a variety of asanas that will allow you to understand how to adapt the poses so that you can practice them for yourself. This class usually has a longer relaxation section than the standard classes.
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Perfect zips are tricky and sewing in a zip is a constant source of stress for some home dressmakers. Many people tell me that they avoid them entirely – even people who’ve been sewing for many years. I also struggled to sew in zips for many years; both standard skirt zips and concealed zips. But I can show you that they’re not really that difficult when you know how.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Craft Sewing Course is a fun and social course to learn or brush up your sewing skills. This 4-week course gives you four easy sewing projects: a handy tote shopper, a patchwork cushion, a tablet or I-pad cover, and a zipped make up bag.
I’ll help you get to grips with using a sewing machine if you’ve forgotten
Learn how to neaten up your sewing
Lots of tips for measuring, cutting and sewing your projects
Projects. The tote bag is lined and reversible, and folds up into a carry case, perfect for popping in your handbag. The patchwork cushion front is in four sections with topstitching to highlight the panels. It has a simple envelope back and is made from 2 Fat Quarters. Finally, the zipped make-up bag is lined, and has an exposed zip. This technique is useful to know as it’s common in bag-making. You will need to bring your own fabric for your projects – I’ll provide details when you book.
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
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
This class is suitable for beginners but it moves at a faster pace than the standard Iyengar classes so it is not suitable for those with injuries or medical conditions.
The class will focus on sequences of poses (vinyasa) such as Surya Namaskarasana (Sun Salutations). You will learn about the transitions between poses, linking them together in sequences or repeating poses many times. The class is dynamic and energising and ends with a relaxation, so you will go home uplifted and ready for the rest of your week!