12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(visitors welcome when Gallery 2 doors are open)
Artist collective Create to Move will use Gallery 2 for a research and development residency.
The root of our research stems from three fundamental topics:
- AI and Technology
- Essence of Human Nature
- The Natural Environment.
We’re interested in where these topics intersect.
Physicality of touch, making and movement vs AI & technology.
In an increasingly computerised, urbanised and mechanised world, seemingly on the brink of an AI revolution, what are the values of nature, and creativity? As artists we share certain responsibilities to help to preserve the ways in which we express our humanity; through dance, making, play, craft and art. How is technology currently affecting us and how could it shape our futures?
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Preview: Friday 13 July 7pm – 9pm
The current show gently references Eastern thought systems and life experiences.
These experiences and thought systems create a fine, almost invisible, but essential thread throughout the show.
About the artist
“What are you studying?”
She says leaning forward towards the glass box peering through
the wee hole.
I say crouching down to the tellers level
“Oh, how fabulous, I would love to able to paint,
what do you paint?”
Still, to this day, I have no answer.
I think. I feel. I question. I make.
no linear process, no endings, no beginnings, only movement, a cycle.
just as life.
For more information about the artist and their work visit anjilawilson.com
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Opening Event: Friday, 13th July from 7-9 pm
An exhibition of selected work by recent graduate of Gray’s School of Art, Wouda Thompson. The work explores visual perception as a conscious experience and our expression of this experience. Through observational painting and drawings of carefully constructed still lives of abstract sculptures the show aims to question the line drawn between perception and interpretation
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Kids sewing course Level 1 aims to teach your child the valuable life skill of sewing in five 2-hour structured lessons over 5 days.
The Kids Sewing Course level 1 includes:
- how to use a sewing machine confidently and safely
- cutting and sewing fabric
- each day offers a new project offering progressive challenges.
- Projects include bunting, a lined tote bag, and an applique cushion.
- 10 hours tuition and all fabrics (Materials used are worth approx £15)
- I provide sewing machines and all equipment or child can bring their own
I can advise on buying a sewing machine either for your child or yourself. Read my review of the Singer Tradition 2282 sewing machine.
I am insured and I hold a PVG (Disclosure Scotland) certificate
Why children should learn to sew
I learned to use a sewing machine when I was 7 years old, and was making clothes at around 11. At age 8-12, children have the mental capacity to learn the basic concepts and sufficient manual dexterity to operate a sewing machine. It’s actually the perfect age at which to learn. The Kids Sewing Course level 1 contains 5 structured lessons. Each introducing another basic sewing skill building on the day before. Each day offers another easy sewing project that children love! Because they’re having such a great time, they don’t actually realise how many valuable sewing skills they are learning which will stay with them for life.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Owl toys are easy sewing projects for children aged 8-12. And they are fun to do. They are made from small amounts of fabric, felt and buttons, and offer lots of opportunities for to develop kids craft skills.
Children must already have done an introductory sewing class to learn how to use a sewing machine. Ideally they will have completed the Kids Sewing Course Level 1 or the Kids Introductory Sewing Class, and be confident using a machine.
What will my child learn?
- cutting fabrics using a pattern,
- further sewing practice
- working with felt
- sewing on buttons
- how to stuff soft toys
Sewing is an ideal creative activity for children. It develops their manual dexterity, hand/eye co-ordination, and encourages focus and concentration. Plus it gives them a huge sense of achievement and self-worth.
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!