Events - 26 Jul 18

residency - Create to Move

Create to Move: Residency

Saturday 14 July - Sunday 29 July
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:

  1. AI and Technology
  2. Essence of Human Nature
  3. 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?

ibas-ibaw 8102

Saturday 14 July - Sunday 29 July
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.

“Painting”

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

 

Obscura

Saturday 14 July - Sunday 29 July
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

Free-Motion Embroidery

Thursday 26 July
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free-motion embroidery, also known as Free-Machine embroidery, is a useful core skill for Textile Artists, Quilters and Felters. Many of my other creative workshops involve free-motion embroidery so if you’re not sure which one to take, then I recommend this workshop as a starting point. No ‘drawing’ experience is necessary.

School Holiday Summer Sewing Classes

Thursday 26 July
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Edinburgh Sewcial Club has a host of sewing classes for kids during the school holidays.

Felt making, satin flowers, unicorn cushions, applique bunting, mermaid tails, floral crowns and much more!

full listings on facebook in events section of page below:

https://www.facebook.com/sewingclassesedinburgh/

or check out ESC website:

https://www.facebook.com/sewingclassesedinburgh/

Beginners Sewing Course

Thursday 26 July
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday evenings 7pm-9pm for 4 weeks:

This Beginners Sewing Course is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

I’ve been sewing since I was a child and that’s a lot of years experience. During that time, I’ve made every mistake in the book and learnt how to avoid them. Now you can benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro as I share my expert tips. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I started to sew.

What will I learn?

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