10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Relax Kids and Chill Skills offers fun activity classes to help children manage anxiety and emotions while building self-esteem and confidence. Relax Kids Classes are starting back at St. Margarets House Meadowbank in October.
The next Relax Kids/Chill Skills sessions will be running from Panda Yoga Studios 6.28 St Margaret’s House 151 London Road EH7 6AE starting in October.
• 5-8 year-old 10.00-11.00 Starting Sun 28th Oct Relax Kids
• 9+ year-olds 11.00-12.00 Chill Skills is ideal for kids that are transitioning up to the upper end of primary or onto high school.
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
A great artist, Robert Calquhoun once said in relation to painting ‘Keep it simple and do it with love’. I strive, often unsuccessfully to keep it simple and do it with love but my painting is all about the inner life in preference to the external. In one sense, of course all art is inner if it works at all. It is all a searching, as it occurs to the painter, an expression of truth to the subject. I value the poetic and the lyrical in painting and life and consider life itself to be an affirmation and a blessing, something to be nurtured and cherished while also being utterly painful and impossible at times. My work can reflect something of this darker side but I hope also has beauty and irony and humour in the mix.
This new show called “Re—member—ing” is about the way in which the body carries memory. We remember through sensation and feeling as well as mind. These oils and drawings are memories in this sense of being pictorial sensations of felt life in the artist.
Please email me Benet Haughton
Also see my web site at: http://benethaughton.co.uk/paintings/
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
This is a joint exhibition of work produced by Jacqui Higgs and Aileen Paton.
The opening of this exhibition is on the 9th of November between 7pm and 9pm, we hope to see you there.
Jacqui Higgs SSA: is an Edinburgh based, Dublin born artist. Many of the drawings and paintings I am showing have been developed from recent visits to Kirkudbright and the nearby location of the remote Greensands. Salvaged materials, structured surfaces and storm damage debris occasionally enter into the pieces (done in situ), (small glimpses of screen prints can be seen under some of the work). Paintings from a residency in Portugal (2018) and Majorca also included for this exhibition.
AAPaton: My work focuses on the twin concepts of palimpsest and erasure, using newspapers and other publications. My technique begins with a process of reduction and redaction, excising most , but not all text and images so that only the basic scaffolding of a newspaper remains leaving only a trace of its original form.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Not everything you stitch on needs to be fabric. Paper Fabric is a fun textile workshop to show you how to create stunning stitched surfaces using paper and other non-conventional materials. Contemporary embroidery has banished all the traditional methods and constrictions about what you can and can’t do. I often include substances such as paper, plastic and metal in my mixed-media textile art. The aim of this creative embroidery class is to show you how to create unique embroidered textiles from ordinary printer paper, newspapers and magazines.
Who is this aimed at?
Embroiderers, budding textile artists and quilters who are looking for something a bit different.
What will I learn? We will:
create two or three designs by colouring plain white printer paper
use magazines and newspapers for further designs
learn bonding and laminating techniques to strengthen them for stitching
embroider our paper fabric using ordinary utility stitches on a sewing machine, or free motion embroidery
make a cover for a hard-backed notebook and discuss other ways to use our new ‘fabrics’ in textile art.
No drawing skills are required, but we will be using pastels and paint to colour the paper so you may want to bring an apron to protect your clothes. I’ll let you know what to bring once you’ve booked. Sewing machines are provided.
Pre-booking essential. Go to: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/paper-fabric/
Contact for enquiries: 0773 939 7369