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
Needlefelted birds is a relaxed craft class to teach you the art of needlefelting. This is also known as dry felting or painting with wool. The best wool for needlefelting is merino wool tops which is soft and lustrous, and comes in beautiful glowing colours. Special barbed needles are used to push the fibres through into the backing cloth, like painting by numbers but with wool.
Who is this aimed at?
This textile workshop is suitable for everybody. It’s extremely relaxing. So if you’ve tried wet-felting and found it tiring and physical, then needlefelting, or dry-felting, is a more gentle alternative.
What will I learn?
how to transfer your chosen design or drawing to the backing fabric
the correct technique of holding the barbed needles
how to use the wool fibres to build up areas of colour
how to prick the fibres through the backing
blending the colours and building up layers of colour
adding further texture and interest using yarns and hand or machine embroidery
All equipment and materials are provided. I also have a selection of images you can use, or you can bring your own picture to work from. You’ll need a clear image to fit in an A5 sized area. If you prefer, you can bring a photo of a favourite pet, or flower to recreate in needlefelt.
There will be a break for lunch during the day.
Must be booked in advance: Go to https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/needle-felt-picture/
Jen@artisanstitch.co.uk Tel: 0773 939 7369
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday evenings 7pm-9pm for 6 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?
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Boogie Bounce Xtreme programme is FAB, FUN, FUNKY AND FAT BURNING. It is a complete exercise programme on a mini trampoline, with a safety bar, choreographed to chart-topping inspiring music which includes an extremely effective cardio section, and really powerful bums, tums and thighs section too! Every muscle in the body is worked. EVEN THE FACIAL MUSCLES!
Boogie Bounce uses High-Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) techniques to maximise the most effective fat burning process in the cardio section, whilst using the pliable surface of the mat to perform a range of core stability exercises, thus engaging more of the deep core muscles. The programmes have been a hit since 1996 with countless success stories from regular attendees amazed at the ‘all over’ health and fitness results achieved.
Our 45/50 minutes classes are designed to promote a fun, party-like atmosphere with inspiring music. Our instructors are all qualified and understand the different fitness needs of an individual and want to encourage all shapes and sizes and all walks of life to our classes. Our instructors tailor their classes to suit their attendees and are highly motivational in helping individuals achieve their long-term fitness goals.