The dates are flexible, please contact tutor for availability:
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners. You will learn how to design and make your ring by using lost wax technique. First, you will play with different ideas and try various kinds of special waxes. You will learn basics of wax carving and sculpting. Then we decide on the final design which will be then casted in Sterling Silver (or other metal).
Workshop usually takes about 3 hours (but we won’t finish untill you are happy with your designs)
All the material and tools will be provided.
Finalised (casted, cleaned and finished) rings will be ready to pick up (or sent) in 3 weeks.
It would be possible to make a different kind of jewellery such as bracelets or pendants to signify your relationship if you wish.
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.
Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/needlefelted-birds/
Enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0773 939 7369
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Paintings and drawings by artists celebrating the human figure in Galleries 1, 2 & 3.
Figurative works from Leith School of Art’s Saturday Untutored Life Group as well as participant’s own independent work.
Opening Night: 5th of April from 6pm – 9:30pm, all welcome!
Open daily: 6th – 20th of April between 11am and 5pm
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
“INTRODUCTION TO GLASS FUSING”
5th and 12th April
On these two Fridays We will talk about:
What is glass
What is glass fusing
You will accomplish a full fused piece and in the second day you will learn how to slump it.
Maximum 5 people for course for maximum individual attention.
All tools, equipment and consumables provided.
We will work with a reduced palette of glass colours and frits.
What to bring : Please wear comfortable clothing in layers with flat covered footwear.