10:00 am - 6:00 pm
An art exhibition by Margaret Ramsay about Be-longing! Longing to be! We all need to belong, to have a close connection with others and to be accepted “just as we are”!
Launch: Friday 10th May 6:30 – 9pm
Open Daily: 11th – 24th of May 10am – 6pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Artist Jamie King has produced portraits of homeless people in Edinburgh, painted from photographs taken with agreement from each individual.
Part of the Mental Health Festival 2019.
Launch: 10th of May 6:30 – 9pm
Open Daily: 11th May – 1st June 10am – 6pm
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Do you like the sound of playing games, learning drama skills, having fun and trying meditation and mindfulness. Why not book on to our 6 week Drama and Performance Workshop?
The Adventure Drama 6-week programme covers:
-Meditation and Mindfulness.
Each of our one hour drama workshops incorporates an exciting warm up, drama technique session and performance practise. Each session ends with a calming cool down which teaches children mindfulness and meditation. There will be a performance showcase at the end of the six weeks.
New Term: 11 May- 15 June (14.45- 15. 45)
Cost: £35 per term or £6 per week
Book now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call or text: 08933540650
10:00 am - 11:30 am
The class is suitable for anyone with minor injuries or health conditions (or anyone else) who needs to work a bit slower.
In Iyengar yoga we use equipment – chairs, bolsters, blocks, belts, bolsters, blankets etc. to make asanas more accessible to those with physical limitations. Poses can be adapted to suit individual requirements. This class begins with gentle preparatory poses, moves on to simple asanas to stretch and align the body and ends with a few relaxing poses – longer holds in supported poses.
Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions
Book a place online at https://www.yoganowstudio.co.uk
Please note, there is no class on the 8th May – there are 9 Gentle classes this term.
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sewing knit fabric with a domestic sewing machine can be tricky. But it’s really easy with an overlocker. Many people who have overlockers only use them to neaten the edges of their work but they can do so much more. This short class will show you how to construct a garment, in this case a versatile tunic, almost entirely on an overlocker. I designed this tunic/dress myself as I couldn’t find anything I liked in the shops. It’s a style I’ve since made over and over. I now have about 5 of them in varying lengths. It’s an easy-to-wear, easy to wash item that has become a staple of my wardrobe and I can’t be without.
It has a flattering curved empire line waist, flaring softly to the hem. Wear this short tunic over trousers or leggings. But when you’ve made one, you’ll be able to make a flirty knee-length or an elegant mid-calf length dress. The sleeves are short and there’s a scoop neck. Being able to sew this T-short style band is a really useful technique to know when you are sewing knit fabric.
Who is this aimed at?
Competent sewists who would like to be able to save time and sew entire garments on their overlocker.
What will I learn?
Tips on sewing using knit fabric
sewing sleeves using the flat insertion method
t-shirt band necklines
Project: make a tunic
You must be competent using an overlocker and be able to bring your own overlocker to the class. You can do some finishing off with a conventional sewing machine but I have these in the studio. I’ve designed this class to be a follow-on from my very popular ‘Know Your Overlocker’ class. If you are not sure about sewing with an overlocker, then please try that class first.
Artisan Stitch has won a Certificate of Excellence for Best Sewing Classes in Edinburgh. Jen has over 40 years sewing experience and has spent over 20 of those in a training role
Must be pre-booked at https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/sewing-with-knits/
Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or 0773 939 7369
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This Kids After-school Sewing Course is a suitable follow-on from the Kids introductory sewing class. It will build your child’s foundation sewing skills. And they will make some easy sewing projects. Introductory classes are held during school holidays or can be arranged on a 1:2:1 basis.
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. Sewing is an ideal creative activity for children. It develops their manual dexterity, hand/eye co-ordination, and encourages focus and concentration. Completing a sewing project from start to finish fosters a sense of accomplishment that can boost a child’s morale and self-confidence. And it’s really great fun! Plus it gives them a huge sense of achievement and self-worth.
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.
There is a term-time after-school course of 1.5 hour sessions over 6 weeks.
Who is this aimed at?
Children aged 8-12 years. For their own safety, children must be able to place their feet flat on the floor when sitting on a chair 45cm in height. If they can’t, they will not have full control of the sewing machine and will not be able to take the class.
What will my child learn?
further sewing machine skills (completion of a 2-hour introductory class is required)
cutting and sewing fabric
each project offers progressive challenges.
Projects may include bunting, tote bags, cushions, machine and hand embroidery.
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.
I am insured and I hold a PVG (Disclosure Scotland) certificate
Artisan Stitch has won a Certificate of Excellence for Best Sewing classes in Edinburgh. Jen has over 40 years sewing experience and more than 20 years in a teaching role
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This dressmaking course will teach you how to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly. Or if you’ve already done a bit of dressmaking, then you can improve your techniques. I’ve been dressmaking since I was at school. I’ve also studied Bridalwear and Tailoring so I’ve learned lots of tips and tricks that give your projects a polished look. During this course, I’ll be focussing on teaching technique so your clothes won’t look ‘Homemade’, but ‘Handmade’. No-one will believe you made them yourself.
If you’ve already familiar with dressmaking techniques and commercial patterns and you’d like to learn pattern cutting, then you can do this here too.
You should be able to use a sewing machine confidently, have had practice making at least one or two craft projects, and have an awareness of basic seams and hems. If you do not, then I recommend you take one of my Beginners classes first.
What will I learn? I’ll coach you in the following:
>How to choose an appropriate pattern for your level of ability,
>Taking measurements, cutting and fitting the pattern, understanding pattern markings and instructions
>Altering the pattern for a perfect fit
>Sewing tips and techniques to achieve a professional finish
Taught by a lifelong sewist with over 40 years experience across dressmaking, tailoring and bridalwear. Recently rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh.
Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course-10/
Enquiries to email@example.com or call 0773 939 7369