Events - 28 Sep 19

Embodying Nature - Intuitive Painting & Meditation Course

Tuesday 10 September - Tuesday 1 October
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The classes combine intuitive painting, meditation, and writing. They provide a safe and positive space for free expression, with the aim to develop an intuitive approach to the creative process. Art is used as a tool for pure self-expression, healing, and transformation.

Participants have the chance to work on any subject, emotion or thought they wish to explore through the process. However, a general theme is always provided. A short guided meditation opens and closes the practice and helps to relax the mind and the body.

The four weeks course will focus on the connection with nature and will use the four elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air) to journey through different aspects of the Self. When we embody nature we are free to be who we are and can connect with the deepest and sacred part of ourselves. Through guided imagery, intuitive painting, and freewriting we will gently explore our lives, creating the space to let go of the old and welcome the new.

All the materials will be provided: acrylic paints, paper, paintbrushes, aprons, towels, sponges etc.

Everyone is welcome and no experience in painting or meditation is required.

Reiki Meditation Classes

Sunday 15 September - Sunday 27 October
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Relax and restore your energy with our guided meditations combined with Reiki.

Every week we will focus on a particular aspect of our being, exploring the mind, the body and the spirit. Also, we will practice our imagination and connect with our intuitive self by experimenting with the art of visualisation.

The Japanese word Reiki can be translated into “the universal life force energy that energises and animates all living things”.Energy healing is the most natural and gentle form of healing, it creates many beneficial effects including relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and well-being.

As relaxation deepen the quality of our inner awareness comes closer to our natural state of being.

Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is required. Blankets and yoga mats are available.

When: Sunday 15th of September, 6-7pm
Sunday 29th of September, 6-7pm
Sunday 13th of October, 6-7pm
Sunday 27th of October, 6-7pm

To book your space and to find out more simply visit https://www.creativeflowart.com/reiki-meditation or text/phone 07556575645 (Elisa)

Creative Meditation Classes

Thursday 19 September - Thursday 10 October
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Through guided visualisation and some creative practice, we will embrace the present moment allowing mind, body, and spirit to come into a restful state of pure alignment. The classes offer a creative approach to meditation and can include the use of different art materials. Everyone is welcome and no experience is required!

Each week we will explore a different theme and will experiment with some art material! We will start with a gentle guided meditation to connect with our creative energy, to let go of our day and relax. Then we will move into our art practice where you will have the chance to explore any feeling, situation or thought that is there for you on the day. We will close our class with another short meditation to resettle ourselves and get ready to move back into the outside world.

Expect drawing, stone painting, clay modeling, collage and much more!

Let's Go

Friday 20 September - Monday 30 September
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

A selection of works by Katie Beth Avey.

Opening night: 20th September 7-9pm

21st – 30th September

Open Daily 11am – 6pm

Gallery 3

Informed by a collective of memories from one family home, my practice is an exploration of how I can translate specific personal moments through the process of painting.

“Memories of pleasure, pain, sadness and joy, are the common thread that unites all human beings. Memories are our existence, and art is their system of replication.” (Farr 2012)

A chosen memory is always the stimulus. Developing shapes and forms from initial drawings, my paintings reflect the sensations felt while unpacking the memory, through a specific texture, a precise colour or a particular noise. The drawings vary from memory to memory; sometimes they require a different type of mark or restraint for me to develop the outcome. Shape is an extremely important element in my work. I believe that developing specific shapes, relating to individual objects and spaces (which are often suppressed beneath layers in the painting) harmonises with the mysterious workings of our minds.

General yoga class

Saturday 28 September
10:00 am - 11:30 am

General Iyengar Yoga class – mixed level class, some previous experience preferred.

Yoga Now studio is on the 4th floor of St.Margaret’s House. It is a beautiful, spacious and fully equipped yoga studio – we even have a wonderful wall of yoga ropes! We provide mats and everything else you need for our structured and engaging classes.

Introductory Pass – £50 for 6 classes in 6 weeks
Autumn Term Pass – £128 for 16 classes in 16 weeks (just £8 each).
Single class £12

Regular practice of yoga can help with both physical and mental wellbeing. Our General Level classes are mixed level. We concentrate on poses from the Introductory syllabus and alternatives are given for those with different experience levels. It is preferable to attend a few classes at Level 1 first, so that you understand the basic instructions as we do not always give as much detail at this level.

All of our teachers have trained for many years in the Iyengar tradition. Lucy, who runs the studio, has been studying Iyengar yoga for 33 years and has studied with Geeta and Prashant Iyengar in Pune and with many other senior teachers in the UK.

More information online at https://www.yoganowstudio.co.uk

re : birth

Saturday 28 September - Saturday 12 October
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

re: birth is Spilt Milk’s second annual showcase of work by our national and international artist members. This years exhibition comprises over forty artists hailing from around the world and includes artists from Valencia, Australia, America, Canada, Malaysia and Denmark as well as several local artists based in Edinburgh and the UK.

This year’s theme;  (‘rebirth’ or ‘regarding birth’) has resulted in a diverse collection of work across all media forms exploring representations of birth and the maternal body, contemporary narratives of the mother and child relationship, postnatal anxiety, abstractions of domesticity as well as loss, grief and the cycle of life.

Moving On

Saturday 28 September - Sunday 29 September
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

An exhibition of new figurative paintings by Owen Normand, exploring themes of nostalgia and the passing of time.

Opening Saturday 28th September 2 – 5pm

Continues Sunday 29th 12 – 6pm

Gallery 2

Owen Normand is a contemporary figurative painter who studied at Edinburgh College of Art. He was winner of the prestigious BP Portrait Young Artist Award in 2013 and was named as one of 15 emerging artists of great promise by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art’s Chief Curator in 2014. He has had solo exhibitions in Berlin and Lisbon, and has exhibited in group shows in London, New York, Berlin, Edinburgh and Glasgow. His work is held in private collections in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong.

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