Events - 20 Oct 19

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)

Dressmaking Course - Morning

Wednesday 2 October - Wednesday 6 November
10:00 am - 12:00 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. Artisan Stitch has been awarded a certificate of excellence and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course/

Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or call 0773 939 7369

Beginners Sewing Course

Wednesday 2 October - Wednesday 23 October
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This Beginners sewing course will teach you expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. 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 learned to sew as a child and since then, I’ve made every mistake in the book. So fast-track your sewing journey as you 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.

This course duration is 8 hours so it runs as either a 4-week evening class, or sometimes over a weekend (Friday 7-9pm and Saturday 10am-5pm). Please check the individual event dates/times below for details. The cost is the same.

Who is this aimed at?
Absolute Beginners (if you’ve never used a sewing machine)
Novice sewists (if you’ve just recently learned but would like to know a bit more)
Lapsed Sewists (as a refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while and are a bit rusty).

What will I learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
How to wind bobbins and how to thread a sewing machine
Understand the mysteries of correct thread tension
How to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
Learn three different seam types and when to use them
How to take up a hem
Make machined buttonholes and how to sew in a zip
Make a lovely craft project to gain experience measuring, cutting and sewing fabric.

Choose to make either

a lined reversible tote bag,
I-pad/tablet cover,
or a zipped make-up bag,

Artisan Stitch has won a certificate of excellence for Best Sewing Classes in Edinburgh. Jen has over 40 years of sewing experience and over 20 years in a teaching role.

Must be pre-booked at https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/beginners-sewing-course/. Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Dressmaking Course - Evening

Wednesday 2 October - Wednesday 6 November
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. Artisan Stitch has been awarded a certificate of excellence and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course-11/

Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or call 0773 939 7369

Dressmaking Course - Afternoons

Thursday 3 October - Thursday 7 November
1:00 pm - 3:00 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 courses or refresher classes first.

What will I learn? I’ll coach you along the way 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

Course arrangements
A small class size (Maximum 5 students) ensures I’m able to give you lots of individual attention. Students work on their own choice of project, and I tailor your tuition accordingly.

Artisan Stitch has won a certificate of Excellence and has been rated ‘Best Sewing Classes in Edinburgh’. Jen has over 40 years sewing experience and over 20 years in a teaching role.

Limited places available. Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course-12/ 

Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Thursday 3 October - Thursday 7 November
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course. It is a 6-week evening course, so there’s two extra projects to make. This extra sewing practice makes a huge difference to your sewing skill and confidence.

It 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.

Artisan Stitch won a Certificate of Excellence in January 2019 and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’.

Who is this aimed at?
Absolute Beginners (if you’ve never used a sewing machine before)

Novice sewists (if you’ve recently learned and would like to know a bit more)

Lapsed sewists (as a refresher if you haven’t sewn for a while)

What will I learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
How to wind bobbins and how to thread a sewing machine
Understand the importance of correct thread tension
How to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
Learn three different seam types and when to use them
How to take up a hem
Make machined buttonholes and how to sew in a zip
How to make three great sewing projects to practice your new skills:
a lined reversible tote bag,
I-pad/tablet cover,
a zipped make-up bag,

Must be pre-booked at : https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/beginners-sewing-course-xl/
Enquiries to: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Intuitive Art Course

Tuesday 15 October - Tuesday 19 November
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore your intuitive and creative side, experiment with different art materials and relax within a nurturing and supportive space

The classes 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.

During the course, we will explore different art materials to enrich our souls and find ways to relax the mind, and the body through the creative process.

A short guided meditation opens and closes the practice and helps us to connect with the calm space within ourselves.

What to expect 🙂

Printing – Having fun experimenting with the creative process

Abstract Painting – Creating a painting with unusual tools

Mandala Making – Experimenting with patterns, lines, and shapes

Intuitive Mandala – Working within the Circle

Intuitive painting – Painting from the unconscious

Stone Painting – Exploring our gifts

Finding inspiration – Working with natural elements & words

Letting go of control – Enjoy the creative process freely

Connect with your inner creative – Yes, you are creative!

When: Tuesday 15th of October – Tuesday 19th of November, 6-8pm (6 weeks)

Where: Creativeflow Studio 5.03, 5th floor Edinburgh Palette, 151 London Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6AE

Exchange: £140.00 per person (£120.00 Concession). All the materials will be provided: acrylic paints, paper, paintbrushes, aprons, towels, sponges, etc. The classes are suitable for all levels.

For more information and to book your space simply visit https://www.creativeflowart.com/intuitive-art or phone/text 07556575645

Everyone is welcome and no experience is required! All the materials will be provided.

Nihad Alturk & Renee Rilexie

Friday 18 October - Sunday 27 October
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gallery 1

18th – 27th of October

Exploring being human in a digital era.

Photography prints of sculptures.

Introduction to Clowning weekend with Holly Stoppit

Saturday 19 October - Sunday 20 October
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Explore what it feels like to put judgement to one side and develop the confidence to follow your impulses, turn up your curiosity, play more and connect deeply and authentically with yourself and others.

Holly Stoppit has been delivering clowning workshops for adults in Bristol, South West England & Wales, for more than a decade. She is incredibly excited to be bringing her Introduction to Clowning weekend to Scotland for the first time ever.

Deadline for applications: Friday 13 September (scroll down for link to application form)

MORE ABOUT INTRODUCTION TO CLOWNING

Holly Stoppit’s Introduction to Clowning is a 2-day workshop which gently immerses you into the state of clown, where everything is possible and nothing is quite as it seems.

You will be led through a carefully-paced progression of group games and exercises, designed to free up your body, voice and imagination. You’ll be guided to mindfully anchor yourself in the present, authentically connect with the group and effortlessly enter into the states of ‘flow’ and ‘play’. From here, your clown will naturally start to emerge.

Clown is not a character you put on, it’s a gentle stripping back to a state of child-like wonderment, where pleasure, playfulness and exploration rule. Your clown is the most curious, spontaneous and authentic part of you and Holly delights in creating safe and non-judgemental environments full of invitations for clowns to come out to play.

Over the weekend, you’ll experience a multitude of technical comedy exercises, all geared towards helping you release more laughter from audiences. We’ll explore how physicality, breath, timing, rhythm, surprise and truth provoke laughter. You’ll discover how embracing and sharing your vulnerability through your clown can open up an audacious, laughter-laden quality of connection with audiences.

This training is ideal for emerging / professional performers of any discipline who wish to improve their stage presence, connection with audiences and ease on stage. But you don’t need to be a performer to come to clown school, over the last 13 years, Holly has taught this course to actors, bank managers, therapists, musicians, teachers, politicians, comedians, I.T specialists… If you are interested in cultivating a playful, light, deep and honest connection with yourself and others, then this is the course for you.

Introduction to Clowning lays the foundations for a plethora of advanced training courses.

About Holly

Holly Stoppit is a facilitator, performance skills teacher, theatre director and dramatherapist, specialising in live, interactive, improvised and devised performance. Holly is artistic director of Beyond The Ridiculous and freelance facilitator / director / creative consultant offering bespoke services for professional theatre companies, community organisations, universities, businesses and individual artists. At the heart of all of Holly’s work is a desire to promote creative discovery and connection through play. For more info about Holly see her website www.hollystoppit.com

What do other people say?

“A masterclass in being human.” Participant, September 2018

“It’s about getting in touch with your internal playful child self, getting creative and having fun but doing so mindfully, so you look after the bit of you that could feel vulnerable/shameful in being so daft.” Participant, November 2018

“Not only did it offer tonnes of insight and skills around performing and audience interactions, it also opened up an inquiry into myself as a creative individual.” Participant, March 2019

“It was better than I could have dared to hope” Participant, September 2018

To apply:
This course will have an application process to make sure we’ve got a good mix of bods in the room (taking gender, age, performance experience etc into consideration). No experience of performing is needed but your reasons will be considered, and priority may be given to those who have applied before and we couldn’t fit on – these courses fill up quick!

Please fill out the application form below, or email Beccy, Holly’s event coordinator, on info@hollystoppit.com if you have any questions.

Deadline Friday 13 September.
To go to the APPLICATION FORM click here: https://forms.gle/LZkTbTRM2wxnpmxK7

Border-lands Ongoing Work

Saturday 19 October - Sunday 27 October
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Opening night: Friday the 18th of October 7pm – 9:30pm

The paintings in this exhibition are a group of ten works, a series based on the the
landscape of the Scottish and English border. Though a process of drawing and then
painting I am attempting to make pictures that extract an essence of the landscape I
am looking at. To reduce it to the rhythms of shapes and lines. To consider the
source, distill and reduce it while leaving the basic ingredients of what the Borders
landscape is.

The purpose of the exhibition was primarily to look at what I have achieved over the
last eighteen months and to see how the paintings look and work together free from
the confines of my studio.

I am also including some smaller work from my last solo show at the Doubtfire
Gallery in 2017.

Gallery 3

simon@simonrivett.co.uk 
www.simonrivett.co.uk

EDUCATION
1979-1980 Foundation Course, Central School of Art & Design,  London.
1981-1984 BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of London, Goldsmiths College.

AWARDS RECEIVED
1984-1985 Artist in Residence, Bedlington, Northumberland.
2013 Creative Scotland Award to work in Akureyri, Iceland
2015 Creative Scotland Award towards trip to Siglufjordur, Iceland.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1985 Camois Gallery,  Morpeth,  Northumberland.
1985 Mid-Nothumberland Traveling exhibition.
1985 Queens Hall Arts Centre,  Hexham,  Northumberland.
1985 Washington Arts Centre, Tyne & Wear.
1986 Bondgate Gallery,  Alnwick.
1998 Woodbine Cottage Gallery, Spalding, Lincolnshire.
2000-2013 Morven Gallery, Isle of Lewis
2011 ‘Sea Road’ The Airt Gallery, Aberdeen
2015  Northern Exposure, Doubtfire Gallery
2017  Home, Land, Rhythm, Doubtfire Gallery

Full Circle

Saturday 19 October - Sunday 27 October
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

A reunion collection of work by five artists who met at Edinburgh College of Art.

Nicola Weir, Laura Appere, Caroline Graham, Pam Wolfe and Jo Moon.

Opening night: 18th of October 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Week days: 11am – 6pm

Weekends: 12pm – 5pm

Gallery 2

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