Events - 18 Aug 20

Out of the Wood

Friday 7 August - Friday 21 August
12:00 am - 2:30 pm

An ONLINE exhibition of drawings and prints exploring wood and woodland by Tansy Lee Moir and Margaret Pitt.

Out of the Wood Exhibition »

‘Out of the Wood’ brings together two artists whose contrasting work shares themes of time, history natural processes. Wood also unites them, as a material to create images from and as a living subject to make images of.

Margaret Pitt uses plywood to create her bold woodcut plates, producing richly textured, layered prints. Her colourful imagery is suffused with symbols and archaeological influences, both mysterious and timeless.

Tansy Lee Moir hunts through woodlands for the ancient and unusual trees which are the source of her work. Her dramatic charcoal works conjure light falling on time-ravaged tree forms, whilst her dynamic drawings and oils convey a sense of movement and vibrancy.

7th – 21st August 2020.

www.tansyleemoir.co.uk

Nobility Pursuit

Friday 14 August - Friday 28 August
All Day

Nobility Pursuit is a developmental ONLINE exhibition in which St Margaret’s House tenant and artist James Alexander McKenzie showcases some paintings which are part of an ongoing body of work. McKenzie’s allegorical painting’s principle interest is Being. Influenced by different philosophical attitudes, his whimsical paintings meditate joyfully on its different manifestations, drawing largely from personal experience. His work’s chief motivations are humility, compassion and simplicity.

Nobility Pursuit Exhibition »

Introduction to Sewing Class - Zoom Session

Tuesday 18 August
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This practical sewing course will help you become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine before moving on to a simple sewing project after which you can graduate onto another intermediate course offered by Edinburgh Sewcial Club.

Week one:
Threading Sewing Machine and winding & inserting bobbin in machine.
Confident driving skills
Learning about fabric qualities and various machine stitches

Week two:
Summary of previous week
Utilising the skills learned on week 1 for a small project – envelope cushion.
Everyone will be asked to supply their own sewing machine, scissors, thread for week one – week 2 you will need fabric – you can purchase fabric, cut to size for either a square or rectangle cushion as you book or provide your own – will give you dimensions.

Once you have completed the 2 week beginners class you will be able to confidently move on to a dressmaking class to progress further your new found skills.

Reserve your place here:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4686600

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