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.
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
This ONLINE exhibition showcases the work of four artists who have worked throughout the COVID-19 lockdown and responded to it in different ways. The last four months have left some of us with a sense of severance from our connection with everyday activities and a break from our usual practice. However, our need to reconnect and communicate with each other and audiences remains strong. The work we show is our attempt to overcome the disconnect imposed by the viral pandemic and respond to our precious world.
The glass jewellery making classes are back!
For the time being they will be held as one-on-one workshops, once a week, to keep all of us safe. You can come with one other person as long as it is a family member or someone from your close social ‘bubble’.
If you are new to glass, but would like to design and make few pieces of your own bespoke jewellery, then this class is for you. You don’t need any prior skills or knowledge, just imagination and creativity. We will use colourful fusable glass, which incorporates metals and is perfect for making sparkling jewellery, and both a microwave and a larger glass kiln.
In this class you will learn:
- the basics of fusing glass
- how to cut and layer glass in preparation for fusing
- how to fuse glass in a kiln
- post-fusing processing, such as grinding and polishing
- how to attach jewellery findings to glass
At the end of the class you should be able to take home a finished pendant (or two) and a pair of earrings (or two) of your own design. You are welcome to bring your ideas or follow a pre-designed project. The skills that you will learn will help you start making your own glass jewellery at home or in a studio setting. Tools, and materials will be provided, but please bring an apron with you and wear a mask.
To inquire or book a place please email email@example.com
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Drop those double-pointed pins! Magic Loop is a fab technique for using a long circular needle to work on something with a small circumference such as socks, sleeves and more! It is a really handy and versatile technique.
- 100grams of worsted or Aran weight wool
- 5.0mm circular needle (80cm)
- Stitch marker
- Darning needle
- You should already know how to knit and purl comfortably to get the most out of this workshop.
Please note this is an online workshop held on Zoom. You will be given the meeting details once you book your spot.