Self-portraits painted from the beginning of lockdown to the present day. An exploration of the self from my perspective of having schizophrenia whilst experiencing lockdown. All painted using oil on canvas and are approximately 50cm x 60cm. Observing lockdown rules led to isolation and separation from family, friends, and groups that provide vital support with face-to-face contact. This has brought a new and unwelcome ‘normality’. Finding coping strategies has been invaluable in dealing with hallucinatory voices and heightened anxiety. Fortunately, having the opportunity to paint and sculpt has led to a semblance of ‘normality’ for me.
You can view the entire exhibition here: VIEW EXHIBITION
Walking the same path every day gave me so many ideas and time to think about the places I loved. I found my passion again for painting atmospheric and slightly abstracted landscapes.
This group includes some larger statement pieces and some mid-sized ones which would fit well in any room.
You can view this exhibition here: https://www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/events-2/exhibitions/to-the-moors-over-water/
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Have you ever tried glass fusing? It is a lot of fun and utterly addictive. In this workshop you will learn how this is done and give it a go. You can make a beautiful glass bowl, a colorful suncatcher or something else that has a personal meaning to you. If you already have basic skills, you can work on your desired project or learn a new technique. This is a one-on-one workshop, you will get personal tuition. You can come with another person, as long it is a family member or someone from your support “bubble”.
Fusing glass enables individual pieces to be transformed into a single object when they are put together and exposed to high temperature in a kiln. Depending on the temperature used, different textures and other interesting visual effects can be achieved. Furthermore, placing the glass into a mould or on a prop can produce three-dimensional forms with varying complexity.
In this workshop you will:
• learn the basics of fusing glass
• become skilled in cutting glass and assembling simple forms
• learn how to achieve desired textures and other effects
• design and make your own glass objects to take home
Note that your creations will not be ready at the end of the workshop, but will be available to collect from the studio 2-3 days after the workshop, depending on the complexity of the project. All tools and materials will be provided.
To inquire or book this workshop, email Irina to: firstname.lastname@example.org
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In this workshop we will learn Fair Isle knitting using Tin Can Knits Anthology cowl recipe. A great first project for those looking to try colour-work in their knitting. The pattern gives you the chance to experiment with different Fair Isle designs and colours which we’ll explore during the class. Please come to class having already cast-on and completed the ribbing section of the regular cowl so we can jump straight in to the Fair Isle portion and get creative!
- 250 yards total Aran weight yarn (in 2 or more colours)
- 4.0mm & 5.0mm circular needle (40cm)
- Stitch markers
Please note you will have the cowl ribbing to complete as homework before the workshop, so you will be able to get straight to the Fair Isle in the workshop (the fun bit)!
Image © tincanknits
Please note, this is an online workshop. You will be given the Zoom meeting details after you book in.