Events - 11 May 21

Not Normal: An Expression of the Self by Jamie King

Not Normal: An Expression of the Self by Jamie King

Monday 3 May - Friday 21 May
All Day

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

To the Moors over Water by Sheena Phillips

To the Moors over Water by Sheena Phillips

Friday 7 May - Friday 21 May
All Day

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/

www.sheenaphillips.uk

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing - online

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing - online

Tuesday 11 May
10:30 am - 11:45 am

At this online class, there’s no dress code, bad hair is appreciated and those hankering for connection welcomed.
This is a drop in, running in 3 week blocks. The same link will let you join for any date, come when you please. Duration 1.15hrs. By donation

So what is Dotty Art?
It’s all about relaxing, feeling good and enjoying yourself. It’s a gentle mindful practice that helps relieve worries, stress and anxiety, aiding feelings of wellbeing. Dot mark making to create images is a primitive art form (probably fingers dots), that’s deeply rooted in tribal cultures across the world from Europe to Australia to Africa and still used today

What will I do at this class?
After settling and making sure everyone is ok with the technology, you’ll be gently guided in an easy 5 minute meditation, this helps set the mood; to give yourself the space to turn off your busy mind, let go and connect with your inner creative genius. Yes, you do have one! You don’t need to be artistic, it’s all about getting into flow and we reckon you’ll be delighted with your creations.
The idea is not to think too much, it’s not about the outcome, it unfolds as you walkabout. Just take one step and see where it takes you. Choose your favourite colours and let the journey unfold as you lose yourself in the moment.
We’ll explore colour and making shapes, dots and patterns. We will spend some time at the beginning with instruction and discussion then quieten until we share our efforts near the end (not compulsory).

Why take this class?
We welcome you and offer you a safe place for nurturing your intuitive process, this is both healing and beautiful.
You will leave with a new skills for relaxation, an uplifting sense of achievement, a quietened mind and an astonishing piece of upcycled art.
You don’t need much to start with; something to dot on, a smooth stone, tin can, jar, wooden bowls, shell, offcuts of wood or card will do fine; some sort of medium like acrylic paint, poster paint, emulsion, paint pens, sharpies or felt pens; and tools for the paint like toothpicks, cotton buds, chop sticks, nail art tools or a pencil.
This class is by charitable donation to support your wellbeing.
EcoArt is a grassroots charity.

Booking and checking out our other events go here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/ecoart-27913191099

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