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/
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
A socially distanced, in person class, for having creative fun with an old or unloved piece of furniture that’s in need of a new look. Runs monthly.
We’ll guide you through the whole process of furniture upcycling, from designing your piece, how to prepare and repair furniture for painting and about the different types of paints that can be used including how to mix your own chalk paint, sharing with you our product recommendations and insider tips to avoid and fix common mistakes.
You’ll learn how to identify great furniture to upcycle and where to source second hand pieces.
Best of all, you get to transform a piece of your furniture and share in the creative journey of others and follow the transformation of their pieces too.
By the time you finish our furniture painting class, you’ll be fully equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently use paints, varnishes and waxes on your own to upcycle more furniture.
Be warned… furniture painting is addictive!
Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/ecoart-27913191099
or contact Rose 07526605022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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. This is one-on-one workshop, but you can come with another person as long as it is a family member or someone from your support ‘bubble’.
We will use colorful fusable glass, which incorporates metals and is perfect for making sparkling jewellery, and both a microwave and a larger glass kiln.
In this workshop 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 workshop 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 own ideas or follow a pre-designed project. The skills that you will learn will help you start making 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, email Irina to: firstname.lastname@example.org
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Painting Workshops for Children 7 – 12 yrs. Starting Sat 15th May. 11-1pm. £20 per session. This course is designed to teach the basics of painting…preparation of surfaces, brushwork, colour theory, form, structure, tonality, perspective etc.
Further info from email@example.com. 07842 576939.
I plan to teach the basics of painting using watercolours and acrylics.
Classes will explore
1. How to look at and analyse paintings of the masters
2. How to use brushes and prepare paper for painting
3. Colour theory in relation to paint mixing.
4. The importance of form and structure
6. Applying washes and working wet in wet.
7. Constructing a painting in successive layers.
8. Mixed media techniques including collage.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This workshop is a great chance for beginners to learn the basics of crochet, or for crocheters with a bit more experience to pick up some new stitches!
In this relaxed 2 hour workshop, you will learn at your own pace and have a chance to master some stitches to get you making some lovely projects at home.
- 1 or 2 balls of DK yarn
- 5.0mm crochet hook
- Skills required: None! 🙂 This workshop is suitable for total beginners, as well as more intermediate crocheters.
Please not this is an online workshop that will take place on Zoom. You will be given the meeting details after you book your spot.