Events - 18 Jun 21

Painting Workshops for P3-P7

Painting Workshops for P3-P7

Saturday 15 May - Saturday 19 June
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 graeme1410@yahoo.co.uk. 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
5. Tonality
6. Applying washes and working wet in wet.
7. Constructing a painting in successive layers.
8. Mixed media techniques including collage.

Better Dressmaking Course

Better Dressmaking Course

Thursday 20 May - Thursday 15 July
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This Better Dressmaking summer school course is packed with tips and techniques to help you improve the fit and finish of your home-sewn clothes.

Landscapes of Scotland

Landscapes of Scotland

Friday 4 June - Friday 18 June
All Day

By Jesica Niosi.

A mixture of acrylic and ink pen landscapes in both Scotland and Uruguay.

www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/events-2/exhibitions/landscapes-of-scotland/

On Tree Time

On Tree Time

Friday 4 June - Sunday 20 June
All Day

‘On Tree Time’ is an exhibition about the ways in which trees adapt and endure. Although they move too slowly for us to perceive, over the span of centuries wood flows, trunks twist and limbs turn. Here Tansy Lee Moir presents a new body of work on paper in charcoal, pastel and oil, celebrating the resilience and life force of trees.

“When I begin to draw an ancient tree I’m struck by a powerful feeling of my being a short-lived creature amongst ancients.”

Tansy Lee Moir is an artist inspired by the forms and stories of old trees. Her art encourages us to look at trees in new ways and to think about our ancient, layered relationships with them as living organisms. Based just outside Edinburgh, she makes work in charcoal, pastel and oil and teaches drawing online and runs workshops.

The exhibition will be open to the public subject to current government guidelines. For opening times and bookings visit the exhibition website.  https://www.tansyleemoir.co.uk/gallery/on-tree-time/

It can also be viewed online here https://www.tansyleemoir.co.uk/gallery/on-tree-time/

All works in the exhibition are for sale, contact mail@tansyleemoir.co.uk to enquire.

 

Upcycling and mending  Dressmaking Course

Upcycling and mending Dressmaking Course

Tuesday 8 June - Tuesday 29 June
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Spend 4 evenings in the studio up-cycling or restyling old clothes, learning pattern cutting techniques to allow you to resize vintage clothes or charity shop finds or make completely new garments from old, re-line jackets etc.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure you have ample 1 to 1 tutor time to discuss your projects with dressmaker & designer with over 20 years sewing and pattern cutting experience and 10 years teaching experience.

Sewing machines, shears, pins etc. all provided but you are welcome to bring along your own machine if you prefer.

Mend, Alter, Upcycle & Reinvent your Clothes.

Reserve your place here:

https://bit.ly/3wcRNMA

https://www.edinburghsewingclasses.uk/

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Wednesday 9 June - Wednesday 14 July
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course. It is a 6-week evening course, so there’s two extra projects to make. This extra sewing practice makes a huge difference to your sewing skill and confidence.

It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Thursday 10 June - Thursday 15 July
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course. It is a 6-week evening course, so there’s two extra projects to make. This extra sewing practice makes a huge difference to your sewing skill and confidence.

It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

Rags to Riches- a creative fabric upcycling workshop

Rags to Riches- a creative fabric upcycling workshop

Friday 18 June
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rags to Riches

Rags to Riches  – creative textile upcycling is its most glamorous. Learn two easy ways to make your own unique fabrics from scraps. This is a real stash-busting workshop. Bring any pieces of fabrics and trims you have; the glitzier, the better.

What’s included:
• how to repurpose old clothing, household textiles, and scraps of trimmings,
• use the utility stitches of a basic sewing machine for decorative effects
• learn how to use metallic transfer foils to add a bit of bling.
• use free-motion embroidery to make a gorgeous quilted fabric
• gain ideas how you can use your new fabrics as cushion panels, evening bags or notebook covers.

Rags to Riches is a ‘techniques’-based workshop. You will learn two different ways to make new fabrics using some simple textile design methods. I’ll show you examples of items I’ve made using these fabrics so you can get some ideas how to use your fabrics.

Uses for your embroidered fabrics:
The fabrics also make lovely cards, jewellery or to cover gift boxes. If you have any scraps of fabrics, ribbons, trims, or old clothes you’d like to use, then please bring them along. Small colourful print patterns work well, as do satins, velvets, lace and brocade to add a touch of luxury. These techniques are perfect for creating a ‘memory quilt’ or a ‘memory cushion’. So you could bring along old clothing from your children or another family member. Why not use Gran’s blouse or silk scarves, or Dad’s favourite tie?

Sewing machines and materials are provided. If you bring your own machine, you’ll also need a darning/free-motion embroidery foot.

This workshop is run by Jen Skedd of Artisan Stitch.  Jen is a lifelong sewist and trained Textile Designer/Artist.

Level: Improvers onwards (Basic sewing machine experience required)
Duration: 10am-4pm

Book here. Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk

Arion Art Group Exhibition

Arion Art Group Exhibition

Friday 18 June - Sunday 20 June
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Arion Art Group

We are artists who are based in and around Edinburgh. With diverse perspectives and interests, we share a passion for our individual subjects and painting approaches.

Jennifer Batty

Hazel Brady

Shelagh Brian

Trevor Davies

Suzy Harris

Mira Knoche

Mary Lambie

Carolyn Maxwell

Jayne McIntyre

Sue Sim

Mike Spring

Louise Todd

Catherine Young

Opening night: 17th June between 6 – 8pm

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