Events - 16 Oct 21

Connections - 100 Small Postcards

Connections - 100 Small Postcards

Friday 1 October - Sunday 31 October
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Small postcard exhibition October 2021

This is a unique exhibition of over 100 small postcards on display in Edinburgh Palette, POP UP Gallery.

At this challenging time we at Space Artworks were very keen to reconnect with our artists and communities. The small postcard project came about to support and involve those who have been living in isolation in order to encourage creative expression and participation, with the ultimate aim of staging a group exhibition of artworks, which is now possible and open to all.

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Thursday 7 October - Thursday 11 November
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course, and has become my most popular 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  all the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

Artisan Stitch is run by Jen Skedd, who is a life-long sewist and degree-trained Textile Designer and Artist. They hold a Certificate of Excellence and are rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’ and ‘Best Private Sewing Education & Training Provider’.

Under sleep, where all the waters meet.

Under sleep, where all the waters meet.

Saturday 9 October - Saturday 23 October
9:00 am - 8:45 pm

(…)What is this face, less clear and clearer
The pulse in the arm, less strong and stronger —
Given or lent? more distant than stars and nearer than the eye
Whispers and small laughter between leaves and hurrying feet
Under sleep, where all the waters meet. (…) T.S.Eliot ‘Marina’

In this exhibition sculptures, ephemeral wall based pieces and sound interplay and collaborate in order to create a meditative, dream like space and perhaps invite you, the visitor, to travel inwards.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 9pm

Saturday: 9am – 6pm

Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Preservation by Carmen Carmeli

Preservation by Carmen Carmeli

Friday 15 October - Monday 25 October
All Day

I gather earths that I mainly source from nature and I make mortars, painting the landscapes they come from with these. From termite mounds to river sands, all are painting materials.

My practice is an ongoing dialogue with those materials. Responding to their qualities and colours, I layer, erode, polish and build up the surface in a process of creation and destruction. It’s often lots of fun!

The resulting works are immediate, tactile, weighty objects inspired by the abstract patterns found in nature.

You can view the exhibition here: https://www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/events-2/exhibitions/preservation-by-carmen-carmeli/

Into the Dark & Under the Light of the Trojan Moon

Into the Dark & Under the Light of the Trojan Moon

Friday 15 October - Monday 25 October
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

Constantine is a self taught artist, originally from Athens, Greece, but spent the last 12 years in Scotland. He moved to Scotland, as a young man to study Geology.. His first memory is that of drawing, which he carried on doing in his teen years, as well as exploring various others artistic and creative  disciplines and routes such as music, which he still does to this day too.

Throughout his University career he realized that Geology was really not for him and that life is simply too short to be wasting on things that have appeal to us. Then he made  the decision to just follow his true calling, ignoring other peoples’ opinions and go after what HE wants in life.

OVERVIEW: The importance of living in the moment. Reflecting on the past and contemplating about the future. Pondering upon making decisions that affect the future.. dwelling upon decisions that already have.. confidence and bravery, respectively derive. “Into the dark and under the light of the Trojan Moon”. Quick light and bold colours are to depict as such.

Visiting Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 8:30pm

Saturday: 9am – 5:30pm

Sunday: 12pm – 4:30pm

 

Charcoal Drawing Workshop

Charcoal Drawing Workshop

Saturday 16 October
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join artist Tansy Lee Moir in person for a focused and relaxing drawing workshop, exploring the joys of charcoal. Be inspired by her archive of tree photographs and learn how to use this versatile medium to create your own richly expressive tonal drawings. Over the three hours you will be guided through exercises to encourage a range of approaches, from loose and playful to bold and defined – charcoal can do it all. The time will fly by!

How to book

Email Tansy to book your place or go to https://www.tansyleemoir.co.uk/teaching/ to find out more.

 

Furniture Painting Class - Learn How to Upcycle Furniture

Furniture Painting Class - Learn How to Upcycle Furniture

Saturday 16 October
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

Glass Jewellery Making Class

Glass Jewellery Making Class

Saturday 16 October
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

If you are new to fused 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 colorful glass, which incorporates metals and is perfect for making sparkling jewellery, and both microwave and larger glass kilns.

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.

The class is limited to two people.
To inquire or book a place, email Irina to: 523.glassart@gmail.com

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