Events - 27 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’.

CLOWN - The Art of Play

CLOWN - The Art of Play

Tuesday 26 October - Wednesday 27 October
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

CLOWN – The Art of Play

The Clown negotiates the world by playing with it. Playfulness becomes a guiding principle for the clown. The style of play adopted is varied. It can be funny, tragic or nasty. Above all else the play is extremely personal and optimistic, even in the direst circumstances.

A performance that is based on play builds a direct relationship with the audience. When we play we are full of energy, alert and spontaneous. We look for playfulness in others and listen to creative impulses in ourselves. When playing we tend not to judge ourselves. If we are enjoying a game we are fully involved in it. There is a total belief and honesty.

Consequently, clowning is one of the most challenging of performance styles, with nothing to hide behind. The red nose highlights idiosyncrasies, fears and pleasures.

The clown has to be both spontaneous and full of stage presence – so full that the audience doesn’t even notice it. The study of Clown is a marvellous tool for performers of all persuasions. It allows them to confront the fear of performing because it demands an intimate relationship with the audience.

Why undertake such a rigorous challenge? Because the reward is great: the rich joy of laughter shared with those who were once strangers.

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