What’s On

Oct 2021

Beginners Sewing Course XL - 2 days

Beginners Sewing Course XL - 2 days

Friday 22 October - Saturday 23 October
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course. It is a 2-day 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.

Introduction to Sewing Class

Introduction to Sewing Class

Saturday 23 October
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

This sewing class in Edinburgh will help you become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine before moving on to a simple sewing project after which you can graduate onto another intermediate course offered by Edinburgh Sewcial Club.

During the course you will:
Learn about threading the sewing machine, winding and inserting bobbin
Build confident driving skills
Learn about fabric qualities and various machine stitches
Utilising the skills learned for a small project – envelope cushion or tote bag.

First timer sewer? Don’t worry, this beginner-friendly Edinburgh craft class will take a leisurely approach so that you have time to soak in all the information and put your knowledge into practice. Class sizes are also kept small to ensure everyone can learn at their own pace and receive ample one-to-one tutor time.

Once you have completed this beginners class you will be able to confidently move on to an intermediate dressmaking class to progress further your newfound skills.

At the end of this full-day course, you’ll have mastered the basics and will have completed a small project as well. With your new sewing skills under your belt and your completed cushion, you’ll feel confident in your abilities and eager to get started on more DIY projects and sewing sessions!

Booking essential:

https://www.edinburghsewingclasses.uk/

Get Creative With Fused Glass

Get Creative With Fused Glass

Saturday 23 October
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Have you ever tried fusing glass? It is a lot of fun and utterly addictive. In this workshop you will learn how this is done and give it a go. You can make a beautiful glass bowl, a colorful suncatcher or something else that has a personal meaning to you. If you already have basic skills, you can work on your desired project or learn a new technique.
Fusing enables individual pieces of glass to be transformed into a single object when they are put together and exposed to high temperature in a kiln. Depending on the temperature used, different textures and other interesting visual effects can be achieved. Furthermore, placing the glass into a mould or on a prop can produce three-dimensional forms with varying complexity.

In this workshop you will:

• learn the basics of fusing glass
• become skilled in cutting glass and assembling simple forms
• learn how to achieve desired textures and other effects
• design and make your own glass objects to take home

Note that your creations will not be ready at the end of the workshop, but will be available to collect from the studio few days after the workshop, depending on the complexity of the project. All tools and materials will be provided.

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

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 25 October
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Drawing the figure with a mix of short, long and some sustained poses.

For those with some experience who are looking to practice and experiment.

Bring your own materials, easels are provided.

Drop in classes but booking is essential: makinggathering@gmail.com

Nudity (suitable for 16+)

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Monday 25 October
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Classes run every Monday apart from some Holidays. You can join us any Monday.

The main focus of this workshop is on helping you to find your own personal style. To help you develop creative practice and find the confidence that you need to make creativity a part of your daily life.

It is an ongoing Class but students are guided individually through the process of creating an Icon.

Not recommended for complete beginners but if you have some experience drawing or painting but not Icon painting please contact me and we can discuss if it will be suitable for you.

You will be guided through all the stages of creating an Icon. You will be supported in conveying your own ideas and a personal style.

Peaceful music played in between feedback will help you come to a quiet and meditative place.

You will deepen your understanding and practice of the principles of the egg tempera technique which include:

  •  The composition used in icon painting
  • Icon styles including Byzantine and Russian
  • Preparation of egg yolk binding medium
  • Making your own paints from dry pigments
  • Working with thin layers
  • Egg tempera brushwork
  • Dry brushwork

Link to class HERE.

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.

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing - online

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing - online

Tuesday 26 October
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

ContrastInFusion Lab

ContrastInFusion Lab

Tuesday 26 October
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome to ContrastInFusion Lab, the Edinburgh-based theatre course in Italian. Classes are opened to Italian speakers of all ages, regardless of the level of theatre experience. Every term we work towards developing new skills and creating a small sharing. For further information on costs and how to sign up, please email us at contrastinfusionlab@gmail.com

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Thursday 28 October
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Every Thursday Morning
You can join us any Thursday

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Via Zoom
The link will be provided after the registration.

Cost £175 for 5 Classes

The main focus of this workshop is on helping you to find your own personal style. To help you develop creative practice and find the confidence that you need to make creativity a part of your daily life.

It is an ongoing Class but students are guided individually through the process of creating an Icon.

Not recommended for complete beginners but if you have some experience drawing or painting but not Icon painting please contact me and we can discuss if it will be suitable for you.

You will be guided through all the stages of creating an Icon. You will be supported in conveying your own ideas and a personal style.

Peaceful music played in between feedback will help you come to a quiet and meditative place.

You will deepen your understanding and practice of the principles of the egg tempera technique which include:

  • The composition used in icon painting
  • Icon styles including Byzantine and Russian
  • Preparation of egg yolk binding medium
  • Making your own paints from dry pigments
  • Working with thin layers
  • Egg tempera brushwork
  • Dry brushwork

Book online here
https://www.edinburghiconpainting.org/product/thursday-online-classes-5-classes/
or contact
edinburghicons@gmail.com to find out more

Nov 2021

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 1 November
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Drawing the figure with a mix of short, long and some sustained poses.

For those with some experience who are looking to practice and experiment.

Bring your own materials, easels are provided.

Drop in classes but booking is essential: makinggathering@gmail.com

Nudity (suitable for 16+)

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Monday 1 November
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Classes run every Monday apart from some Holidays. You can join us any Monday.

The main focus of this workshop is on helping you to find your own personal style. To help you develop creative practice and find the confidence that you need to make creativity a part of your daily life.

It is an ongoing Class but students are guided individually through the process of creating an Icon.

Not recommended for complete beginners but if you have some experience drawing or painting but not Icon painting please contact me and we can discuss if it will be suitable for you.

You will be guided through all the stages of creating an Icon. You will be supported in conveying your own ideas and a personal style.

Peaceful music played in between feedback will help you come to a quiet and meditative place.

You will deepen your understanding and practice of the principles of the egg tempera technique which include:

  •  The composition used in icon painting
  • Icon styles including Byzantine and Russian
  • Preparation of egg yolk binding medium
  • Making your own paints from dry pigments
  • Working with thin layers
  • Egg tempera brushwork
  • Dry brushwork

Link to class HERE.

BOUFFON: Grotesque Play

Tuesday 2 November - Wednesday 3 November
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

BOUFFONS: GROTESQUE PLAY

Gerry Flanagan St MARGARET’S HOUSE November 2nd 9.30 – 17.30 151 LONDON ROAD
November 3rd 9.45 – 17.30 EDINBURGH
EH7 6AE

Play is spontaneous, enjoyable and full of surprises. It is usually associated with enjoyment
and laughter. This workshop will explore the darker side of play. We will uncover the
grotesque world inhabited by the Bouffons.

The Bouffons originated in the Medieval Period and are the dark reflection of the Clown. Bouffons live on the edge of society. They have been rejected because they are considered
deformed, mad, ugly, morally corrupt and evil. Their mere existence
challenges the morals and authority of everyone.

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing - online

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing - online

Tuesday 2 November
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

ContrastInFusion Lab

ContrastInFusion Lab

Tuesday 2 November
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome to ContrastInFusion Lab, the Edinburgh-based theatre course in Italian. Classes are opened to Italian speakers of all ages, regardless of the level of theatre experience. Every term we work towards developing new skills and creating a small sharing. For further information on costs and how to sign up, please email us at contrastinfusionlab@gmail.com

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Thursday 4 November
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Every Thursday Morning
You can join us any Thursday

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Via Zoom
The link will be provided after the registration.

Cost £175 for 5 Classes

The main focus of this workshop is on helping you to find your own personal style. To help you develop creative practice and find the confidence that you need to make creativity a part of your daily life.

It is an ongoing Class but students are guided individually through the process of creating an Icon.

Not recommended for complete beginners but if you have some experience drawing or painting but not Icon painting please contact me and we can discuss if it will be suitable for you.

You will be guided through all the stages of creating an Icon. You will be supported in conveying your own ideas and a personal style.

Peaceful music played in between feedback will help you come to a quiet and meditative place.

You will deepen your understanding and practice of the principles of the egg tempera technique which include:

  • The composition used in icon painting
  • Icon styles including Byzantine and Russian
  • Preparation of egg yolk binding medium
  • Making your own paints from dry pigments
  • Working with thin layers
  • Egg tempera brushwork
  • Dry brushwork

Book online here
https://www.edinburghiconpainting.org/product/thursday-online-classes-5-classes/
or contact
edinburghicons@gmail.com to find out more

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