What’s On

Feb 2022

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 14 February
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+)

Kids Learn to Sew Class

Kids Learn to Sew Class

Friday 18 February
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Let your kids learn to sew in this short session for the half-term break

Kids Learn to Sew Class

Kids Learn to Sew Class

Friday 18 February
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Kids Learn to sew class: Encourage your child’s creativity and let them learn how to use a sewing machine safely and confidently.

Sashiko Embroidery Workshop

Sashiko Embroidery Workshop

Saturday 19 February
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Come along and explore the beautiful world of Japanese Sashiko embroidery. An extremely mindful, ancient, mending craft.

At this relaxing embroidery class, you will be guided through stitching techniques as you explore the traditions,history and symbolism within this ancient craft as well as creating a gorgeous sashiko design of your own.

Let your creativity flow as you create something unique to you, using the sashiko techniques learned.
Complete beginner’s and upwards welcome – no previous hand stitching experience necessary.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure we are covid safe and allow you plenty time to learn at your own pace.

Book your place here:
https://www.edinburghsewingclasses.uk/copy-of-embroidery-2

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 21 February
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+)

Dressmaking course

Dressmaking course

Wednesday 23 February - Wednesday 30 March
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

dressmaking course – learn how to make our own clothes

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Wednesday 23 February - Wednesday 30 March
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn to use a sewing machine confidently, and lots of foundation sewing skills

Dressmaking Techniques

Dressmaking Techniques

Wednesday 23 February - Wednesday 30 March
6:30 pm - 8:30 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.

How to sew Zips

How to sew Zips

Thursday 24 February
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Master the art of sewing in a zip and never have to avoid them again

Curtain-making class

Curtain-making class

Friday 25 February
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn to make your own professional-looking curtains

Glass Jewellery Making Class

Glass Jewellery Making Class

Saturday 26 February
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

There is nothing better for overcoming the winter blues than making something amazing with your own hands. If you love glass and would like to design and create few pieces of your own unique 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 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
• attaching 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.

To inquire or book, please email Irina to: 523.glassart@gmail.com

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 28 February
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+)

Mar 2022

Refresher Sewing Class

Refresher Sewing Class

Friday 4 March
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Brush up your sewing skills with this refresher sewing class

Animation: Sensory and Play

Animation: Sensory and Play

Saturday 5 March
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

During the five weeks participants will learn how to animate using a wide range of different materials and techniques. It will be packed with animated related fun and learning. From getting messy with clays, creating films with sand and painting with light we will teach you basic animated techniques.

What skills will participants learn?

As well as having lots of messy animated fun, participants will start to build key literacy skills using iPads, cameras and other varied digital software. Important skills in creativity, storytelling and creating movement will be developed as well as soft skills like communication, teamwork and confidence.

What do you need to bring?

We will provide all the equipment, materials, experience and animation know how – you bring the creativity.

Please be advised that this workshop may use physical materials such as plasticine, clay, and sand. We would advise participants wear old clothes. For further context and for details on refunds and cancellations please see our terms and conditions located on the footer of our website. Any queries around this please email: info@growthanimation.co.uk

12 Principles of Animation

12 Principles of Animation

Saturday 5 March
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Get signed up for this 5 week course and learn all about the 12 Principles of Animation – the foundation of all animation. Using both traditional and digital techniques we will learn and discover these important skills for animation first invented by Disney animators in the 30s.

What skills will participants learn?

Each week participants will digital animation skills and work with drawing digitally and working with cameras which is perfect for digital literacy and creativity development. Completing this course will create a diverse body of work showcasing a range of animated skills. The 12 Principles will be broken down throughout the 5 weeks.

As well as fundamental animation skills, these courses will develop soft skills like teamwork, communication and confidence.

What do you need to bring?

We will provide all the equipment, materials, experience and animation know how – you bring the creativity.

Please be advised that this workshop may use physical materials such as plasticine, clay, and sand. We would advise participants wear old clothes. For further context and for details on refunds and cancellations please see our terms and conditions located on the footer of our website. Any queries around this please email: info@growthanimation.co.uk

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