What’s On

Oct 2021

Eco Print onto fabric with Leaves, Flowers and Berries

Eco Print onto fabric with Leaves, Flowers and Berries

Tuesday 5 October
6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Learn how to print using the Bundle & Steam method to capture colour from botanicals . The WOW reveal brings bonus joy

Eco printing is an environmentally friendly vibrant form of printing that uses natural organic materials bundled up in cloth. The ‘bundle’ is then steamed, capturing the beautiful colourful essences, giving a unique Eco print. It’s low impact and zero waste. We will be using foraged leaves ,flowers, berries and kitchen spices.
Why take this class?
It’s really fun and a great starting point to learn botanical printing basics. You’ll learn a sustainable crafting skill that can be used to prolong the life of clothing, make stunning eco gifts or create wall art, all reducing your environmental impact. You will leave with a sense of achievement, 3 wonderful fabric samples and great joy.

For more information and booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/167644771023 or contact info@ecoartcharity.org

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.

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Thursday 7 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

Exploring Painting in Oils

Exploring Painting in Oils

Saturday 9 October
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Adult Painting Workshops in Oils
Saturday 18th September, 2021 – Saturday 23rd October 2021 ( Six consecutive weeks)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teacher: Graeme Walker

£40 per session (The complete course fee must be paid when booking a place on the course).
The course is a carefully designed progressive course to teach the basics of painting in oils.

Aims of Course
To enable, to engage, to excite, to promote experiments in the use of water based paints AND to unlock artistic potential, even in people who would never previously have dared to describe themselves as painters.
The course is designed to create a structured progression in knowledge and practical skills and attendance for the duration of the course is recommended.

Content
I plan to teach the basics of painting in oils

Classes will explore
1. How to look at and analyse paintings by the Masters
2. How to use brushes and prepare surfaces for painting
3. Colour theory in relation to paint mixing.
4. The importance of form and structure
5. Tonality
6. Using gesso , varnish, tissue paper etc to create texture

There is a minimum number of attendee’s for the this course to go ahead and there will be a maximum of 8 students.

Further info from 07842 576939 or graeme1410@yahoo.co.uk

Get Creative With Fused Glass

Get Creative With Fused Glass

Saturday 9 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

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Monday 11 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.

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing - online

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing - online

Tuesday 12 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

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Thursday 14 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

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

Exploring Painting in Oils

Exploring Painting in Oils

Saturday 16 October
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Adult Painting Workshops in Oils
Saturday 18th September, 2021 – Saturday 23rd October 2021 ( Six consecutive weeks)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teacher: Graeme Walker

£40 per session (The complete course fee must be paid when booking a place on the course).
The course is a carefully designed progressive course to teach the basics of painting in oils.

Aims of Course
To enable, to engage, to excite, to promote experiments in the use of water based paints AND to unlock artistic potential, even in people who would never previously have dared to describe themselves as painters.
The course is designed to create a structured progression in knowledge and practical skills and attendance for the duration of the course is recommended.

Content
I plan to teach the basics of painting in oils

Classes will explore
1. How to look at and analyse paintings by the Masters
2. How to use brushes and prepare surfaces for painting
3. Colour theory in relation to paint mixing.
4. The importance of form and structure
5. Tonality
6. Using gesso , varnish, tissue paper etc to create texture

There is a minimum number of attendee’s for the this course to go ahead and there will be a maximum of 8 students.

Further info from 07842 576939 or graeme1410@yahoo.co.uk

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Monday 18 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.

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing - online

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing - online

Tuesday 19 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

Zero Waste Home - Beeswax Food Wraps

Zero Waste Home - Beeswax Food Wraps

Tuesday 19 October
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Zero Waste Home series.
Learn a new sustainable living skill. Make & take home 3 food wraps.
An in-person class delivered in a sanitized environment.

This class runs regularly. We’re happy to run a personalized class for you in-person, at your location or online.

What are beeswax food wraps?
They’re a natural eco-friendly alternative to cling film and tin foil for wrapping food, cheese, bread, covering bowls and jars. Perfect for school lunch boxes and food on the go. They keep food fresh, are naturally anti-bacterial, can be reused, refreshed and composted at end of life.

Why take a beeswax wrap workshop?
If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, reduce waste to landfill, reduce chemical-laden plastic food packaging or looking for ways to become more zero waste then this is for you.

What will you do at the workshop?
We have done all the hard work so you don’t have to. Rose will guide you step-by-step through choosing fabric, the ingredients, applying the wax mixture, setting, finishing and maintenance. By the end of the workshop you’ll be making wraps like a pro.

Please book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/ecoart-27913191099
or contact Rose on rose@ecoartcharity.org

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Thursday 21 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

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