What’s On

Sep 2019

Yoga Dance Flow

Friday 6 September
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An open levels class focusing on finding the bodies most organic form of movement. I have merged the precision of yoga with the graceful and powerful motions of Contemporary Dance. Each seamless and flowing movement builds balance, endurance, strength and flexibility. This class artfully blends both genres into a very accessible sequence for dancers and non-dancers alike.
Book now: giada@invisiblecaims.com

Drop in: £12

3 classes: £33

6 classes: £60

https://invisiblecaims.com/yoga-dance-flow/

Upcycled Jewellery Making Class – Design & Repair

Sunday 8 September
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What is the Upcycled Jewellery Class?
The upcycled jewellery making and repair class is a fun, relaxing and creative event where you will upcycle broken and discarded jewellery and transform them into exciting new wearable pieces.

What will you do in this class?
You’ll learn basic jewellery techniques to enable you to take old jewellery apart and how to use jump rings, clasps, findings, decorative wire, beading, eye pins, head pins and get to grips with small hand tools like cutters, round nose pliers and chain nose pliers.
We’ll show you how to make bracelets, necklaces, earrings and how to revamp, restyle and repair.

Why take the Upcycled Jewellery Class?
By the end of the class, you will be the proud owner of some new sustainable one of a kind jewellery, just the thing for the eco-conscious fashionista!

Refreshments, materials and equipment will be provided during the workshop. You’re welcome to bring broken fashion jewellery with you, if you’d like some guidance with mending or you may wish to incorporate them into your designs.

We are happy to receive donations of any unwanted jewellery.
Join our upcycled jewellery making class, meet like minded people and develop your skills as an upcycler for a more sustainable lifestyle.

Tickets for 16th June here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/upcycled-jewellery-making-class-design-repair-tickets-58861415077
For other dates please contact us on 0131 281 7966 or email info@upcycledworld.com

1 to 1 Jewellery Skills

Monday 9 September
All Day

In this workshop you will learn all basic jewellery skills in relaxed, private environment. We will go through basic skills such as piercing, filling, soldering and finishing jewellery to more advance techniques such as stonesetting. You will learn the skills on real projects such as making a ring or pendant. Part of the class is also improving your design skills.​

There will be individual study plan designed specially for each person depending on your needs and experiences.​

There will be flexible start so you can use your pass whenever you want (depending of space availability, please book the dates in advance)​

Dates are flexible, please contact tutor for availability and discuss what you would like to learn:

Mirka – mail@mirkajaneckova.com​

Each class will be 2h long

Please book online: https://www.midasskillsschool.com/monday-jewellery-skills-6-30-9

or enquire: midasskillsschool@gmail.com

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 10 September
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop is available for those who have done a course and want to develop there own project under expert supervision.

You can book packs of 5 sessions (five Tuesdays). It doesn’t need to be correlative but you have to use in maximum 5 months from the first session.
There is also a limit to the size of panel which can be undertaken due to storage space.

Flow Pilates Class 8 week Autumn Block

Tuesday 10 September
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Matwork classes taught by experienced Body Control Pilates teacher Jyoti Sigouin.
They are fun and sociable, and kept to a maximum of 12 so everyone gets lots of the personal attention and correction that Body Control Pilates is renowned for.

In the Flow class, the flowing movement that makes Pilates such a joy comes to the fore, increasing your endurance and building strength and flexibility. As we introduce some of the advanced exercises from Joseph Pilates’ original classic mat you’ll also find your mind challenged by the more complex choreographed sequences. And there is lots of fun with the small equipment too!

For more info about all of my classes and to book your place please visit my website www.jyotipilates.co.uk

Any enquiries you can contact me on 07799 06 1407 or email info@jyotipilates.co.uk

Yoga for creativity

Wednesday 11 September
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This series of beginner-friendly yoga classes has been designed to help you tap into your creativity and support you in finding your artistic outlet. The mind, body and soul are inseparable: each affects the other, as well as being affected by the outside world. In these yoga classes, we will move mindfully with the breath to become more aware of our body, thoughts and emotions. This helps us cultivate observational skills, which are key for being open to fresh inspiration.
As you practise awareness and experience new sensations in yoga class, notice how this starts to spill over into your day to day life. The practice encourages you to be confident and brave while keeping a sense of fun and light-heartedness. Yoga and creativity are naturally linked, both being strongly connected to expression of your instinct, or inner voice. Therefore these tailored yoga classes are sure to be the ideal support for your creative journey.
You are encouraged to bring a pen and paper to write down any ideas and to begin cultivating the habit of getting your thoughts out into the world.

Wednesdays 6.00-7.00 pm

11th, 25th September

9th, 23rd October

6th, 20th November

Book now: giada@invisiblecaims.com

Drop in: £15

3 classes: £40

6 classes: £70

https://invisiblecaims.com/yoga-for-creativity/

Free-Motion Embroidery

Friday 13 September
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free-motion embroidery, also known as Free-Machine embroidery, is a useful core skill for Textile Artists, Quilters and Felters. Many of my other creative workshops involve free-motion embroidery so if you’re not sure which one to take, then I recommend this workshop as a starting point. No ‘drawing’ experience is necessary.

This workshop will teach you how to use a sewing machine as a creative tool. Whether you want to quilt, create mixed media art, make cards, or embroidery on your clothes, this course will show you a variety of ways to do it.

Who is this aimed at?
Quilters, Would-be textile artists, dressmakers or crafters looking for something a bit different!

What will I learn?
This workshop aims to teach you the basic techniques of free-motion embroidery:

setting up the machine for free-motion embroidery
guiding the needle to draw with thread
how to obtain a variety of patterns and texture effects
use of fabric stabilisers
the afternoon project will help you practice, to create a small stitched picture.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/free-motion-embroidery-4/
Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Playtime yoga for kids: 5-8 years old

Friday 13 September
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

In this playful yoga class children will learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills, improve concentration, and help them understand how to identify and manage their feelings. Fun music will be incorporated into this class and each class end will end with a period of relaxation.

Kids 5-8 years old on Fridays at 15.30-16.15

Kids 8-11 years old on Fridays at 16.30-17.15

From 23rd August till 27th September

Book now: giada@invisiblecaims.com

Drop in: £8

3 classes: £22

6 classes: £45

https://invisiblecaims.com/playtime-yoga-for-kids/

Playtime yoga for kids: 8-11 years old

Friday 13 September
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

In this playful yoga class children will learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills, improve concentration, and help them understand how to identify and manage their feelings. Fun music will be incorporated into this class and each class end will end with a period of relaxation.

Kids 5-8 years old on Fridays at 15.30-16.15

Kids 8-11 years old on Fridays at 16.30-17.15

From 23rd August till 27th September

Book now: giada@invisiblecaims.com

Drop in: £8

3 classes: £22

6 classes: £45

https://invisiblecaims.com/playtime-yoga-for-kids/

Yoga Dance Flow

Friday 13 September
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An open levels class focusing on finding the bodies most organic form of movement. I have merged the precision of yoga with the graceful and powerful motions of Contemporary Dance. Each seamless and flowing movement builds balance, endurance, strength and flexibility. This class artfully blends both genres into a very accessible sequence for dancers and non-dancers alike.
Book now: giada@invisiblecaims.com

Drop in: £12

3 classes: £33

6 classes: £60

https://invisiblecaims.com/yoga-dance-flow/

Furniture Painting Workshop

Saturday 14 September
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

What is the furniture painting class?
Our furniture painting class is a great opportunity to relax and have some creative fun with an old or unloved piece of furniture that’s needing a new look. We reckon you’ll be amazed at what a lick of paint can do bring a piece back into style and make it loveable again!
You’ll be welcomed into our studio, a creative space with a friendly and supportive environment. We’ll guide you through the process of furniture painting, including giving you our hints and tips on the products that we prefer using, how to improve your brushwork and how to avoid and fix the common mistakes that happen when you’re painting furniture.
Please bring a small item of wooden furniture to paint or you can pre-order a piece for £20 and we will source it for you e.g. a small side table, coffee table, magazine rack, dining chair, small cabinet or a stool.

What will you do in this class?
During the class, you’ll learn how to prepare your furniture for painting and about the different types of paints that can be used. You’ll mix up your own chalk paint and we’ll help you practice and refine your brush work skills.
You’ll learn the basic techniques required to achieve a clean, finished look for your furniture. For those interested in the shabby chic look, you’ll be shown how to distress your furniture and how two tones if you want to work with a couple of contrasting colours. If you want a more funky or retro look, we can show you how to use masking tape to create colourful designs.
Finally you’ll finish and protect your furniture with a soft furniture wax or a varnish.

Why take the furniture painting class?
You’ll gain access to paints, brushes, waxes and varnishes and can experiment in a friendly and supportive environment. This is a relaxed and social class.
Learn from our experienced tutors knowledge, experience and helpful tips, including the most common mistakes and challenges that furniture painters face and how to fix them. Best of all you get to transform a transform a piece of your furniture and see how others transform 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 the paints and waxes on your own to upcycle more furniture. Be warned… furniture painting is addictive!

Light refreshments will be provided on the day. You’ll also be given the remainder of one small pot of chalk paint that you’ve mixed and instructions to take home with you. Join us and learn more about the art of upcycling!

We will source small pieces for furniture for you for £20

Tickets, more information & exact dates please – email info@upcycledworld.com
Direct booking for 11th May class here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/furniture-painting-class-by-upcycled-world-learn-how-to-upcycle-your-furniture-tickets-53105676508

Learn to Knit in the Round

Saturday 14 September
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

BEGINNERS WELCOME!

In this workshop we will learn to knit the Oats Cowl by Tin Can Knits in the round – a great starter project if you are new to knitting or for those who haven’t picked up the needles in a while. While working on your cowl we’ll cover reading a pattern, casting on & off as well as how weave in your ends to finish your project off and try to answer any knitting-related queries you have.

Materials Required

  • 100grams Aran weight Wool
  • 5.0mm circular needle (40cm)
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Darning needle

All images © Tin Can Knits

All workshops are held in my dye studio (which is near the shop). After booking you will be emailed with the details on how to access the building. Please note payment is required to book in to this workshop, and is non-refundable.

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/collections/workshops/products/learn-to-knit-in-the-round-saturday-14-september

Find your ikigai: your passion and purpose in life

Saturday 14 September
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Find your ikigai: your passion and purpose in life

Ceremony with meditation
Heart yoga (no experience)
Kintsugi: break and repair pottery with gold*
Find your own shape with painting and clay
Vegan food and tea
Please write to giada@invisiblecaims.com
4 hours workshop £30
14th September 2019 14.00-18.00

Some people are lucky to find a job that corresponds to their true passion. They earn a living doing what they love. But there are a lot of people that do not have such a privilege or can’t find the courage for such a big change. If you are one of them, the Japanese people from the island of Okinawa have a word for you: Ikigai. It’s your “reason for being”, where you combine what you love with what you are good at and what the world needs.
Our afternoon together will start sitting down in our welcome ceremony and, after some moments of meditation, you will think about some easy questions: what do you love? What are you good at? No need to have a clear answer, just let your emotions talk.
With your heart full of passion, full of you, you will open your heart chakra in a wonderful hour of yoga with Martina.
The fourth chakra is the wellspring of love, compassion, kindness and respect. This energy center is said to be where the physical and spiritual meet and Martina will help you to align your chakra and be filled with self-acceptance and joy.
After yoga we will have a relaxing break with wonderful vegan recipes and tea prepared by our Italian cook, Valentina. And with your soul full of lovely food, you will focus on what is keeping you away from your passions. You will visualize and write them down on some paper that will go inside your bowl. With full awareness of these fears and block, you will firmly break your pottery with a hammer and with the help of others, you will purify the space around you and inside yourself.
It will be now time to repair your pottery with gold through the art of kintsugi, that teaches that broken objects are not something to hide but to display with pride. This is the essence of resilience: the present situation that blocks you from joining your passions should be taken in their positive aspect of imperfection. You learn from experience to become stronger, to accept the right time to come, to develop into your essence of being.
And your ikigai will be expressed in the last part of our workshop through another form of creativity. You will find your own way, your own shape through painting or clay.
Which shape have your heart, your passion, your inner fire?
Is there any way that your skills could be applied to those things you want to see improve? Any way they can become your job?

What to take with you?
a small/medium ceramic bowl that you will break and repair
an object for our altar
We will provide yoga mats and the other material

*Please notice this is a personal modern version of the ancient art of Kintsugi.

https://invisiblecaims.com/find-your-ikigai-your-passion-and-purpose-in-life-14th-september-edinburgh-palette/

1 to 1 Jewellery Skills

Monday 16 September
All Day

In this workshop you will learn all basic jewellery skills in relaxed, private environment. We will go through basic skills such as piercing, filling, soldering and finishing jewellery to more advance techniques such as stonesetting. You will learn the skills on real projects such as making a ring or pendant. Part of the class is also improving your design skills.​

There will be individual study plan designed specially for each person depending on your needs and experiences.​

There will be flexible start so you can use your pass whenever you want (depending of space availability, please book the dates in advance)​

Dates are flexible, please contact tutor for availability and discuss what you would like to learn:

Mirka – mail@mirkajaneckova.com​

Each class will be 2h long

Please book online: https://www.midasskillsschool.com/monday-jewellery-skills-6-30-9

or enquire: midasskillsschool@gmail.com

Meditative atelier

Monday 16 September
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Meditation is simply the creation of a nice space, it’s not achieving ecstasy, it’s slowing down and doing something with mindfulness but above all it starts from breathing. The way of breathing affects the way of thinking. And you won’t switched off your thoughts but your mind will become calmer. The process is not getting away from your mind, but accepting what’s happening without trying to fix our thoughts. We spend ⅓ of our life ruminating about past events, ⅓ illuding ourselves about future. We only have ⅓ left for present time. Meditation is simply being present. How? Starting from your body. If you feel deeply your body while it moves, you become present, because you are concentrated in what you are doing and so a natural status of meditation arises.

Take 45 minutes for yourself

Take 45 minutes to relax

No experience required

No crossed legs required, we will explore alternative ways

Mondays 6.00-6.45 pm

£6 booking required

2nd September

16th September

30th September

14th October

28th October

11th November

Book now   giada@invisiblecaims.com

https://invisiblecaims.com/meditative-atelier/

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