Workshops

Dressmaking Course

Dressmaking Course

Thursday 19 August - Thursday 23 September
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Join the ESC for 6 evenings in the studio and learn how to make your own clothes.

Choose any garment you’d like to make!

Using a shop bought pattern you will learn to navigate and read the sewing instructions, you will be taught and guided by a dressmaker and sewing tutor with over 25 years experience and learn how to adjust and fit garment effectively.

Spaces Limited, please book in via website:

www.edinburghsewingclasses.uk/

Charcoal Drawing Workshop

Charcoal Drawing Workshop

Saturday 18 September
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join artist Tansy Lee Moir in person for a focused and relaxing drawing workshop, exploring the joys of charcoal. Be inspired by her archive of tree photographs and learn how to use this versatile medium to create your own richly expressive tonal drawings. Over the three hours you will be guided through exercises to encourage a range of approaches, from loose and playful to bold and defined – charcoal can do it all. The time will fly by!

How to book: email Tansy to book your place or go to https://www.tansyleemoir.co.uk/teaching/ to find out more.

Furniture Painting Class - Learn How to Upcycle Furniture

Furniture Painting Class - Learn How to Upcycle Furniture

Saturday 18 September
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 18 September
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

Sashiko Workshop

Sashiko Workshop

Sunday 19 September
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Looking for a new hobby? Come and explore the beautiful world of Japanese Sashiko embroidery at this craft class in Edinburgh!

At this relaxing embroidery class, your talented teacher will guide you as you explore together the traditions and symbolism within this ancient craft as well as learning sewing techniques to design your own pattern.

Let your creativity flow as you create something unique to you, using the sashiko techniques learned. Don’t worry if you’re new to embroidery, as your expert teacher will be there to guide you every step of the way.

As this is a social class, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet and chat with other like-minded creative folks.

At the end of this wonderful embroidery class in Edinburgh, you’ll not only have some newfound stitching skills and techniques to explore at home but you’ll also be able to keep whatever you made in class!

Reserve your place here:

https://www.edinburghsewingclasses.uk/copy-of-embroidery-2

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Monday 20 September
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 21 September
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 21 September
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 23 September
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 25 September
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

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