Workshops

Relax Kids

Sunday 22 April - Sunday 24 June
10:00 am - 12:15 pm

Hi,

Relax Kids offers fun activity classes to help children manage anxiety and emotions while building self-esteem and confidence. Relax Kids Classes are starting back at St. Margarets House Meadowbank in February.

The next Relax Kids sessions will be running from Panda Yoga Studios 6.28 St Margaret’s House 151 London Road EH7 6AE starting in April.

• 5-8 year-old 10.15-11.15 Starting Sun 22nd April Magical Adventures
• 9-12 year-olds 11.15-12.15 Chill Skills is ideal for kids that are transitioning up to the upper end of primary or onto high school.

Thistle Quilters 1719-2018 Workshop/Talk/Demonstration Programme

Monday 21 May - Saturday 2 June
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday 21 st May. Little Thistles, sewing in the Gallery.
Bring some stitching or sit and chat with the Thistle Quilters house group “Little
Thistles”. 11am-3pm- Free

Tuesday 22 nd May, Linen and Lace. 10am-4pm
A whole day workshop with internationally recognised award winning quilter Sheena Norquay. Using a piece of lace as inspiration you will enlarge one of the motifs for the focal point. The motif can be embroidered, appliqued or both. Lace, buttons and stitching will be used to complete the design.Cost £30 Materials list will be provided in advance or a pack can be purchased for £5. Hand sewing.

Wednesday 23 rd May an Introduction to using Inktense blocks and watercolour
pencils 11am-12pm
A 1 hour workshop with Thistle member Carol Lenagan, You will have the opportunity
to try out Intense blocks and watercolour pencils in a number of ways and Carol will
show you how Inktense has been used in some of the exhibition quilts. Cost £5. All
materials provided

Thursday 24 th May Character Doll 1pm-4pm
A half day workshop with Thistle member Jan Wagner. You will use vintage fabrics,
which bring character and charm to the doll. Cost £15.All Materials provided. Hand and
machine sewing.

Friday 25 th May Warm Covers 2pm-3pm
A talk by internationally recognised Thistle member, author and historical quilt expert
Janet Rae. Janet will give an illustrated talk on the history of quilts in Scotland based on
her published book Warm Covers. Free

Saturday 26 th May English Paper Piecing 2-3pm
A 1 hour workshop with Thistle member Deborah Pearce , You will learn the basics of
this traditional technique, and learn about modern designs/methods. You will take
away a small sample with suggestions for its use. All materials provided .Hand stitching
Cost £5

Sunday 27 th May Demonstration: Using a soldering iron to fuse and decorate
organza: 1.30-2pm
A 30 minute demonstration by Thistle member Deborah Pearce on the use of a
soldering iron to fuse and cut layers of organza producing interesting colour variations
and shapes which can be incorporated into textile art. Cost Free

Monday 28 th May Boro: 2-3pm 
A 1 hour workshop with Thistle member Gillian Sandilands where you will stitch
fabrics in the Boro style. This will be a relaxing hand stitching workshop using simple
stitches and you will produce one small stitched piece which will introduce you to the
elements of the style. All materials provided Hand stitching. Cost £5

Tuesday 29 th May 1718 Silk Coverlet Goose Block 1-4pm
A half day workshop with Thistle member Gillian Sandilands. You will make a goose
block using needle turn applique in the style of those in the exhibition. All materials
provided. Hand stitching. Cost £15

Wednesday 30 th May Little Houses 2-4pm
A 2 hour taster workshop with Thistle member Marjory Grant. You will make a small
applique house using tweed fabrics which can be later incorporated into a cushion or
other item. All materials provided. Hand and machine stitching Cost £10

Saturday 2 nd June Fabric Hearts 2-3pm
A 1 hour workshop with Thistle member Rosy Carmichael You will make at least one
silk covered heart decoration. All materials provided cost £5. No stitching required.

Bookings can be made at the exhibition or online via thistlequilters@outlook.com

Re:Connect Digital Drop-ins

Saturday 26 May
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

11 am – 1 pm (1st , 3rd , 5th Saturday in the month)
4pm – 6pm (2nd & 4th Saturday in the month)

People Know How’s latest project supports people to realise their full potential.
Re:Connect is a service that provides free access to laptops along with volunteers to help people navigate online services.

Drink, Make & Do

Saturday 26 May
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Relax with a cocktail while learning new crafts, no experience needed. Sessions are priced at £20 (£15 if paying in advance) with all materials and drinks provided.

Jan 27th- metal embossing, Celtic designs
Feb 24th- bath bombs, produce your own bath scents and packaging
March 31st- willow weaving, entwine your own Easter wreath
April 28th- spring mobile , inspired by Beltane and nature
May 26th- plaster cast tea light flowers and mod-roc birds
June 30th- block printing, design a beach bag
July 28th- sugar craft, create a perfect cupcake
Aug 25th- needle felting, make insect brooches and magnets
Sep 29th- marbeling and basic bookbinding, construct a notebook
Oct 27th- Lino printing, design Day of the Dead prints
Nov 24th- winter decorations, garlands and centrepieces

Contact us
@drinkmakeanddo
07775622756

All sessions are held at G5 Education and Workshop space, Edinburgh Palette, 151 London road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE

Monday Jewellery Skills 6:30 - 9pm

Monday 28 May
6:30 am - 9:00 am

In this workshop you will learn all basic jewellery skills. 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.

Laughter Yoga

Monday 28 May
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 

Where: People Know How, 5th Floor, Room 5.17, St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE

How much?: Free!

Buses: 4, 5, 26, 44, 45, 104, 113, 124.

More information:
Laughter yoga is good for the mind, good for the heart and good for the soul. You feel human, you feel divine. A great way to start your week. Tones abdominal muscles and facial muscles, assists breathing, beats depression and stress, boosts immune system and makes you feel fantastic. Do come along and ask for Jane.

Iyengar Yoga - Level 1

Monday 28 May
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

This class is suitable for Beginners as well as those wishing to study the basic asanas (poses). In Iyengar yoga we begin by learning the correct physical alignment in simpler poses with natural breathing. This works to correct misalignment in the body, which could otherwise cause pain and injury and also to quieten the mind. The poses can be physically challenging but we use props to enable everyone to work to their best pose and each class ends with relaxation.

6 Week Dressmaking Class

Monday 28 May
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This dress making class is ideal for someone who has intermediate dressmaking skills, you should be comfortable using a sewing machine and have made simple projects such as cushions or bags.

Key skills learned throughout this course;

Advanced and Intermediate Classes SKILL CLASS.

Tuesday 29 May
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop is available for those who have done a course and want to develop their 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.

Primary Art Club

Tuesday 29 May
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come along and try out new artistic techniques and materials inspired by the work of a different artist each week. In class we do a range of 2D and 3D sculptural projects and work in groups and on individual pieces. This summer term we will be looking at ‘Art for Peace and Justice’, contributing to an exhibition of origami cranes and working on a mural in our G5 studio.
Primary Art Club is open to any children aged 4-12 with all materials a drink and snack provided. Class costs £6 per class with termly booking advised as places are limited. Sessions are taught by arts engagement officer Poppy Richards who works across Edinburgh in community arts organisations and galleries. Poppy has a full PVG disclosure, first aid and child protection training.

To book a place of find out more please contact : poppyrichards.art@gmail.com

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