Workshops

Exploring Painting in Oils

Exploring Painting in Oils

Saturday 2 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

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 4 October
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+)

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Monday 4 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 5 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

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

Macramé Workshop

Macramé Workshop

Saturday 9 October
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A versatile form of fibre art, macramé can be used to make everything from wall hangings and plant hangers to jewellery, bunting, and even clothing items! Using simple materials like cotton twine, jute, hemp, or yarn, macramé can be as simple or complex as the crafter would like.

During this macramé class, you will be guided through various knots and techniques – but don’t worry if this is your first foray into this retro craft, your teacher will be there to guide you every step of the way.

At the end of this relaxing and enjoyable craft class in Edinburgh, you’ll have your own macramé masterpiece and all the skills, techniques and know-how to continue your new favourite hobby at home.

Knowledge required:
Completely beginner-friendly!

What you’ll get:
All materials provided.
Tea, coffee and lights snacks.
Your marvellous macramé plant hanger and the knowledge and ability to make many more!

Reserve your place here:

https://www.edinburghsewingclasses.uk/

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