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Featured Artist: Gibbet FX

I’m Calum MacDonald and I run Gibbet FX which specialises in the creation of models, props and Special FX work for film, TV and theatre. I’ve been working in this field for the last 15 years having originally trained in stop-motion animation before venturing into the varied environs of SFX. It’s the appeal of creating the unusual and the weird and wonderful that drives me and I’ve had the pleasure of working for clients who want something “a little bit different”. Life-sized dinosaurs, huge gargoyles, trauma injuries – no two projects are ever the same!

I also felt that while learning my craft, there seemed to be a lack of training opportunities within this field particularly in Scotland, so I decided to start running training courses from my studio for those who had an interest in developing their skills in these particular areas.
The courses cover a wide range of different topics from Special FX makeup and prosthetics, sci-fi and fantasy prop and model making to creature design. Courses vary in length from 2 days – 6 days and are suitable for all levels of experience.

For more information visit the Gibbet FX website or follow us on Facebook.

https://gibbetfx.com/

https://www.facebook.com/GibbetFX/?ref=bookmarks

Mixture of Calum's work

Storage for work

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Featured Artist: Owen Normand

Owen Normand is a Scottish contemporary painter who studied at Edinburgh College of Art. His style can be described as expressive realism, where both observation and creativity play key roles. He paints figurative work and still life; the key focus of his work is to explore an awareness of impermanence and an empathy towards the inevitable passing of all things.

Sample of Owen's work

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Featured Artist: Artisan Stitch

Besides running sewing classes and textile workshops, I occasionally manage to find time Modern Day Embroideryto create my own textile art.  I use a variety of materials and techniques, often incorporating paper, plastics and metals in my embroidery. I fear that ‘Embroidery’ has a very traditional image and I would like to help dispel that image and promote textile art/embroidery as an exciting, contemporary art form.

Check out the Resident’ Directory for more information!

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Featured Artist: Amy Liston

A bit about me and my work:

I’m 19, I am training to become a digital communications executive. I write weekly LinkedIn A sample of Amy's workarticles along with news posts, content and blogs for my workplace and I have an unnecessarily big obsession with Meryl Streep.  I started making card this year and the response has been incredible so far – my Instagram is @alistondesigns, and I can also be contacted through my LinkedIn, website is in the making!  All of my cards are completely handmade and no card will ever look 100% alike as the ink splatters never land the same.  I can do any colour, flower and writing; typically done cursive and they are £3.50 each, or 3 for £10. Plus £1.80 for post and package as I add in personalised thank you notes and try to wrap my cards as eco friendly as possible for the supplies that I have!

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#TAE19

Twitter Art Exhibit is an annual art exhibition that has taken place in locations all around the world from Norway to Australia. Every year over 1,000 global artists each donate a postcard-sized work of art, which is sold at exhibition and online to raise funds for a chosen charity. So far over £50,000 has been raised for various charitable organisations, such as Foster Pride in New York and Pegasus Riding for the Disabled in Canberra. As its name suggests, the social media platform Twitter is central to the event, spreading awareness and making connections across the world. We are excited to announce that in May 2019 Twitter Art Exhibit (TAE19) is coming to Scotland for the first time, and its charity beneficiary will be Art in Healthcare!

 

TAE19 will be curated by artist Sam Bannister with support from artist Trevor Jones and #TAE19sponsorship from art materials supplier Great Art. Opening night will be 11 May 2019 at Out of the Blue, Edinburgh. The exhibition will run through the weekend, online sales continuing afterwards. Submission to the exhibition is open to all, with one artwork accepted per person. Entries must be original works, 12 x 16cm in size, created using any 2D art media. If you would like your art to be included in the TAE19 catalogue, the deadline for entry is 12 April 2019. To register and to find out more details, please visit twitterartexhibit.org

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Learn to Crochet

Suitable for: Beginners / refreshers
Price: £107.19 for 10 hours of tuition & including all materials, notes, tea/coffee/biscuits & Eventbrite’s fees

Is this class for me?
This workshop is for you are new to crochet or if you just need a wee refresher! The workshop will run with a maximum of 4 people to allow you to learn at your own pace in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

What do I need to bring?
NOTHING! A 4mm crochet hook and a ball of yarn are included in the price. As are tea/coffee and biscuits!

When is the class?
It will run on all of the Mondays in the month (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March) from 2pm to 4:30pm, so you’ll have a total of 10 hours of tuition.

What will I learn?
We’ll cover
– foundation chains for straight work and sliding loops for circular work and “granny squares”
– the main crochet stitches
– how to increases and decrease
– how to join a new ball or colour
– how to read basic crochet patterns and charts
– tips to make (crochet) life easier and some troubleshooting if things don’t go to plan!

Travel to St Margaret’s House
There are lots of buses that stop alomst outside the door LRT 4, 5, X5, X7, 26, X26, 44, 45, 104, 113 & 124. The main pedestrian entrance is on London Road via a footbridge with two sets of steps. Parking during the day is available on the surrounding streets and around the building from 6pm. The vehicle entrance is via Restalrig Road South (aka Smokey Brae) and you have to follow the road round both buildings and the blue door is the entrance. Please use the lifts to floor 2 and follow the cat’s face to studio 2.03!

Booking is essential as there are only 4 places available. Book via the link below or on Eventbrite by searching for “Crochet for Beginners (March”

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crochet-for-beginners-march-tickets-54351411535

Contact Jane Buxton on 07469 887 958 or at jane@wildcatcrafts.co.uk if you have a query about the course. Follow me on
Facebook – Wild Cat Crafts
Instagram – wildatcrafts
or visit my Etsy shop – WildCatCraftsShop

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Learn to Knit

Suitable for: Beginners / refreshers
Price: £107.19 for 10 hours of tuition & including all materials, notes, tea/coffee/biscuits & Eventbrite’s fees

Is this class for me?
This workshop is for you if you have never knitted before or if you just need a wee refresher! The workshop will run with a maximum of 4 people to allow you to learn at your own pace in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

When is the class?
It will run on all Mondays in the month (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March) from 2pm to 4:30pm, so you’ll have a total of 10 hours of tuition.

What will I learn?
We’ll cover
– casting on and casting off
– knit and purl stitches
– how to combine knit and purl stitches to create lovely fabrics, including cable and lace
– how to increases and decrease
– how to join a new ball or colour
– how to decipher basic knitting patterns
– tips to make (knitting) life easier and some troubleshooting if things don’t go to plan!

What do I need to bring?
NOTHING! A pair of 4mm knitting needles and a ball of yarn are included in the price. As are notes to take home with you and tea/coffee and biscuits during the workshop!

How do I book a place?
Booking is essential as there are limited places. Book on Eventbrite via the link below or search their site for “Knitting for Beginners (March)”

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/knitting-for-beginners-march-tickets-54348438643

Contact Jane Buxton on 07469 887 958 or at jane@wildcatcrafts.co.uk if you have a query about the course. Follow me on
Facebook – Wild Cat Crafts
Instagram – wildcatcrafts
or visit my Etsy shop – WildCatCraftsShop

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Studio Share Available

From the 1st of February 2019

Key information:

  • Ground floor
  • North facing
  • 3 window space
  • Big desk and a book shelf will be provided
  • Monthly rent: £70

We are looking for an artist, designer or writer etc… but no oil painters, sorry. One of us is allergic to oil paint. Any artists will be welcomed except oil painter. Thanks.
To arrange a viewing/more information, please contact: shinyartist@gmail.com

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