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Open Studio this Saturday (19th January)

Open Portrait Drawing/Painting Group
Saturday, January 19, 10:00 – 12:00
St Margaret’s House, Studio 6.10

Join us for a morning of portrait drawing from the live model. Participants can draw or paint at one of our 7 easels, or chairs, in a north lighted studio where the model will hold one seated pose for two hours. Breaks will be every 25 minutes, for 5 minutes each, with a 10 minute break halfway through. Painting and drawing materials not provided. Please arrive up to 15 minutes early to secure a place.

Everyone welcome.

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Register for Open Doors 2017

Only 2 days left to register for the Open Doors Weekend taking place at St Margaret’s House the 21 – 22 October.

If you would like to open your studio and take full advantage of being on the programme, sign up before the 8th of September.  All the information you need on how to register and registration forms can be found HERE.

If you are into social media, please go to the event on Facebook and click “going” that way more people will see the event. We’ll be releasing details of the programme once the registration period has closed, but do share details and photos of your artistic practice, business, or photos of you working in your studio to help publicise yourselves.

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Photos needed for Open Doors promotion

For those opening their studios in October for the open doors, we welcome any images you may have of you working in your studios. We may share these images with our partners such as Artmag who are writing an piece in the magazine about the event.

Please send images to Johanna at communications@edinburghpalette.co.uk

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Open Doors 2017 registration now open

ART, Edinburgh PaletteThe registration form for taking part in the Open Doors 2017 is now open.
To register CLICK HERE.

The Open Doors is an opportunity for neighbours, families, friends and members of the public to discover the wonders that lie within the walls of St Margaret’s House.

Open Doors @ St Margaret’s House
Saturday 21st of October – Sunday 22nd of October 2017
11am – 6pm (TBC)

Deadline for registering: Friday 8th of September 2017


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Open Doors | Stories from Smokey Brae

Stories from smokey braeHow did you come to work in Smokey Brae?

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is teaming up with The Thrive Archive to showcase ‘your story’ during St Margaret’s House OPEN DOORS on Saturday 21st October to share ‘Stories from Smokey Brae’.

The site of St Margaret’s House is rich in stories, from it’s ancient healing well to coining the name Smokey Brae as a steam train depot. Now collaborative artist and apprentice storyteller Jan Bee Brown wants to add your story, share your favourite story, hear a story that has inspired your creative practice, the story of how travel has inspired your art or perhaps the story of your creative journey.

Jan is looking for a creative or two from each floor of St Margaret’s House to spotlight as part of a bespoke story tour for members of the public. Jan will discuss your story with you before devising a 45-minute journey of discovery to take place on the hour from 11 – 4pm on Saturday 21st October. more

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Open Doors 2017

The door is open!The Open Doors Weekend at St Margaret’s House is always a great opportunity for everyone to come together and reveal the hive of creative energy going on here.

This year, the artists, designers and charities based in St Margaret’s House will welcome the public on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 OctoberSave the date!

The full programme  will be announced soon (programme of last year here).

Meanwhile… check our What’s On menu for current exhibitions and upcoming workshops.

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Open Doors 2016 was a huge success!

Thank you everyone who made the Open Doors event so amazing this year – the artists who opened their studios, the artists exhibiting in the galleries, the friendly and helpful staff, our brilliant volunteers and the delightful visitors who made the weekend such a pleasure.

The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to the Makers’ Fair 10th & 11th and 17th & 18th of December. More details on that to follow very soon…

While we wait for all the photos to come in from our fabulous media team, we’ve got these two videos of the event to share with you. more

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Open Doors | Help spread the word

Printed programmes of the Open Doors 2016 are available! Drop by the Main Office – 3rd floor – and take some copies with you to spread the word far and wide.

And for the social media afficionados, please don’t forget to share the official Open Doors Facebook page.

The programme is also available online here.

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Contact Please get in touch with Sophia or Cecile by email if you need any more information.

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OPEN DOORS 2016 – 22 & 23 October

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Dates for your diary to keep free! 

We are pleased to announce that the Open Doors Registration is now open.

A few residents have already started to work on a generous programme of events/workshops for families, art lovers and visitors from Edinburgh and beyond. We can only recommend you to join and open your studio as well if you have not done so already.

St Margaret’s House is a vibrant and exciting space bursting with creativity and we’d love to showcase what is going on inside our doors.

The event will take place on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2016. more

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