To sign up and take part in the Open Day please email Irina Stancheva (email@example.com) by 20th of April and let her know your name, studio number and whether you are planning to: help organise the event, open your doors, run a workshop tester etc.
Please remember, you MUST have your own Public Liability Insurance (through your A_N membership or similar) and updated risk assessment form by 27th of April.
Open Doors Registration
We are planning a St Margaret’s House Open Day on Saturday 27 April 2019.
Like last year, the spring Open Doors event will take place on just one day. We will invite the public via our communications to St Margaret’s House from 11am till 6pm on Saturday, 27 of April.
You can organise a special taster session of your classes, have a temporary exhibition, or simply open your door while you’re working or meditating or yoga-ing!
We had more than 1000 people pass through the building doors last year and are expecting similar interest this year too. The Open Day is an amazing opportunity to share the creative diversity that defines St Margaret’s House community.
And now you think… “Yes I want take part and open my studio” and we answer “that’s brilliant!”. To sign up and take part in the Open Day please email Irina Stancheva (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 20th of April and let her know your name, studio number and whether you are planning to: help organise the event, open your doors, run a workshop tester etc.
We will distribute fliers, but will not publish a detailed printed programme before the event. Instead, the programme will be shared online the week before the event and a printed version will be available for visitors on the day. Please remember, you MUST have your own Public Liability Insurance (through your A_N membership or similar) and updated risk assessment form by 27th of April.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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