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OFFERING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
IN ART MUSIC AND LITERATURE

Art & Craft Workshops 

WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER
from 10:00 until 13:00 in St Margaret’s
Maximum number 25

A rare opportunity to work with EdenJolly, from the Scottish Sculpture Workshop
Thisworkshop will introduce participants into the extremely simple method ofcasting small charms into pewter that will give you brilliant and effectiveresults. You will be amazed how professional the result will be and it’s soeasy and safe you’ll be able to carry on making charms at home afterwards.Participants will make at least one small charm or piece of jewellery andpossibly more. All tools and materials will be provided but please wear oldclothes and bring a few sketches or photos of your ideas. No previousexperience is required and don’t worry if you’re not an “artist” there are lotsof ways you can create your small charm e.g. by pressing things into the softbone. The workshop will be led by the senior technician at the ScottishSculpture Workshop Eden Jolly with Jane Smith assisting.
Price £30
www.ssw.org.uk                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK47_0QK-fw

Wednesday 24 a 2 hour class 4

Max number in each class = 6

Class 1.10.00 until 12.00 Class 2 14.00 –16.00

Going back to the basics in “seeing”, this workshop with Mel will explore drawing techniques considering found objects from the 

natural world. From a collection of materials we will select small still lifes and make closely observed studies in pen and ink, pencil, or

watercolour. Suitable for any level, individual tuition will be given within the class and everyone is encouraged to develop 

their drawing skills.

I will supply “found objects”, good quality cartridge paper,dipping pens and ink.

Please bring own paints,water jar, brushes, pencils

Follow me on facebook as Mel Shand Artist or via my website www.melshandartist.com

Price £15

Drawing from the Natural World

Cuttlefish Bone Casting

Scrappy Patchwork with Stella Chandler

Basket Weaving 1 with Helen Jackson

Basket Weaving 2 with Helen Jackson

Thursday 25 9.30 – 13.30

Maximum number 6

Weave a boat form, using coloured willow or rushes, which is easier on the hands. The class is suitable for beginners. 

All tools and materials will be supplied.

Price £30 (includes the materials)

www.helenjacksonbaskets.com

Thursday 25 14.00 – 16.30

Maximum number 6

Weave a garlic basket. This design originates from Germany and was used for holding bulbs of garlic. It also makes an excellent bird

feeder,  suitable for fat balls. This design is suitable for beginners. All tools and materials will be supplied.

www.helenjacksonbaskets.com

Price £22 (includes materials)

Brioche Knitting 01 with Belinda Rose

Thursday 25 10.00 – 16.00

Maximum Number 8

Brioche knitting creates an airy fabric. Using dark and light yarns can make fabulous dark light patterning. 

Once the rhythm of the stitch has been mastered it is fun to add pattern, crossing lines over other lines.

It can be knitted both back and forth and around. Students will knit a small sample and should be comfortable knitting and purling.

I will teach:-

the Italian cast on, for those unfamiliar with it.

the brioche rhythm decreasing and increasing techniques to create pattern the cast off.

Participants should bring:-

double knitting or aran wool in two colours

double pointed (8” or so) or circularneedles, size UK10 or 3.25 mm*

scissors

tapestry needle.

Price£30

Thursday 25 14.00 – 16.00

Maximum number 12

Learn the art of professional gift wrapping from Caroline who learned it from Belgian Chocolatiers GODIVA! 

This class will demonstrate how to wrap a gift neatly and easily using paper folding techniques and without the use of sellotape.

You will then learn how to decorate the packages with hand tied bows and embellishments.

All materials will be supplied and no previous experience is necessary.  

Price£10

Wrap it Up with Caroline Hadley –Smith

Wednesday 24 10.00 – 16.00

Maximum number 8

Use new or fabric left over from other projects to make a table runner, or table centre, suitable for Christmas or any other time of year.

If you have a sewing machine, please bring it, but if you need to borrow one, let us know when you book.

More details available from stellachandler32@gmail.com

Price £20

Oil Painting (alla prima) with Tom Barron

Friday 26 10.00 – 16.30

Maximum 10

A full day’s workshop with Tom, using wet on wet techniques to paint a seascape.

The workshop will be focused on tutor demonstration and students following tutor techniques.

(painting along, as it were ) Materials required:canvas or canvas board 600mm x 600mm ( suggested).

Mixing palette and palette knife.

White spirit for brush cleaning.

Pure turpentine for paint thinning.

Kitchen roll or similar for brush and equipment cleaning.

Oil colours: Titanium white, Terre verte, Veridian, Cadmium red, Yellow ocre, Prussian blue, Cerulium blue, Violet.

Price £30

Knitted Wire Viking Jewellery


Friday 26 from 10.00-13.00 with Renee Vincent

Max number 8

Viking Knitting dates all the way back to,well, the Vikings. Traditionally made from melted down coins turned into fine wire, these

chains were formed using a loop in loop technique. Vikings literally wore their treasure! In this class students will learn the 

technique using *plated wire. They will be taught how to weave a Viking knit chain and how to draw it into a delicate yet sturdy piece

of craftsmanship. The aim is to leave with a modern and wearable piece of jewellery. Materials will be provided for the class but,

if you happen to have a bead (or more!) that you would like to add to it, bring it along! There is no experience necessary.

*please note that the wire and findings used in this class will not be sterling silver.

Price £20

Woodwork with Tom Banks

Saturday 27 October
 
10:00 16:00

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Highlanders by replicating a 2000 year old Highland cup of your own. With expert tuition

from Wooden Tom,you will be guided to safely use hand tools such as a knife and axe to create your own Highland kuksa cup or 

whisky quaich to take home.

There is no need for prior experience as you will be guided step-by-step in all the green wood skills and tool techniques needed

on the day. This is a great course to learn transferable skills which can be used on  other carving projects.

Skills learnt :
 
. Using an Axe to accurately cleave wood

. Correct use of the carving axe to rough out the shape of your work

.Safe use of cutting techniques with carving knife and gouge.

Video link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucx9UrMKjLU

Price £45 including materials

Mixed Media Landscapes with Morag Stevenson

A Landscape Through Abstract Eyes

Saturday 27th October

10:00 to 16:30

Maximum number of places : 8

The most important part to my workshop is that you have a great day, come in and forget all about the stresses and strains of the 

outside world,and by the end of the day, producing a small original piece of art.

Working in mixed media I work on gessoed mdf (which I will supply usually around 200mm sq to 300mm sq) I will talk about and

demonstrate getting rid of the white board, these boards can be gessoes smooth or rough. The use of a sketchbook is very
 
important to me anmy work. Although photographs are great, working from a sketch makes you loosen up and gives a slightly 

abstract form to your painting. 

Once you have chosen your landscape I will help you decide on the positioning of it on your board,

whether you wish a big dramatic sky and smaller foreground or big leading in foreground and small sky,

I will demonstrate how this can be done, it can dramatically change the whole look of a painting.

Slowly the painting will begin to take shape, using many different techniques which I will demonstrate using brushes,card,

palette knife,fingers etc and incorporating different media. I will bring along books by other artists which are great to refer to

and help give you ideas and also magazines which can be useful to help with colour. 

What you need:

Bucket loads of enthusiasm! Sketchbook with some landscape ideas or photographs/magazines 

(try & gather sketches before the workshop; sketch books are such a useful thing – the artists diary!)

Pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener,brushes, palette knife, toothbrush, palette, two jars, acrylics, oils (if you wish), pastels,oil pastel,

charcoal and any other materials you may wish.

£30
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Book Folding with Jo Cowie

Saturday 27 October

11:00 to 16:00

Learn how to select a suitable book, how to read a book folding pattern, and be guided through creating your 

first piece of folded book art.

You'll leave our workshop with all the know how you need to go on and create any design you fancy - yes,really!

Perfect for absolute beginners-

Are you mystified by the art of book folding?

Perhaps you've had a go and it came out upside down?

Want to learn something brand new that you've never even thought about before?

Then this one day intro to folded book art is for you! All materials are supplied for you to use and keep.

Please bring a light lunch or snack - and remember your glasses!

Price £25

 

Needle Felting 1

Needle Felting 2

Needle Felting 2. 3-Dimensional

Saturday 27 10.00 –13.00 with Doreen Cowe

Max number 6

Needle felted hare

Come along and create mister MacHare. At the end of the class you will all go home with a hare that you have made with his own 

personality!!! No experience needed, all materials provided.

Needle felting class are for suitable for 12 years and above.

Price £30 including materials
Needle Felting 1. 2-Dimensional

Friday 26 13:30 –16.30 with Doreen Cowe

Max number 8

Create a 2-dimensional needle felted picture in a 3 hr class in which you will learn to create your own masterpiece using wool
 
and embellishments.

No experience needed. All materials will be provided.

Price £25 including materials

Peg Loom Cushion

Saturday 27 14.00 –16.00 with Doreen Cowe

Peg loom cushion

Max Number 6

Using local fibre you will produce a cushion that you can enjoy everyday.

No experience needed, all materials provided.



Price £25
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Brioche Knitting 02 with Belinda Rose

Friday 26 10.00 – 16.00

Maximum Number 8

Brioche knitting creates an airy fabric.Using dark and light yarns can make fabulous dark light patterning.

Once the rhythm of the stitch has been mastered it is fun to add pattern, crossing lines over other lines.

It can be knitted both back and forth and around. Students will knit a small sample and should be comfortable knitting and purling.

I will teach:- the Italian cast on, for those unfamiliar with it. the brioche rhythm decreasing and increasing techniques 

to create pattern the cast off. 

Participants should bring:- double knitting or aran wool in two colours double pointed (8” or so) or circular needles, 

size UK 10 or 3.25 mm* 

scissors tapestry needle. Price £30.
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