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August 2017

Developing a Studio Practice- Summer school

Mon 7 August - Fri 11 August

  This Summer school will allow each participating artist or designer to develop strategies in advancing their studio practice. Work will be developed individually. There will be emphasis in building a community invested in sharing and discussing ideas. Course objectives; making, group critiques, visual research, developing conceptual enquiry, understanding material interests and appropriateness to practice, presentation and installation ideas, influences, addressing goals and ambitions, professional practice, current thinking in art and design, and what makes a practice relevant and contemporary.…

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Two-day summer basketry for beginners and improvers

Sat 19 August, 9:30 am - Sun 20 August, 5:00 pm

This two-day Summer Basketry Course is for beginners and improvers. It will help you try your hand (or extend your skills) at making a round willow basket. At this time of year, however, you will also learn how to make a colourful, decorative rush plait and explore a technique for incorporating them into your basket. The rush is the soft Juncus rush grown in Norfolk especially for rush basketry. Rush weaving is an ancient craft and most rewarding to do – the ultimate technique for combining creativity, colour,…

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September 2017

Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Printing

Sat 9 September, 10:00 am - Sun 10 September, 4:30 pm

Another chance to work with expert printmaker and teacher Andrew Parry. This weekend workshop offers you the chance to learn the basic principles and techniques of the ancient artform of Japanese woodblock printing. Working over two days will allow you to go at your own pace, really immerse yourself in the techniques and take time to develop strong, graphic images. It will suit anyone wishing to try out or refresh their skills in this area, whether you are a complete beginner or have knowledge…

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Sat 16 September, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

C A R V E is a fun and unique class that turns wax to silver, let us show you how to CARVE a bespoke ring in jewellers wax in just two hours. With jewellery know-how from the CARVE team and a selection of tools you will be guided through this workshop to make a unique ring. We will then send it to be cast in solid silver (using the process of lost wax casting), professionally finish it in our Glasgow workshop…

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Another Flowers in Watercolour Masterclass!

Sat 23 September, 9:30 am - Sun 24 September, 4:30 pm

By popular demand, we are delighted to welcome back Jenny Matthews for another masterclass. This follows a highly successful first workshop in June. Places are likely to be taken very quickly, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are free this September weekend. Jenny is one of Scotland’s foremost watercolour specialists in botanical subjects. Trained at Edinburgh College of Art in Drawing and Painting, including a period tutored by Elizabeth Blackadder, she has been a professional artist for 30 years.…

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Lecture- Jilli Blackwood

Thu 28 September, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jilli Blackwood. My Creative Process – An Intimate Relationship A pilot Thursday evening lecture- Jilli Blackwood at Off the Rails Arthouse. Jilli will talk about the relationship between herself and the textile. Her confidence, courage, inspiration, motivation and over coming self – doubt.   Jilli Blackwood is an internationally renowned textile and fibre artist and designer who creates embroidered and woven paintings. She is an award-winning graduate of the renowned “The Glasgow School of Art”, achieving a First Class BA…

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