Hands On Day / Meet Your Maker Sun 11 December

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Dec 6th 2016

Sunday 11 December, 2pm - 4pm

Our ever popular 'Hands On' day makes a return this Sunday, and this time we will build on the events popularity by collaborating with Craft Scotland and their Meet Your Maker Programme. Come along and have a go, artists will be on hand to demponstrate the techniques they use to create some of the works in the exhibition, and you can even have a go yourself! This event is free for all the family but if you enjoy your experience please consider popping a few pennies in the donation box to help towards doing it all again next year. Children must be supervised at all times.

Kathryn WilliamsonKathryn will recreate her studio in the gallery. Watch her as she starts a new statement necklace employing a range of jewellery techniques.

Felicity Bristow and Eve Hynd (Native Flok)A practical demonstration and workshop making upholstered 'Draw-ing(s)' revealing the making of 'Suite' a collaboration between Visual Artist, Felicity Bristow and Eve Hynd of NativFlok a design led upholsterer. Sit down and have a go at stitching and moulding the pieces to see the layers and processes. 

Joanna Kessel - Come and join artist Joanna Kessel MA RCA of Edinburgh Mosaic Studio to create a communal, abstract mosaic - inspired by colour, texture and pattern!  The mosaic will be made using thousands of mosaic shards amassed in the studio over the past year as well as mosaic tesserae, which adults can try their hand at cutting. Joanna runs a popular Mosaic Course Programme from her studio and will have the 2017 dates with her. 

Susie WilsonArtist bookmaker Susie Wilson will teach a variety of folded book structures which start from one piece of paper. These can be turned into unique books with secret elements and pull out pages.

Deirdre MacleodBe inspired by architectural forms - visual artist Deirdre Macleod will show you how to use tracing paper, mapping pens and other technical drawing materials to create a simple folded drawing.

And meet our invited ceramicists with Craft Scotland Celebrates Ceramics:

Susan O'ByrneJoin ceramic artist Susan O'Byrne as she guides you through the process of making your own animal head inspired by her own work - 'Family Tree'. Finished work will be fired and returned to the gallery for collection at a later date.

Dawn YoullDawn will talk us through the fascinating process of slipcasting and show the models and moulds she uses to create her assembled works.