Milking it! Stool making with Martin Campbell
Sat 29 July
Sat 29 July
This workshop, facilitated by designer/maker Martin Campbell of Glasgow’s Rag and Bone Workshop will give you an introduction to some basic furniture making techniques. Participants will be guided through the making of a contemporary design, based on a milking stool or alternatively a traditional Scottish stool known as a ‘Creepie’, which they will be encouraged to customise … Continue reading Milking it! Stool making with Martin Campbell
Inspired by the Mackenzie Collection of Asian art and antiquities collected by Stornoway-born Colin Mackenzie the ‘Collector Extraordinaire’, Purvai festival celebrates the South Asian cultural heritage that is an integral part of Scotland today.
Wed 16 Aug
Join Kathak dancer, Seetal Kaur for a fun and interactive introduction to Indian classical dance.
Sat 19 Aug
Dalbir Singh Rattan, as part of Purvai’s education programme, has been busy all year out and about across the island schools and community groups, and a mighty band of drummers and singers has been formed. Come hear the groups combine and give a performance showing all they have learned in the Purvai Drumming and Singing … Continue reading Children’s Community Drumming and Singing performance
Mondays 21st August – 25th September (6 weeks)
Life Drawing with Jon Macleod This class will provide instruction to those wishing to learn more about drawing the human figure as well as opportunities for more experienced artists to hone their skills. You will have the chance to draw short and longer poses using a range of materials (provided). Drawing from a clothed model.
Wednesdays 23rd August - 11th October (8 weeks)
Printmaking : Adding a Touch of Colour – with Gill Thompson Develop printing techniques using lino cut (reduction printing, multiblock printing, chine collé, repeat patterns) and collagraph printing processes within a supportive environment. Produce multi-colour images in a variety of ways and let your imagination run wild. This course is suitable for those more experienced in … Continue reading Printmaking : Adding a Touch of Colour evening class
Thursdays 24th August – 5th October (7 weeks)
Drawing from nature with Steven Tod In this series of workshops we will look at using line to create strong images. In each class the group will get the opportunity to try out different mediums including pencil, ink, charcoal and watercolour. We will be drawing real objects focusing on natural forms – Bone, wood, sea weed, … Continue reading Drawing from Nature evening class
Fridays 25th August – 13th October (8 weeks)
Kilt making with Netty Sopata (Diggory Brown) Through theoretical presentation, demonstration and assisted practical application you will be given the opportunity to make a traditional Kilt, either for a child or an adult. You will use a combination of modern sewing techniques and traditional hand tailoring techniques.
Tuesdays from 12th September to 3rd October (4 weeks)
Introduction to Argentine Tango with Louise Davidson Join us for a fun basic introduction into the beautiful dance of Argentine tango. Steeped in history and meaning, we will look at why this dance touches the heart of all who try it. Unlike Ballroom Tango with very strict movements, Argentine Tango is a relaxed walking dance, … Continue reading Introduction to Argentine Tango evening class
Tuesdays 19th September - 10th October
Introduction to Graphic Design with Pearse O’Halloran This course will cover the full process of creating a poster design. Students will be given a set amount of graphic assets and will use them to create a final poster design using industry standard software. Basic techniques for Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign will be covered as well … Continue reading Introduction to Graphic Design evening class