Past classes

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Spoon
6A Nicolson St
Edinburgh GB

If you want to learn how to crochet then this is the class for you! For those who don't know what crochet is, it's a wee bit like knitting but with one hook/needle. In this class I'll teach you how to start off and do 2 basic stitches to make the classic "granny square". Once you know how to make a granny square you can make as many as you like to even make a blanket- the world of crochet is your oyster! Please bring a crochet hook (any middle size eg. 4.0, 4.5 or 5.0mm) and 2 colours of wool. I will have some spare if you can't get hold of any.

Bring one of the following:
A woolly hat
Guidebook for Vietnam
Homebaking
Houseplant
Maps

About the teacher, Eva Mahler

My Mum taught me to crochet a few years ago, just doing basic granny squares and using lots of her lovely old Shetland wool in amazing colours. Since then I've taught myself a few more techniques and would love to spread the word about this very easy-to-learn skill.

Scottish Historic Building Trust
Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket
Edinburgh GB

So this class wouldn't be about 'hardcore' computer science (and it wouldn't get too technical) it's more about how it all works. Most of you probably use a few impressive devices every day but don't know how it's all working. We'll be seeing whats going under all the pretty icons, see how computers, the internet and the technology surrounding them actually works.

Bring one of the following:
Anything you feel like
Back Massages or/and Scratching
Fun Ideas about Life and what to do with them1
Here's a long shot but if anyone has size 13 sandals that be awesome.
Information about Universities in Edinburgh (How the grades work,etc)
Nothing
Vast quantities of Meat
Website Design Help

About the teacher, Charko Mangus

I am a traveler. Oddly enough, instead of traveling, I'm staying in Edinburgh. But just until I get all the Education, Comedy and Gold [When E+C+G=x Then Me=Travel] that I need and then I'm off to Japan. Hobbies include computes and writing and sometimes writing about computers on my computer's word processor.

Life Drawing Class

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Arts Complex
Studio 518, 5th Floor, 151 London Road
Edinburgh GB

This life drawing class will familiarise you with the use of pencils and colours on paper. Marcin and Federica will help you analyse the essentials of composition and proportions as basis for a life drawing. EVERYBODY IS WELCOME! :) Through this session, we will introduce you to still life as a way to spark creativity and observation. Please bring -drawing paper (A3) -pencils (recommended B5, B6) -eraser -pencil sharpener or penknife - adhesive tape (better on paper) or clips If you problems getting any of these items, let us know. The Duncan Resource Centre will provide easels.

Bring one of the following:
drawing paper (A3 or A2)
fruits and vegetables
oil paint brushes (3 or 4)
oil paint colors (1 or 2 tubes) possibly white and black 37-100ml
white canvases

About the teacher, Federica

We are a couple of artists working on salvaged furniture and transforming these into one off artistic pieces of interior design. We are based in Edinburgh and work on commission based projects as well as selling through Casa Morada interiors.

Meeting Point - Roseleaf Cafe
23/24 Sandport Place, Leith
Edinburgh GB

In 1974, French author Georges Perec attempted an experiment in writing that he entitled “An Attempt to Exhaust a Place in Paris.” Based on this and the work of the Real Life Fiction Project, we will attempt to do just this with Leith. The idea is fairly simple, although the task is impossible. ** The process - 1. We will meet in Leith (Perec chose Place Saint-Sulpice in Paris) 2. Observe and write in your notebook (or other mode of capture) to see if you can exhaust in writing all the physical detail around you. Perec wrote over the course of three days in an attempt to do this, making lists, counting, categorising. We will only have an afternoon, but will do our best to capture it all. 3. Compile and share our field notes. ** Of course it is impossible to truly exhaust in writing the content of any space. Especially since that content is ever-changing. What Perec did in his field notes was to find a poetic manner of list-writing that allowed his text to capture the rhythms of his chosen space. Anything is fair game in this exercise, just write what you see. ** When we are done, we will compile and publish our field notes (and photos) as they are, as material written on the fly. It will be interesting to have others observe and attempt to exhaust in writing the same place. Then we will compare field notes and see how wildly different they are. Everyone will have their own selection process, noting certain elements, ignoring others. And perhaps this says something about you, or about the things you’re looking for. ** We will meet at the Roseleaf Cafe in Leith and depending on weather, will go from there. Bring your notebook, camera, sketchbook, laptop, dog, bike, good sense of humour or any other tool you think would help the process! ** Read more about the Real Life Fiction Project here - http://realspacefiction.com/2013/05/21/attempt-to-exhaust-a-place-in-writing-and-flash-fiction-composed-of-elements-present-at-location-at-date-time/

Bring one of the following:
Help planning my garden
Mixed CDs
Sketches
Your favourite book

About the teacher, Johanna Holtan

How to write a business plan

1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Royal Dick, Summerhall
Summerhall Place
Edinburgh GB

Bring your business ideas and we will write a business plan and produce an elevator pitch.

Bring one of the following:
Cake or biscuits to share on the night
Marketing skills
Sales skills
Twitter skills
Video editing

About the teacher, John Cant

Director of a number of commercial and non profit companies and startups.

Film-making 101

1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Royal Dick, Summerhall
Summerhall Place
Edinburgh GB

This is the age of the video camera. In phones, in tablets, in stills cameras. You may even have an actual camcorder :-). They have never been so common, and never more places to share the films you make. Film making 101 intends to teach you the basics of film-making: camera operation, visual storytelling, professional tricks of the trade, shooting for edit. In short, how to get the most from your efforts. If popular, further classes are planned, including perhaps intermediate and possibly advanced courses. Whatever format of film-making interests you, the class aims to be fun, informative, stimulating and generally helpful to the quality of your film-making work. Barter items are optional, but not required in advance of the class.

Bring one of the following:
A random act of kindness to be filmed and given to me (the video, not the act)
Give flowers to either: a stranger or your mother. Film that.

About the teacher, Gavin Walker

In more than twenty years working in TV I have made literally thousands of stories, programmes and documentaries for broadcast. My employers include, the BBC and Sky TV. My programmes have been shown on TV stations all across Asia, the Americas, Europe and in northern Africa. Despite this, I have lost nothing of my enthusiasm for storytelling. I love to be able to share some of that with others. The class is primarily for people with the ambition to tell stories rather than simply film clips, but a flashy camera is certainly not a pre-requisite.

A Workshop on Workshops

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Royal Dick, Summerhall
Summerhall Place
Edinburgh GB

I'm Daniel, I am an artist and have set up lots of projects and workshops, mostly doing arty thing but thats not to say that your thing needs to be arty to be interesting or fun. You can learn how to do a workshops, demo, talk, interactive group etc... on your own ideas, how to make it fun and interesting for others and then you can do a skill share at trade school as well. Please bring and share is an idea, Ideas are at the heart of this workshop so if you like, you can bring a hole bag, overflowing with ideas. we will use some of your them on the day.

Bring one of the following:
candles
candles
pencils
pencils
workshop ideas
workshop ideas

About the teacher, Daniel Killeen

Daniel Killeen was born in Doncaster 1977, Daniel grew up in Edinburgh and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007. He then trained in Art Psychotherapy. Daniel mostly paints outdoors in big landscapes that are emotive and often remote. With a love of the Scottish highlands and coast, Daniel makes research trips to the highlands to paint. Daniel's Studio is by Granton Harbour on the edge of the city.

Mindfulness 101

7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Royal Dick, Summerhall
Summerhall Place
Edinburgh GB

Mindfulness has changed my life radically and for the better. This trade school will comprise some hard facts, mushed up with my entirely subjective experience; a short mindfulness session; and some resources to take away.

Bring one of the following:
a fabulous/favourite aphorism
a random object
edibles
music recommendations
ten minute shoulder rub (deliverable on the day!)

About the teacher, Alex Lambert

I've got a varied background - working most recently in business development for charities. I've tried and failed too many times over 20 years to get into meditation - boring! Finally, I've found a way to get into it and... well, it's not boring, it's just wonderful! I'm no expert, but hopefully I can give you flavour of what it's all about, without any mumbo jumbo!

CANCELLED: Workshop on Workshops

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Royal Dick, Summerhall
Summerhall Place
Edinburgh GB

I'm Daniel, I am an artist and have set up lots of projects and workshops, mostly doing arty thing but that's not to say that your thing needs to be arty to be interesting or fun. You can learn how to do a workshops, demo, talk, interactive group etc... on your own ideas, how to make it fun and interesting for others and then you can do a skill share at trade school as well. Please bring and share an idea, Ideas are at the heart of this workshop so if you like, you can bring a whole bag, overflowing with ideas. We will use some of your them on the day.

Bring one of the following:
Candles
Pencils
Workshop idea

About the teacher, Daniel Killeen

Daniel Killeen was born in Doncaster 1977, Daniel grew up in Edinburgh and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007. He then trained in Art Psychotherapy. Daniel mostly paints outdoors in big landscapes that are emotive and often remote. With a love of the Scottish highlands and coast, Daniel makes research trips to the highlands to paint. Daniel's Studio is by Granton Harbour on the edge of the city.

Workshop on Workshops

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Royal Dick, Summerhall
Summerhall Place
Edinburgh GB

I'm Daniel, I am an artist and have set up lots of projects and workshops, mostly doing arty thing but that's not to say that your thing needs to be arty to be interesting or fun. You can learn how to do a workshops, demo, talk, interactive group etc... on your own ideas, how to make it fun and interesting for others and then you can do a skill share at trade school as well. Please bring and share an idea, Ideas are at the heart of this workshop so if you like, you can bring a whole bag, overflowing with ideas. We will use some of your them on the day.

Bring one of the following:
Workshop idea

About the teacher, Daniel Killeen

Daniel Killeen was born in Doncaster 1977, Daniel grew up in Edinburgh and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007. He then trained in Art Psychotherapy. Daniel mostly paints outdoors in big landscapes that are emotive and often remote. With a love of the Scottish highlands and coast, Daniel makes research trips to the highlands to paint. Daniel's Studio is by Granton Harbour on the edge of the city.

Royal Dick, Summerhall
Summerhall Place
Edinburgh GB

Do you love to write? Perhaps you also have a Twitter account or blog? If so, you could easily turn your natural interest in writing into a lucrative sideline, and get published online and in print into the bargain. There are thousands of websites and magazines who need articles and content. By choosing a specialist subject, writing regularly and building your credibility you could make the transition to freelance journalism. This class will give you all the tools you need to get started on your freelance journalism journey. A second class held a month later will follow up and give you an opportunity to discuss your progress, as well as focussing on refining your writing style.

Bring one of the following:
beer
gardening help and advice
home baking
house plants
Second hand novels (sci fi/booker nominated/just all round good reads you've enjoyed in the past)
wine (homemade welcome!)

About the teacher, Hilary Wardle

I am a full time freelance journalist and write for Buzzfeed, Metro, The Independent and the Guardian amongst others.

Postponed- Jazz up your chair

10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

Jazz up your chair is a day course on the first steps of furniture restoration and decoration. Marcin Krupa with the assistance of Federica Lucia Vinella will show the basics on how to recover an old wooden chair by scraping, sanding and etching by pyrography. It is required to bring your own chair (must be wooden), sanding paper (grades 150,240, possibly 360), furniture wax or wood dye and some ideas or sketches of what you would like to add as a final decorative touch. This one will be eventually applied by etching onto wood. As the tasks can be dusty and physically engaging, we suggest the applicants to wear comfortable stretchy clothes. The day will be divided as follows: 10am-12pm: intro and scraping 12pm-1pm: lunch break 1pm-2pm: sanding and finishing 2pm-4pm: decoration of the wood by etching or possibly painting. If you don't feel confident enough when drawing/etching, you can always bring with you some paint and customise your chair with a bit of funk! (best to use Annie Sloan Paint, though any acrylic/oil based paint can do the job).

Bring one of the following:
any present you'd love to gift us
carrot cake (vegetarian)
one of your favourite book/ cd
paint brushes
wooden small/medium furniture

About the teacher, Federica

We are a couple of artists working on salvaged furniture and transforming these into one off artistic pieces of interior design. We are based in Edinburgh and work on commission based projects as well as selling through Casa Morada interiors.

Royal Dick, Summerhall
Summerhall Place
Edinburgh GB

Standing up in front of people and ‘teaching’ them can seem incredibly daunting. Do I have anything worth saying? Why are people here? Will I be boring? Will I make sense? Your internal dialogue can range from the existential to the practical and hopefully this class will help us recognise what we can contribute and how we can articulate it. Incredibly daunting things, when done, can become incredibly rewarding.

Bring one of the following:
Chocolate biscuits (especially homemade)
Your promise to bring a friend to the next class
Your promise to contribute to a future class

About the teacher, James Smith

I’ve been teaching at university and in the NGO sector since 1996, despite not being a natural (indeed my 18 year old self would find the idea of my 40 year old self doing so hilarious). What I’ve learnt is a few basic strategies to make lessons interesting, a realisation that we all have stuff to say, and that I’m not 18 years old anymore.

Hypnotic Writing

6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Spoon
6A Nicolson St
Edinburgh GB

Done well, writing of any kind is a form of hypnosis. Paraphrasing the Oxford English Dictionary, hypnosis is, "The induction of a state of consciousness in which a person ...is highly responsive to suggestion or direction." Why do we write? To suggest something, or encourage action of some kind. So writing is a form of hypnosis (or it should be if it's done well). So how do we do it well? This session will set you down the path toward your own answer to that question.

Bring one of the following:
A little box of mischief.
An open mind.
The biggest, thickest elastic band you can find, buy or steal.
Your promise to bring a friend to the next class.
Your promise to contribute to a future class.

About the teacher, Roy Henderson

As well as being a software consultant, I'm a writer, illustrator, and football obsessive (writing and editing for @RAWKeditor, @blzzrd and @theanfieldwrap). I also dabble in a little creative writing from time to time. I'm @royhendo on Twitter if you're nosey.

Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

You like a glass of Italian wine but you don’t know much about it? Knowing a bit of the history and context of the wine can make it more enjoyable. This class will introduce you to different Italian wine producing regions, wine making techniques and grape varieties. You will learn a bit about wine tasting and you will have the chance to drink some wine and discuss it in a relaxed environment.

Bring one of the following:
Attending a Centre of African Studies seminar: www.cas.ed.ac.uk
Homemade banana loaf
Inviting me to your Trade school class!
Small donation to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation: http://orangutan.or.id/splash.html

About the teacher, Barbara Bompani

Barbara is an academic at the University of Edinburgh in the Centre of African Studies. A native Italian, she has been a wine lover for 30 years (they start drinking wine early in Italy!)

Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

Join us at Trade School Edinburgh as we learn how to hone drawing skills by practicing portraits! Using pencils and paper, we'll practice line weight, mark-making, measuring distance and making multiple passes through sketches for two hours as we study the symmetry and variations in the human face. This class is for ALL skill levels, beginners are more than welcome!

Bring one of the following:
Chocolate
Good stories or jokes
Old art supplies you don't need (embroidery thread, face paint, paintbrushes, papers, etc.)
Pencils (any grade from 2B to 2H will do)
Postage/stamps

About the teacher, Amber Solberg

With an eye for the odd, Amber Solberg works as an illustrator and art instructor. Hailing from Alberta, she headed east to the ocean and now lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since receiving a Visual Arts Diploma from Red Deer College (2009) and an Interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD University (2013), she's been finding that science, storytelling, watercolours, and humour are her jam (although not what she'd want on toast).

Book-Binding for Beginners

2:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

Get in a bit of a bind with the Edinburgh Trade School! Learn, with a minimum of materials, how to bind your own books as we make pamphlet stitch and Japanese-style bindings. The basic materials will be supplied but if you have some papers, posters, or collage works you'd like to see recreated into something new, bring them on by!

Bring one of the following:
Mementos of Scotland (snapshots, something you made, etc.)
Neat mugs
Old books you don't need/read anymore
Snacks for the class
Your own interesting papers, posters, collages, etc.

About the teacher, Amber Solberg

With an eye for the odd, Amber Solberg works as an illustrator and art instructor. Hailing from Alberta, she headed east to the ocean and now lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since receiving a Visual Arts Diploma from Red Deer College (2009) and an Interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD University (2013), she's been finding that science, storytelling, watercolours, and humour are her jam (although not what she'd want on toast).

Ashtanga Yoga

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

In this session you get to geek out on what yoga is! Spend sometime with Emma learning about the Ashtanga Yoga system and what the "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" are and how they apply to a yoga practice that exists both on and off the mat. This class will involve breathing, moving and a sprinkling of philosophy. Be prepared to get warm- but this class is suitable for all levels. If you have any injuries/ medical problems, please do let me know before class starts. If you have a yoga mat- bring it, Emma will bring as many as she can carry...

Bring one of the following:
1 hour of Website/ Wordpress design skills
A list of 5 of your favourite books
Anything homemade/ grown is magic- especially: Fruit & Vegetables, eggs, bread, cake
One of your favourite quotes

About the teacher, Emma Isokivi

My name is Emma Isokivi and I've been teaching in Ashtanga Yoga in Edinburgh for the past two years. I regularly study in India at the Ashtanga Institute in Mysore with her teacher Sharath Jois. Alongside teaching yoga, I also make print and sculpture, spend lots of cycling and rock climbing around the city. Born in Edinburgh, but lived all over the world- she still always calls this city home.

Restorative Alignment Yoga

2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m.
Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

If you’re feeling stiff or sore yoga is the perfect way to relieve tight or strained muscles. My classes are tailored for different needs and in-class asanas/positions include options for you to discover and progress your range of motion in a safe way. This class is suitable for all levels.

Bring one of the following:
a good book
a plant
chocolate
marketing help
sales help

About the teacher, Laura Barton

Laura discovered her love of yoga from an early age, since then she has been on a journey of discovering different styles of yoga from around the world. She completed her yoga teacher training (RYT200) with Brigitte Longueville in Restorative Alignment in Mexico. Since doing her training she has become increasingly interested in how she can work with students to improve their posture and in doing so release locked energy. She focuses on the alignment of the spine in all the postures to release tension in overworked muscles and activate deep muscles.

Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

Welcome! I’ll be having a talk about how the story that we tell our self and others, shapes the very life that we live. And how, if we can change our story, we can change our life. I’ll be sharing some personal experiences, and story telling techniques that I learned and discovered over the years that helped empower me in my own life, that have helped me step up and begin the process of bringing my dreams to reality. If you have goals or dreams that you wish to achieve, yet you feel they are so far away from them, or don’t know how to achieve them, come along for this enlightening discussion, where I will take you on a short journey and open your mind and heart to new ways of seeing, and offer ways you can use the power of story to empower you to achieve goals and aspirations. Look forward to seeing you there!

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Claire

Claire Colston works as a writer, 3D animator, artist and vibrational healer. Claire is leading sessions of self empowerment through storytelling.

Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

Welcome! I’ll be having a talk about how the story that we tell our self and others, shapes the very life that we live. And how, if we can change our story, we can change our life. I’ll be sharing some personal experiences, and story telling techniques that I learned and discovered over the years that helped empower me in my own life, that have helped me step up and begin the process of bringing my dreams to reality. If you have goals or dreams that you wish to achieve, yet you feel they are so far away from them, or don’t know how to achieve them, come along for this enlightening discussion, where I will take you on a short journey and open your mind and heart to new ways of seeing, and offer ways you can use the power of story to empower you to achieve goals and aspirations. Look forward to seeing you there!

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Claire

Claire Colston works as a writer, 3D animator, artist and vibrational healer. Claire is leading sessions of self empowerment through storytelling.

Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

Welcome! I’ll be having a talk about how the story that we tell our self and others, shapes the very life that we live. And how, if we can change our story, we can change our life. I’ll be sharing some personal experiences, and story telling techniques that I learned and discovered over the years that helped empower me in my own life, that have helped me step up and begin the process of bringing my dreams to reality. If you have goals or dreams that you wish to achieve, yet you feel they are so far away from them, or don’t know how to achieve them, come along for this enlightening discussion, where I will take you on a short journey and open your mind and heart to new ways of seeing, and offer ways you can use the power of story to empower you to achieve goals and aspirations. Look forward to seeing you there!

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Claire

Claire Colston works as a writer, 3D animator, artist and vibrational healer. Claire is leading sessions of self empowerment through storytelling.

Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

Welcome! I’ll be having a talk about how the story that we tell our self and others, shapes the very life that we live. And how, if we can change our story, we can change our life. I’ll be sharing some personal experiences, and story telling techniques that I learned and discovered over the years that helped empower me in my own life, that have helped me step up and begin the process of bringing my dreams to reality. If you have goals or dreams that you wish to achieve, yet you feel they are so far away from them, or don’t know how to achieve them, come along for this enlightening discussion, where I will take you on a short journey and open your mind and heart to new ways of seeing, and offer ways you can use the power of story to empower you to achieve goals and aspirations. Look forward to seeing you there!

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Claire

Claire Colston works as a writer, 3D animator, artist and vibrational healer. Claire is leading sessions of self empowerment through storytelling.

Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

Welcome! I’ll be having a talk about how the story that we tell our self and others, shapes the very life that we live. And how, if we can change our story, we can change our life. I’ll be sharing some personal experiences, and story telling techniques that I learned and discovered over the years that helped empower me in my own life, that have helped me step up and begin the process of bringing my dreams to reality. If you have goals or dreams that you wish to achieve, yet you feel they are so far away from them, or don’t know how to achieve them, come along for this enlightening discussion, where I will take you on a short journey and open your mind and heart to new ways of seeing, and offer ways you can use the power of story to empower you to achieve goals and aspirations. Look forward to seeing you there!

Bring one of the following:
A plant (indoors or outdoors)
An essential oil
Anything home made
Candles
Herbal tea
Something random, from somewhere random that has a story to it :)

About the teacher, Claire

Claire Colston works as a writer, 3D animator, artist and vibrational healer. Claire is leading sessions of self empowerment through storytelling.

Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

Welcome! I’ll be having a talk about how the story that we tell our self and others, shapes the very life that we live. And how, if we can change our story, we can change our life. I’ll be sharing some personal experiences, and story telling techniques that I learned and discovered over the years that helped empower me in my own life, that have helped me step up and begin the process of bringing my dreams to reality. If you have goals or dreams that you wish to achieve, yet you feel they are so far away from them, or don’t know how to achieve them, come along for this enlightening discussion, where I will take you on a short journey and open your mind and heart to new ways of seeing, and offer ways you can use the power of story to empower you to achieve goals and aspirations. Look forward to seeing you there!

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Claire

Claire Colston works as a writer, 3D animator, artist and vibrational healer. Claire is leading sessions of self empowerment through storytelling.

Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

Do you doodle? Or believe you haven’t a creative bone in you body? Obsessed with adult colouring books? Answers to any or none questions of these qualify you for this 1 hour workshop! Come along and learn a brief history of the ancient art of Mandala making. Experience for yourself the calming and joyful affects of making your very own Mandalas, free hand. Warning: it can be addictive… Please bring you preferred drawing tool (pencil(s) and/or black marker /fine-line pen) – inspiration provided!

Bring one of the following:
Advice and wisdoms
Homegrown goods / homemade preserves
Therapies of other types
Website support
Words from the heart (a poem, story, special memory)

About the teacher, Eugenia Twomey

Eugenia has a life long enthusiasm for seeing and doing which has invariably inspired her playing and making. At the moment she supports students to create and make with technology, but secretly she remains in love with the analogue world of paper and pencils, hands and faces. As teacher, art maker, and passionate communicator Eugenia seeks to rediscover the lost worlds where we are all curators in the galleries of our life.

Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

Use Blender, Traditional Model Making/3d Printing And Sketching To Design/Create Your Own Imaginary City! Have you ever dreamed of creating your very own imaginary city for artwork, comics, illustrations, animations, computer games or just for your own fun? This workshop will show you how and expand your limits of creativity and imagination by using free open source 3D/2D animation software including Blender, traditional sketching and model making and even look at 3d printing techniques. This workshop is based on James Abell's book of the same name. Check out a Slideshare of young learners who did the project- http://www.slideshare.net/James3DS/design-a-city-project Check out a complete video of the process in Blender- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61rhpJwEfZs

Bring one of the following:
Bag of Rice, brown preferebly
Brown wholemeal pasta
Eggs
Vegetables/fruit

About the teacher, James Abell

I grew up in North Norfolk, England. I always made things, took toys apart, drew and enjoyed the outdoors. After graduating in Interior Design, Edinburgh College Of Art in 1999, I went into 3d computer graphics visualisation. I was never entirely satisfied with only creating things on a 2d screen, so I returned to drawing and regularly making real objects, in turn, I started to mix this again with 3d graphics to utilise the best of both medias. Recently, I completed art residencies in Montreal, Canada EchoFab FabLab and also the London FabLab where I learned to integrate 3d printing, laser cutting and adding interactivity with arduinos into my artwork. I balance my own artwork with training/transferring my knowledge to others and giving them inspiration.

Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

James Abell "tradigital" futuristic artist/designer will help you Create Cities Of The Imagination. If you are an artist, designer, illustrator or general "visionary communicator" you will find this workshop of great benefit. It will stretch your visual imaginations and the skills that you need to create your city for your creative projects. You can use anything from paper and pencil, card, Plasticine up to 3D graphics (you can bring your own laptop and the software of choice includes the free animation software Blender). He will also show you how to setup a 3D print if you want your cities to be 3D prints. He will also show you how he made some of his own latest "Cities Of The Imagination" Creations including some posters and a 3D printed model kit. He has taught this workshop many times in Montreal Canada, Iceland, London and Scotland and attendees always enjoy it. Sign up today, come dream and then create on the 7th of January 1pm to 4pm. Check out his website www.jamesabellart.com for more information.

Bring one of the following:
Any types of fruit/vegetables (organic is always nice, if not normal is ok)
brown pasta
brown rice
Cans of Tuna
sage herbs

About the teacher, James Abell

I grew up in North Norfolk, England. I always made things, took toys apart, drew and enjoyed the outdoors. After graduating in Interior Design, Edinburgh College Of Art in 1999, I went into 3d computer graphics visualisation. I was never entirely satisfied with only creating things on a 2d screen, so I returned to drawing and regularly making real objects, in turn, I started to mix this again with 3d graphics to utilise the best of both medias. Recently, I completed art residencies in Montreal, Canada EchoFab FabLab and also the London FabLab where I learned to integrate 3d printing, laser cutting and adding interactivity with arduinos into my artwork. I balance my own artwork with training/transferring my knowledge to others and giving them inspiration.