UP CYCLING AS A WAY OF LIFE – a new up cycling class this Autumn – in Glasgow

Many years ago this trunk caught my eye in a “around the corner” charity shop, I remember vividly buying it for £10… that was in the days when you paid “normal prices” for things (that does make me sound a little old but really it was the good times and not so long ago whenContinue reading “UP CYCLING AS A WAY OF LIFE – a new up cycling class this Autumn – in Glasgow”

Art is the Flower… Multimedia class for The House for an Art Lover’s 20th anniversary – October 2016

This is about the multimedia class I have created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Art for an Art Lover, it will run during the Mackintosh festival in October 2016

Talk – Demonstration on Mackintosh Stencilling at The Hill House – Helensburgh

Being blessed with the great chance to work with stencils I take great pride and pleasure in sharing my knowledge and I will be doing this during the summer in the lovely  The Hill House National Trust Property in Helensburgh. That great turn of the century building was once designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for hisContinue reading “Talk – Demonstration on Mackintosh Stencilling at The Hill House – Helensburgh”

The Big Rose project #BIGROSE 2016 – 2017

The Big Rose project is coming back in 2017 and I am excited to take part in a Heritage Walk with the The Maryhill Burgh Hall as part of The West End Festival on the 10th of June between 11am and 1pm. We will walk throughout historic Maryhill and discover  the hidden histories of its industrial pastContinue reading “The Big Rose project #BIGROSE 2016 – 2017”

Would George have been proud ? For historic re-creation we all rely on the first owner’s vanity !!!

“There is a great deal to be learned from the craftsman who intelligently executes one’s own designs… he is as much as a necessity in producing a beautiful piece of work as the designer himself.” George Walton, Lecture to The Philosophical Society, Glasgow 1900 I have described recently in an article I wrote for TheContinue reading “Would George have been proud ? For historic re-creation we all rely on the first owner’s vanity !!!”

Upcycling furniture, printing patterns out of nothing

Last Thursday was the second up-cycling furniture session. After the original chaos of the first week I am happy to say participants had started getting the hang of the methods and made friends between them and with their piece of furniture and material. Thinking outside the box (the tin of paint…) is my teaching method. IContinue reading “Upcycling furniture, printing patterns out of nothing”

Stencilling Mackintosh – 2nd/3rd April 2016

What better place than The House for an Art Lover to come and learn from scratch the art of Stencilling and learn how to introduce Glasgow Style in your interior.              Built in the 1990’s from the original plans of Charles Rennie Mackintosh from the turn of the century HAL is a beautifulContinue reading “Stencilling Mackintosh – 2nd/3rd April 2016”

UP-CYCLING ! AGEING FURNITURE AND SMALL ITEMS

Tonight I ran the first class of the Up-cycling course at the House for an Art lover. We had great fun the group of 8 ladies and myself. Two hours full of taking some objects back a few years with some antiquing techniques… distressing and crackle-Crackle glazing.         This class runs at the HouseContinue reading “UP-CYCLING ! AGEING FURNITURE AND SMALL ITEMS”

New Evening class ! Up-cycle furniture

This class is now full and running, however please read as it is so popular we will run it again this autumn. It will run in The House for an Art Lover from the 22nd September for 10 weeks… if you are interested in booking look here but if you have any questions you can email meContinue reading “New Evening class ! Up-cycle furniture”

New Stencilling class at The House for an Art Lover

Learning a new skill is a great pleasure always to be taken but learning a new craft skill brings even more joy. For many life does not bring in many opportunities to be creative and few have had art classes as such. They go through life believe that they can’t draw or paint and areContinue reading “New Stencilling class at The House for an Art Lover”