The new sewing course starts on Thursday February 5!
For details of subsequent courses please email Angela on email@example.com
Classes are held Thursday’s 7.00-9.30pm.
Classes are popular so book early to avoid disappointment.
The class is very relaxed and sociable, you work on your own project suitable for your level and learn the foundation of sewing, and pattern alterations. Students have made bags, cushions, window blinds, tops, skirts and dresses and more. We have lots of equipment and spare fabrics and threads, which can be used for embroidery and appliqué, but you should bring all the materials for your own project. We have a machine that can be used by all the students and I encourage people to bring their own machine so they become familiar with it, this can be stored at the gallery during the term.
All the classes are very friendly and we always have cake, biscuits and fruit with lots of tea to keep us going through the evening, if you should need any further information don’t hesitate to contact me.
For more information please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is more information about Angela: Angela is a graduate of Central Saint Martins, and has worked in the fashion industry for almost 20 years and currently works at University of the Arts London. She is passionate about fashion, textiles, and all its wonderful crafts and wishes to impart her knowledge to encourage others to create lovely individual handmade items, de-mystify sewing and fashion crafts.
For more information please e-mail Angela at: email@example.com alternatively you can contact the Portico Gallery at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0208 761 7612
On 11th July 7:30-9:30pm we hosted some Creative Movement Workshops. Here are some details from Victoria Thompson, the class tutor.
Everybody is invited
These monthly guided movement workshops are friendly and relaxed and open to anyone with an inclination to explore and deepen awareness of their creative moving body.
Relaxing and Being
Beginning with relaxation, we calm the nervous system and take time to turn our attention inwards, tuning into the tiny movements and shifting sensations within the body. Giving ourselves permission to be in our body, just exactly as it is, opens up our potential for moving and being.
Finding Movements that Feel Good From here, I lead you towards rediscovering for yourself, ways of moving that feel juicy and nourishing, inviting the blood to flow, the breath to move and awakening the senses.
I offer to guide people to be able to offer and receive gentle touch to enhance sensation and relaxation in places of tension such as the back, shoulders and neck. We move towards feeling more relaxed, released, open and flowing in our movements.
Space to Move
The Portico Gallery Studio is clean, spacious, gently lit and welcoming with mats and rugs for relaxing. (wear loose warm clothing).
Forward this invitation to friends, visit ‘Moving and Being’ on Twitter and Facebook (click the link below) or email email@example.com.
Looking forward to moving with you in June and July.
We are pleased to announce that from Saturday the 26th of April 2014 we will host, for six weeks, a South Island Workshop ‘Print Project’. This is a communicating communities project run by Marc Elmes and Jane Cambell for young people age 8 and above. Indeed if you were at our first Bazaar of the year the other weekend you may well have seen the demonstration going on in the entrance corridor.
These print sessions will run for two hours from 10am until midday with a cost of £5 per drop in session. If you have any questions about this, or any of the classes we run here at the gallery please get in touch