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  Adult Drawing & Painting Classes starting up again in August.

Tuesday and Wednesday night classes have started. Please get in touch if you are interested in registering or finding out more. Visit the 'Classes' section to find out more and see student work. The Youth Class is now full for this term.

 

Pride of Paisley 9th July - 25th September 2016

Don't forget to visit Pride of Paisley! 25 lions painted by local and national artists are located around the town. And 40 more lion cubs created by primary and secondary schools in Renfrewshire to be found in businesses in Paisley. Find out more, visit www.prideofpaisley.co.uk

 

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 Mill Girls on Tour - FINAL SHOW of the UK Tour 2015

 Wednesday 25th November, 2pm

 Mill Girls on Tour, UK tour is coming to an end with the final show at                                                          Mitchell Library Auditorium, Glasgow         Tickets  £3

Come along and see this unique performance of poetry, theatre and music that celebrate the women who   worked in Paisley's great thread mills during the 19th & 20th centuries. From war efforts and love to marriage and friendship, up the dancing in their finery - 'making a whole town stop'. The gallus lassies brought a unique energy to this town. It'll make you cry....it'll make you laugh... Don't miss it!

 More information and tickets at www.weavingmusicalthreads.com

 

 

  Youth Art Class Annual Art Exhibition - 17 to 23 Nov 2015

   Paisley Arts Centre - 15 New Street, Paisley PA1 1EZ

    Opening Hours:  Monday to Saturday, 9:15am - 4:45pm

 An exhibition of outstanding art in acrylics, pastels, collage, monoprinting and  more....  by the children and young people of the Saturday morning Youth Art Class. As always they amaze with their enthusiastic and personal approach to the various projects we undertake. Another great year of great art-making. Well done everyone!

And a special thank you to Hannah, her sister Lily and Mum for helping set up the exhibition. Treats coming your way!

 

  Mill Girls on Tour coming to Paisley, Sunday 25th October, 3pm

   Mill Girls on Tour, UK tour finally comes to Paisley, Thomas Coats Memorial Church, Lower Hall.           £6/£4

Come along and see this unique performance of poetry, theatre and music that celebrate the women who   worked in Paisley's great thread mills during the 19th & 20th centuries. From war efforts and love to marriage and friendship, up the dancing in their finery - 'making a whole town stop'. The gallus lassies brought a unique energy to this town. It'll make you cry....it'll make you laugh... Don't miss it!

   More information and tickets at www.weavingmusicalthreads.com

 

Studio Open Day  - Saturday 5th September, 12-5pm

I'm having an exhibition and sale of new work and prints in my studio. It's all part of Renfrewshire Doors Open Day when historic properties and other locations open up to the public.  Hope you can come along!

 

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WMT is touring Mill Girls on Tour - UK Tour

A unique performance of poetry, music and theatre telling the stories and celebrating the lives of Paisley's Mill Girls.  Visit www.weavingmusicalthreads.com for more information.

 

 

 

hannah with create 20/20 crewCreate 20/20 Film Project

Maria Suarez came to the studio on Saturday 10th July with her team of young people to film one of my students, Hannah McCarey, for the film project 20/20. The project sees 20 1-minute films created by young people about 20 young artists in the area.  Hannah is an excellent colourist and painter and it was interesting to hear her talk about her work and why she loves art.  Well done to everyone. A friendly atmosphere and Sophie brought cake! :)

The film 20/20 was premiered at the weekend as part of the Sma' Shot Festival celebrations. Families came to see the film. I had seen a preview of Hannah's input but it looked great up on the big screen. I hope that in 10-15 years these young artists will still be creating.

 

Society for Scottish Artists (SSA)         Annual Exhibition 

5- 20 December 2014

Get along to Edinburgh RSA Building on Princes Street to see an excellent selection of work by Scottish artists by the prestigous SSA promoting contemporary art in Scotland.  There is also the Sit-In/Take Away - The Affordable Art Exhibition that lets you pick up and take away a unique piece of art at an affordable price. Great Xmas gift for someone special or treat yourself!

 

Art Classes  Adults & Youth 8-16 years

The Youth Art Class starts up again 25 Oct - 13 Dec. FULL  If your child is interested, please get in touch. I do have a waiting list.

The Adult Classes are continuing with spaces still available on Tuesday evenings. See Adult Classes for more information and gallery.

 

The Scottish Diaspara Tapestry

6 - 22 September 2014

The Atrium, Anchor Mill, Paisley

As part of my work with Weaving Musical Threads, we are presenting this outstanding tapestry of 217 embroidered panels about the Scots Abroad - their culture and influence across the world. The panels have been created here and abroad and then brought together as one large exhibition with all the panels designed by artist Andrew Crummy.

Free Entry. Donations needed to fund the exhibition and the ongoing maintenance and administering of the tapestry.

 

Adult Art Group Annual Exhibition

14 - 30 June 2014

Eigen Interiors, 69 High Street, Paisley  PA1 2AY

Exhibition on lower floor.

A chance to see the work of the adult art group that meets on a Wednesday evening. Everyone has been pursuing independent projects this term and developing personal themes and more challenging work which can be seen in the excellent work that is displayed in this exhibition. Congratulations to everyone for the excellent work.

 

Youth Art Class Annual Exhibition

3 - 9 June 2014

Paisley Arts Centre

Another display of excellent work from the particpants of the Saturday morning youth art class. The Jackson Pollock piece is especially fun. Well done everyone for outstanding work!

 

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Threading West....

3rd May to 8th June 2014

Coming to the Atrium, Anchor Mill in Paisley.

The only showing in the West of Scotland to see this remarkable tapestry created by over 1000 stitchers from all across Scotland. The longest tapestry in Europe and the largest community art project to take place in Scotland.

A full programme of events accompanies the exhibition - workshops, talks, Fashion Show, Family Day - visit www.weavingmusicalthreads.com to find out more!

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Saturday 7th September 2013  -  3pm & 7pm

Weaving Musical Threads presents

Paisley Launch of Mill Girls on Tour

The Atrium, Anchor Mill, Abbey Mill Business Centre

Come along and see local history recreated in music, poetry and performance telling the stories of the famous mill girls that worked in the thread mills; their loves and feistiness, trials and tribulations. A performance with heart and humour, not to be missed!

Contact me on 07913652262 for tickets or more information.

 

21st June 2013

Weaving Musical Threads and Mill Girl Poets

Mill Girl poets and Anna McDonald got off to a great start for Mill Girls on Tour. Playing several venues in the Glasgow's West End Festival to good crowds and great applause. They'll be coming to Paisley soon and heading further afield in the coming months. Check the WMT website for more details.

And we have more good news.... the Mill Girl anthology has just been published and is now available to purchase for £5.99. Visit the WMT website for more details. Copies can be purchased at all local museums in Paisley and Abbey Books, Well St. Paisley.

 

1 June 2013

New Studio 

I've moved into my new location at the Abbey Mill Business Centre in Paisley. It's a great space and alot more room.  Art Classes are finishing up now and will restart in late August. Get in touch for more information or refer to the section on Classes.

Suite 14

Sir James Clark Building

Abbey Mill Business Centre

Paisley

 

29th May to 3rd June 2013

Exhibition of Work 

Paisley Art Centre

New St. Paisley

The Wednesday evening Adult Art Group and the Saturday morning Youth Art Class will be exhibiting their work from the past session. Please come along to see this display of outstanding work in drawing and painting.  Art Centre is open 9:45 - 4:45 daily Mon-Sat.

 

5 March 2013

Hands in a Holding Position 

House for an Art Lover

The opening night of Hands in a Holding Position at the House for an Art Lover went very well with a good crowd and sales! -  Thank you to everyone for coming along. It was lovely to see you all and I appreciated the positive feedback and a chance to speak about the work.  If you didn't get along on the night, the show runs until 29th April so please come along to see the work - and they do great coffee and treats!

 

House for an Art Lover Cafe Gallery

Hands in a Holding Position

19th March - 29th April 2013

Preview night Tuesday 19th March.  Come along for refreshments and meet the artist.

I will be leading a mixed media workshop at House for an Art Lover on Saturday 13th April. Please contact House for an Art Lover if you would like more details.

 

Drawing and Painting classes

Will be starting up again in April after the school break. See Adult and Youth Classes below for more information.


 

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