Workshops: Every Thursday (Dolphin Project)
Jul
13
to Nov 23

Workshops: Every Thursday (Dolphin Project)

A weekly workshop for people with a dementia and their carers and friends, working with different types of art month by month.  'Every Thursday' sessions will run until the end of November, from 2-4pm in the An Talla Solais Studios on Market Street.

Please get in touch for further information, whether you would like to come to the sessions or to help out - volunteers are welcome.  info@antallasolais.org / 01854612310

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Discussions: Every Last Friday (Dolphin Project)
Jul
28
to Nov 24

Discussions: Every Last Friday (Dolphin Project)

Every Last Friday of the month until November, ATS invites people with a dementia and their carers and friends to join a discussion looking at aspects of art and culture.  Usually hosted in the ATS Gallery these are informal explorations of images and ideas.

For more information or to get involved, as a participant or as a volunteer, please get in touch: joanna@antallasolais.org / 01854 612310.

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From Here to There: a community print workshop
Aug
15
to Aug 18

From Here to There: a community print workshop

Come and be part of a giant community print!  Spend an hour or two printmaking, musing, and enjoying some company or a quiet corner.

Resident in Ullapool Library's conservatory, the Community Print project aims to open up a conversation about climate change and community resilience. How will Ullapool respond to climate change? What impact can we anticipate for humans and non-human life? How will climate change effect Ullapool and the wider region? 

Through a series of print workshops, related events and animated conversations, participants will be encouraged to consider the challenges and opportunities Ullapool faces in light of climate change. Printmaking will be used to visualise a future for Ullapool that recognises the reality of climate change and its possible implications for low carbon living.

Facilitated by Jonathan Baxter and Sarah Gittins, the Community Print project is open to all ages and abilities. As well as providing an opportunity to learn more about climate change participants will be introduced to different printmaking techniques and encouraged to contribute to the realisation of a large-scale Community Print to be sited in Ullapool’s Ferry Terminal.

Please note the afternoon session on Thursday 17th of August has now been booked out and will be unavailable for drop-ins.

This is a free activity as part of ATS's Murmur exhibition this summer.  Please drop in, or book a session for a group, or we can come to you by arrangement.  We hope to involve as many people as possible.  Please note there will usually be a lunchbreak from 1-2pm.

If you have any questions please contact Joanna at ATS (joanna@antallasolais.org) or email Jonathan Baxter directly at jb4change@gmail.com.

Where: Ullapool Library, in the High School building, Mill Street, Ullapool, IV26 2UN. 

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Creative Conversation #04
Aug
18
10:00am10:00am

Creative Conversation #04

The Highland Youth Arts Hub, the Macphail Centre & An Talla Solais would like to invite you to an informal gathering of people interested in creativity and culture.  These Conversations are happening across the highlands, and this one has been made for Ullapool:

10-11am: The Conversation
The format of the session will be very informal. It is a chance for artists, students and professionals working, studying or practicing in the creative and cultural sectors to come together for networking and discussion; no Power Points, no set agenda, just an environment within which we can exchange ideas and share experience. We hope this will encourage discussion and uncover possible collaboration and partnership opportunities.

11-12pm: Practical
Artists Jonathan Baxter and Sarah Gittins will provide a taster in print making, exploring issues around climate change and community resilience.

Attendance is free but places are extremely limited; please RSVP to stacey.toner@highlandyouthartshub.org to book your spot. Please give your name and a suggested topic for discussion. We want participants to set the agenda!

Location: Macphail Centre, Ullapool High School, Mill Street, Ullapool

For further information, please contact stacey.toner@highlandyouthartshub.org

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Talk by Will Maclean: People and Places of Skye and Lochbroom
Aug
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Talk by Will Maclean: People and Places of Skye and Lochbroom

Alongside his exhibition at An Talla Solais in August, Will Maclean RSA will talk about the many individuals and communities that feature in his work, from Tanera Mor to Skye, including Polbain, Ullapool and Lochbroom.

This will be a unique opportunity to fathom the character of people and landscape that form the bedrock of Will's work.  The talk will be illustrated with images of that work as well as the places and people whose stories inspire it. 

Venue: Ceilidh Place Venue, opposite the Ceilidh Place on West Argyle Street, Ullapool.  Tickets £3 / free for students.  Please book in advance: contact joanna@antallasolais.org

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Green Tease: creativity, climate change and community
Aug
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

Green Tease: creativity, climate change and community

Booking required (see below)

Working in collaboration with Creative Carbon Scotland, An Talla Solais, as part of their summer exhibition, Murmur – Artists Reflect on Climate Change, are hosting a Green Tease event in Ullapool.  We are really delighted to be able to offer this event.

Green Tease is an ongoing informal events programme working across Scotland to connect creative practitioners, cultural organisations, community groups, environmental organisations, sustainability researchers and experts, planners and policy makers. In short, everyone is welcome!

Ullapool Green Tease is an opportunity to reflect on creativity, climate change and community resilience. It includes a brief introduction by the curator of ATS's summer exhibition Murmur, Jonathan Baxter; a presentation by one of the exhibiting artists, Sarah Gittins, who will share thoughts about her experience of a recent research residency in Ullapool exploring low impact fishing practices; a joint presentation by Anna Reid, shadow curator intern, and Lindy Young, gardener in residence with Deveron Project's The Town is the Garden initiative, and reflections from Topher Dawson, local environmentalist and pioneer of sustainable living, concerning the relationship between climate change and community resilience.

As well as these short presentations there will be plenty of opportunity to contribute to the discussion. We'll be exploring Stephen Sterling's provocation that 'we need to "see" differently, if we are to know and act differently'. What this means for Ullapool and the wider region will be at the heart of our exploration. You may have other questions. If so, Ullapool Green Tease is the event for you.

Note: as part of Ullapool Green Tease participants are encouraged to visit the Murmur exhibition prior to the event. ATS staff and an exhibiting artist will be on hand to talk to you about the exhibition on the morning of 19th August.

To book tickets see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/green-tease-to-see-know-and-act-creativity-climate-change-and-community-tickets-36360647676.

This is a free event.  Tea, cake and seaweed provided.  Venue: the Macphail Centre, Ullapool High School, Mill Street Ullapool.  Please email joanna@antallasolais.org if you have any queries.

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From Here to There continued: community print workshop
Aug
21
to Aug 24

From Here to There continued: community print workshop

Come and be part of a giant community print!  Spend an hour or two printmaking, musing, and enjoying some company or a quiet corner.

Resident in Ullapool Library's conservatory, the Community Print project aims to open up a conversation about climate change and community resilience. How will Ullapool respond to climate change? What impact can we anticipate for humans and non-human life? How will climate change effect Ullapool and the wider region? 

Through a series of print workshops, related events and animated conversations, participants will be encouraged to consider the challenges and opportunities Ullapool faces in light of climate change. Printmaking will be used to visualise a future for Ullapool that recognises the reality of climate change and its possible implications for low carbon living.

Facilitated by Jonathan Baxter and Sarah Gittins, the Community Print project is open to all ages and abilities. As well as providing an opportunity to learn more about climate change participants will be introduced to different printmaking techniques and encouraged to contribute to the realisation of a large-scale Community Print to be sited in Ullapool’s Ferry Terminal.

Please note the following: the morning session on Tuesday 22nd will start at 11am and the morning session on Wednesday 23rd will start at 11.30am. 

This is a free activity as part of ATS's Murmur exhibition this summer.  Please drop in, or book a session for a group, or we can come to you by arrangement.  We hope to involve as many people as possible.  Please note there will usually be a lunchbreak from 1-2pm.

If you have any questions please contact Joanna at ATS (joanna@antallasolais.org) or email Jonathan Baxter directly at jb4change@gmail.com.

Where: Ullapool Library, in the High School building, Mill Street, Ullapool, IV26 2UN. 

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Deep Time and Biodiversity Walk
Aug
25
11:00am11:00am

Deep Time and Biodiversity Walk

Join Wayne Fitter from Scottish Natural Heritage for a deep time and biodiversity walk at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, in the North West Highlands Geopark. Learn more about the geology and biodiversity of the site in light of climate change, past, present and future.

This event is organised in response to An Talla Solais's summer exhibition, Murmur - Artists Reflect on Climate Change. It anticipates a deep time drawing workshop with Ellis O'Connor the following day. 

Climate change is a dynamic process, and some of our valuable habitats and species are at risk of loss or decline. Our National Nature Reserves can provide examples of how changes in land management can reduce pressures, or even provide new homes for vulnerable species. We can monitor extreme events, changes in climatic conditions, and the effect this has on our landscape. We can provide space for natural processes. And we can show this to people to help advise, educate and inform.

Where: Meeting in the Knockan Crag car park (13 miles north of Ullapool) at 11am. Sensible walking boots and outdoor clothing are essential. Please let us know if you'd like a lift or have space in your car to offer to others.

This is a 2 hour circuit with an optional 30 minute walk.

Please email Geraldine on marketing@antallasolais.org with any queries or to book a place.

 

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Talk and film night: Storytelling and Deep Time
Aug
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Talk and film night: Storytelling and Deep Time

A talk by Ullapool resident John McIntyre followed by a screening of the film Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival.

John McIntyre, writer and researcher, will introduce the concept of deep time and the light it shines on climate change.

Following John’s talk we’ll be screening Fabrizio Terranova’s poetic and candid documentary portrait of Donna Haraway, a prominent scholar in the field of science and technology, a feminist and a science-fiction enthusiast who works at building a bridge between science and fiction.

Haraway became known in the 1980s through her work on gender, identity, and technology. She has written extensively on issues relating to climate change and her work informs the curation of Murmur – Artist Reflect on Climate Change.

Haraway is a gifted storyteller who paints a picture of a rebellious and hopeful universe teeming with creatures and futuristic trans-species, in an era of disasters.

The filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova visited Donna Haraway at her home in Southern California, and there produced a quirky film portrait. Terranova allowed Haraway to speak in her own environment, using attractive staging that emphasised the playful, cerebral sensitivity of the scientist. The result is a rare, candid, intellectual portrait of a highly original thinker.

This is a free event as part of An Talla Solais's Murmur exhibition.  All are welcome.  The event will take place in the An Talla Solais Gallery on West Argyle Street.  It will help us to have an idea of numbers in advance: please email Geraldine on marketing@antallasolais.org if you plan to attend.

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WORKSHOP: DEEP TIME DRAWING WITH ELLIS O'CONNOR
Aug
26
10:00am10:00am

WORKSHOP: DEEP TIME DRAWING WITH ELLIS O'CONNOR

An immersive day of drawing and hiking through the incredibly rich and varied landscape of Knockan Crag with painter Ellis O'Connor. 

In this inspiring landscape, professionals and first time painters alike are invited to explore their practices through the learning of varied techniques.

We will be walking to different locations in the area exploring the panoramic views and qualities of texture, light and perspective. At each location we will learn a new approach to working with the landscape by using mixed medium with the materials of the earth, working with acrylics, charcoal and inks whilst portraying the light, lines, texture and depth at each place. It will be a chance to learn many techniques and then go forward with a chosen one for a final piece. This workshop will be taught through group discussion and one-to-one tutorials. 

Charcoal, pencils and paper will be provided but please bring a sketchbook, suitable outdoor clothing, hiking boots, a packed lunch, water, and midge repellent!

£10 per person (£9 for ATS Members), or £5 concessions.  Places will be limited so please book in advance by contacting Geraldine on marketing@antallasolais.org

Where: Meeting in North West Highlands Geopark car park (Knockan Crag) at 10am.  Please let us know if you'd like a lift or have space in your car to offer to others.

This workshop will run as part of our Murmur exhibition, showing at the gallery in August and September.

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Workshop: Jewellery for Change with Chloe Lewis
Aug
12
1:30pm 1:30pm

Workshop: Jewellery for Change with Chloe Lewis

A half-day workshop creating jewellery with a twist.

Climate change, both the reality and the idea, can feel overwhelming. But the point of this workshop is to move from a state of helplessness into a more positive mindset, one that sees climate change in a slightly different way. It bridges a gap between thinking and action by inviting the viewer of an exhibition to become a co-participant in the making.

Following an introduction to her work, Chloe Lewis, a contemporary art jeweller whose work is on show during ATS's Murmur exhibition, will lead a low impact jewellery workshop, reminding us that ordinary things – shells, stones, seaweed, driftwood, and other found materials – can be as precious, perhaps more so, than the high impact materials commonly used in contemporary jewellery.

The workshop will include a beach walk to gather materials and assistance in crafting those materials into a precious piece of jewellery, at once a daily reminder and conversation piece about climate change.

The question we will be asking is whether, in an era of climate change and climate breakdown, a new – or perhaps old – way of thinking about jewellery – its relationship to the natural world and the values it represents – can cast a different light on the choices we face in response to climate change.

Cost: £5 per person (£4.50 for ATS Members), £2.50 concessions.  Places are limited so booking is essential: please contact Geraldine on marketing@antallasolais.org.  The workshop will start in the ATS Gallery, and will finish at the ATS Studios on Market Street.

This workshop will run as part of our Murmur exhibition, showing at the gallery in August and September thanks to support from the Ceilidh Place, Creative Scotland and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

 

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Meet the artists & free family activities
Aug
5
10:00am10:00am

Meet the artists & free family activities

Part of An Talla Solais’s new exhibition Murmur, in which artists reflect on climate change.

10.00 - 10.50: Exhibition walk & talk – meet the artists and find out why and how they made their work.  With refreshments and seaweed snacks.

11.00 - 11.30: Visit Meg Rodger's storm barrel at the harbour to hear more about her drawings & how she works with the wind to make them.

11.45 - 12.30: Join Saule Zuk to make a seedball and get face to face, nose to nose with soil. (Please bring a handful of soil to the workshop if you can.) 

These activities are aimed to suit all ages from 8 upwards.  Children should be accompanied by an adult, but adults need not be accompanied by a child!

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Music in the gallery: Ceilidh Trail
Jul
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

Music in the gallery: Ceilidh Trail

A live performance in the ATS Gallery (West Argyle Street): drop in and listen to some of Scotland's best young musicians play traditional music, beautifully crafted songs and lively dance tunes.

The Ceilidh Trail is organised by Feis Rois.  This year's musicians are Ross Macleod on fiddle, Kim Maclennan on bagpipes and accordion, Sean Clark on guitar, Molly Richard on Fiddle and Duncan Macleod on piano and Gaelic song.

This is a free event, though donations will be welcome.  Visitors are free to come and go, and do not need to stay for the whole event.

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Wild sketch
Jul
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

Wild sketch

A wandering art workshop out and about at Ullapool's riverside.

Walk with local artist Jenny Grant, identifying, gathering and drawing local plants to create a mini botanical journal.  All materials will be provided, including a sketchbook which you will keep.

Suitable for all ages over 12, including beginners and experienced artists.  Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Cost £8.50 per person (10% off if you are an ATS member) including materials.

Please book in advance as places will be limited: email joanna@antallasolais.org.  This workshop will happen indoors if the weather is bad.

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Layers of landscape: a pair of painting workshops
Jul
1
to Jul 29

Layers of landscape: a pair of painting workshops

A two-day workshop with a month to develop your work in between!  Ullapool artist Beth Robertson Fiddes will be exhibiting her exquisite paintings made up of layers of collage and mixed media at ATS in July.  This double-workshop is a chance to explore the techniques she uses.

Day 1: Saturday 1st July.  You will start in the gallery and then move to the ATS Studio to explore some of the techniques, materials and sources that Beth uses in her work, looking at texture, mark making and layering through demonstrations and trials.  Using these ideas you will then be able to work on your own piece or pieces over the following month in your own time, with advice on offer if needed.

Day 2: Saturday 29th July. You will bring together the pieces you have been working on to draw them to a conclusion with Beth's guidance.

Participants must be able to come to both days.  £100 for both days / £90 for ATS Members.  Places will be limited so booking is essential: please contact joanna@antallasolais.org.

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Workshop: mixed media landscape with Kirstie Cohen
Jun
4
10:00am10:00am

Workshop: mixed media landscape with Kirstie Cohen

A one-day workshop with landscape painter Kirstie Cohen, whose work will be exhibited in the Room from 13th May to 18th June Suitable for those with experience as well as beginners.
Working in a series of small scale panels, participants will create a wide variety of images in mixed media with an emphasis on colour and mark making.  Kirstie will demonstrate the components that create a successful artwork and different ways of making dramatic and effective statements.
The workshop will be an absorbing and fun-filled experience, creating images (from the imagination as well as direct sources of reference) which can be enjoyed and built upon.
£56 per person / £50 for ATS Members.  Booking is essential: please email joanna@antallasolais.org.
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Clay workshop: tiny terracotta army
May
27
10:00am10:00am

Clay workshop: tiny terracotta army

A free workshop to help make tiny terracotta warriors! 

Inspired by Ullapool High School's life-size terracotta soldier ATS is going to make an army to exhibit as its summer fundraising project.  Using moulds please come and make a soldier or two or three - we need as many as we can muster!

Join Steve Paterson for either drop-in session, 10-1 or 2-4.  This is an all-age event.  No experience needed.  Children should be accompanied by an adult.  The army will be on display in the ATS Gallery in July.

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Walk through Deep Time (Isle Martin)
May
20
10:00am10:00am

Walk through Deep Time (Isle Martin)

As part of the Isle Martin Festival walk with artist Julia Barton along the strandline of the island's Back Beach, collecting pebbles to build a cairn to Deep Time (past and future).

The walk will last for approximately 45 minutes.  For timing and access to Isle Martin please see the Festival publicity in local media.

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Pottery courses with Steve Paterson
May
15
to Jun 30

Pottery courses with Steve Paterson

New six-week pottery courses (one evening per week) with ceramicist Steve Paterson at An Talla Solais, running from late May to June in the first instance.  Dates and times will be organised according to what suits prospective participants.

Please contact Steve for more information or to sign up: phone 07746107544 or email ceramics@antallasolais.org.

£90 per person for 6 classes (2 hours each week) including materials and kiln firing.  These sessions will be suitable for beginners as well as those with all levels of experience.  Future courses will also be run according to demand, so you can keep developing your skills.

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A taste of pottery at Ullapool's Wellbeing Day
May
13
to May 14

A taste of pottery at Ullapool's Wellbeing Day

Join ceramicist Steve Paterson in Ullapool's Macphail Centre for a pottery demonstration and to find out about how to get involved in ceramics at ATS.

Ullapool's Health and Wellbeing Day is a regular event run by the Macphail Centre to enable people to have a go at a wide range of activities - from beach cleaning to fiddle playing to martial arts.  Go along and try something new!

Provisional pottery demo times: 10.30 and 3pm.  Please see local publicity for the full programme and confirmed times. 

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NEO Terra: exhibition opening
May
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

NEO Terra: exhibition opening

Join us to launch the opening of Julia Barton's exhibition NEO Terra in the An Talla Solais gallery.  The show investigates plastic pollution along the coast of the northwest highlands so that visitors can take a new look at the scale, nature and consequences of this environmental issue.

This is a free event - all welcome.  Drinks will be available from the bar at the Caledonian Hotel.

The exhibition will run fro 13th May to 18th June, open daily from 10am to 5pm.

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Ceramics workshops: Winter Warmth
Nov
19
10:00am10:00am

Ceramics workshops: Winter Warmth

Short and long ceramics tasters with Allison Weightman

in partnership with the Macphail Centre's Health and Wellbeing Day

Option 1
Glaze and fire a raku bowl
10 - 11am (come and pick it up from 4.30pm)
£6 per person

Option 2
An introduction to raku

11.30 - 4.30pm

Glaze a raku tea bowl and follow it through to firing
Introductory session on making for raku, and pit firing
Make a tile using the technique of ceramic inlay
£25 per person / £22.50 for ATS Members

Places will be limited so advance booking is essential.  Please contact Geraldine on marketing@antallasolais.org

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Under the Bed sale
Nov
19
10:00am10:00am

Under the Bed sale

Come and snap up hidden masterpieces and unframed works of art.  ATS's fabulous Under the Bed sale is back, bringing you work from artists near and far. 

Details for artists to follow but for now, please put the date in your diary.  The sale will take place in our gallery on West Argyle Street.

 

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Loopallu art tent
Sep
30
to Oct 1

Loopallu art tent

An Talla Solais's art tent at the Loopallu Festival this year will celebrate exquisite bodies with a range of activities for children and adults, led by our wonderful volunteers.  If you are a Loopallu ticket holder, come and join us for Surrealist games, self-made selfie outfits, face painting and felting.


£3 for face painting; all other activities free.

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Workshop: Body Matters
Sep
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Workshop: Body Matters

An evening led by Hazel Pepper (myofascial release practitioner and mindfulness tutor) exploring a brief history of how the body has become separated from the mind in western thought, and how with exploration of our own bodies we might be able to bring mind, body and soul back together.


Booking essential.  £4 per person (free for students).  Please email joanna@antallasolais.org.  The workshop will be held in the gallery, West Argyle Street.

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Painting workshop: Bones of the Land
Sep
24
9:30am 9:30am

Painting workshop: Bones of the Land

A one day painting workshop led by landscape artist Diana Hope as part of our Exquisite Bodies season.

The day will start with observational drawing out in the landscape.  Back in the studio participants will strip back the landscape to its essential form through a series of compositional and colour studies, refining out all non essential details in a process of abstraction to get to the lie of the land, the bones of the landscape.

By the end of the day you will have created a mixed media final work hopefully on a large scale, but tailored to each individual participant.

Booking essential.  £50 for the day (£45 for ATS Members), with a £30 deposit.  Please email joanna@antallasolais.org.  The workshop will be held at ATS Studios on Market Street, Ullapool IV26 2XE (next to the Village Hall).

 

 

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Drawing class: Anatomy and life (those with experience)
Aug
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Drawing class: Anatomy and life (those with experience)

Exploring anatomy in the context of life drawing, with Veronica Vossen Wood.  A rare chance to get under the skin of life drawing! A brief illustrated talk will set the scene for this class that will encourage drawing from life with an awareness of how the body is built.  This session is designed for those with some experience of life drawing.
£20 for the evening (£18 for ATS Members).  Places are limited so please book in advance: joanna@antallasolais.org.

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Drawing class: Anatomy and life (beginners)
Aug
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Drawing class: Anatomy and life (beginners)

As part of our Exquisite Bodies season this class is a rare opportunity to try life drawing guided by Veronica Vossen Wood.  The evening will start with a brief illustrated overview of anatomy and its representation in western art, before working on a series of drawings from a life model.  An excellent introduction to this very traditional practice.
£20 for the evening (£18 for ATS Members).  Places are limited so please book in advance: joanna@antallasolais.org.  This class will take place at An Talla Solais's Studios on Market Street.

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Exquisite Bodies: silent auction and sale
Aug
19
to Oct 2

Exquisite Bodies: silent auction and sale

This year's fundraising 'small squares' project is all about Exquisite Bodies.  A silent auction runs from 19th August to 12th September, and a sale for all pieces not auctioned off will run from 13th September to 2nd October.

Come and admire the miniature artwork on show, made by over 100 artists, make your own exquisite body with our surrealist body parts and bid on your favourite pieces.  Open in the gallery 10am - 5pm daily.

 

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Workshop: clay tiles for Exquisite Bodies - sponge printing and slip trailing
Jul
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

Workshop: clay tiles for Exquisite Bodies - sponge printing and slip trailing

A free drop-in workshop for all ages.  As part of An Talla Solais’s annual ‘small squares’ exhibition we are inviting people to come and decorate clay tiles.  We will exhibit and auction off the tiles later this summer in the gallery as part of our Exquisite Bodies fundraising project.

Working with ceramicist Ursina McLellan you will learn two clay decoration techniques: sponge printing and slip trailing.  You can use each technique to make a tile for ATS and if you like you can also make one to take home (after firing).

This is a free workshop at the ATS Studios on Market Street (next to the Village Hall).  Under-16s should be accompanied by an adult.    Please wear clothes that can get dirty.

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Workshop: clay tiles for Exquisite Bodies - sgraffito and printmaking
Jul
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

Workshop: clay tiles for Exquisite Bodies - sgraffito and printmaking

A free drop-in workshop for all ages.  As part of An Talla Solais’s annual ‘small squares’ exhibition we are inviting people to come and decorate clay tiles.  We will exhibit and auction off the tiles later this summer in the gallery as part of our Exquisite Bodies fundraising project.

Working with ceramicist Ursina McLellan you will learn two clay decoration techniques: printing with natural forms (pressing objects into clay) and sgraffito (writing into the clay).  You can use each technique to make a tile for ATS and if you like you can also make one to take home (after firing).

This is a free workshop at the ATS Studios on Market Street (next to the Village Hall).  Under-16s should be accompanied by an adult.    Please wear clothes that can get dirty, and bring plants or leaves you would like to print with.

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Talk: Jon Schueler - Light, Land and Sea
Jun
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Talk: Jon Schueler - Light, Land and Sea

Magda Salvesen, Curator of the late Jon Shueler's estate, will give an illustrated talk about the work of this revered landscape painter.  Much influenced by Scotland's west coast, Schueler's work emphasises looking out from the land towards water and weather. 

The talk will take place in An Talla Solais's Gallery surrounded by Schueler's paintings (which will be on show in Ullapool and at Rhue Art from 7th May to 19th June).

Seats will be limited: please book in advance in the Gallery or by emailing Geraldine: marketing@antallasolais.org.  Tickets are £3 per person (students are free but still need to book).  Complimentary drinks will be served before the talk, which will last for around an hour, including time for questions.  Please arrive at 7pm for a 7.15 start.

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Workshop: Land light and sea
May
7
9:30am 9:30am

Workshop: Land light and sea

A one day mixed media workshop with tutor Eleanor White inspired by painter Jon Schueler. 

Starting by viewing Jon Schueler's expansive work on show at the An Talla Solais gallery in Ullapool, you will work with sketchbooks gathering images in Ullapool and then develop larger work with paint (outdoors if weather permits).

This is the first in a series of landscape-inspired workshops An Talla Solais will run this summer.  Fee: £60 per person (10% discount for ATS Members).

Places will be limited so this workshop must be booked in advance.  Please contact joanna@antallasolais.org / 01854 612310. 

 

 

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Workshop: Papercut Portraits
Apr
30
10:00am10:00am

Workshop: Papercut Portraits

A brilliant chance to learn how to make and compile papercuts to form a stencilled portrait. 

Taught by Gregor Henderson, whose intricate papercuts and stencils are currently on show at An Talla Solais, this workshop will introduce you to working with multi-layered stencils using handcut images. 

Starting with a photo which you bring, you will build up layers to make a unique portrait.  This workshop is for people 16 and over.  Beginners are very welcome.

Fee: £15 per person (£10 for students).  This workshop is supported by the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation. 

Places are limited - please book in advance: joanna@antallasolais.org / 01854 612310

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Dementia awareness session
Apr
12
2:00pm 2:00pm

Dementia awareness session

A short introduction to dementia with Joe Taylor from Alzheimer Scotland.  An informal session, ideal for people who would like to know more about this condition and how to support people who develop it.  Everyone is welcome.

The session will take place at the Macphail Centre in Ullapool.  It will be helpful to know numbers in advance: to book a place please email joanna@antallasolais.org / 01854612310.

This is a free session supported by An Talla Solais as part of a project exploring how art can support people with a dementia.

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Workshop: Stained Glass Windows
Mar
12
to Mar 17

Workshop: Stained Glass Windows

Diyanne Ross's next Stained Glass Workshop will run from the Sat 12th to Thurs 17th March with varying options within this (see below).  10am to 6pm daily with a lunch break between 1pm & 2pm.

The last workshops were 2 x 2 day workshops over the course of 5 days with a work in progress day midway, giving the option of a longer 5 day w/shop for those who wanted to make a larger window panel.

This was the first w/shop I ran using both the stained glass techniques, so experimental.   As it turned out, many of the designs were too intricate to complete in a 2 day workshop and needed a further day .   Stained glass work is not difficult but it is very labour intensive so the more intricate the design the longer it will take.

In the week/s before the next group of workshop I will go over your design with you and discuss its requirements re. w/shop days, you can then either book the amount of workshop days needed or trim your design to fit however many w/shop days you want to do.  W/shops cost £75 per day, all materials included (although there will be an extra glass cost for anyone tackling a large window panel over the 5 - 6 days w/shop).

Two day workshops will be copper foil technique only, 3 or more day workshops will incorporate both copper foil and lead came technique.

There is no need of previous experience in stained glass (or in art) for any of the workshops.

If you're keen to take part during that week, contact me diyanne@hotmail.co.uk or Tel. 01854 622420 and we can discuss a suitable workshop for what you want to do.  You can also see some of what goes on in the workshops by visiting my fb page Art & Glass Work Diyanne Ross.  Please note that booking is essential for these workshops and should be done directly with Diyanne, not via An Talla Solais.

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