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The Arienas Collective

Contact Name: Lynn Powell

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Dublin Meuse
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH3 6NW

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About The Arienas Collective

The Arienas Collective supports local artists and makers to earn a living by sharing their creative skills and passions with others through delivering workshops. The workshops are run from our mews home in the beautiful Georgian New Town of central Edinburgh. We believe in the wellbeing benefits of engaging in creative activity, and our class sizes are kept small so that you get the support you need to make the most of your time with us. We teach you creative skills you can continue at home.

The Arienas Collective's Courses

Art + Wine Evenings with Suzanne Kemplay at The Arienas Collective
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Art + Wine Evenings with Suzanne Kemplay at The Arienas Collective
Lothian - Next course on 27th September 2019
£45
Join us for a fun evening of art and wine with Edinburgh artist Suzanne Kemplay. We offer 3 different themed workshops chosen by Suzanne because they have a special meaning to her: Scottish Colourists; Georgia O'Keeffe; and The Impressionists. On each workshop you will learn how to create your very own still life or landscape painting with hands-on help from Suzanne. And we think you'll be amazed at what you can achieve. This workshop is suitable for beginners and no experience is needed. Suzanne will talk you through the process,...
Creative workshop hub in Edinburgh's historic New Town
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Creative workshop hub in Edinburgh's historic New Town
Lothian
The Arienas Collective support local artists, designers and makers to earn a living through delivering workshops where they can share their talents, skills and passions with others. We offer a fascinating range of creative courses in a supportive and welcoming venue in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town. We believe in the well-being benefits of engaging in creative activity, and our class sizes are kept small so that our artists and makers can provide hands-on help and support. We offer fresh and locally sourced refreshments - an important part of...
Introduction to bookbinding and sketching
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Introduction to bookbinding and sketching
Lothian - Next course on 4th October 2019
£95
On this full day combination workshop with two of our local artists - bookbinder Cass Barron and The Edinburgh Sketcher Mark Kirkham - you will create a personalised, hand-bound sketchbook and begin to fill it with your own sketches. You will begin your day with Cass, who will help you to create your own A6 (landscape) leather, or pleather, covered sketchbook, complete with decorative exposed stitching and a nifty fastening to store your pens and pencils. Then after a well deserved lunch break, you and your newly bound book will...
Introduction to calligraphy workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town
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Introduction to calligraphy workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town
Lothian - Next course on 20th September 2019
£95
Release your inner creative on our Introduction to calligraphy workshop run by Edinburgh calligraphy artist Panna Chauhan. Calligraphy is an art form lasting over centuries. Even in its simplest form it can look beautiful, and it is an art form that can be learned...with patience. We offer two Introduction to calligraphy workshops: one where you learn the foundational hand, and one where you learn the italic hand. On each you will begin by learning the basics of calligraphy including the different types of nibs, correct sizing of letters and how...
Introduction to lino-printing at The Arienas Collective in central Edinburgh
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Introduction to lino-printing at The Arienas Collective in central Edinburgh
Lothian - Next course on 5th October 2019
£95
During this introduction to lino printing workshop with local artist Suzanne Kemplay, you will explore ways of creating simple, striking images for printing onto a range of papers and cards, or onto fabric.   This is a hands-on, practical and fun workshop where you will learn how to create an original design, cut your design on to lino ready for adding paint and printing. You will gain the confidence you need to create beautiful prints at home without the need for expensive equipment.    On the paper-based lino printing workshop, you will...
Introduction to macramé at The Arienas Collective creative workshop hub in central Edinburgh
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Introduction to macramé at The Arienas Collective creative workshop hub in central Edinburgh
Lothian - Next course on 28th September 2019
£55
On this introductory workshop, with the help of local artist Lucy Wayman, you will create your very own 'one of a kind' macramé plant hanger. You'll also be leaving with a new plant and pot, ready to hang in pride of place at home.    You will learn the basic principles and techniques of macramé, and use 100% cotton rope and a selection of coloured twines to create a hand-crafted plant hanger. A helpful instruction manual will be provided to guide you through your project.   You'll first master the knots on ...
Introduction to making your own lingerie at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh's historic New Town
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Introduction to making your own lingerie at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh's historic New Town
Lothian - Next course on 3rd October 2019
£45
We offer a range of lingerie sewing workshops including knicker making, garters and kimonos. We will be adding more in the near future. Details of our knicker making workshop are below. We will be adding dates and details for the others soon so please check our website for more information. Knicker-making workshop During this 3 hour workshop, local lingerie designer Hazel Lethaby of Mischke Lingerie will introduce you to working with stretch material by sewing a pair of knickers that will fit and flatter your curves. The workshop is suitable...
Introduction to ring making
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Introduction to ring making
Lothian - Next course on 13th November 2019
£135
On this full-day intermediate workshop - suitable for those that have taken any of our Silver Clay beginners workshops - you will learn how to make two different types of fine silver ring.   Using silver clay, a material made up of recycled silver particles, an organic binder and water that can easily be used at home with little need for equipment, Edinburgh jeweller - and silver clay specialist - Anna Campbell will take you through all the steps needed to create your own pieces ready for firing. You will make...
Introduction to screen-printing workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town
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Introduction to screen-printing workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town
Lothian
£95
Release your inner creative on our Introduction to screen-printing experience run by Edinburgh artists Jodie Powell and Brodie Sim.  On the Introduction to screen-printing experience you will begin by learning how to design and cut your own stencil. Then you will mix your chosen paint colours ready for screen-printing by hand onto high quality paper, and onto fabric products. You will take home a framed print of your original design, plus a printed tote bag and tea towel featuring your design. For those who would like to develop their screen-printing...
Introduction to Silver Clay Jewellery in Edinburgh's historic New Town
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Introduction to Silver Clay Jewellery in Edinburgh's historic New Town
Lothian
£95
On this full-day introductory workshop - suitable for beginners or those that have taken our Silver Clay Jewellery Taster workshop - you will learn how to design, make, fire and polish three different pieces of jewellery.   Using silver clay, a material made up of recycled silver particles, an organic binder and water that can easily be used at home with little need for equipment, Edinburgh jeweller and silver clay specialist Anna Campbell will take you through all the steps needed to create your own pieces ready for firing.   The dried...
Introduction to soap and skincare making
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Introduction to soap and skincare making
Lothian - Next course on 22nd September 2019
£95
On this Introduction to soap and skincare making with Jenny from The Scottish Soapworks, you will combine learning new skills with creating your own soap and skincare pack.   You will begin by learning about the properties of our organic glycerine soap, lip balms and creams. You will make moisturising, organic glycerine soap choosing from recipes such as calming lavender or invigorating lemon, lime and poppy seed. You will blend and pot a rich, carrot oil Vitamin C hand and body cream, plus make a beeswax and olive oil lip balm....
Introduction to soap-making workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town
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Introduction to soap-making workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town
Lothian
£95
Release your inner creative on our two-in-one Introduction to Soap-Making workshop run by Edinburgh designer-maker Jenny Smith of The Scottish Soapworks.   On this full day workshop you will learn two soap-making processes. In the morning you will learn how to create a log of cold-process soap ready for curing on our soap rack for 21 days, and in the afternoon organic 'melt and pour' glycerine soap. The day begins with a background to the design and soap-making process. You will then learn about the properties of our cold-process soap and...
Introduction to speed-sketching workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town
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Introduction to speed-sketching workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town
Midlothian
£55
Release your inner creative on our Introduction to speed sketching experience run by Edinburgh artist Mark Kirkham. Capture in detail the historical architecture, unique heritage features and charming landscape of Edinburgh's city centre with Mark Kirkham, a local artist known as the Edinburgh Sketcher. Explore Edinburgh’s New Town and Portrait Gallery with a sketch book in hand, using ink and watercolour to bring your visit to life. You will take home your favourite drawing in a frame plus a number of other personal pieces documenting your journey. With helpful instruction...
Professional soap-making business course with The Scottish Soapworks at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh
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Professional soap-making business course with The Scottish Soapworks at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh
Lothian
£250
On this one-day, hands-on workshop with Jenny Smith from The Scottish Soapworks, you will cover soap-making methods in detail including: ingredients; suppliers; equipment; safety issues; recipes and essential oils. And you will leave with a pack of information including details of suppliers, legislation on creating recipes, and practical hints and tips. Our business workshops are arranged at a time to suit, so please contact us to arrange a date and to discuss any questions you may have. The contents of the day are flexible, and there is a choice about...
Professional two-day soap-making and skincare course with The Scottish Soapworks at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh
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Professional two-day soap-making and skincare course with The Scottish Soapworks at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh
Lothian
£495
On this two-day soap-making and skin-care course with Jenny Smith from The Scottish Soapworks, you will learn how to make traditional cold process soap, organic 'melt and pour' glycerine soap, lip balms, and hand and body cream. You will discuss marketing ideas, ingredient and packaging suppliers, equipment, recipe creation, costs and legislation, and will take home a detailed information handout. Your cold process soap will remain with Jenny for 3 weeks for curing, and will then be cut and packaged for sending to you by post (please allow 4-5 weeks)....
Screen printing using paper stencils at The Arienas Collective workshop hub in Edinburgh's historic New Town
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Screen printing using paper stencils at The Arienas Collective workshop hub in Edinburgh's historic New Town
Lothian - Next course on 24th September 2019
£45
On this workshop you will experiment with screen printing using paper stencils, learning how to screen print onto paper using the hand cut stencil method.   You’ll learn to design for screen printing, thinking about layers and colours. You’ll cut stencils by hand from paper, mix ink, set up a screen, get your registration right and print ten A4 size prints onto printmaking paper ready to take home.   Please note that The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a first-floor space and unfortunately we do not have lift access. Please inform...
Silver clay boxes and beads workshop at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh
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Silver clay boxes and beads workshop at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh
Midlothian - Next course on 23rd October 2019
£110
Based on feedback from people attending our beginners silver clay jewellery classes, expert tutor Anna Campbell has designed this bespoke intermediate level, full-day workshop to cover what people wanted to learn next: how to make silver clay boxes and beads.   On this intermediate level boxes and beads class you will make three pieces: a shadow box pendant; a Pandora-style silver wrapped bead; and a silver lentil bead. The workshop will cover creating box pendants with flat or rounded sides, using moulds to make decorations, designing the front and back of...
Silver clay jewellery making taster workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town
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Silver clay jewellery making taster workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town
Lothian - Next course on 9th October 2019
£45
In this taster workshop, you will create a pendant or pair of earrings from hallmark-quality silver with jeweller Anna Campbell.  You will learn how to make jewellery out of a material called silver clay, which is made up of recycled silver particles, an organic binder and water. Silver clay requires with very little equipment so it's perfect for those wanting to learn a new skill they can easily do at home. You will be taken through all the steps to create your own piece ready for firing. The dried clay...
Soldering silver clay at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh's historic New Town
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Soldering silver clay at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh's historic New Town
Lothian
£110
This full-day intermediate workshop is suitable for anyone who has attended the beginners Silver Clay Taster or Introduction to Silver Clay Jewellery workshops, or has experience of working with metal clay.   On this workshop, taught by Edinburgh jeweller Anna Campbell, you will learn the traditional skill of soldering to advance your jewellery making skills in order to make different types of jewellery including stud earrings and cufflinks.   This is the perfect follow-on to the beginners workshops, and has been requested by our participants! It’s also the right workshop for you...