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January 2019

Wednesday meditation classes at Kirkcbudbright Galleries with uma kadampa Meditation Centre

January 9 @ 1:15 pm - April 3 @ 1:45 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Drop by for a simple 30 minute guided meditation in your lunch-break. Learn simple practical meditations to introduce some space into your mind and your life. These meditations will make your mind calm and peaceful so you can become free from stress, tension, and worries. Many of your usual problems will fall away and your relationships with others will improve. Teacher Kelsang Drolma is an ordained Buddhist nun much loved for her warm and clear teachings. Her practical advice and sense…

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Quilt Art: Dialogues

January 12 @ 10:00 am - March 24 @ 4:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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QUILT ART is a group of professional quilt artists from Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and America. The exhibition is curated by the British Quilt historian and academic Dr Sue Marks and members of the group. Founded in 1985, QUILT ART aims to extend the boundaries of quilting as an artistic medium and achieve wider recognition of the quilt as an art form. A number of members are also working in the field of mixed media. The group…

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Looking in Wonderland: Sir John Tenniel’s illustrations to the Alice Books

January 19 @ 10:00 am - April 22 @ 3:30 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Surely some of the best loved illustrations in the world! The exhibition is a selection of the best of Sir John Tenniel's illustrations to Lewis Carroll's two Alice books - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there (1872) John Tenniel spent all of his life in London where he worked as a political cartoonist for Punch magazine, but in 1864 he was approached by Lewis Carroll (an Oxford mathematics don whose real name…

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February 2019

Creative Writing Course, Friday 15th February – Friday 19th April 2019

February 15 @ 10:30 am - April 19 @ 12:30 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Creative Writing Course at Kirkcudbright Galleries Creative writing workshops, led by John Dean, author of 16 crime novels including the DCI John Blizzard series,  in the inspiring Kirkcudbright Galleries. Dates: Fridays from, 15th February - th April 2019 Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm Cost: £65 for the 10 week course. Please reserve your place for the creative writing course below. Payment for the course must be made by Friday 1st February. This can be made at Kirkcudbright Galleries by cash, cheque or…

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On Saturday the 23rd February Frank Hayes and photography tutor Jamie Thomson with the Photography For Enjoyment group will be using Kirkcudbright Galleries as a hub to explore and take photographs of the area. "These workshops provide a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere for photographers of all levels of experience to explore a wide range of photographic skills, techniques & equipment. Our aim is to focus on the quality of the learning experience. We support the individual creative expression of each…

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2019 Business Academy: Creative businesses, new ideas for getting your work to market Come along to find out more about: • Selling your work through an artist’s co-operative • Selling and marketing your work online • Setting your retail price. • Planning for financial success There will be a light buffet provided for attendees and the building is fully wheelchair accessible. Hearing loop can be provided if requested in advance – just ask. This is a FREE event but please book…

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March 2019

Silver Clay workshop with Solway Silver: adding gemstones and texture

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Silver Clay workshop with Sybil Williamson. At this workshop you will create your own unique piece of jewellery, and learn how to add gemstones and different textures. Create your own piece of fine silver jewellery to take away with you, with added gemstones and textures. The course includes 1 pack of silver clay, gemstones and all of the equipment required. Additional materials will be available to purchase, should you wish to make any extra pieces. The workshops will take place…

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Quilting workshop with Ann Hill: Four blocks of traditional, applique, foundation pieced techniques

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Saturday 16th March: 10am - 4pm Quilt Class - Traditional Quilting A class suitable for beginners and experts alike.  From traditional blocks to foundation piecing we will make a wall-hanging.   Learn some new and easy techniques as well as making some new friends to share your interest with.   Bring your machine and usual sewing equipment. £20. PLEASE NOTE participants expected to bring their own sewing machines and fabrics that they would like to use. And through the guidance of Ann…

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Ease your Mind Reduce Anxiety & Stress | Meditation half day with Kelsang Drolma, 23rd March 2019

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Ease Your Mind Overcoming Anxiety and Stress Meditation half day course with Kelsang Drolma It is very difficult to avoid stress in the modern world. Many people suffer from feelings of anxiety or are simply overwhelmed by the stress and demands of everyday life. We need a technique that works to slow ourselves down, to be present, to clear away the clutter in our mind, and to start to enjoy our own mind. On this day course we will explore…

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Quilting workshop with Ann Hill: Easy applique, putting a quilt together and free machining for beginners.

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Saturday 30th March:  10am - 4pm Quilt Class - Easy applique, putting a quilt together and free machining for beginners (end product is a quilted bag) A class suitable for beginners and experts alike.  You can never have too many bags.   This one is a medium size tote with pockets, magnetic clips and zips. All done the easy way. £20 PP. Expected to bring own machine and fabric. Tea and coffee included. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as experts.…

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