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 Biggar Glass Works Open Studio 2-3 Days

Biggar Glass Works Open Studio

Once again I am excited to invite you to discover my stained glass workshop in its prime location just off the High Street. I will have several projects on the go at Biggar Glass Works both in foil and leadwork. This will give you an insight into different techniques and practices used. Along with the beautiful and colourful glass, you will be able to see the other materials, tools and chemicals I work with. There will also be items available for purchase on the day. I look forward to welcoming you into my fascinating world of working with glass...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

BECKSY - Open Studio 2-3 Days

BECKSY - Open Studio

BECKSY would LOVE you to join her in her studio to meddle, debate, drink Gin and mooch through her prints and cards. Brought up in Kent countryside from a young age inspired by her natural surrounding, animals and wildlife. She studied at Kent Institute of Art and Design and went on to achieve a BA with Honours at Chelsea College of Art and Design.Her palette knife paintings are instinctive and unique. Vibrant colourful paintings maintaining the form and integrity of her chosen subject.  FaceBook: BECKSYInstagram: Becksydotcom ..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Biggar Art Group Exhibition 2-3 Days

Biggar Art Group Exhibition

Works by members in a variety of mediums. These include watercolours, acrylics, pen and ink and collage. Members have many different styles which make for an interesting exhibition. All works will be for sale...

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Biggar Botanical Art Exhibition 2017 2-3 Days

Biggar Botanical Art Exhibition 2017

An exhibition of contemporary botanical artwork by artists from surrounding area along with invited guest artists from further afield. There will be open studio demonstration days on Wednesdays and Saturdays.Admission to the Exhibition is free. Normal admission fees apply to Museum. Museum opening hours Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Sunday 1pm to 5pm. ..

Date: 2nd to 29th September

Biggar Camera Club Photographic Exhibition 2-3 Days

Biggar Camera Club Photographic Exhibition

Exhibition of photographs by members of Biggar Camera Club...

Date: Sat 21st & Sun 22nd October

Burnside Crafters 2-3 Days

Burnside Crafters

A showcase of handmade pottery and textile gifts.Earthenware Pottery As an experienced potter I produce a selection of original thrown and hand built items including bowls, candle holders, vases and other unique pieces all made in my garden studio.Braw TweedsA pair of Scottish sisters making handmade tweed scarves, cushion covers and baby booties...

Date: 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th October

Carol Taylor - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Carol Taylor - Open Studio

Carol works full-time as a professional painter.  You are welcome to visit her studio to have a chat about her art work and view her landscape and seascape paintings.Carol lives on the edge of Crawfordjohn, nestled in the hills in beautiful countryside, only a 3 minute drive from junction 13 off the M74 motorway and 13 miles from Biggar. Crawfordjohn has a great wee pub, the Colebrooke Arms. Why not visit the pub for coffee or food after visiting the studio, where a warm welcome awaits you, with its log fire and friendly atmosphere. Open 12.30 to 8pm for meals & drinks during the studio open weekend...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Claire Wilson Art Exhibition at Daisy Frame  2-3 Days

Claire Wilson Art Exhibition at Daisy Frame

Claire is a local, young self taught graphite pencil artist. Having been brought up in the farming industry the focus of her artwork is farm animals, wildlife and pet portraits through commission work. Claire spends 6 months of the year working for a Livestock Artificial Breeding Company and is also heavily involved in Sheering Sheep in Norway and New Zealand…all of which increases her passion for drawing through meeting many potential clients and their animals from all corners of the world. Join us 10 to 4pm daily from the 19th to 29th October where you can enjoy some refreshments while you browse Claire’s original drawings, limited edition prints and wide selection of homeware that is all for sale...

Date: Thurs 19th to Sun 29th October

Corra Linn Art Group Open Studio 2-3 Days

Corra Linn Art Group Open Studio

Veronica and members of Corra Linn Art Group invite you to her studio in New Lanark. Paintings, drawings, prints, cards and hand painted jute bags will be on sale. A warm welcome awaits you - plus soft drinks, crisps and chocolates. ..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Dancing Light Gallery Festival Exhibition 2-3 Days

Dancing Light Gallery Festival Exhibition

An exhibition of art celebrating the Biggar Little Festival.Lead Artist Amy Marshall returns to the gallery for the first time since relocating from Biggar to Fort William. We are delighted that she has agreed to exhibit with us in what will be an exciting mix of styles and techniques. Throughout the festival enjoy some refreshments while you browse the art by Amy Marshall, Grace Cameron, Hannah Longmuir, Dionne Sievewright, Sheena Christie, Claire Beattie, Neil Pettie, Linda Lewin, Val Ferguson and many many more. We look forward to welcoming you...

Date: Thurs 19th to Sun 29th October

Drakelaw Pottery Open Studio 2-3 Days

Drakelaw Pottery Open Studio

Drakelaw Pottery open studio welcomes visitors to our new showroom in the woods. Within you will find a range of functional stoneware that is oven, microwave and dishwasher proof and good enough to use every day. Each unique piece is hand thrown and decorated with impressed motives which are then coloured with slip to enhance the patterns. The range of pots includes many sizes of bowls, mugs, jugs and serving plates. Refreshments will also be available...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct

Ellen McCann Sculpture - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Ellen McCann Sculpture - Open Studio

Ellen invites you to her studio in Elsrickle to view her sculpture and the inspiration and process in the making. "Inspiration comes from landscape and plants. After initial drawings I work directly with the material. There is an unpredictability in the process which makes it particularly exciting. At present I am combining metal and ceramics in my work"  www.ellenmccannsculpture.comTelephone 01899 810375..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Elly Sutherland of The Camel's Cap Open Studio 2-3 Days

Elly Sutherland of The Camel's Cap Open Studio

Elly produces textile art and crafts, specialising in freestyle machine embroidery. She incorporates new and vintage fabrics, layered with detailed stitching to produce pictures and items inspired by the natural world. ..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct

Elspeth Wight Open Studio 2-3 Days

Elspeth Wight Open Studio

My interest in people has led to developing my art work in terms of figure drawings and recently portraits. These portraits from early 2017 can be seen in my studio along with other work; local landscapes and still life, drawn and painted from observation using various media. There will also be sketch books showing the processes behind the work. As I am on Carnwath, Main Street, I am easy to find, so please feel free to wander in!..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct

Ken & Moira Russell - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Ken & Moira Russell - Open Studio

Come & talk to us in our studios and see what we have been working on over the last year. There will be sketchbooks, paintings, 3D work and even a short video or two! Ken has been investigating the possibilities of the fast disappearing of Edinburgh’s St.James Centre. Moira has been pursuing her Contemporary Art Practice Course at Leith School of Art – much of it based on Memories and the Fragility of memory. There may be the opportunity for you to make a small work of art to take home! You can see our work at www.inadifferentlight.co.uk..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Kirsten Harris Open Studio 2-3 Days

Kirsten Harris Open Studio

Oil Paintings and CartoonsSeascapes, Horses and other animalsHand Painted Furniture Danish StyleCards and prints  www.kirstenharrisart.co.uk www.facebook.com/kirstenharrisart..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Ladygill Arts & Crafts - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Ladygill Arts & Crafts - Open Studio

Moira and Carlo invite you to their studio in Roberton where Moira's silver jewellery and Carlo's drawings and paintings will be on display. Come and chat to them about their work over coffee and a piece of torta di riso. Moira designs and makes "one-off" pieces of silver jewellery, drawing inspiration from her observations of nature and the environment. Her pieces reflect a love of bold simple shapes and texture.  Carlo's work reflects a variety of styles - from life drawing and figurative work to abstract pieces often with a landscape reference. He works in a range of media, pencil, acrylic, oils and collage. ..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct

Living on the Land 2-3 Days

Living on the Land

An exhibition of photography and poetry celebrating nature, the seasons and the farming community who live on the land in and around Crawfordjohn. A collaboration between artist Carol Taylor and published writer Dee Yates, with film contributions from David Barton. Limited edition Giclee prints, framed and unframed, with accompanying poetry; greetings cards; books of photographs and poetry, and aerial films of local landscape. All proceeds of sales to Crawfordjohn Heritage Venture, a registered museum which highlights the rural history of the area. (Charity No. SC030012). Funding support by Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum and Clyde Wind Farm.All welcome. Preview Sunday 3-5pm. 1st October. Free Admission..

Date: Sun 22nd to Sun 29th Oct

Make your own Christmas cards 2-3 Days

Make your own Christmas cards

Come and join this fabulous new workshop, a first for the festival! Make your own unique Christmas / gift cards. You can make six cards for any celebration. All materials provided. Refreshments provided.  Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Places limited, please book directly with the event organiser on 07763221256 or email: notinthecardshop@outlook.com..

Date: Sat 21st October

Mansefield Arts - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Mansefield Arts - Open Studio

Once again we're delighted to open our studio and welcome past, present and new friends where a selection of this year's work can be seen - come and view our hand made albums, original paintings, paper crafts and knitted toys. There will be a selection of mini albums on various subjects or you could have one created for your own special occasion (please allow 2/3 weeks). A selection of original paintings will include florals, abstracts and landscapes, mostly done in pastels, oils and acrylics. Why not pop in and say 'hi'...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Margaret Cross Open Studio 2-3 Days

Margaret Cross Open Studio

Open Studio and exhibition of recent works including landscape, still life and portraits...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Medwyn Art Group Exhibition 2-3 Days

Medwyn Art Group Exhibition

Our group is made up of a number of artists working in many media from pencil and pen to pastel, water colour and acrylic. The styles stretch from fine art to fractured. The standards vary too from amateur to almost professional with a wide variety of subjects...

Date: Sat 21st & Sun 22nd October

Molten 99 Aerial Photography Open Studio 2-3 Days

Molten 99 Aerial Photography Open Studio

An opportunity to see stunning aerial photography from the local area and further afield captured from various unmanned aerial vehicles. Come and see the world from an exciting new perspective...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Mosaic Workshop 2-3 Days

Mosaic Workshop

This making workshop led by Susheila Jamieson at her studio at Rachan, introduces participants to direct or indirect method mosaic making (participants choose). Simple designs look stunning when made in glass or ceramic mosaic.Includes all materials, teas, coffees and home baking.Suitable for age 15 plus.Places limited. Please contact Susheila on 01899 830443 or susheila@rachan.co.uk to book your place...

Date: Saturday 21st October

Parent and Child Sewing Workshop 2-3 Days

Parent and Child Sewing Workshop

Learn how to insert a zip then make a pencil case or make up bag. All materials and equipment provided. Adults £20, accompanying children free. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments and home baking included. Places limited. To book a place please contact Susan on 01899 850614 or e-mail susan@sewmuchpleasure.co.uk..

Date: Thurs 19th October

Phabulous Pheasant Workshop 2-3 Days

Phabulous Pheasant Workshop

Come and join this fabulous new workshop, a first for the festival! Make two to three items at the Phabulous Feather Workshop using feathers from various birds. Choose from feather wreaths, brooches, hair clips and buttonholes. Refreshments provided. Please bring a packed lunch.Suitable for adults. Places limited, please book directly with the event organiser on 07763221256 or notinthecardshop@outlook.com..

Date: Sunday 29th October

Ribbon Weaving Workshop 2-3 Days

Ribbon Weaving Workshop

Learn how to create a piece of ribbon weaving and make a card.Places limited please book early to avoid disappointment!  To book a place please contact Susan on 01899 850641 or e-mail susan@sewmuchpleasure.co.uk ..

Date: Thurs 26th October

Sabhal Mor Arts 2-3 Days

Sabhal Mor Arts

Kay and Glyn Booton are opening their studio for you to see their exhibition of Life in The Clyde Valley.  This is a fascinating mixture of paintings and photographs of local landscapes, scenes and natural forms. Come along and see how the beautiful world that surrounds us is seen by a photographer and interpreted by an artist.As always, you will have the opportunity to chat to Kay and Glyn about their work as well as receiving a friendly welcome with tea, coffee and home baking.Tel: 07814258495 for more information..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Sew your own '1 Meter' top ! 2-3 Days

Sew your own '1 Meter' top !

This is a new workshop we are running for people who would like to know how to sew their own clothes. We are going to teach you how, from just 1 meter of material, you can make a wonderful top. This workshop would be suitable for beginner and intermediate skill levels. Some sewing skills are desirable, however you do not need to have sewn clothes before.You will need a sewing machine, basic sewing kit (scissors, needles, pins, threads) and 1 meter of material. Almost any material would be suitable but a cotton is ideal for beginners. The sewing pattern will be supplied. We will break for half an hour during the day for lunch. Please bring a packed lunch. Places limited, please book early to avoid disappointment. Any age welcome as..

Date: Saturday 21st October

Sewing Drop In Taster Session and Surgery 2-3 Days

Sewing Drop In Taster Session and Surgery

Come and try out our machines, get help and advice with a project. General Open Day...

Date: Saturday 28th October

Sewing Workshop - Make a tote bag 2-3 Days

Sewing Workshop - Make a tote bag

Learn how to make a simple tote bag. All levels of experience welcome. Adults only. Cost includes materials, home baking and refreshments. Places limited. To book a place please contact Susan on 01899 850614 or e-mail susan@sewmuchpleasure.co.uk..

Date: Saturday 21nd October

Sterling Silver Pendant / Earring making Workshop 2-3 Days

Sterling Silver Pendant / Earring making Workshop

Come and join this fabulous new workshop, a first for the festival! Make your own Sterling Silver Pendant / Earrings with tuition from qualified silversmith.   Refreshments provided. Please bring a packed lunch.Suitable for adults.Places limited, please book directly with the event organiser on 07763221256 or notinthecardshop@outlook.comNon-refundable deposit of £50 required to secure place. ..

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Stone Carving Workshop 2-3 Days

Stone Carving Workshop

Stone carving is engaging, fun, challenging and therapeutic ! This one day workshop introduces participants to stone carving techniques using hand tools. The workshop is held in a warm, well equipped studio near Broughton.  No experience necessary.Suitable for age 15 plus. Price includes all materials, teas, coffees and home baking. Places limited, please contact Susheila on 01899 830443 or susheila@rachan.co.uk to book...

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Street Gallery - The World of Work 2-3 Days

Street Gallery - The World of Work

Street Gallery featuring art work from Biggar Primary and High School  pupils focussing on The World of Work.   ..

Date: Thurs 19th to Sun 29th October

Susheila Jamieson - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Susheila Jamieson - Open Studio

Aspects of nature inspire Susheila’s work. Her sculptures, carved from wood and stone, are organic in character, sensuous and powerful - like nature itself.  Visitors will be able to see new work being created for a solo show in 2018.  Susheila has been selected for 9 international symposia (including Poland, Germany and Kazakhstan) in recent years, and images of the work created during these events will be on display as well as mosaics, collagraphs and examples of public art and school projects.Also on show will be work created by talented participants of Wednesday workshops.  Teas, coffees and delicious home baking available...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

The Old School, Stobo - Open Studio 2-3 Days

The Old School, Stobo - Open Studio

The Old School at Stobo will host three artists working in different mediums. Colin Semple is based at the Old School where he designs and makes unique furniture and smaller gift items using local hardwoods. Lesley Johnson, Lesley is a landscape artist working in various mediums. Inspired by Borders hills and the stunning Scottish coastline, her work often includes white crofts, seed heads, beaches and gorgeous colours. Lilian Carlyle hand crafts cushions and decorations in fabric. All will have items large and small for sale and commissions are welcome...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Trudi Breen Open Studio 2-3 Days

Trudi Breen Open Studio

Trudi Breen is an accomplished landscape artist. From the Outer Hebrides to the Scottish Borders, she seeks out atmospheric locations which inspire her and inform her art. Trudi loves to paint outside, capturing the shapes and colours of the landscape and the changing light, the spirit of the place.Recently Trudi has been exploring the application of sacred geometry in her artwork. Her online business has generated sales internationally and she is currently working on a private commission from America. ..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct

Young Voices for Wise Tales Art Exhibition 2-3 Days

Young Voices for Wise Tales Art Exhibition

WomanKIND Clydesdale and Greenhills Care Home will be hosting a family -friendly public art show of works created during the Young Voices for Wise Tales cross-generational project.The project has involved more than 80 children and young people, ranging in ages from 3 to 17 and about 20 care home residents and it has achieved, through a series of creative expressive arts workshops a variety of original art works based on the interaction and stories shared between some of the youngest and oldest members of our community...

Date: Sat 21st and Sun 22nd October