Out of the Blue Open Studios

Saturday 5th December 2015
11am-5pm

Visit our resident artists’ and makers’ studios to get a behind-the-scenes peek into the work they do here at the Drill Hall! This event runs alongside the Xmas Arts Market on Saturday 5th December from 11am-5pm.

Participating studios will be clearly signposted, and you will receive a warm welcome!

Please note that there is a £1 entry fee for the Xmas Arts Market.

Artists opening their doors for Open Studios include:

Afro Art Lab
A resource for art, craft and creative media influenced by the African continent.

Adam Barnett
Documentary filmmaker focusing on character, human rights and environmental subjects.

Blue Marmalade
Local, sustainable and interesting furniture design built to create a lighter, brighter future.

Bremner Design 
Branding, print and web designer.

Mairi Brown
Garments, accessories & soft furnishing created using free machine embroidery. Mairi also teaches a range of sewing classes.

Megan Chapman
is an abstract mixed media painter, creating small and large works on canvas, panel and paper.

Clarsach Society
promotes, encourages and develops the playing of the clarsach, nationally and internationally, through tuition, performance and publication.

Crocus Designs
designs fabric and wallpaper and will be selling cushions, silk scarves and cards which all have unique designs.

Carla Edwards
designs and makes colourful resin jewellery.

Trevor Jones
adds Augmented Reality and additional content to paintings using new technology to create an immersive experience.

Kiaz Designs 
Handmade cards, dog jackets & bandanas, helium balloons, and handmade party decorations.

Out of the Blueprint
RISO print studio at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall offering affordable, eco-friendly print services.

Strollers Music School
teaches you how to make music, not just play it. Strollers offers a wide variety of classes with experienced instructors who truly know their stuff.

Polly Thelwall
Sculpture in mixed materials, blending dreams with substance.

Lizette Venter
Spinning, weaving and felting with wool.

Claire Williamson Art
Scottish landscape and bird artist. Original paintings, greeting cards and linocut prints.

Elaine Wilson
is an abstract painter.

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