Elaine has been involved in many different events - from showcasing her work through exhibitions, open studio events and maker fairs to................
Here are just some of the past events Elaine has been involved in...
Best Dressed Ted Workshops
Wednesday 15th July 2020
Aberdeen Art Gallery Schoolhill, Aberdeen
Join Elaine to create a fabulous outfit for your favourite teddy or doll during this fun, creative workshop for 4 - 12 year olds. Inspired by the Zandra Rhodes Exhibition running in the Gallery, your teddy/doll/soft toy is sure to leave the Gallery looking super stylish!
Saturday 11th July 2020
Fabulous Fish - Maritime Mobile Workshops
Aberdeen Maritime Museum Ship Row, Aberdeen
Create a colourful sea inspired mobile to add a little maritime magic to any indoor space during this FREE family friendly drop in workshop for 4-12 year olds.
Mini Me Workshops
Elaine guided participants through the process of creating 'mini me' textile characters inspired by the fabulous unique qualities held by everyone of us during this creative Alternative Valentines's Day workshop at Aberdeen Art Gallery
'Inside Out' Mask Making Workshop
As part of Tonic - Aberdeen Art Gallery's lively after hours event for over 18's, Elaine's reflective, playful workshop encouraging participants to make masks that represented their unique and wonderful inner selves was one of many interactive experiences on offer at the event aimed at exploring the concept that art is good for us.
Puppet Making Workshops
Elaine supported children to create a variety of playful puppets and set designs during these creative family friendly workshops at Aberdeen Maritime Museum
As part of Aberdeen's Look Again Festival,
Elaine supported children and families to create an array of playful puppets and colourful characters during a number of creative, family friendly events.
Open House Weekender
Elaine had a variety of one off quirky characters for sale and demonstrated some of the processes and techniques she uses to create her work to visitors during this open studios event as part of Aberdeen's Look Again Festival.
Christmas at The Anatomy Rooms
The Anatomy Rooms, Shoe Lane, Aberdeen
Elaine will be one of six residents opening her studio from 12 - 5pm during this free festive event within the Anatomy Rooms. Unique wares will be for sale from the residents' stall plus a number of local artists/designers/makers stalls and a range of delicious festive refreshments will be on offer
throughout the day.
Etsy Made Local Markets
Elaine has taken part in Etsy Made Local Markets, selling a variety of quirky textile characters, homewares and accessories alongside a selection of talented local artists, designers and makers in Aberdeen.
'Marvellous Monsters' Workshops
supporting primary school pupils to experiment with a variety of recycled and found materials to create 'Marvellous Monsters' of all shapes and sizes, Elaine has worked across a number of schools as part of Aberdeen City Council's Arts Across Learning Festival.
Monday 5th - Wednesday 14th
'Marvellous Monsters' Workshops
Arts Across Learning Festival, Aberdeen
Elaine and her stripy, long limbed assistant Yogi Bunny will be supporting children and their adults to experiment with a variety of recycled and found materials, creating 'Marvellous Monsters' of all shapes and sizes! The workshops will be running in different schools across Aberdeen as part of Aberdeen City Council's Arts Across Learning Festival, 2018.
Friday 1st - Thursday 21st
Smile - A solo Exhibition of New Work
Working from drawings by local children of people and places that make them smile as inspiration, this unique exhibition of whimsical textile characters, quirky, sculptural forms and vibrant, colourful installations creates a playful space which is sure to make viewers of all ages SMILE!
Saturday 2nd (Time TBC)
Character Making Workshop
Elaine will host a drop in collage character making workshop for all ages in conjunction with the opening of Smile
Saturday 9th (11am - 1.30pm)
Drop In Family Craft Workshop
Woodend Barn, Banchory
Elaine will lead a drop in penguin themed craft session for all ages inspired by the movie "Happy Feet" which will be screened after the session
Thursday 7th (6pm-9pm), Friday 8th - Sunday 10th (10am - 6pm)
HAAN Christmas Design Market
Marischal College, Aberdeen
Elaine will be selling her wares alongside a selection of local and national designers and makers housed in a heated marquee within the quadrangle of Marischal College.