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July 2020


Wednesday 15th July

Best Dressed Ted Workshops 

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!

Sessions run between 10.30am - 12.30 pm & 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Booking details coming soon

Spaces are limited - booking essential

Saturday 11th July

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. 

Sessions run between 10.30am - 12.30 pm & 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm

February 2020

Friday 14th February

Mini Me Workshops

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill, Aberdeen

During this alternative Valentines Day workshop for 18 - 25 year olds, Elaine will guide you on a journey that will see you create a 'mini me' textile character of yourself, inspired by all that makes you wonderful and unique! During the workshop you'll also be supported in creating a quirky wee story tag to compliment your creation...what's not to love?!

*Workshop will involve a combination of cutting, sewing and gluing - suitable for anyone willing to give it a go! 

Book via eventbrite

Spaces are limited - booking essential


10.30am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 3.30pm


January 2020


Friday 31st January 6.30pm -10pm

'Inside Out' Mask Making Workshop

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill, Aberdeen

Drop in to this reflective, playful workshop and create a mask that represents your unique and wonderful inner self at Aberdeen Art Gallery's lively event for adults aged 18 and over -  Gallery Late: Tonic.  With a variety of different activities throughout the evening, providing sociable, fun, interactive experiences that explore the concept that art is good for you, it's an event not to be missed!

July/August 2019

Various Dates Throughout July & August

Puppet Making Workshops

Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Ship Row, Aberdeen

Elaine will guide you through the processes involved in creating a variety of playful puppets and set designs during the following family friendly workshops:

 Wednesday 17th July 10.30am - 12 noon

Pom Pom Marionette Puppets -  spaces are limited - booking essential

Wednesday 31st July 10.30am - 12.30pm

Portable Puppet Theatres - spaces are limited -  booking essential

Wednesday 24th July & Wednesday 7th August 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 3.30pm 

Puppet Making Crafts - drop in sessions - FREE!!!

June 2019

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th 

Puppet Extravaganza  & Colourful Characters Workshops

The Anatomy Rooms, Shoe Lane, Aberdeen

Join Elaine in one of the following FREE family friendly workshops  as part of this years Look Again Festival:

  Saturday 15th from 10am - 12 noon and Sunday 16th from 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Puppet Extravaganza Workshop

Puppet Extravaganza Workshop

Sunday 16th from 10.30 - 12.30

Colourful Characters Workshop

To view the full Look Again Festival Guide please click here

Saturday 15th (12 noon - Late)

Open House Weekender

The Anatomy Rooms, Shoe Lane, Aberdeen

Elaine, along with a number of fellow residents @ All in Ideas - The Anatomy Rooms will be opening her studio on Saturday 15th from 12 noon - 4pm as part of The Look Again Festival. As well as demonstrating some of the processes she uses during her practice, she'll also have a variety of one off quirky characters for sale!

From 6pm the Project Room will be open to all for drinks and music - BYOB!


December 2018


Saturday 8th (12 noon - 5pm) & (6.30pm - 10.30pm)

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. At 6.30pm the residents' Exhibition Opening and Christmas party will begin - BYOB! 

November/December 2018

Thursday 29th Nov (5pm - 8pm) Friday 30th Nov (10am - 5.30pm) Saturday 1st Dec (10am - 5.30pm) Sunday 2nd Dec (10am - 5pm)

Etsy Made Local Market 

St Nicholas Centre, Aberdeen

Elaine will be selling a variety of quirky textile characters, homewares and accessories alongside a selection of local artists, designers and makers in the old H&M unit in the St Nicholas Centre. 


March 2018

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.


December 2017

Friday 1st - Thursday 21st

Smile - A solo Exhibition of New Work

Seventeen, Aberdeen

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

Seventeen, Aberdeen

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.

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