John Muir Day 2015 Workshops

Celebrating John Muir’s passion for the outdoors to mark John Muir’s birthday there will be a range of events taking place across East Lothian.

This is UN Year of Light and is also International Year of Soil, which offers a unique opportunity for North Light Arts to collaborate with Dunbar Science Festival, and Zero Waste Dunbar to explore the theme of light and soil. Light is important as it helps plants undergo photosynthesis and is needed to warm the earth. Soils are essential to our ecosystems, playing a key role in the carbon cycle, storing and filtering water, and improving resilience to floods and droughts.

Events will include:

The New Thing: Talking Dirty – Soil| 7pm – 9pm, 15 April | Dunbar Town House | Free
 This will be the second in a series of informal gatherings each with it’s own theme to lead the conversation, discussions, talks and presentations. This particular event will explore the theme of soil and John Muir Artist in Residence Natalie Taylor will introduce her work and her residency’s aims to inform the conversation. Click here to book

Bukashi Composting Workshop | 2-4pm Saturday 18 April | Dunbar Town House | Free
North Light Arts artist in residence Natalie Taylor is planning on making her own soil, using Japanese Bukashi (fermenting) methods. Come and learn about this new composting technique, and make a special composting bin for inside and outside the home, in this fun interactive family workshop.  Click here to book

Light in Art & Photography | 7pm, Saturday 18 April | Dunbar Town House | Tickets £4 per person
Art historian Ola Wojtkiewicz will deliver an informative talk exploring how artists throughout history have used light in their work. This talk will link to the Dunbar Sci-Fest exhibition by Hugh Turvey. Click here to book 

Light Box | 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm, Sunday 19 April | Dunbar Town House | £5 per family or £3.50 per person
Photographer Kenny Bean will lead two fun family workshops. Participants will collect plant-based material to create close up imagery using macro digital cameras and you will be shown how to edit images using simple computer software and you can get really creative overlaying and blending.








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