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June 2017

Flowers in Watercolour Masterclass

Sat 3 June, 9:30 am - Sun 4 June, 4:30 pm

This weekend workshop offers you a chance to work with one of Scotland’s foremost watercolour specialists in botanical subjects. Trained at Edinburgh College of Art in Drawing and Painting, including a period tutored by Elizabeth Blackadder, Jenny Matthews has been a professional artist for 30 years. She exhibits regularly in the Royal Watercolour Society in London, where she won an award in 2015, and in 2016 was nominated for an international watercolour prize ‘Marche d’Acqua’ in Italy. To see examples…

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Drawn to the Edge

Sat 10 June, 9:30 am - Sun 11 June, 4:30 pm

“Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.” D.H. Lawrence Cutting edge, water’s edge, gilt edged, edge of darkness, edgy, jagged edge are just some of the common phrases regularly used in conversation and yet the ‘edge’ is an underused area when creating. We usually work within the plane or surface of the paper or canvas, centred maybe, with little consideration given to the edge, however it offers us a rich area to explore. This…

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Two-day workshop in basketry for beginners, refreshers and improvers!

Sat 24 June, 9:00 am - Sun 25 June, 5:00 pm

A weekend workshop for people of all abilities which would like to learn this ancient craft or improve existing skills. It is also for people who have taken a basketry course before but would like to go over the basics again. Jane Wilkinson will tailor the course so that you work at your own pace and to the level which suits you. There will be staggered start times for groups of different abilities. Those who are new to basketry will…

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Make Space: Looking Inside – Summer school

Mon 26 June, 10:00 am - Thu 29 June, 4:30 pm

EXPLORING YOUR INDIVIDUAL CREATIVE ECOLOGY The creative process is an ecology that depends upon the full spectrum of our resources – Shaun Mc Niff Trust The Process (Shambhala, 1998) Habits allow us to not think about what we’re doing . . . giving us the illusion of ease. When we are under the illusion of ease, not thinking about what we’re doing. Breathing the same old way, moving the same old way, thinking the same old way we check out…

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July 2017

Tales of the unexpected!- Summer School

Mon 3 July - Fri 7 July

  This summer school is aimed at people of all levels of experience who wish to challenge their creative thinking, or who are at the very beginning of their creative journey, or who would welcome intense support for a specific project. While it is primarily textile and design based, the course will also appeal to artists or designers who work in other media, as a catalyst for developing ideas and extending their creative approaches. The course will focus on colour,…

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Summer School – Monotype – The Painted Print

Mon 10 July, 9:30 am - Fri 14 July, 4:30 pm
Tutor: Liz Myhill

This five day workshop offers an exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in the art of monotype printmaking, in other words making one-off pieces using printmaking techniques. It will cover key technical aspects, but importantly, will also focus on using these creatively. It will be suitable for complete newcomers to printmaking or those with some experience looking to broaden their range. While some previous artistic practice would be helpful, anyone who wishes a truly creative, enjoyable experience in a delightful environment is…

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August 2017

Developing a Studio Practice- Summer school

Mon 7 August - Fri 11 August

  This Summer school will allow each participating artist or designer to develop strategies in advancing their studio practice. Work will be developed individually. There will be emphasis in building a community invested in sharing and discussing ideas. Course objectives; making, group critiques, visual research, developing conceptual enquiry, understanding material interests and appropriateness to practice, presentation and installation ideas, influences, addressing goals and ambitions, professional practice, current thinking in art and design, and what makes a practice relevant and contemporary.…

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Shoreline – Mixed media workshop

Sat 12 August, 10:00 am - Sun 13 August, 4:00 pm

Lara Scouller’s drawings portray the natural world at its most beautiful and vulnerable – preferring to work directly from life Lara is able to respond intuitively to her surroundings. Scotland’s landscapes and coastlines have informed some of her most recent works, exploring the unique characteristics and natural riches of the East Neuk of Fife, the Isle of May and Shetland. Her experience of being ‘in’, as well as looking ‘at’ the landscape can be seen in her drawings of enigmatic…

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Two-day summer basketry for beginners and improvers

Sat 19 August, 9:30 am - Sun 20 August, 5:00 pm

This two-day Summer Basketry Course is for beginners and improvers. It will help you try your hand (or extend your skills) at making a round willow basket. At this time of year, however, you will also learn how to make a colourful, decorative rush plait and explore a technique for incorporating them into your basket. The rush is the soft Juncus rush grown in Norfolk especially for rush basketry. Rush weaving is an ancient craft and most rewarding to do – the ultimate technique for combining creativity, colour,…

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September 2017


Sat 16 September, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

C A R V E is a fun and unique class that turns wax to silver, let us show you how to CARVE a bespoke ring in jewellers wax in just two hours. With jewellery know-how from the CARVE team and a selection of tools you will be guided through this workshop to make a unique ring. We will then send it to be cast in solid silver (using the process of lost wax casting), professionally finish it in our Glasgow workshop…

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