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July 2017

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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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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June 2017

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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Shoreline – Mixed media workshop Postponed

Mon 19 June, 10:00 am - 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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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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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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May 2017

Lecture and workshop postponed until later in the year.

Sat 20 May - Sun 21 May

Jilli Blackwood- 2 day workshop & lecture will take place later this year.   https://www.jilliblackwood.com   About Jilli Blackwood Born in Scotland, Jilli Blackwood studied at ‘The Glasgow School of Art’ 1982-86. She specialised in embroidery and weave, graduating with a First Class BA Honours in Art and Design. Her fine art wall hangings can be found in many public, corporate, museum and private collections world wide. The diversity of textiles has enabled Blackwood to work on different projects. “Millennium…

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Making a ‘Haiku-Hoose’

Sat 6 May, 9:30 am - Sun 7 May, 4:30 pm

one whole day watched sky change from grey to blue – Gerry Loose (from the collection the deer path to my door)   This weekend workshop offers an opportunity for exploration of word, image, material and 3-dimensional structure. It is aimed at anyone who wishes to extend their practice, work in unfamiliar materials and challenge their creative processes. This is for you, whether you explore and express ideas through the visual arts, through making/crafting or through words. We will spend…

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April 2017

The Indoor Garden – still life painting

Sat 22 April, 10:00 am - Sun 23 April, 4:30 pm

This two-day workshop invites you to look afresh at the indoor garden as the subject for a large-scale work in either oil or acrylic paints. The studio set-up will emulate an outdoor environment with a collection of plants of varying species and dimensions, with vibrant colour and natural forms to inspire you. The workshop is designed to guide you through the complete process of making a still life painting using highly successful, professional techniques. It begins with an introduction to still…

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March 2017


Sat 25 March, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Rescheduled from January, this workshop is a great chance to try out several painting mediums. You will learn useful information and techniques that will help you and give you more confidence in your creative artwork. Whether you are a beginner, or would like to refresh and widen your existing knowledge, this short workshop is for you. Regardless of your level or ability there is much to learn about the technical aspects of artists’ paint. We are offering this three-hour workshop…

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