Some of our tutors – past and present

Stained glass fish

Anne E. Ferguson graduated in Printed Textiles from Glasgow School of Art, where she subsequently taught for over 20 years. Colour and pattern have been key elements in her textile work throughout her teaching career and design practice.  Several related paths have been explored throughout that time and Anne has been working in stained glass since 2003, running glass workshops all over Scotland, including Orkney and the Western Isles.


Bob McGilvray was until just recently a lecturer in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee (retiring after 40 years in 2014) and has exhibited throughout Great Britain and in Ireland and Europe. He is a regular exhibitor in national group exhibitions, RSA, RGI (awarded the Gary Gilday prize for abstract work 2013) and SSA. He is also a consultant and author on Public Art and Design and has lectured at conference throughout Britain and in Northern Ireland, Scandinavia and the USA.

Bob McGilvray’s painting practice is concerned with memory and response with particular reference to the differing light, colour, climate and atmosphere of both the East and West coasts of Scotland.

Cardboard sculptor, illustrator and puppeteer. Charlotte runs a variety of workshops in cardboard sculpture for young adults and children as well teaching a course for adults in exploring creativity and understanding the philosophy behind it.


Claire Heminsley is a textile designer and illustrator working under the name Incahoots.  A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, she has taught in higher and further education part time, for many years. Drawing and the design process are at the core of both her creative and teaching practice

Fraser Taylor

Fraser Taylor is an interdisciplinary visual artist who lives and works in Glasgow.Taylor’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, New York, Chicago, San Franciso, London, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, Sydney.

Since 1983, Taylor has lectured at leading fine art and design institutions of higher learning.

He has been an integral part of our summer school programme since 2016.

Lino cut workshop

Jenni Douglas works from her studio in the Borders, where she runs ‘A Pair of Blue Eyes’ and also works as a professional photographer.  Jenni grew up in the Canongate area of Edinburgh and the old town continues to be a main inspiration for her linocut, illustration and screen print designs.  Jenni has been teaching printmaking for three years and and her work has been exhibited throughout the UK.

Originally trained in Embroidered and Woven Textiles at Glasgow School of Art and MA Embroidery at the Royal College of Art; Kim is a full time lecturer in Textiles and Art & Design at Edinburgh College and has 20 years’ experience of delivering a wide range of workshops and classes. She is an exhibiting member of EDGE textile artists Scotland and also is an assessor/verifier for the Edinburgh Design School.

Lynsey is a visual artist, specialising in painting and with particular interests in colour, nature, healing and spirituality. Her work explores the potential for ‘healing’, or making whole, through the creation of her paintings, the energy that is poured into them and the subsequent viewing experience of the finished pieces.

Rachels pop up

Fifteen years of teaching and exhibiting bookart around the world has made Rachel Hazell very excited about folding origami boats, how to bind a book with no thread and when to blow the budget on stationery. PaperLove the world’s first all-paper e-course launched this year to International acclaim.

Photo of Sheila Mortlock

Artist in stitched textiles offering tutoring  and mentoring to groups. Since the opening of Off the Rails Arthouse Sheila has been teaching City & Guilds Creative Technique classes.