Morning events, Visual art, Workshops

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Saturday Life Drawing Class

Artist Graham Flack leads this drawing workshop; learn how others have portrayed the human figure, and then practise drawing from a life model yourself. Materials are supplied; suitable for all levels of experience. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 17 May

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Expressive Oil Painting

Learn the basics of oil painting with Derek McGuire.

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Sat 3 May

£40 (£37) / 01506 777666

  • 10:00 – 16:00

iPhone Photography Workshop

Workshop that will help you get the most from your iPhone photos and apps.

The Scaramouche, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

£35 including coffee & lunch / 0141 353 2342

  • 10:00 – 13:30

Sat 3 May

£35 including coffee & lunch / 0141 353 2342

  • 10:00 – 13:30

Sat 10 May

£35 including coffee & lunch / 0141 353 2342

  • 10:00 – 13:30
…and 3 more dates until 31 May

Art Weekend – Painting & Drawing

Friendly art workshop with tutor Ewen Duncan, teaching drawing, water colour and oil painting. Materials, lunch and refreshments provided.

art4you Scotland Studio, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01360 449101

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 31 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01360 449101

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 28 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01360 449101

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 3 more dates until 27 Sep

Bassanio – Creative Box Making

Learn how to make a series of nesting boxes using book boards and decorative paper in this intensive one-day course.

Owl & Lion, Edinburgh

Sun 25 May

£100 / 0131 221 0818

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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Burrell for Blokes

Practical, hands-on art workshops aimed at older men. All tools and materials provided. Booking is essential.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

This session takes inspiration from the Ming vase exhibition, with the chance to create a ceramic vase.

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Celtic Lino Cutting

Artist and printmaker Sarah Gittins leads this two-day workshop in exploring Celtic imagery for the purposes of linocut. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

Clore Education Centre

£60 (£55) for two days / 0131 624 6560

Part of Tradfest.

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Wed 30 Apr

Clore Education Centre

£60 (£55) for two days / 0131 624 6560

Part of Tradfest.

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Creative Collagraphs

Create monoprints with guidance from artist Michael Craik, taking inspiration from the rather spectacular Lauriston Castle surrounds.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Sun 4 May

£20 / 0131 228 1155

Digital Engraving

Learn how to engrave and cut designs into a wide range of printing surfaces.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 31 May

£85 (£65) / 01382 909900

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 1 Jun

£85 (£65) / 01382 909900

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Digital SLR Camera Training

Weekend workshop in getting the most out of your digital SLR camera, with a blend of technical tuition, demonstration, practical assignments and group discussion.

Stills, Edinburgh

Sat 31 May

£175 (£155) for the weekend / 0131 622 6200

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 1 Jun

£175 (£155) for the weekend / 0131 622 6200

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

£175 (£155) for the weekend / 0131 622 6200

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

£175 (£155) for the weekend / 0131 622 6200

  • 11:00 – 17:00
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Drawing and Painting Studio

An 12-week course enabling you to build your skills in oils, watercolour or acrylics. You can take either morning or afternoon sessions (half day), or book both (full day). With tutor Michael Durning of the Paisley Arts Institute. Booking is essential.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

half day £110 or full day £200 per term / 0141 353 4776

Please note: These courses run 24 Apr–26 Jun 2014.

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Thu 1 May

half day £110 or full day £200 per term / 0141 353 4776

Please note: These courses run 24 Apr–26 Jun 2014.

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Thu 8 May

half day £110 or full day £200 per term / 0141 353 4776

Please note: These courses run 24 Apr–26 Jun 2014.

  • 10:00 – 12:00
…and 7 more dates until 26 Jun

Early Photography Morning

The early photographer catches the morning dew, which makes photos instantly more arty than just a normal flower. Booking is essential.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Sat 26 Apr

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Sat 24 May

Free with normal garden entry / 0845 260 9000

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Introduction to Drawing and Painting

A course designed to help you develop basic skills in drawing and painting, such as line, scale, proportion and colour. Materials and equipment are provided.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Thu 1 May

£85 for eight weeks / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 27 Apr–22 Jun 2014.

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Thu 8 May

£85 for eight weeks / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 27 Apr–22 Jun 2014.

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Thu 15 May

£85 for eight weeks / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 27 Apr–22 Jun 2014.

  • 12:00 – 14:00
…and 5 more dates until 19 Jun

Introduction to Water-Based Screenprinting

Use anything from photocopied images or text to your own drawings to screenprint onto paper. You can also layer up different colours, to gorgeous effect, and use light sensitive stencils to add detail. Booking is essential.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Sat 21 Jun

£160 (£110) for two days / 0131 557 2479

Sun 22 Jun

£160 (£110) for two days / 0131 557 2479

Intuitive Collaborative Painting – Conversations in Paint

A workshop in collaborative painting with a partner or group, designed to help unlock your creativity.

West George College, Glasgow

Sat 10 May

£135 / 0141 237 1990

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 11 May

£135 / 0141 237 1990

  • 10:00 – 16:30
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Intuitive Painting Pathways

A two-day painting workshop helping you to go deeper into your own creative process.

West George College, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

£135 / 0141 237 1990

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 27 Apr

£135 / 0141 237 1990

  • 10:00 – 16:30

The Photographic Portrait Explored

Photographer and teacher Robin Gillanders demonstrates and talks about what makes a great portrait. Participants can bring up to five portraits they have taken, for discussion. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

£30 (£25) / 0131 624 6560

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Saturday Stop

Creative activities for kids, inspired by the latest exhibition.

Impressions Gallery, Bradford

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0845 051 5882

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sat 3 May

Free / 0845 051 5882

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sat 10 May

Free / 0845 051 5882

  • 10:30 – 16:00
…and 6 more dates until 21 Jun

Textiles Course Inspired by Louise Bourgeois

Artist Lindsey Hamilton leads this two-day workshop in textiles, inspired by the exhibition Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets at Modern One. Learn to dye and stitch textiles so you can create your own cloth memory book. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Clore Education Centre

£60 (£55) for two days / 0131 624 6560

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Fri 25 Apr

Clore Education Centre

£60 (£55) for two days / 0131 624 6560

  • 10:30 – 16:00

UCL Festival of the Arts

Open day, workshops, talks and more showing what's on offer at the UCL.

University College London, WC1E

Tue 27 May

Free / 020 7679 2540

  • 12:00 – 21:00

Wed 28 May

Free / 020 7679 2540

  • 12:00 – 21:00

Thu 29 May

Free / 020 7679 2540

  • 12:00 – 21:00

Fri 30 May

Free / 020 7679 2540

  • 12:00 – 21:00
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Adult Sketching Day with the RSPB

Take inspiration from the ecology and landscape as Scottish artist Leo du Feu teaches you how to sketch your surroundings. Booking is essential.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sun 18 May

£30 (RSPB members £20) / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 16:00

The Body Hotel – Taster Session

A taster session before the full-length Body Hotel movement course, in which professionals can move and discover through creative means. No experience necessary. Booking is essential.

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Sat 10 May

Studio G25

£60 (£50) / 07787 034072

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Bookbinding: Orpheus & Eurydice – Lover's Pair

Learn how to case bind with leather, which means the cover is made separately and then attached to the text block. All the tips, tricks and necessary tools are provided for you to make two fancypants handbound books.

Owl & Lion, Edinburgh

Sun 8 Jun

£150 / 0131 221 0818

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Books in Focus

The Galleries' Books in Focus sessions are in-depth looks at famous artists' books and the people who made them. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

This session focuses on books by Wassily Kandinsky, examining original copies of Die Blaue Reiter and Klänge.

  • 11:30 – 12:30

Britain from Above: Creative Saturdays

Get some inspiration from the Britain from Above: Scotland's Industrial Might exhibition before creating an art project, with a different project each time. Bring a packed lunch. Booking is essential.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0141 276 5360

Today get out and about in Glasgow to learn more about composition, line and form in this digital photography workshop with photographer Mary Freeman.

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