Afternoon events, Visual art, Workshops

21 events

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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

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Bags of Art

Collect a bag of art activities from the art station, and you and your family can explore the gallery with its help and make your own art. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 18 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Reading Photography: A Guide to Understanding Photographs

Learn how to read, analyse and talk about photographs, utilising photography terminology and theory.

Stills, Edinburgh

Sun 4 May

£49 (£39) for four weeks / 0131 622 6200

Please note: This course runs 4–25 May 2014.

Sun 11 May

£49 (£39) for four weeks / 0131 622 6200

Please note: This course runs 4–25 May 2014.

Sun 18 May

£49 (£39) for four weeks / 0131 622 6200

Please note: This course runs 4–25 May 2014.

…and 5 more dates until 20 Jul

Art Cart Adventures

Create badges and coloured spectacles in response to the exhibitions on show.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 31 May

Free / 01382 909900

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Beginning Botanical Illustration

Introductory classes in botanical illustration. Develop your drawing skills, learn the different techniques of watercolour and pen and ink, and create work inspired by material from the garden. Booking is essential.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

£99 (members £89.10) for ten weeks / 0131 248 2909

Please note: This course runs 22 Apr–24 Jun 2014.

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Tue 6 May

£99 (members £89.10) for ten weeks / 0131 248 2909

Please note: This course runs 22 Apr–24 Jun 2014.

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Tue 13 May

£99 (members £89.10) for ten weeks / 0131 248 2909

Please note: This course runs 22 Apr–24 Jun 2014.

  • 14:00 – 16:30
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Botanical Illustration: Intermediate to Advanced

A course for botanical illustrators who've already achieved a foundation level of skills. Students work at their own pace, having access to the RBGE's collection and the expertise of the tutor. Booking is essential.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

£110 (members £99) for ten weeks / 0131 248 2937

Please note: This course runs 22 Apr–25 Jun 2014.

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Wed 30 Apr

£110 (members £99) for ten weeks / 0131 248 2937

Please note: This course runs 22 Apr–25 Jun 2014.

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Tue 6 May

£110 (members £99) for ten weeks / 0131 248 2937

Please note: This course runs 22 Apr–25 Jun 2014.

  • 14:00 – 16:30
…and 15 more dates until 25 Jun

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.

  • 13:00 – 15:00

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.

  • 13:00 – 15:00

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.

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 7 more dates until 26 Jun

Intermediate Drawing & Painting

If you've already got some experience of drawing or painting, this course helps you develop your skills. Explore more advanced methods of creating work in the media or genre you find interesting, and study some artists and art movements relevant to your work.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Sun 27 Apr

£85 for eight weeks / 0141 353 4776

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

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Sun 4 May

£85 for eight weeks / 0141 353 4776

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

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Sun 11 May

£85 for eight weeks / 0141 353 4776

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

  • 14:30 – 16:30
…and 5 more dates until 22 Jun

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

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 Art Afternoons

Free classes to help you unleash your inner art beast. Booking is essential.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 30 more dates until 7 Dec

Adult Arts Club

A chance to let your inner artist shine, with a different art project to tackle each time. Ages 16+.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0141 287 3050

Today, decorate the street with chalk spray paint. Inside, create an artwork to contribute to Atelier Public #2.

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Arne and Carlos Knitting Workshop

Champion knitters Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison demonstrate some of their patterns and offer yarn-related advice generally.

Kirkwall and St Ola Community Centre

Sat 21 Jun

£8 / 01856 873354

Part of St Magnus Festival.

  • 15:30 – 18:30

Stromness Academy

Sun 22 Jun

Upper Library

£8 / 01856 850660

Part of St Magnus Festival.

  • 15:30

Art Maker

Art Cart has had a makeover and is now Art Maker! Drop in to the gallery and make your own masterpiece using materials provided. Go four times and you can earn a badge. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 4 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Creative Art Classes

Workshops for teenagers in all sorts of visual art disciplines, from t-shirt printing to pottery. Materials are included, and participants may use the classes as a space to work on an independent project. Ages 11–16.

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Sat 26 Apr

£36 for six weeks (£30) / 0300 300 1210

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 3 May

£36 for six weeks (£30) / 0300 300 1210

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 10 May

£36 for six weeks (£30) / 0300 300 1210

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 6 more dates until 21 Jun back to top

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Burlesque art class with a relaxed atmosphere, music, drinks and interesting models.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 11 May

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 8 Jun

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 13 Jul

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 5 more dates until 14 Dec

Easel Sketching in the Gallery

If you feel inspired enough by the masterpieces in the gallery to try your hand at a bit of sketching, come along for a session led by artist Damian Callan. There's a different subject each month, and sometimes a live model.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Thu 1 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

A session inspired by the Titian exhibition, using a costumed figure.

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 3 more dates until 16 May

Looking Through Their Eyes

Learn how to depict nature in the style of Scottish artists: Victoria Crowe, Elizabeth Blackadder, Barbara Rae, David Michie and Duncan Shanks. Booking is essential.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

£70 (members £63) for five weeks / 0131 248 2909

Please note: This course runs 24 Apr–22 May 2014.

  • 13:00 – 16:30

Thu 1 May

£70 (members £63) for five weeks / 0131 248 2909

Please note: This course runs 24 Apr–22 May 2014.

  • 13:00 – 16:30

Thu 8 May

£70 (members £63) for five weeks / 0131 248 2909

Please note: This course runs 24 Apr–22 May 2014.

  • 13:00 – 16:30
…and 2 more dates until 22 May

Margaret Morris Movement Dance Workshop

A workshop in moving around the dance space, based on techniques created by the great dancer and choreographer Margaret Morris. Suitable for older audiences including care homes, community groups and people with dementia. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 15 May

Free / 0131 624 6560

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Paint! Paint! Paint!

Help to complete a giant seascape mural in this painting workshop.

Crail Community Hall

Sat 28 Jun

Free (but ticketed) / 01333 451 206

  • 15:15 – 16:00

Women in The Fringe II

The Art of Storytelling',Workshop 3pm-6pm by donation, Lesley O'Brien invites visual artists and creative writers to enjoy the stories and make their own creations in whatever medium desired, please bring own pens, pencils, chalk, paints, paper etc.

Carlton Studios, Glasgow

Sat 24 May

Free Donation expected / 0141 429 5723

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 15:00 – 18:00