Afternoon events, Visual art, Workshops

26 events

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Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

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

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 9 Nov

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

Sun 14 Dec

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

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 15 Nov

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Sat 13 Dec

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Adult Art Afternoons

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

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 287 3050

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0141 287 3050

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0141 287 3050

…and 3 more dates until 7 Dec

Watercolour Art Classes

Informal class in watercolour techniques for beginners to advanced students.

Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Nov

£5.50 / 0131 447 4520

Mon 10 Nov

£5.50 / 0131 447 4520

Mon 17 Nov

£5.50 / 0131 447 4520

…and 4 more dates until 15 Dec

Glass Jewellery Workshop

Learn how to make glass jewellery, from cutting to fusing, with Kimberley Armstrong. Weekday classes are also available, upon request.

Barras Art & Design Centre, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

£35 / 07738 511490

Sun 2 Nov

£35 / 07738 511490

Sat 8 Nov

£35 / 07738 511490

…and 7 more dates until 30 Nov back to top

Architectural Photography

Graham Quinn leads this workshop in architectural photography.

The National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01529 308710

Art Cart Adventures

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

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01382 909900

Part of Discovery Film Festival.

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01382 909900

Part of Discovery Film Festival.

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 01382 909900

Part of Discovery Film Festival.

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 01382 909900

Part of Discovery Film Festival.

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 2 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Art Maker Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

The Art of Sketching with Leo du Feu

A five-week course in sketching, in the beautiful surroundings of Rosslyn Chapel.

Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Mar 2015

£30 per session (£5; Students £15) / 0131 440 2159

Please note: this course runs 2–30 March 2015.

Mon 9 Mar 2015

£30 per session (£5; Students £15) / 0131 440 2159

Please note: this course runs 2–30 March 2015.

Mon 16 Mar 2015

£30 per session (£5; Students £15) / 0131 440 2159

Please note: this course runs 2–30 March 2015.

…and 2 more dates until 30 Mar 2015

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 16 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Bags of Art Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh
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Christmas Papercraft Workshop

A Christmas workshop in making stuff with paper. Booking is essential.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Thu 13 Nov

£15 / 01256 478670

Contemporary Embellishment for Fashion

Explore embellishment techniques for fashion.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Nov

Clore Education Centre

£90 Booking essential (£85) / 0131 624 6200

Wed 12 Nov

Clore Education Centre

£90 Booking essential (£85) / 0131 624 6200

Wed 19 Nov

Clore Education Centre

£90 Booking essential (£85) / 0131 624 6200

Wed 26 Nov

Clore Education Centre

£90 Booking essential (£85) / 0131 624 6200

Crafternoon Cabaret Club: Greenhorn 2014

Create your own film character finger puppet and re-enact scenes from your favourite movies: Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, or if you're a real overachiever, All the President's Men.

The Great Northern Railway Tavern, London N8

Sun 16 Nov

£10 / 0208 127 6632

Part of Greenhorn Short Film Festival.

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 1 Nov

£36 for 6 week session (£30) / 0300 300 1210

Sat 8 Nov

£36 for 6 week session (£30) / 0300 300 1210

Sat 15 Nov

£36 for 6 week session (£30) / 0300 300 1210

…and 2 more dates until 29 Nov

Drop-in Life Drawing in Dulwich

Drop-in life drawing sessions with one model and one pose.

The Old Scout Hut, London SE22

Wed 5 Nov

£12 / 0770 4450 169

Fri 7 Nov

£12 / 0770 4450 169

Wed 12 Nov

£12 / 0770 4450 169

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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 20 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Fri 21 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Fri 12 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts Christmas Open Studios

The craft centre offers an open studio on Friday evening and taster workshops throughout Saturday.

Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts Centre

Fri 14 Nov

Free on Friday, £7.50 on Saturday / 0131 225 5248

Sat 15 Nov

Free on Friday, £7.50 on Saturday / 0131 225 5248

Generation by Night

Early evening talks, demonstrations, hands-on art-making sessions, live music and other creative responses to the Generation art programme.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

An artist's talk from Ross Sinclair and a site-specific DJ set from Loops Haunt. Part of Generation.

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Julie Roberts talks about how institutional constraints on the female body affect her work. Part of Generation.

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Ciara Phillips, Claire Barclay and Kate Davis discuss their work. Part of Generation.

Introduction to Bookbinding

A ten-week introductory course in the basics of bookbinding.

Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts Centre

Sat 1 Nov

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: This course runs 6 Sep–15 Nov, 2014, with no session on Sat 11 Oct.

Sat 8 Nov

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: This course runs 6 Sep–15 Nov, 2014, with no session on Sat 11 Oct.

Sat 15 Nov

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: This course runs 6 Sep–15 Nov, 2014, with no session on Sat 11 Oct.

Introduction to Printmaking

A ten-week course providing you with a wide range of practice in various forms of contemporary printmaking.

Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts Centre

Sat 1 Nov

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: This course runs 6 Sep–15 Nov 2014.

Sat 8 Nov

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: This course runs 6 Sep–15 Nov 2014.

Sat 15 Nov

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: This course runs 6 Sep–15 Nov 2014.

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Japanese New Year Calligraphy Class

Learn Japanese calligraphy as you take part in the Japanese tradition of writing resolutions on a sheet of paper for the New Year.

Chisou Restaurant, London SW3

Sat 15 Nov

£35 / 020 7581 5257

Life Drawing Extended

Tessa Asquith-Lamb shows you how to use previously made life studies as a basis for a new object.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Nov

Clore Education Centre

£15 Booking essential (£34) / 0131 624 6200

Marcia Farquhar: Day of the Dead doll making workshop

A doll-making workshop inspired by the Mexica Dia de Muertos holiday, from the artist whose Larger Than Life exhibition is running concurrently at the gallery.

Grand Union, Birmingham

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0121 643 9079

Merlin Ramos Artist Talk & Workshop

Talk and workshop with exhibiting artist Merlin Ramos, whose exhibition Processed Space is running concurrently at the gallery.

Lacey Contemporary, London W11

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0207 313 9068

Mosaic Workshop: Snowflake Pot Stand

A workshop in mosaic techniques for all experience levels. Materials are provided, although you're welcome to bring your own.

Remade in Edinburgh

Sun 9 Nov

£26 (£21) / 0131 261 5904