Afternoon events, Visual art, Workshops

26 events

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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 21 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires

Visual art, poetry, performance and hair-cutting in this multi-disciplinary event.

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Sep

Pay what you can

Guided tour for blind visitors.

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Mon 22 Sep

£4–£5

Writing and performance workshop with Andra Simons

  • 13:00 – 16:30

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 7 more dates until 29 Sep

Adult Art Afternoons

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

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 9 more dates until 7 Dec

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 5 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

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.

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The Big Draw - American Impressionism

An artmaking session inspired by the American Impressionists.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 13:30 – 16:30

Bookbinding Class – Japanese Stab Binding

Learn about this simple but pretty bookbinding technique at a taster class suitable for beginners. Booking is essential.

Remade in Edinburgh

Sun 12 Oct

£26 (£21) / 0131 261 5904

  • 15:30 – 18:30

Cartoon Workshop with James Devlin

Workshop with Glasgow-based comic book artist and writer James Devlin, who has worked on (among other titles) Supergirl, Testament, School of the Damned, Vietnam Zombie Holocaust and who is currently writing and drawing Dark Ascension.

The Sunart Centre/Arainn Shuaineirt, Acharacle

Sat 27 Sep

Entry with Day Ticket / 01397 709228

Part of Three Lochs Book and Art Festival.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

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

  • 13:30 – 16:30

Wed 12 Nov

Clore Education Centre

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

  • 13:30 – 16:30

Wed 19 Nov

Clore Education Centre

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

  • 13:30 – 16:30

Wed 26 Nov

Clore Education Centre

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

  • 13:30 – 16:30

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 20 Sep

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

  • 14:00

Sat 27 Sep

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

  • 14:00

Sat 4 Oct

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

  • 14:00
…and 6 more dates until 29 Nov back to top

Curtain Making Workshop

A workshop that teaches you window measuring; how to calculate fabric quantities, attach linings and heading tapes; and how to hem and arrange pleats? This means curtains for you. Booking is essential.

Remade in Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£22 (£18) / 0131 261 5904

10% early bird booking discount until Sun 5 October with booking code EB10.

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

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

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 12 Oct

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 9 Nov

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 14 Dec

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

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

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 4 more dates until 12 Dec

Gallery's Workshop: Storybook Creations

Create your own illustrated storybook using different art and craft materials, in this workshop for kids inspired by the screening of A Little Princess. Booking is essential.

Kirkcaldy Galleries

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 01592 583302

Ages 5–10. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. Part of Kirkcaldy Film Festival.

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Generation by Night

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

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 Oct

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Graham Fagen discusses his charmingly titled 1998 installation Peek-a-Jobby, and there's a DJ set from A La Fu Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

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.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

  • 17:00 – 19:00
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Inspired by Dutch Still Life

An art-making session suited to people living in care homes or suffering from dementia.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 6 Oct

Free but booking required / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Tue 7 Oct

Free but booking required / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Wed 8 Oct

Free but booking required / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 10 Oct

Introduction to Bookbinding

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

Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts Centre

Sat 20 Sep

£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 27 Sep

£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 4 Oct

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

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

…and 5 more dates until 15 Nov

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 20 Sep

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

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

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Sat 27 Sep

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

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

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Sat 4 Oct

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

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

  • 14:00 – 16:30
…and 5 more dates until 15 Nov

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

Kate Brett and Dorothy MacPhee: Book Marbling Workshop

Kate Brett and Dorothy MacPhee of Payhembury Marbled Papers introduce you to the arcane techniques involved in making beautiful marbled paper for bookbinding.

The Sunart Centre/Arainn Shuaineirt, Acharacle

Sat 27 Sep

Entry by Day Ticket / 01397 709228

Part of Three Lochs Book and Art Festival.

  • 13:00 – 14:00
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Leather Jewellery Workshop

A three-hour workshop in which you punch, stitch and rivet re-purposed leather into wearable art (otherwise known as jewellery).

Remade in Edinburgh

Sun 28 Sep

£22 (£18) / 0131 261 5904

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

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Make and Mend Upcycling Course

A five-week course that takes discarded materials and turns them into a useful and beautiful object for your home using a variety of craft techniques.

Craigroyston High School, Edinburgh

Thu 25 Sep

£26 for five-week term (£14–£15) / 0131 477 7801

Thu 2 Oct

£26 for five-week term (£14–£15) / 0131 477 7801

Thu 9 Oct

£26 for five-week term (£14–£15) / 0131 477 7801

…and 2 more dates until 23 Oct

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

  • 12:00 – 15:00

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 18 Oct

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 15 Nov

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 13 Dec

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

  • 14:00 – 16:00