City Art Centre
- Telephone 0131 529 3993
- Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm.
- Website www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk
Aside from being home to one of the finest collections of Scottish art in the UK, Edinburgh’s City Arts Centre behind Waverley Station hosts some of the best international touring exhibitions across fine art, photography and design. The Arts Café offers a great children’s menu alongside some classic burger and vegetarian options.
There are 10 events at this location
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Celebrate only four days til Christmas with a spot of festive art by creating some Christmas pictures inspired by Walter Geikie's pastoral scenes. Perfect if you haven't quite finished shopping.
A visual celebration of Leith and its heritage, featuring works chosen by local people and created by them.
Create a Caricature
An arty class where you can have a look at some of Edinburgh's most famous faces, then take inspiration from well-known caricaturist Walter Geikie and draw some of your own.
Curator's Tour: Walter Geikie
Learn more about Geikie's drawings, etchings and paintings from expert Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art. Booking is essential.
Exploring The Lion King
Interactive exhibition in which you can explore the remarkable designs created by Julie Taymor and her team for the stage version of Disney's The Lion King.
How to Draw Animals
Learn how to draw animals just like in The Lion King.
The Sky's the Limit
Create a colourful landscape collage, inspired by The Lion King.
There are a range of craft materials around for kids to create their own headpiece, inspired by The Lion King.
Paintings, drawings and prints from the deaf artist (1795–1837).
Walter Geikie (1795–1837)
Helen Smailes, Senior Curator of British Art at the Scottish National Gallery, gives this lecture on the life of Geikie and takes an in-depth look at some of the drawings, etchings and paintings in the exhibition Walter Geikie (1795–1837): An Artist of Character. Booking is essential.