Check out the new ‘taking part’ season at Platform Glasgow, on now until December 2020!
Join The Divine Hag for their Christmas inspired workshops and learn how to mix a selection of essential oils before making your own soy candle & melts!
East Ren Carers Centre will be holding an online demonstration on Christmas Crafting on November 26th, learn how to make your own table centre-piece or make your gifts stand out from the rest!
Deck your halls with your very own festive creations this winter thanks to the Whitelee Countryside Rangers!
The Barrhead Foundry Indoor Market is your local indoor arts & crafts market held on the second Saturday of every month from March until December!
Explore the furniture, fashion, textiles, lighting, ceramics, and printed material that defined Mid-Century Modern in this exhibition on now at Dovecot Studios!
Traverse is delighted to present brand new, specially created, pieces from nine Young Writers online, with performers filming in their own homes under lockdown conditions.
The 1920s was a period of contrasts and this exhibition explores the styles, ideas and events that shaped Scottish art during this influential decade.
First Bite Junior Youth Theatre is run by Live Drama and is for all 7 - 11 year olds with a love of drama and the performing arts and starts on 17th September!
Using silver clay, learn how to make three different pieces of silver jewellery at this one-day workshop with The Arienas Collective.
Enjoy a virtual tour of 'Paths to Other Places: Drawing Parallels' and see this fantastic new exhibition by Scottish artist James Cosgrove!
The Scottish Ornithologists Club is hosting a joint exhibition of paintings, prints and sculptures by three specialist wildlife artists: Robert Greenhalf, Matt Underwood and Anthony Theakston!
This exhibition is in collaboration with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to celebrate what would have been film special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen's 100th birthday year.
Walk Don’t Walk is an exhibition of diverse new work by artists, comic makers and illustrators, each pushing the limits of riso production.
Lachlan Goudie’s exhibition at The Scottish Gallery presents a new collection of works, inspired by places that are, or at least may have recently felt far far away.
This Exhibition is a collaboration between the National Trust for Scotland and the City Art Centre and is the first major retrospective of Hornel's art for over 35 years.
Paulin Watches launch a new art exhibition in-store at their Stockbridge location in Edinburgh, celebrating original talent, creativity, and artistry.
Timed to mark his 70th birthday, this major exhibition by contemporary artist Jock McFadyen displays new and existing paintings, alongside works from City Art Centre’s collection of Scottish art.
With Christmas just round the corner, LocalMotive Markets is extending the regular Ocean Terminal Market over the festive period and will be brimming with local and Scottish gifts, food, and drinks!
The Traverse Podcast is a series of conversations between Traverse’s Co-Artistic Director Designate Debbie Hannan and the most exciting and innovative theatremakers, creatives and cultural figures.
Learn how to make two different types of fine silver ring in this intermediate one-day workshop with The Arienas Collective.
This exhibition at Upright Gallery will show artist books on the theme of connections - past, present and future.
The Scottish Gallery is staging two exhibitions concurrently that look more closely at our natural surroundings - A Family Affair and also Mark Hearld’s Menagerie!
Become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine in this one day workshop with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club!
Get you into the Christmas spirit as you make beautiful Christmas Wreaths for your home or for fabulous gifts this December with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club!
Get hands on at Hopetoun and create your own beautiful wreath and make some wood cookie ornaments to hang on your tree.
Get hands on at Hopetoun House and create your own beautiful wreath completely from scratch in this workshop on 12th December!
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors focussing on our exhibition Bright Shadows - Scottish art in the 1920s.
Join Gail Egan and Henry Matthews on a special tour of E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas.
This lecture offers fresh insights into a fascinating artist. Dr Helen Scott is Curator of Fine Art at the City Art Centre, and author of Mary Cameron: Life in Paint.
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb to create elegant paper dolls and collaged portrait heads modelling the latest Art Deco styles in this adult creative workshop!
Learn a centuries old Japanese art form. Basic origami folds make intricate designs with the goal to transform square sheets of paper into finished sculptures.
Combining surprising elements from our fantastic and intriguing exhibition, create a series of works with overlaid and combined elements in collage and simple printmaking.
Join us at City Art Centre for a special half day workshop exploring pinhole cameras!
Mio Shudo will perform some of the oldest written music available today for Koto by Yatsuhashi Kengyo (1614-1685) and other Japanese folk songs.
In this session we will create a 2D hand-drawn whiteboard animation and an ‘old school’ flip-book animated sequence inspired by the Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures exhibition.
Marianne Fossaluzza, a PhD student in Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen, gives this lecture on The Feminine Ideal in E.A. Hornel’s Work.
The 1920s was a period of contrasts: This lecture explores the events, ideas and styles that shaped Scottish art during this fascinating decade.
Taking inspiration from E. A. Hornel’s nature-filled paintings, create a hanging paper-work collage with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb.
Come and see a spectacular fashion show by the Fashion and Textile Design students from Edinburgh College in a collaboration with the City Art Centre and the E. A. Hornel exhibition!
Urasenke Tea Master Mio Shudo will perform the Japanese Tea Ceremony demonstrating the art of tea with its minimalist flowing movement, beauty and grace.
Hunt the grounds of Lauriston for creepy crawlies in their natural habitat, then make a giant version of your favourite bug at Lauriston Castle!
Taking inspiration from our exhibition Bright Shadows - Scottish Art in the 1920s we will explore how artists in this period of change explored colour and stylised forms.
This talk given by Alice Strang will focus on the women artists proposed and seconded for election by male allies, including Dorothy Johnstone, Cecile Walton and John Duncan.
This major retrospective, the most comprehensive display of Charles H. Mackie’s work in over a century, showcases the breadth of his creative vision and talents.
Join us at Lauriston Castle for a 2-day workshop making beautiful mosaic panels inspired by the colours of summer with Margaret Findlay.
Learn about some of our feathered friends and explore a variety of projects celebrating the resident Lauriston Castle birds!
Join us for an exhibition tour of 'Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay' by Stephen Bann CBE, Emeritus Professor of History of Art and Senior Research Fellow at Bristol University.
This major exhibition at City Art Centre focuses on the maritime theme in Ian Hamilton Finlay's work. It was a central element of his art, and one to which he returned throughout his life.
Explore the secret and hidden rooms of Lauriston Castle then create your own 3D Castle using special papers and paints!
Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, provides a tour of the exhibition Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s.
Robin Gillanders gives this talk on his experience working on collaborative projects with Ian Hamiton Finlay between 1994 until his death in 2006.
Dr John Cooper Clarke brings his 2021 tour to The Queens Hall on 30th May... it's a chance to witness a living legend at the top of his game!
The garden at Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay’s greatest work of art. In this talk George Gilliland, Head Gardener at Little Sparta, gives a brief description of its themes, content & planting.
Murdo Macdonald gives this talk on Patrick Geddes’ Evergreen and Charles Mackie at City Art Centre on Thursday 3rd June.
Come along to a family class and make a variety of projects celebrating the magic of the sea!
Ahoy me hearties! Have our pirate hat, cutlass and parrot at the ready then out into the woods with a secret map to guide you through the grounds to find hidden treasure.
This lecture will set Charles H. Mackie’s art in the context of his life. His Scottish artistic roots underpinned his engagement with French art and continental ideas.
In this Adult Creative Workshop at City Art Centre, explore the silhouettes of ships in Ian Hamilton Finlay’s work and create unique collages using layering and simple printmaking.
Come along to this family class at Lauriston Castle and make adorable hand-felted panels and collage this to your own special cushion!
This tour will focus on key aspects of Charles H. Mackie’s development as an artist, highlighting his range and versatility in oil, watercolour and print.
Explore angular mark-making, experiment using block printing colours, mixing inks and layering to create a lino-print inspired by the maritime theme within Ian Hamitlon Finlay's work!
Learn to lose yourself in art for art sake in this taster session at Lauriston Castle!
Join us to explore the use of rich colour, light and shadow in Charles Hodge Mackie's paintings and incorporate these into a seasonal block printed Victorian-inspired botanical embroidery.
Explore ways of creating striking images by cutting into linoleum, and inking with colour to produce bold and dramatic prints.
Come along to this family drop in session with artist Claudia Miller and create your own faux stained-glass picture to hang in the window at home!
Join us for a tour of our Charles H. Mackie exhibition which will have a BSL interpreter present.
Join us at Lauriston Castle for a creative day of printing and bookbinding inspired by our gardens!
This lecture given by Belinda Thomson, Honorary Professor in art history at the University of Edinburgh, examines the influences of French Art in the work of Charles H. Mackie.
Learn, create and perform your own magic in this workshop at Lauriston Castle this summer for Ages 7 - 11!
Edinburgh Horror Festival invites you along to Lauriston Castle this August to hear Gothic horror stories from the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.
Make your own little treasure box to store your Summer memories and decorate it with natures scenes with Lauriston Castle staff!
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors focusing on the Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light exhibition!
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors focusing on the 'Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay' exhibition.
This lecture explores the influence of both Scottish and French art on Charles Mackie through a consideration of the work he produced in the 1890s.
Create paintings expressing light in landscape and explore the addition of figures for symbolism and depth with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb at this workshop inspired by Charles Hodge Mackie!
William McGonagall has long been regarded as ‘the worst poet in the history of the English language’. Join Scots actor Jock Ferguson for an evening of anecdotes and stories and a wee dram in betwe
Come along to these structured family drop-in sessions where you will make some little flags inspired by maritime themes in our Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition!
Join writer Katy Hastie at a family friendly drop-in poetry session to make nautical collage poems that fold into origami boats to sail the seven seas - just bring your imagination!
Join Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, for a tour of the exhibition Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light!
Inspired by the season passing make a gorgeous autumn wreath lit by magical lights to adorn your door to take you right up to Christmas.
This talk by Dr Antonia Laurence Allen is about Scottish artist Edward Atkinson Hornel and illustrates how Hornel’s travels and use of photographs influenced his artistic practice.
This lecture investigates a range of artworks by artists including S.J. Peploe, Dorothy Johnstone, Eric Robertson and William McCance, and places them within the context of their times.
Make a beautiful little festive snowman to decorate your home for Christmas at this family workshop in Lauriston Castle!
Make a colourful and unique Christmas wreath for your door using tartan remnants, bells, baubles and ribbons. No sewing is required!
Make a beautiful appliqued cushion using exquisite Christmas and vintage-inspired fabrics with Felicity Bryant!
Join us for an adorable Christmas class where you can print Robins, fir trees and other beautiful motifs with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb!
Create a Christmas themed 3-dimensional framed picture that will light up like an enchanted magical forest in this workshop with Lauriston Castle staff!
Using a selection of beautiful papers and foils in silvery colours create a wreath, angel and garland in this relaxing workshop with Artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb!
Join us for a festive class making a variety of Christmas decorations to adorn your home!
Make a sweet little natural wreath inspired by Scandinavia with little painted reindeers, stars and hearts and a magical lit garland to decorate your door, stairs or fireplace!
Always the highlight of the season, make not one but 2 stunning natural wreaths to decorate your home using Lauriston Castle greenery and a host of beautiful embellishments.
Come along to these late night, socially distanced Christmas Makers Markets and support the local village businesses!
Feel like giving Black Friday the swerve and supporting small business instead? Then join us for the East Neuk Open Studio Virtual Christmas Market and find unique gifts from our local artists!
A warm welcome awaits you as textile designer and maker Clarabella Christie opens the door of her new design studio at Abbot House in Dunfermline!
Don’t miss Central Fife Open Studios festive pop-up shop at the Burntisland Heritage Museum on 5th and 6th December!
St Andrews Art Club is delighted to announce the 2020 Christmas Exhibition held in the club rooms at Argyle Street and also online!
Get in the Christmas spirit at one of Lindores Abbey Distillery's Christmas Wreath workshops by the wonderful Bramble & Thyme Flowers.
Come along to our colourful and entertaining family-friendly exhibition to explore the stories hidden within some of our fantastic paintings.
This exhibition is a celebration of Jack Vettriano's extraordinary career and will be showing paintings he created from in his 20s until he moved to London in 2000.
New Lanark's regular Makers Market's showcase the best of hand-made products from designers, crafters and artists across Scotland!
Join East Kilbride Universal Connections online every Thursday afternoon for their Clack and Yack group... all welcome!
Join Knitting on Cloud Nine on the countdown to the Festive Season with their live ZOOM workshop and learn how to hand crochet a Rockin Rovin Christmas Wreath!
Join The Material Geeks on Sunday the 6th of December for two of their new workshops making Festive Bath Bombs or taking part in Santa's Slime Studio!
45 local artists and makers will be showcasing their products at The Tolbooth Christmas Shop in Lanark between the 16th November and 7th January!
Book a space on the National Museum of Rural Life's festive workshop and create your own wreath to take home inspired by the winter colours of the countryside.
Create a festive masterpiece for your mantelpiece, all made from natural materials, sourced in Drumpellier Country Park!
Make a traditional Christmas wreath under the expert guidance of the Countryside Rangers at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park!
Come along to Greengallery for their Big Christmas Exhibition with loads of original art and unique Christmas presents!
Learn a number of skills including hand sewing, machine sewing, upcycling, crafting or stenciling to create your own Christmas decorations, wreaths or any other festive project!
Do you love to draw people but always avoid the hands and feet? Come and join this Blaeberry River Art workshop to learn some hints and tips and tackle the tricky bits.
Using scrap fabrics you will make your own unique Christmas stockings in this online workshop run by Transition Stirling on 9th December!
Discover the art of fold forming in this fun and energetic 2-day workshop, led by award-winning jeweller Jenny Deans at Central Scotland School of Jewellery on 23rd & 24th January!
Scottish contemporary landscape artist Beth Robertson Fiddes, has created a stunning exhibition of paintings, which shares inspiration with Mhairi Hall’s AIRS.