Photomedia Studio Events & Workshops

As well as weekly classes, Photomedia Studio runs blocks of specialist tutorials and on off workshops. These provide great activities for rainy days and weekends, as well as great gifts for your loved ones!

Advance booking and payment is essential as places are limited at all workshops and short courses. To book, please call 01236 632828 between 12 noon and 4pm, Monday to Friday. You can pay with most credit and debit cards.

For general enquiries about Photomedia classes, activities and equipment call 01236 638463 or email



Play Day – Photo ID Kit Period Photo Portraits

Wednesday 1 August • 12pm-4pm

Summerlee Photomedia Studio

As part of CultureNL’s Play Day celebration come to the Photomedia Studio and try out ‘police style’ software to create your own unique characters and people.
Great fun for all ages. This is a drop in activity.

The activity is free however there will be a small charge for any printing.


Photo Mementos

Saturday 11 August • 12pm-4pm • Suitable for all ages • £3 per photo

Summerlee Photomedia Studio

Step back in time, dress up in period costume and have your portrait taken in the re-created 1940’s cottage. It’s an affordable and unique memento of your Summerlee museum visit. This is a drop in activity.


Animation Club – Marvel-lous Taster Workshops

Saturday 1, 8, 15 and 22 September • 2pm-4pm • 8-11yrs • £6 per class

Summerlee Photomedia Studio

Learn about animation and ‘marvel’ at what you will make based on the film and comic characters over four workshops. We already have a lively and regular following for one-off animation workshops, so if your interest and skills are in all things animation, come along and help us set up a weekly animation club.


Portfolio Preparation – Photo Studies in Perception

Sunday 16 September • 10.30am-3.30pm • 15+yrs • £18 )includes materials)

Summerlee Photomedia Studio

This one day workshop is suitable for senior school pupils and college students keen to add to their portfolios of work. Led by photographer Duncan Chisholm and working with a selection of intriguing museum objects, explore how photography doesn’t always have to be about ‘reality’. Shooting in different light and exploring unusual angles can create a variety of forms, shapes, textures and spaces that can chance visual perceptions.


Animations – Make your own Lego Action Movies

Monday 15 or Wednesday 17 October • 11am-3pm • 8-13yrs • £10

Summerlee Photomedia Studio

A one day workshop led by an animation artist where you will explore the world of great film characters like Batman, Wonderwoman, Indiana Jones and more, with Lego.

On the day you will create your own backdrops and sets, add characters and bring your story to life through the animation process that includes sound and music. Your finished work will be posted on VIMEO for you to view and download at home.


Photo Field Trip – Gorgeous Glasgow!

Thursday 18 October • 10.30am-3.30pm • 14+yrs • £10

Leaves from and returns to Summerlee Museum, Coatbridge

Accompanied by one of CultureNL’s photography tutors, get some expert tuition photographing the wonderful urban landscapes of Glasgow and its surroundings. The city is always a favourite destination as it offers such a rich architectural and cultural backdrop to any photo shoot on what promises to be a superb autumn


Spooky Photos – Halloween

Sunday 28 October • 11am-4pm • Suitable for all ages • £2.50 per photo

Summerlee Photomedia Studio

Dress up in your scariest costume, or use some of ours then enter into our Halloween themed studio for spooky photo experiences! This is a drop in activity.