Visual Arts and Craft Courses

Short courses and holiday activities for kids and adults!

KIDS

SOUND CREATION
Musicworks, Wishaw Library
8 – 16yrs £25 for 2 days
Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 April 10am – 4pm
Try playing an instrument, writing a song and making music in this workshop.

Join composer and sound designer Gary Cameron for two days of the Easter holidays when you will learn to write and record your own original track. No musical experience required, just a willingness to join in the fun!

BIG BIRD
Pather Artworks, Wishaw
7+yrs £20 for 2 days (all materials supplied)
Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 April 10am – 1pm

Come and join our expert ceramics tutor at Pather Artworks for two days of hands on ceramics. Since it’s Easter we are focussing on chicks, chooks and chickens. Design and make your own to take home as a very well behaved big or little bird.

ANI – MAKE – SHUN!
3D printer animation workshop
Summerlee Photomedia Studio
8 – 13yrs £15
Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 April 12noon – 4pm

Create your own cartoon character in this two day workshop. First choose a character and have it printed using a 3D printer then, guided by an animation artist, bring your character to life. Complete the animation process by adding sound and music for full effect.

SUPER HEROES – ANIMATION WITH LEGO
Summerlee Photomedia Studio
8 – 13yrs £10
Monday 9, Wednesday 11 or Thursday 12 April
12noon – 4pm

Explore the world of Superheroes using Lego, in this one day workshop, led by an animation artist. During the day you can create your own backdrops and sets, add characters then bring your story to life through the animation process that includes sound and music.

ROVING REPORTERS
Airdrie Town Hall
5 – 12yrs £15 per day or £55 for 4 days
Monday 9 – Thursday 12 April 10am – 4pm

Join our Roving Reporters over the Easter holidays, in this drama workshop, as they uncover unbelievable stories and get to the bottom of the juiciest scoops. Become a reporter for a day or join us for the whole week – just make sure you don’t miss out on the big stories!
 

JUST ART…..CAMP!
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge
7+yrs £40 (all materials supplied)
Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 April inclusive
10am – 3pm

Fill the Easter holidays with all things arty! Led by expert art tutors, participants will have a go at drawing, painting, printmaking and designing a lantern. For three days of creativity book ‘Just Art…..Camp’. Don’t forget a packed lunch and to wear clothes that can get messy!
Advance booking and payment is required for all Easter Workshops. Payment can be made by calling 01236 632828 between 12pm and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

 

 ADULTS

ANIMAL SCULPTURE – CERAMICS WORKSHOP
Pather Artworks
16+yrs £30/£28 Concession (all materials supplied)
Thursdays 15, 22 and 29 March 6pm – 8pm

Work with a ceramic artist over three evening workshops and be guided
by a series of demonstrations, to create your own animal sculpture.
Bring photos to work from or use some of our books and images for
inspiration.

 

CALLIGRAPHY SHORT COURSE – PART TWO
Muirfield Community Centre, Cumbernauld

16+yrs £50/£45 Concession
(all materials/equipment supplied)
Mondays 15 January – 19 February inclusive 7pm – 9pm

Learn beautiful penmanship on this six-week course.
Participants will be introduced to the ‘Italic’ alphabet of
calligraphy and cover a wide range of skills, including letter/
word spacing and decorative borders. The class is open
both to beginners and those who have attended the
Calligraphy Part 1 course.

 

FINDING ABSTRACTION AROUND YOU – ARTIST LED VISUAL ART WORKSHOP
Summerlee Museum of Scottish

Industrial Life, Coatbridge
Age 16+yrs £27.50/£25
Concession
Saturday 17 February
10am – 4pm

Join artist Laura Gaiger for this engaging masterclass.
Participants will create quick colour drawings, made directly from life, to develop into bold, dynamic paintings. Learn to look at a stilllife composition like Cezanne or the Cubists, using the basic forms to create a lively, semi-abstract piece.

 

FOUR SEASONS IN ONE DAY – ARTIST LED VISUAL ART WORKSHOP WEEKEND
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life,

Coatbridge
16+yrs £55/£50 Concession
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 10am – 4pm

Explore collage, texture and layering techniques in this masterclass led by artist May Byrne. Looking at patterns and marks in the environment, have fun experimenting with mark-making tools and paint.
Creating intriguing surfaces on paper, participants will use these papers to create four small landscapes depicting each of the four seasons.

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