Photomedia Workshops and Events

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

All workshops and short courses take place at the Photomedia Studio within Summerlee Museum, Coatbridge. Advance booking and payment is essential as places are limited and fill up quickly.

To book, call 01236 632828 between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday. You can pay with most credit and debit cards. For general enquiries about Photomedia classes, workshops and equipment hire call 01236 638463 or email

Please note: STUDIO STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – ABSTRACT IMAGERY on Sunday 23 February has been cancelled.



Thursday 26 March, 5.45pm – 7.45pm

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge

15+ years

£10 /£9 Concession

Enjoy an after-hours evening in Summerlee Museum to explore the creative lighting opportunities at this time of the day. Led by one of Culture NL’s photography tutors, you can explore the character of the museum and its objects, learn how to use natural evening light creatively and introduce balanced portable flash or constant source lights for added effects.



Wednesday 8, Thursday 9 or Friday 10 April, 11am – 3pm

Summerlee Photomedia Studio, Summerlee Museum, Coatbridge

8-13 years


A one day workshop led by an animation artist where you will help create ‘Culture NL’s animation multiverse’. During the day you can create your own backdrops and sets, add characters then bring your story to life through the animation process including sound and music. Your finished work will be posted on VIMEO for you to view and download at home.



Sunday 12 April, 11am – 4pm

Summerlee Photomedia Studio

All Ages

£2 per badge

Try an Easter bonnet or a prop from our ‘wacky’ range, and have a photo put on a badge, key ring or fridge magnet of yourself or with your family or friends.

Drop-in activity, no booking necessary. Suitable for all ages.



Tuesday 14 April, 12pm – 4pm

Summerlee Photomedia Studio, Summerlee Museum, Coatbridge

All Ages

Free, with a £1 print if you want one

Using ‘police style’ Mac software create your own unique characters and people. Great fun for all ages. Drop in activity.



Tuesday 30 June, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Summerlee Museum, Coatbridge

14+ years


Accompanied by one of Culture NL’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 forms such a rich architectural and cultural backdrop to any photoshoot. Leaves from and returns to Summerlee Museum, Coatbridge


Event Days at Summerlee Museum

Affordable and unique mementos of your visit to Summerlee are regularly available during event days at the museum. Drop by the Ironworks building or the Miners’ Cottages and pick up a Digital Photo memento or a period Photo Portrait of your day out.