Portrait Masterclass

Follow our new portrait trail around the Palace of Holyroodhouse, then join artist Gemma Coyle in the Family Room for a drop-in portrait masterclass.

Portrait Masterclass

About Portrait Masterclass

Follow our new portrait trail around the Palace of Holyroodhouse. After exploring the Palace join artist Gemma Coyle in the Family Room for a drop-in portrait masterclass. Have a go at creating your very own portrait to take home.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Portrait Masterclass are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition

Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition

23rd November 2018 - 2nd June 2019
Old master paintings and spectacular silver furniture show the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy.
Restoration Week - Families: Charles II, James VII & II and Holyrood

Restoration Week - Families: Charles II, James VII & II and Holyrood

11th February 2019 - 17th February 2019
Start your half term visit with our new Family multimedia guide where you will discover how Sir William Bruce redesigned the Palace for Charles II.
Restoration Week: Charles II, James VII & II and Holyrood

Restoration Week: Charles II, James VII & II and Holyrood

11th February 2019 - 17th February 2019
Come along to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to enjoy a week of drop-in activities inspired by Charles II and James VII & II, their art and architecture.
Charles and James: The Power of Art

Charles and James: The Power of Art

5th March 2019
Rufus Bird, Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art, explores how Charles II and James VII & II used art, architecture and interiors to support the newly restored Stuart monarch.
Queen Victoria: For the love of food

Queen Victoria: For the love of food

19th March 2019
Join historian, cook, broadcaster and writer Dr Annie Gray at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on 19th March as she explores Queen Victoria through her favourite food and dining habits.
Recitals for Wrigglers

Recitals for Wrigglers

24th March 2019
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Recitals for Wrigglers returns for another family-friendly concert in the Great Gallery on Sunday 24th March!
Brothers, Kings, Power and the Palace

Brothers, Kings, Power and the Palace

3rd April 2019
Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on 3rd April for an evening talk by Dr Clare Jackson. Her BBC series 'The Stuarts' explored the history of that remarkable dynasty.
Easter at the Palace

Easter at the Palace

8th April 2019 - 21st April 2019
Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse over the Easter holidays and try out our new Easter trail - search the Palace to spot the weird and wonderful hats, wigs and crowns worn thoughout the ages.
Easter Bonnet Parade

Easter Bonnet Parade

21st April 2019
Celebrate Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse where you can make and decorate your very own Easter Bonnet, explore the Palace using our new Easter trail, then join our fabulous Easter Parade!
The Majesty of Medieval Monarchy

The Majesty of Medieval Monarchy

30th April 2019
Join Dr. Lucy Dean for this lunchtime lecture where she reveals the fascinating spectacle of medieval Scottish royal ceremonies, from coronations to marriages, births to burials.
Painted Beauties

Painted Beauties

8th May 2019
Deborah Clarke, Senior Curator, explores the role of women at the Restoration court through an examination of Sir Peter Lely's paintings of the 'Windsor Beauties.'

Family and Kids Events you might like...

The Stolen Dragon Adventure
The Stolen Dragon Adventure
16th February 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Join Brooke Conway & Hannah Mathieson on a quest to save the golden dragon and her eggs from the grasps of a lonely wizard! Can you save the dragon, or will we be trapped in an eternal winter forever?
Comedy Kids
Comedy Kids
16th February 2019
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Why should grown ups have all the fun? Comedy Kids is a fun filled show packed with stand-up, sketches and improv performed by the comics of the future.
Dance Scottish for Children
Dance Scottish for Children
16th February 2019
Church of the Good Shepherd, Edinburgh West
Join RSCDS Edinburgh for fun Scottish dancing classes for young dancers on Saturday mornings, it's a great way for to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills.
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Arts and Crafts Events you might like...

Introduction to Soap-making
Introduction to Soap-making
16th February 2019
The Arienas Collective, Edinburgh New Town
Learn how to make traditional cold-pressed soap as well as melt and pour glycerine soap with local designer-maker Jenny Smith of The Scottish Soapworks at The Arienas Collective.
Introduction to Glycerine Soap-making
Introduction to Glycerine Soap-making
16th February 2019
The Arienas Collective, Edinburgh New Town
Learn how to make beautiful treats for yourself and family on this introduction to glycerine soap-making workshop run by local designer-maker Jenny Smith.
Upholstery and Upcycling Workshops
Upholstery and Upcycling Workshops
17th February 2019
NA, Edinburgh East
Learn basic upcycling and upholstery skills on these 2 day workshops with VM Furnishing. Chapel chair, tools and materials are provided along with tea, coffee, biscuits and banter!
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Days Out Events you might like...

Snowdrop Sunday
Snowdrop Sunday
17th February 2019
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
Enjoy the display of Snowdrops around the historic designed landscape of Hopetoun House for one day only as part of the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.
Wedding Open Day Uphall Golf Club
Wedding Open Day Uphall Golf Club
17th February 2019
Uphall Golf Club, Uphall
Did you recently get engaged? Looking for the dream wedding venue? Razzmatazz Occasions and AP Catering are thrilled to be hosting our Wedding Open Day at Uphall Golf Club on 17th February.
Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
18th February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
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Tour Events you might like...

Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour
21st February 2019
NA, Edinburgh Old Town
Delve into 1820s Edinburgh and the cadaver trade that shocked the city on a Burke and Hare Walking Tour this Winter!
Witches and B**@ Walking Tour of Edinburgh
Witches and B**@ Walking Tour of Edinburgh
23rd February 2019
NA, Edinburgh Old Town
Follow in the footsteps of some of Edinburgh's 'witches' and 'evil' women who are rarely spoken about on this Witches and B**@ Walking Tour of Edinburgh!
Coolest Walk on Earth
Coolest Walk on Earth
24th February 2019
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Join an expert geologist and a Ranger on a three hour guided walk to discover how the landscape of Holyrood Park has been shaped and sculpted by ice through the ages.
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Workshops Events you might like...

Dance Scottish for Children
Dance Scottish for Children
16th February 2019
Church of the Good Shepherd, Edinburgh West
Join RSCDS Edinburgh for fun Scottish dancing classes for young dancers on Saturday mornings, it's a great way for to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills.
Introduction to Soap-making
Introduction to Soap-making
16th February 2019
The Arienas Collective, Edinburgh New Town
Learn how to make traditional cold-pressed soap as well as melt and pour glycerine soap with local designer-maker Jenny Smith of The Scottish Soapworks at The Arienas Collective.
Introduction to Glycerine Soap-making
Introduction to Glycerine Soap-making
16th February 2019
The Arienas Collective, Edinburgh New Town
Learn how to make beautiful treats for yourself and family on this introduction to glycerine soap-making workshop run by local designer-maker Jenny Smith.
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