Arts And Crafts events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Arts And Crafts events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Art of Glass

Art of Glass

6th April 2018 - 2nd September 2018
An exhibition exploring the work of leading glass artists in Britain today comes to the National Museum of Scotland from 6th April. Read more
Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

11th May 2018 - 21st October 2018
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery. Read more
Fringe Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

Fringe Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

22nd May 2018 - 24th August 2018
The winning entries to the 2018 Fringe Schools Poster Competition will be on display at Dynamic Earth from 22nd May until 24th August. Read more
SLIME Workshops

SLIME Workshops

15th June 2018 - 1st September 2018
Bring the kids along to Gooey Events Ltd for these new slime making and playing workshops during the summer holidays. Suitable for ages 4+. Read more
‘Moon Shadows’ by Laura Gill Artwork

‘Moon Shadows’ by Laura Gill Artwork

16th June 2018 - 25th August 2018
Artist Laura Gill's latest exhibition ‘Moon Shadows’ continues her study of the timeless quality of movement of the human figure. Read more
In Focus: Scottish Photography

In Focus: Scottish Photography

7th July 2018 - 12th May 2019
This exhibition showcases the City Art Centre’s photographic collections, charting the development of fine art photography in Scotland from the 19th century to present day. Read more
Move, Make, Colour, Create! - Daily Summer Events

Move, Make, Colour, Create! - Daily Summer Events

15th July 2018 - 12th August 2018
Take part in these free art-making afternoons for children of all ages at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art this Summer! Read more
Puzzle in the Gardens

Puzzle in the Gardens

15th July 2018 - 15th September 2018
Cryptically painted puzzle pieces are set in the trees for viewers to discover in this art installation by Anne Gilchrist. Read more
Cyanotypes

Cyanotypes

21st July 2018
Cyanotype is one of the earliest forms of photography and this hands-on cyanotype workshop will introduce you to making these exquisite Prussian blue and white images. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

21st July 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Make Doll’s Clothes

Make Doll’s Clothes

21st July 2018
The Edinburgh Sewcial Club is holding a doll's clothes sewing workshop for kids (age 6+) on 21st July. Read more
POP (Potentiality of Play) Automata Workshop

POP (Potentiality of Play) Automata Workshop

22nd July 2018
Join us at the Museum of Childhood for our family sessions and learn to construct movable toys in these free, drop in Automata Workshops. Read more
KinkyFish Improv Jam

KinkyFish Improv Jam

23rd July 2018
KinkyFish are hosting a fortnightly Improv Jam night at The Canons' Gait, Edinburgh every second Monday. Come along and take part or simply watch and enjoy! Read more
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

25th July 2018
Learn basic dressmaking techniques so you can make your own clothes in these drop-in evening dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch. Read more
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

25th July 2018
Learn to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly in these drop-in dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch. Read more
Introduction to lino-printing

Introduction to lino-printing

25th July 2018
Learn the basic skills to create beautiful prints in this Introduction to lino-printing workshop with The Arienas Collective. Read more
Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Kids Introductory Sewing Class

25th July 2018
This Kids introductory sewing class is a 2-hour class for children aged 8-12. It will enable them to learn foundation sewing skills and it’s a perfect creative activity for school holidays. Read more
Applique, Drawstring Adventure Pack

Applique, Drawstring Adventure Pack

26th July 2018
This children's Sewing class with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club is ideal for parent and child to enjoy together. Read more
Bookbinding and Botanicals Evening Workshop

Bookbinding and Botanicals Evening Workshop

26th July 2018
Create a hand-bound leather or pleather journal in this botanical inspired after-hours workshop at Rose & Ammi Florists. Read more
Free Motion Embroidery

Free Motion Embroidery

26th July 2018
This free-motion embroidery workshop at Artisan Stitch is a useful core skill for Textile Artists, Quilters & Felters. Read more
Laura Thomas Co Soy Candle Making Workshop

Laura Thomas Co Soy Candle Making Workshop

26th July 2018
Join Designer and Candlemaker Laura Thomas (Laura Thomas Co) for a soy candle making workshop at The Pantry in Stockbridge on 26th July! Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

27th July 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Hand Embroidery for Children

Hand Embroidery for Children

27th July 2018
Book your child in for this lovely creative Hand Embroidery workshop during the Summer Holidays with Artisan Stitch! Read more
Kids Sewing - Owl Toys

Kids Sewing - Owl Toys

27th July 2018
Owl toys are easy sewing projects for children aged 8-12 who have already have done an introductory sewing class to learn how to use a sewing machine. Read more
Reflections Exhibiton

Reflections Exhibiton

27th July 2018 - 29th July 2018
Jill Ashforth's next exhibition, Reflections...moments in time, will feature new paintings and a video poem, Dawn and Dusk. Read more
Scottish Colourist Art & Wine Evening

Scottish Colourist Art & Wine Evening

27th July 2018
Join the Arienas Collective for a fun evening of art and wine with Edinburgh artist Suzanne Kemplay. Read more
Speed-sketching Taster Workshop

Speed-sketching Taster Workshop

27th July 2018
Release your inner creative on The Arienas Collective speed sketching taster workshop with artist Mark Kirkham. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

28th July 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Learn How To Paint Your Furniture

Learn How To Paint Your Furniture

28th July 2018
Want to try furniture painting? Then come along to this half-day workshop with Upcycled World on 28th July! Read more
Make Wall Art - Stencilling

Make Wall Art - Stencilling

28th July 2018
Come join us at Upcycled World and let your creativity flow in this Stencilled Wall Art workshop on 28th July! Read more
Summer Harp Weekend

Summer Harp Weekend

28th July 2018 - 29th July 2018
Edinburgh South
Harpist Monica Turoni is holding a weekend masterclass for harpists of all ages and levels on both pedal harp and the Clarsach/Celtic harp. Read more
Talking Funny Puppets

Talking Funny Puppets

28th July 2018
Make your own little hand puppets inspired by characters in the Museum of Childhood in this free, drop in session. Read more
Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt

Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt

29th July 2018
Hunt the grounds of Lauriston for creepy crawlies in their natural habitat, then make a giant version of your favourite bug at Lauriston Castle on 29th July. Read more
POP (Potentiality of Play) Automata Workshop

POP (Potentiality of Play) Automata Workshop

29th July 2018
Join us at the Museum of Childhood for our family sessions and learn to construct movable toys in these free, drop in Automata Workshops. Read more
Introduction to Silver Jewellery Making

Introduction to Silver Jewellery Making

31st July 2018
Create three different pieces of jewellery in this one-day introduction to silver jewellery workshop run by The Arienas Collective. Read more
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

1st August 2018
Learn basic dressmaking techniques so you can make your own clothes in these drop-in evening dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch. Read more
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

1st August 2018
Learn to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly in these drop-in dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch. Read more
Open Format Clay Modelling Evening Class with Sculptor Alan Herriot

Open Format Clay Modelling Evening Class with Sculptor Alan Herriot

1st August 2018
Powderhall Bronze is offering an Open Format Clay Modelling Evening Class led by sculptor Alan Herriot in August. Read more
Cushion-making with Zips & Piping

Cushion-making with Zips & Piping

2nd August 2018
Learn how to make professional looking cushions with zips and piping to match your furnishings and you'll never need to buy a cushion again. Read more
Hive Mind

Hive Mind

2nd August 2018 - 9th August 2018
In this body of sculptural work, Renee Rilexie uses the human head to interrogate the human condition in a digital era. Read more
Make a Pencil Skirt

Make a Pencil Skirt

2nd August 2018
Make a Pencil Skirt in this 5-week Thursday evening class with Artisan Stitch starting on 2nd August Read more
Beginners Weekend Sewing Course

Beginners Weekend Sewing Course

3rd August 2018 - 4th August 2018
Learn to use a sewing machine safely and confidently in this Beginners Weekend Sewing Course with Artisan Stitch! Read more
Chinese Youth Arts Festival 2018

Chinese Youth Arts Festival 2018

3rd August 2018
Organised by Scotland-China Chamber of Commerce, the Chinese Youth Arts Festival 2018 will be held in EICC on 3rd August. Read more
Coburg House Summer Open Studios Event

Coburg House Summer Open Studios Event

3rd August 2018 - 5th August 2018
Over 80 artists at Coburg House will be opening their doors offering a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes in this Summer Open Studios event. Read more
Drawing the City with the Edinburgh Sketcher

Drawing the City with the Edinburgh Sketcher

3rd August 2018
Join Mark Kirkham, the Edinburgh Sketcher, for a sketching workshop inspired by Canaletto at The Palace of Holyrood! Read more
Free-Motion Embroidery using Dissolving Fabrics

Free-Motion Embroidery using Dissolving Fabrics

3rd August 2018
Artisan Stitch is holding a ‘sequel’ to the original Free-Motion Embroidery workshop so come along and learn how to create free-standing motifs. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

3rd August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
2018 Chinese Arts and Culture Festival

2018 Chinese Arts and Culture Festival

4th August 2018 - 5th August 2018
Organised by Scotland-China Chamber of Commerce, the 4th Chinese Arts and Culture Festival will be held in EICC on 4th & 5th August. Read more
Easy Sew - Make a Yoga Mat Bag

Easy Sew - Make a Yoga Mat Bag

4th August 2018
Join in the fun and learn to sew this made to measure Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat Bag with Upcycle World on 4th August. Read more
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

4th August 2018 - 10th February 2019
This is the first major exhibition to focus on this unusual and enigmatic artist and features over sixty artworks from public and private collections. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

4th August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
The Morningside Makers Market

The Morningside Makers Market

4th August 2018
The monthly Morningside Makers Market is a great opportunity to buy from local home grown Scottish based talent. Read more
Clover Fields and Woodland Glades

Clover Fields and Woodland Glades

5th August 2018
Make a variety of tiny pictures using beautiful paper pulps in this 2-part workshop at Lauriston Castle. Read more
100 percent Human: Open Discussions

100 percent Human: Open Discussions

6th August 2018 - 8th August 2018
Renee Rilexie will be holding open discussions about 'Being Human in the Age of Technology' as part of his 'Hive Mind' exhibition at Dundas Street Gallery. Read more
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

8th August 2018
Learn basic dressmaking techniques so you can make your own clothes in these drop-in evening dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch. Read more
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

8th August 2018
Learn to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly in these drop-in dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch. Read more
Head-Maps and Boundaries

Head-Maps and Boundaries

9th August 2018
This free talk and workshop is a chance to reflect on the insatiability of social media for our own "feeds" and is part of the Hive Mind exhibition. Read more
Rags to Riches Creative Embroidery Workshop

Rags to Riches Creative Embroidery Workshop

9th August 2018
Come along to a unique and fun workshop with Artisan Stitch creating your own unique fabrics from scraps. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  Power, Gender and The Arts

Edinburgh International Festival: Power, Gender and The Arts

10th August 2018
An afternoon of debate, discussion and performance exploring the history and the reality of power in the arts. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

10th August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Monoprinting for Stitch

Monoprinting for Stitch

10th August 2018
Try this Monoprinting for Stitch fun workshop aimed at patchworkers, quilters and aspiring textile artists and crafters. Read more
The Crafters Roadshow

The Crafters Roadshow

10th August 2018
Shop for the best in Scottish Crafts and support your local makers at The Crafters Roadshow at The Centre, Livingston. Read more
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Stripped

Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Stripped

11th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Stripped programme celebrates comics and graphic novels in style, with authors and artists from around the world bring pictures and performance. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes:  Mind and Body

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Mind and Body

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
In this strand authors explore the complex functionality of the brain, the mysterious workings of the body’s mighty immune system and navigate the connections between physical and mental health. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

11th August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Summer Balloon Modelling Workshop

Summer Balloon Modelling Workshop

11th August 2018
Learn how to make your very own Balloon Models with super-fun hands-on workshop from Magic Ian, an accomplished Balloon Modeller and award-winning magician. Read more
Surreal Edinburgh - Your Favourite Places in the City

Surreal Edinburgh - Your Favourite Places in the City

11th August 2018
Inspired by Edwin G Lucas's colourful paintings, use mixed media techniques to explore your favourite spaces and memories of Edinburgh in this workshop at City Art Centre. Read more
The Crafters Roadshow

The Crafters Roadshow

11th August 2018
Shop for the best in Scottish Crafts and support your local makers at The Crafters Roadshow at The Centre, Livingston. Read more
Botanical Painting with Jacqui Pestell MBE

Botanical Painting with Jacqui Pestell MBE

12th August 2018
Narcissus Flower School invites you to spend a day painting with the talented and renowned Botanical Illustrator Jacqui Pestell MBE of Edinburgh Royal Botanical Garden. Read more
Summer Family Fun Day - Closing Party

Summer Family Fun Day - Closing Party

12th August 2018
Come along to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art's summer closing party on 12th August with hands-on fun for all the family! Read more
The Crafters Roadshow

The Crafters Roadshow

12th August 2018
Shop for the best in Scottish Crafts and support your local makers at The Crafters Roadshow at The Centre, Livingston. Read more
In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast Events

In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast Events

13th August 2018
A unique opportunity to join two celebrated artists, as they talk about their lives, work and what it means to create theatre today. Read more
Silver Jewellery Taster Workshop

Silver Jewellery Taster Workshop

13th August 2018
Try out this silver jewellery taster workshop run by The Arienas Collective with jeweller Anna Campbell-Hall. Read more
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

15th August 2018
Learn basic dressmaking techniques so you can make your own clothes in these drop-in evening dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch. Read more
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

15th August 2018
Learn to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly in these drop-in dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch. Read more
Renaissance and Early Modern Silver from the Scottish Collections at the National Museums Scotland

Renaissance and Early Modern Silver from the Scottish Collections at the National Museums Scotland

15th August 2018
An insight into the National Museums Scotland preeminent collection of historic Scottish silver discussing key objects and those with a distinctly Scottish identity with Lyndsay McGill. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Babble On - Spoken Word

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Babble On - Spoken Word

16th August 2018 - 19th August 2018
Babble On - Spoken Word gives you the chance to get to know some of the most exhilarating and talented poets writing today a lot better. Read more
Refresher Sewing Class

Refresher Sewing Class

16th August 2018
If you used to sew but are a bit rusty, then this Refresher sewing class run by Artisan Stitch is a good starting point to brush up on your dressmaking techniques. Read more
At Lauriston Castle with The Edinburgh Sketcher

At Lauriston Castle with The Edinburgh Sketcher

17th August 2018
Learn speed sketching skills in the grounds of Lauriston Castle with the famous Edinburgh Sketcher! Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

17th August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

18th August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Life Drawing

Life Drawing

18th August 2018
Develop your understanding of anatomical drawing with an expressive finish in this workshop with artist Erik Petrie at Lauriston Castle. Read more
Writing Workshop inspired by Edwin G Lucas: An Individual Eye

Writing Workshop inspired by Edwin G Lucas: An Individual Eye

18th August 2018
Join a guided tour of the exhibition, followed by a writing workshop with award-winning author Regi Claire at City Art Centre on 18th August. Read more
In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast Events

In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast Events

20th August 2018
A unique opportunity to join two celebrated artists, as they talk about their lives, work and what it means to create theatre today. Read more
Capturing the image: the two faces of portrait with Alexander Moffat and Greg Moodie

Capturing the image: the two faces of portrait with Alexander Moffat and Greg Moodie

22nd August 2018
Artist Alexander Moffat and cartoonist Greg Moodie discuss the two faces of portrait in this event as part of ScotlandsFest2018. Read more
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

22nd August 2018
Learn basic dressmaking techniques so you can make your own clothes in these drop-in evening dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch. Read more
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

22nd August 2018
Learn to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly in these drop-in dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch. Read more
The meaning of art with Angus Reid and Richard Demarco

The meaning of art with Angus Reid and Richard Demarco

22nd August 2018
Artists Angus Reid and Richard Demarco discuss the meaning of art on 22nd August as part of ScotlandsFest 2018. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

24th August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Speed-sketching Taster Workshop

Speed-sketching Taster Workshop

24th August 2018
Release your inner creative on The Arienas Collective speed sketching taster workshop with artist Mark Kirkham. Read more
A Different Approach- Surrealist Paintings and Collage

A Different Approach- Surrealist Paintings and Collage

25th August 2018
Explore aspects of surrealism in still life and landscape, inspired by Edwin Lucas’s vibrant artworks in this workshop with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb. Read more
Colourful Kite Holder

Colourful Kite Holder

25th August 2018
Make the coolest picture kite and decorate with inspiration from the historic samplers in the Museum of Childhood on 25th August. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Illustrator in Residence

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Illustrator in Residence

25th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is thrilled to welcome back Iranian artist Ehsan Abdollahi, this time as Illustrator in Residence. Read more
Furniture Painting Class by Upcycled World

Furniture Painting Class by Upcycled World

25th August 2018
Let your creativity flow and learn how to paint your furniture in this class run by Upcycled World on 25th August. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

25th August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Leafy Laminated Jewellery

Leafy Laminated Jewellery

25th August 2018
Get your hands on the good stuff collaging 24ct gold and silver leaf foils in this fun workshop at Lauriston Castle in which you'll create pendants, brooches and earrings. Read more
Learn How To Make Decoupaged Wall Art

Learn How To Make Decoupaged Wall Art

25th August 2018
Let your creativity flow in this relaxing and fun class, where you will design and make your own personalised wall art using decoupage. Read more
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Curator’s Tour

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Curator’s Tour

30th August 2018
Join Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, for a tour of the exhibition Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

31st August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Scottish Colourist Art & Wine Evening

Scottish Colourist Art & Wine Evening

31st August 2018
Join the Arienas Collective for a fun evening of art and wine with Edinburgh artist Suzanne Kemplay. Read more
Beginners Sewing Day

Beginners Sewing Day

1st September 2018
Learn how to use a sewing machine and some basic sewing skills in this Beginners Sewing Day with Artisan Stitch. Read more
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors

1st September 2018
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

1st September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Painting from Nature

Painting from Nature

1st September 2018
Develop you painting skills in this workshop with artist Erik Petrie on 1st September at Lauriston Castle. Read more
The Morningside Makers Market

The Morningside Makers Market

1st September 2018
The monthly Morningside Makers Market is a great opportunity to buy from local home grown Scottish based talent. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

7th September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

8th September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Stitched Open Spine Book

Stitched Open Spine Book

8th September 2018
Join artist Joanne Baker and make a beautiful stitched open spine book in this workshop at Lauriston Castle! Read more
The Figure Making and Meaning  4 day Figurative Clay Modelling Course with sculptor Kenny Hunter

The Figure Making and Meaning 4 day Figurative Clay Modelling Course with sculptor Kenny Hunter

11th September 2018 - 14th September 2018
Develop your technical ability in clay modelling and creative thinking about figurative sculpture in this 4 day workshop with sculptor Kenny Hunter. Read more
One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates: Andrew Bell’s Illustrations for the first edition (1771) of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates: Andrew Bell’s Illustrations for the first edition (1771) of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

13th September 2018
Ann Gunn examines the plates for the Encyclopaedia, the sources Andrew Bell used, and the importance he accorded the illustrations as an integral part of the publication. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

14th September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Speed-sketching Taster Workshop

Speed-sketching Taster Workshop

14th September 2018
Release your inner creative on The Arienas Collective speed sketching taster workshop with artist Mark Kirkham. Read more
Tea, cake and make: Gilding beauty

Tea, cake and make: Gilding beauty

14th September 2018
Discover gilding techniques and create your own plaques with artist Gemma Coyle in this relaxed, hands-on workshop inspired by the great craftsmanship of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Read more
Exploring Bookbinding and Cyanotype

Exploring Bookbinding and Cyanotype

15th September 2018
To complement our In Focus: Scottish Photography exhibition, join artist Cassandra Barron to make your own hand-printed papers and bind them into an album or journal. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

15th September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Relief Carving in Limestone with Marion Smith

Relief Carving in Limestone with Marion Smith

15th September 2018
Learn to hand carving a relief panel in limestone on this 2 day course led by Marion Smith at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Read more
Rubik’s Cube-solving Masterclass with Adam Black

Rubik’s Cube-solving Masterclass with Adam Black

15th September 2018
Learn Cube-solving techniques from magician Adam Black in a fun, hands-on workshop and maybe even experience a little magic at the same time. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

21st September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

22nd September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Marvellous Puppets

Marvellous Puppets

22nd September 2018
Using a range of recycled materials, you can create and take home your very own puppet inspired by our Growing up with Books Exhibition. Read more
Peter Pan

Peter Pan

22nd September 2018
Join artist Stephen White, creator of Peter Pan the Graphic Novel, at the Museum of Childhood and watch him draw some characters. Read more
Silver Jewellery Taster Workshop

Silver Jewellery Taster Workshop

22nd September 2018
Try out this silver jewellery taster workshop run by The Arienas Collective with jeweller Anna Campbell-Hall. Read more
In Focus: Scottish Photography - Curator’s Tour

In Focus: Scottish Photography - Curator’s Tour

27th September 2018
Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, provides a tour of the exhibition In Focus: Scottish Photography, charting the development of fine art photography in Scotland. Read more
The Narcissus Lunch Club

The Narcissus Lunch Club

27th September 2018
The Narcissus Flower School is delighted to present the unique Narcissus Lunch Club Series running over four weeks on Thursday lunch times. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

28th September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Introduction to speed-sketching

Introduction to speed-sketching

28th September 2018
A full day Introduction to Speed Sketching workshop run by The Arienas Collective with artist Mark Kirkham, also known as EdinburghSketcher. Read more
Shamanic

Shamanic

28th September 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Be transported into sensual overload through a live union of sound and vision when SHAMANIC comes to Edinburgh University Old Quad on 28th September. Read more
A Home for Teddies and Trains

A Home for Teddies and Trains

29th September 2018
Bring along a toy and make your very own basket using a variety of textures and pictures to keep your toys in one safe place so no one gets lost. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

29th September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Kids Sewing Course

Kids Sewing Course

3rd October 2018
Book your child in for a fun after-school sewing course to teach your them how to use a sewing machine, and learn some foundation sewing skills with Artisan Stitch. Read more
Beginners Sewing Course

Beginners Sewing Course

4th October 2018
This Beginners Sewing Course at Artisan Stitch is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. Read more
Rags to Riches Creative Embroidery Workshop

Rags to Riches Creative Embroidery Workshop

4th October 2018
Come along to a unique and fun workshop with Artisan Stitch creating your own unique fabrics from scraps. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

5th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
The Crafters Roadshow

The Crafters Roadshow

5th October 2018
Shop for the best in Scottish Crafts and support your local makers at The Crafters Roadshow at The Centre, Livingston. Read more
Exploring Surrealism

Exploring Surrealism

6th October 2018
Artist Mark Kirkham, aka the famous Edinburgh Sketcher is holding a workshop on 'Exploring Surrealism' at City Art Centre in October. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

6th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Spooky Happenings

Spooky Happenings

6th October 2018 - 31st October 2018
Explore a world of magic & shadows, with mysteries to solve and games to play at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
The Crafters Roadshow

The Crafters Roadshow

6th October 2018
Shop for the best in Scottish Crafts and support your local makers at The Crafters Roadshow at The Centre, Livingston. Read more
The Morningside Makers Market

The Morningside Makers Market

6th October 2018
The monthly Morningside Makers Market is a great opportunity to buy from local home grown Scottish based talent. Read more
Botanical Painting with Jacqui Pestell MBE

Botanical Painting with Jacqui Pestell MBE

7th October 2018
Narcissus Flower School invites you to spend a day painting with the talented and renowned Botanical Illustrator Jacqui Pestell MBE of Edinburgh Royal Botanical Garden. Read more
The Crafters Roadshow

The Crafters Roadshow

7th October 2018
Shop for the best in Scottish Crafts and support your local makers at The Crafters Roadshow at The Centre, Livingston. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

12th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Speed-sketching Taster Workshop

Speed-sketching Taster Workshop

12th October 2018
Release your inner creative on The Arienas Collective speed sketching taster workshop with artist Mark Kirkham. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

13th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Portrait Masterclass

Portrait Masterclass

13th October 2018
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. Read more
The Spooky Enchanted Forest

The Spooky Enchanted Forest

13th October 2018
Join artist Melanie Ross in the Museum of Childhood to create your own terrifying ghosts and monsters that live in the forest. Read more
Autumn Wreaths

Autumn Wreaths

14th October 2018
Join Margaret Findlay in this workshop at Lauriston Castle on 14th October and make a gorgeous seasonal autumnal wreath. Read more
Halloween Wand Making Workshop

Halloween Wand Making Workshop

18th October 2018
Join us at Lauriston Castle in a magical crafting class just in time for Halloween and create your own unique magic wand! Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

19th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
The Edinburgh Sketcher In The Gallery

The Edinburgh Sketcher In The Gallery

19th October 2018
Come along to the City Art Centre on 19th October and learn to sketch with the famous Edinburgh Sketcher! Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

20th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Halloween Magic School - with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Halloween Magic School - with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

20th October 2018
Learn, create and perform your own magic at a spooky, magic workshop this Halloween at Lauriston Castle! Read more
Photography into Art

Photography into Art

20th October 2018
To complement our In Focus: Scottish Photography exhibition, join Erik Petrie for a talk outlining his journey as an artist and how photography influences him. Read more
Relief Carving in Lime Wood with Marion Smith

Relief Carving in Lime Wood with Marion Smith

20th October 2018
Learn to hand carve a relief panel in locally sourced Lime wood on this 2 day course led by Marion Smith at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Read more
Decorative Scrap Paper Tree

Decorative Scrap Paper Tree

21st October 2018
Decorate your home with a beautiful paper tree in this workshop at Lauriston Castle with Erik Petrie. Read more
Introduction to Silver Jewellery Making

Introduction to Silver Jewellery Making

25th October 2018
Create three different pieces of jewellery in this one-day introduction to silver jewellery workshop run by The Arienas Collective. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

26th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Introduction to speed-sketching

Introduction to speed-sketching

26th October 2018
A full day Introduction to Speed Sketching workshop run by The Arienas Collective with artist Mark Kirkham, also known as EdinburghSketcher. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

27th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Scary Masks

Scary Masks

27th October 2018
With many faces at the Museum of Childhood, make your own masks depicting your own favourite character with scary add-ons. Read more
The Narcissus Lunch Club

The Narcissus Lunch Club

1st November 2018
The Narcissus Flower School is delighted to present the unique Narcissus Lunch Club Series running over four weeks on Thursday lunch times. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

2nd November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

3rd November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
The Biggest Explosion

The Biggest Explosion

3rd November 2018
Join artist Melanie Ross in the Museum to experiment with different textures and mixed media to create beautiful bonfire and firework pictures telling us the story of Guy Fawkes. Read more
The Morningside Makers Market

The Morningside Makers Market

3rd November 2018
The monthly Morningside Makers Market is a great opportunity to buy from local home grown Scottish based talent. Read more
Puppet Workshop Theatre

Puppet Workshop Theatre

4th November 2018
Make your very own hand and finger puppet then use them to perform a puppet show in our traditional Miniature puppet theatre. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

9th November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Speed-sketching Taster Workshop

Speed-sketching Taster Workshop

9th November 2018
Release your inner creative on The Arienas Collective speed sketching taster workshop with artist Mark Kirkham. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

10th November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

14th November 2018
To coincide with a major new exhibition at the City Art Centre, this lecture traces the story of Edwin G. Lucas’ life and career. Read more
Beginners Sewing Course

Beginners Sewing Course

15th November 2018
This Beginners Sewing Course at Artisan Stitch is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

16th November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

17th November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Sparkling Snowmen

Sparkling Snowmen

18th November 2018
Learn to make your snowman from scratch and decorate him with a brightly coloured scarf and glossy buttons in this popular workshop. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

23rd November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Introduction to speed-sketching

Introduction to speed-sketching

23rd November 2018
A full day Introduction to Speed Sketching workshop run by The Arienas Collective with artist Mark Kirkham, also known as EdinburghSketcher. Read more
Enchanted Hand Wreath

Enchanted Hand Wreath

24th November 2018
Express your creativity and imagination and make a beautiful little wreath to hang for Christmas. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

24th November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Silver Clay Ring Making Workshop

Silver Clay Ring Making Workshop

24th November 2018
Learn how to make two different types of fine silver ring in this intermediate one-day workshop with The Arienas Collective. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

30th November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Enchanted Christmas Pictures

Enchanted Christmas Pictures

1st December 2018
Create a Christmas themed 3-dimensional framed picture that will light up like an enchanted magical forest in this workshop with Mike Durnan. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

1st December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
The Morningside Makers Market

The Morningside Makers Market

1st December 2018
The monthly Morningside Makers Market is a great opportunity to buy from local home grown Scottish based talent. Read more
A Perfect Paper-craft Edwardian Christmas

A Perfect Paper-craft Edwardian Christmas

3rd December 2018
Using beautiful papers and simple techniques create beautiful paper Christmas decorations in this workshop with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb. Read more
Magical Christmas Scenes

Magical Christmas Scenes

5th December 2018
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb to explore seasonal landscapes and the creatures who live in them and make a series of wintry artworks to give as gifts or keep to adorn your own walls. Read more
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Lecture by Dr Helen Scott

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Lecture by Dr Helen Scott

7th December 2018
In this illustrated lecture Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, traces the career of Edwin G. Lucas and reveals the stories behind his intriguing artworks. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

7th December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Speed-sketching Taster Workshop

Speed-sketching Taster Workshop

7th December 2018
Release your inner creative on The Arienas Collective speed sketching taster workshop with artist Mark Kirkham. Read more
Christmas Balloon Modelling Workshop

Christmas Balloon Modelling Workshop

8th December 2018
Learn how to make your very own Christmas-themed Balloon Models with super-fun hands-on workshop from Magic Ian. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

8th December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
A Family Christmas at Lauriston

A Family Christmas at Lauriston

9th December 2018
Get back to traditional values as a family and spend a very special morning with us at Lauriston Castle this Christmas. Read more
Birch Star Wreaths and Scandinavian Garlands

Birch Star Wreaths and Scandinavian Garlands

14th December 2018
Make an exquisite natural wreath and also a variety of different felt and Scandinavian inspired decorations for your home this Christmas. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

14th December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Fresh Green Wreaths

Fresh Green Wreaths

15th December 2018
Make a stunning green wreath to take pride of place on your street in this workshop at Lauriston Castle with Margaret Findlay! Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

15th December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Magical Wreaths

Magical Wreaths

16th December 2018
Make a spectacular wreath for your home in this magical wreaths workshop at Lauriston Castle with Margaret Findlay! Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

21st December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

22nd December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Reflection of Home

Reflection of Home

22nd December 2018
Make your own little model house reflecting your 'special' place and taking inspiration from all the lovely doll’s houses in the Museum of Childhood. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

28th December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

29th December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more

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