Learning events in Edinburgh

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

Events in Edinburgh

Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

Selected dates between 3rd October 2021 - 6th March 2022

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
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Cityscape Photography Class

Cityscape Photography Class

1st November 2021 - 31st December 2022
Edinburgh Old Town

Join photographer Simon Messer in Edinburgh old town as he shows you the very best places to take some truly special pictures!
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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2022 - 31st December 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
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Night Photography Workshop

Night Photography Workshop

10th January 2022 - 24th March 2022
Edinburgh Old Town

This Night Photography experience is designed for photographers who understand the fundamentals of exposure and now want to explore creativity in a different way.
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Switch to Manual Photography Workshop

Switch to Manual Photography Workshop

10th January 2022 - 31st December 2022
Edinburgh Old Town

Switch to Manual is an introductory workshop for camera users who tend to leave their camera set to Automatic modes and don’t unleash the full creativity that a DSLR or Bridge camera can deliver.
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Virtual Open Days at St. Mary’s Music School

Virtual Open Days at St. Mary’s Music School

Selected dates between 19th January 2022 - 20th April 2022
Online Event Edinburgh

St. Mary’s Music School Virtual Open Days are an ideal way to find out more about becoming a pupil at the School!
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Whisky & Vegan Cheese

Whisky & Vegan Cheese

Selected dates between 21st January 2022 - 13th May 2022

Whisky & cheese is one of life's greatest pairings, but why should dairy lovers have all the fun? So come along and join us at Summerhall Drinks Lab.
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Gin Tasting Tour of Scotland

Gin Tasting Tour of Scotland

Selected dates between 22nd January 2022 - 26th March 2022

Book your tickets now for an interactive gin tasting tour of Scotland featuring 6 gins from around the country at Summerhall Drinks Lab!
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Spirits of the World

Spirits of the World

Selected dates between 22nd January 2022 - 26th November 2022

Book now and travel the world using just your tastebuds in this interactive tasting experience at Summerhall Drinks Lab!
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Create Your Own Mixer

Create Your Own Mixer

Selected dates between 27th January 2022 - 31st March 2022

Experiment with flavour combinations in this interactive tasting experience & take home your very own mixer creation!
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Rum & Doughnuts

Rum & Doughnuts

Selected dates between 28th January 2022 - 23rd December 2022

Book your tickets now and spend your evening sipping on delcious Rum's paired perfectly with artisan doughnuts at Summerhall Drinks Lab!
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1:1 Printing Session

1:1 Printing Session

29th January 2022 - 17th December 2022

These 1 to 1 screen-printing supervised session with Eliza, are available every 1st Saturday of each month (or other suitable time upon prior availability discussion) in her Edinburgh studio.
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Manipulate Festival: Workshop: What Makes A Good Show - CANCELLED

Manipulate Festival: Workshop: What Makes A Good Show - CANCELLED

29th January 2022

In this workshop Al Seed will work with participants to explore approaches to identifying, developing and pitching concepts for future shows.
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FREE Beginners Scottish Country & Ceilidh Classes

FREE Beginners Scottish Country & Ceilidh Classes

31st January 2022 - 8th February 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

The RSCDS Edinburgh Branch is running two free beginners classes in Scottish Country & Ceilidh at two locations. They're a great physical activity to get you moving again after lockdown!
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Manipulate Festival: Workshop: Trash-Hack Puppetry With Green Ginger

Manipulate Festival: Workshop: Trash-Hack Puppetry With Green Ginger

3rd February 2022 - 4th February 2022

Trash-Hack is a 1.5-day workshop for both experienced and emerging puppeteers with the inimitable Chris Pirie of leading UK puppetry company Green Ginger.
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NTS Lecture Series February - The Natural World in Burns’ Poetry

NTS Lecture Series February - The Natural World in Burns’ Poetry

3rd February 2022

The poetry of Robert Burns is suffused with imagery of the natural world. This lecture examines some of the species Burns mentions and examines the Scots language he uses to describe them.
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Sashiko Embroidery Workshop

Sashiko Embroidery Workshop

19th February 2022

Come along and explore the beautiful world of Japanese Sashiko embroidery at this relaxing class run by The Edinburgh Sewcial Club on 19th February!
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Upcycling Bicycle Inner Tubes Into Jewellery

Upcycling Bicycle Inner Tubes Into Jewellery

22nd February 2022
Leith

Join us at the Audacious Women Festival as we upcycling bicycle inner tubes, very simply but effectively, into audacious, bespoke pieces of jewellery!
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Beginners Rink Roller Skating

Beginners Rink Roller Skating

26th February 2022

Learn how to roller skate in a supportive environment! This session will teach you how to use safety equipment, how to check your skates, how to stand on skate, move off, stop, fall and be safe.
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Motanka (Rag Doll) Making

Motanka (Rag Doll) Making

26th February 2022

Motanka is a traditional Eastern European doll made entirely from natural materials. At this workshop, we will look at rag dolls from all over the world and creating our own, unique motanka doll.
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Create in Clay

Create in Clay

27th February 2022
Edinburgh South

Learn pottery techniques and design methods to create a piece of pottery that you will treasure at this workshop! Part of the Audacious Women Festival.
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Scared to Sing

Scared to Sing

27th February 2022

This workshop will be a fun way for women who would like to sing to get an opportunity to do this without fear of criticism in a safe and friendly environment.
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Tennis Taster Sessions

Tennis Taster Sessions

27th February 2022
Edinburgh East

Abercorn Sports Club is dedicated to introducing more girls and women to tennis and is holding two taster sessions on 27th February, focusing on a fun, friendly introduction.
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NTS Lecture Series March - The (Scottish) History Behind Game of Thrones

NTS Lecture Series March - The (Scottish) History Behind Game of Thrones

3rd March 2022

Join writer, historian, and former NTS guide and 'battlemaster' David C. Weinczok in a talk based on his book, The History Behind Game of Thrones: The North Remembers!
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Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

6th March 2022

Spend a relaxing afternoon in the studio learning fun and addictive macramé techniques as you knot your own plant hanger(s) at this workshop run by The Edinburgh Sewcial Club!
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Dressmaking Course

Dressmaking Course

22nd March 2022

Join The Edinburgh Sewcial Club for 6 evenings in the studio and learn how to make your own clothes. You can choose any garment you'd like to make!
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NTS Lecture Series April - Characters of Old Town

NTS Lecture Series April - Characters of Old Town

7th April 2022

Join Edinburgh tour guide, Martin Webster, to learn more about the historical characters of Edinburgh's Old Town at this lecture in Gladstone's Land!
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Wedgwood Wild Foraging Experience

Wedgwood Wild Foraging Experience

Selected dates between 10th April 2022 - 24th April 2022
Various Locations East Lothian

Experience Scotland’s natural larder with Wedgwood the Restaurant as chef patron Paul Wedgwood hosts a foraging tour followed by lunch with the wild ingredients at the restaurant.
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Textiles Printing Level 1

Textiles Printing Level 1

Selected dates between 23rd April 2022 - 1st October 2022

This 8 weeks textiles course, run by Moody Monday, is ideal for those who has a special interest in textiles or screen-printing and would like to take this interest further.
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Textiles Printing Level 2

Textiles Printing Level 2

Selected dates between 28th April 2022 - 6th October 2022

This 8 weeks course is ideal for those who has taken part in Moody Monday's Textiles Printing Level 1 (TP1) course and would like to take their skills to the next level.
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Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

1st July 2022 - 30th October 2022

Explore the history of anatomical study, from artistic explorations by Leonardo da Vinci to the Burke and Hare murders.
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Traditional Indonesian Batik Making – Summer Course

Traditional Indonesian Batik Making – Summer Course

7th July 2022

On this four weeks summer course in traditional Indonesian batik making, we will be focusing on the traditional method of batik tulis using canting, taught by Eliza.
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Garden Design Workshop

Garden Design Workshop

19th February 2022

Learn the principles of Garden Design in this introductory workshop where you’ll be given the opportunity to design a bed in the gardens at Teasses Estate.

Find out about Garden Design Workshop on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Wildlife and Photo Walks and Talks Group

Wildlife and Photo Walks and Talks Group

Selected dates between 7th June 2021 - 7th March 2022

This year, Castlemilk Park Project are combining wildlife and photography in a series of photo walks and talks!

Find out about Wildlife and Photo Walks and Talks Group on What's On Glasgow
Hand Embroidery Class

Hand Embroidery Class

Selected dates between 23rd November 2021 - 17th February 2022

Looking for a craft to make you feel ZEN and happy and creative, without having to set up the sewing machine? This hand embroidery class with Sew Confident is for you!

Find out about Hand Embroidery Class on What's On Glasgow
Make Your Own Clothes

Make Your Own Clothes

Selected dates between 27th November 2021 - 12th February 2022

If you've ever wanted to make your own clothes and dreamed of perfect fitting dresses, trousers, tops, this class from Sew Confident is just for you!

Find out about Make Your Own Clothes on What's On Glasgow
Curious About Glasgow - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Glasgow - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2022 - 31st December 2022

Have fun discovering Glasgow with two, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt courtesy of Curious About!

Beginners Sewing Evening Class

Beginners Sewing Evening Class

Selected dates between 6th January 2022 - 6th April 2022

Learn how to sew or get back into sewing after a long break with this beginners course, held over 5 evenings, from Sew Confident!

Find out about Beginners Sewing Evening Class on What's On Glasgow
Joyworks Blended Laughter Yoga Leadership Training

Joyworks Blended Laughter Yoga Leadership Training

7th January 2022 - 20th March 2022

Join the leading trainers of laughter therapy, have fun and feel invigorated with Joyworks! Laughter Yoga Training!

Find out about Joyworks Blended Laughter Yoga Leadership Training on What's On Glasgow
Beginners Sewing Weekend

Beginners Sewing Weekend

Selected dates between 8th January 2022 - 3rd April 2022

Learn how to sew or get back into sewing with this weekend beginners course from Sew Confident!

Find out about Beginners Sewing Weekend on What's On Glasgow
National 5 and Higher Weekly Lessons

National 5 and Higher Weekly Lessons

Selected dates between 8th January 2022 - 26th March 2022

Saturday School's National 5 and Higher Weekly Lessons are tutor-led, directly taught classes, limited to 12 students per lesson.

Find out about National 5 and Higher Weekly Lessons on What's On Glasgow
Roman Blind Masterclass

Roman Blind Masterclass

Selected dates between 9th January 2022 - 2nd April 2022

Learn how to make a fab Roman blind ready to dress your own window on this one day workshop from Sew Confident!

Find out about Roman Blind Masterclass on What's On Glasgow
Overlocker for Beginners

Overlocker for Beginners

Selected dates between 11th January 2022 - 12th April 2022

Get ready to unlock the overlocker! This class from Sew Confident will get you threading and stitching away on this fabulous machine!

Find out about Overlocker for Beginners on What's On Glasgow
Fused Glass Workshop: 1 Day

Fused Glass Workshop: 1 Day

Selected dates between 14th January 2022 - 27th March 2022

The one day glass fusing course at Cass Peters Glass Art is designed to give total beginners an introduction to a new skill... and have some fun!

Find out about Fused Glass Workshop: 1 Day on What's On Glasgow
Centre for Lifelong Learning’s JanuaryTerm Short Courses

Centre for Lifelong Learning’s JanuaryTerm Short Courses

17th January 2022 - 28th March 2022

With the help of expert tutors, the Centre for Lifelong Learning at University of Strathclyde have developed an exciting range of classes which begin in the New Year!

Knitting For Beginners

Knitting For Beginners

Selected dates between 17th January 2022 - 26th April 2022

Join Sew Confident for their Knitting For Beginners class and in one session you'll learn the basics and leave with your very own chunky knit headband or phonecase!

Find out about Knitting For Beginners on What's On Glasgow
Kids Introduction to Sewing

Kids Introduction to Sewing

Selected dates between 22nd January 2022 - 20th February 2022

In just one afternoon your child will become a sewing whizz-kid at Sew Confident's Introduction to Sewing workshop for 8 to 15 year olds!

Find out about Kids Introduction to Sewing on What's On Glasgow
Stained Glass Workshop: 2 Days

Stained Glass Workshop: 2 Days

Selected dates between 22nd January 2022 - 19th March 2022

Learn how to create stained glass panels on this two day workshop for total beginners at Cass Peters Glass Art!

Find out about Stained Glass Workshop: 2 Days on What's On Glasgow
Introduction to Zen Buddhism

Introduction to Zen Buddhism

27th January 2022

Cloud Water Zen Group are holding a three week 'Introduction to Zen Buddhism' course covering the basics of Zen teaching and practice starting on Thursday 27th January.

Find out about Introduction to Zen Buddhism on What's On Glasgow
Fused Glass Workshop: 1/2 Day

Fused Glass Workshop: 1/2 Day

Selected dates between 29th January 2022 - 26th March 2022

The half-day glass fusing course at Cass Peters Glass Art is designed to give total beginners an introduction to a new skill... and have some fun!

Find out about Fused Glass Workshop: 1/2 Day on What's On Glasgow
Kids Comic Books Workshop (8+)

Kids Comic Books Workshop (8+)

5th February 2022

Come and join Helensburgh Art Hub with artist and illustrator Maggie McCabe at Hermitage Park Pavilion for an adventure into the world of comics!

Find out about Kids Comic Books Workshop (8+) on What's On Glasgow
Kanji Club - Learn Japanese and Chinese Characters

Kanji Club - Learn Japanese and Chinese Characters

14th February 2022

Learn to read and write kanji characters in Drawing and Painting Studio's fun and inspiring online language group and discover their meanings!

Find out about Kanji Club - Learn Japanese and Chinese Characters on What's On Glasgow
Arm Knit A Chunky Blanket

Arm Knit A Chunky Blanket

15th February 2022

This class is for beginner knitters and arm knitters alike... learn the basics of knitting, all while creating a super luxurious chunky blanket!

Find out about Arm Knit A Chunky Blanket on What's On Glasgow
Lampshade Making Class

Lampshade Making Class

Selected dates between 21st February 2022

In one evening learn how to make your own one of a kind lampshade with Sew Confident's Lampshade Making Class!

Find out about Lampshade Making Class on What's On Glasgow
Beginner’s Textile Printing Workshop

Beginner’s Textile Printing Workshop

22nd February 2022

Print Clan's two hour Beginner's Workshop is the perfect introductory session to textile screen printing!

Find out about Beginner’s Textile Printing Workshop on What's On Glasgow
Scottish Summit

Scottish Summit

25th February 2022 - 26th February 2022

Annual technology event Scottish Summit is returning to Glasgow in 2022, the event will be held at Strathclyde University Technology & Innovation Centre on the 25th & 26th February!

Find out about Scottish Summit on What's On Glasgow
Beginners Quilting 2 Day Course

Beginners Quilting 2 Day Course

Selected dates between 26th February 2022

Have you always fancied trying you hand at quilting? Want to make your own works of art in fabric? Join Sew Confident Glasgow for their introductory two day course!

Find out about Beginners Quilting 2 Day Course on What's On Glasgow
Grade Booster Days - SQA National 5 and Higher

Grade Booster Days - SQA National 5 and Higher

4th April 2022 - 28th May 2022

Saturday School run regular Grade Booster Days for pupils sitting SQA National 5 and Higher exams.

Find out about Grade Booster Days - SQA National 5 and Higher on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Fun French & Spanish Classes For Adults

Fun French & Spanish Classes For Adults

1st February 2022

Is learning a new language on your new year resolution list? Speech Bubble Languages are running Spanish or French Beginners Courses starting in late January!

Find out about Fun French & Spanish Classes For Adults on What's On Lanarkshire
Kids Introduction to Sewing

Kids Introduction to Sewing

5th February 2022

Do you have a budding fashion designer at home who is desperate to learn to sew and bring their creations to life? Sew You Can are running a Kids Introduction to Sewing class for 8 to 16 year olds!

Find out about Kids Introduction to Sewing on What's On Lanarkshire
Reiki Level 1 Training Course

Reiki Level 1 Training Course

Selected dates between 9th February 2022 - 2nd March 2022

Join Flourish for an intensive one day, one to one Reiki Level 1 Training Course and learn how to help initiate healing for yourself, friends and family.

Find out about Reiki Level 1 Training Course on What's On Lanarkshire
Reiki Level 2 Refresher Workshop

Reiki Level 2 Refresher Workshop

Selected dates between 16th February 2022 - 3rd August 2022

This refresher workshop from Flourish is ideal for currently practising Reiki Therapists who feel it is time to check in to refocus and re-energise their practice.

Find out about Reiki Level 2 Refresher Workshop on What's On Lanarkshire
Reiki Professional Practitioner Program

Reiki Professional Practitioner Program

9th March 2022

This course from Flourish is an extensive and fully comprehensive training program to give you a solid foundation for strong, ethical practice as a Reiki Therapist.

Find out about Reiki Professional Practitioner Program on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Beginners Sewing Course

Beginners Sewing Course

Selected dates between 10th January 2022 - 3rd February 2022

Always wanted to learn how to sew but just don’t know where to start? Then this four day course from Thimbleberry Sewing is the course is for you!

Find out about Beginners Sewing Course on What's On Renfrewshire
Beyond Form: A Memoir Writing Workshop

Beyond Form: A Memoir Writing Workshop

23rd February 2022

Join Dr Tawnya Renelle, founder of Beyond Form Creative Writing, for an experimental writing workshop to get you exploring the art of memoir as part of Paisley Book Festival!

Find out about Beyond Form: A Memoir Writing Workshop on What's On Renfrewshire
Coastal Activity Leader Training Practical Course

Coastal Activity Leader Training Practical Course

12th July 2022 - 14th July 2022

Wild Things are hosting a Coastal Activity Leader Training Practical Course, a unique alternative to Beach School, at Lunderston Bay, Gourock in July.

Find out about Coastal Activity Leader Training Practical Course on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Wednesday Evening Jewellery Class - Spring Term

Wednesday Evening Jewellery Class - Spring Term

12th January 2022 - 30th March 2022

A comprehensive, enjoyable evening course covering all aspects of jewellery making, suitable for both beginners and more experienced students who wish to refine their skills.

Find out about Wednesday Evening Jewellery Class - Spring Term on What's On Stirling
Empty Net Goalkeeping - Training Sessions

Empty Net Goalkeeping - Training Sessions

18th January 2022 - 31st March 2022

Empty Net Goalkeeping is bringing Goalkeeping training to the Stirling area as part of a fantastic partnership with Stirling Albion FC from January 18th.

Find out about Empty Net Goalkeeping - Training Sessions on What's On Stirling
Stirling Speakers - Find Your Voice!

Stirling Speakers - Find Your Voice!

24th January 2022 - 12th December 2022

Learn to speak with more confidence and effectiveness with your local Toastmasters Club, Stirling Speakers.

Find out about Stirling Speakers - Find Your Voice! on What's On Stirling
Vegan Scones - Online Bake Along

Vegan Scones - Online Bake Along

27th January 2022

Join Dez for this online scone cook-along session, or just watch and chat! This workshop assumes no previous knowledge and everybody is welcome.

Find out about Vegan Scones - Online Bake Along on What's On Stirling
Crochet Socks Workshop

Crochet Socks Workshop

12th February 2022

Did you know it’s possible to crochet socks? In this workshop on 12th February, learn how to crochet a pair of socks using the toe-up construction method!

Find out about Crochet Socks Workshop on What's On Stirling
Funky Foxes

Funky Foxes

14th February 2022

Find out all about fabulous foxes at this special event run by Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre on 14th February! Suitable for ages 4-12.

Find out about Funky Foxes on What's On Stirling
Introduction to Millinery

Introduction to Millinery

26th February 2022

This one day workshop, run by Central Scotland School of Craft on Saturday 26th February, is the perfect taster to introduce you to the art of millinery!

Find out about Introduction to Millinery on What's On Stirling
Wine Tasting and Food Pairing - New and Emerging Regions

Wine Tasting and Food Pairing - New and Emerging Regions

2nd March 2022

The Orangery Restaurant in Stirling is collaborating with Woodwinters to bring you a fantastic wine tasting and food pairing event on Wednesday 2nd March!

Natural Mosaic with Rachel Davies

Natural Mosaic with Rachel Davies

5th March 2022

Create a piece of mosaic art using natural slate on this one day workshop at Central Scotland School of Craft on 5th March!

Find out about Natural Mosaic with Rachel Davies on What's On Stirling
Figurative Textile Sculpture

Figurative Textile Sculpture

11th March 2022 - 13th March 2022

Join world famous textile sculptor Johanna Flannigan to explore the stories you know, the stories you hear, and the stories you want to tell!

Find out about Figurative Textile Sculpture on What's On Stirling
Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

19th March 2022

Let's explore Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre on 19th March and search for the first signs of Spring! Suitable for ages 4-12.

Find out about Signs of Spring on What's On Stirling
Shaggy Rya Weaving Workshop

Shaggy Rya Weaving Workshop

20th March 2022

Join us at Central Scotland School of Craft on 20th March for a fantastic shaggy rya weaving workshop with Stephanie Fradette, aka Le Petit Moose!

Find out about Shaggy Rya Weaving Workshop on What's On Stirling
Screenprinting on Paper

Screenprinting on Paper

23rd April 2022 - 24th April 2022

Join us at Central Scotland School of Craft for a fantastic weekend of screen printing with Lorna Brown, aka Blessed Unrest!

Find out about Screenprinting on Paper on What's On Stirling
Passementerie Lace Weaving Workshop

Passementerie Lace Weaving Workshop

18th June 2022 - 19th June 2022

Join us at Central Scotland School of Craft for a unique weaving workshop and explore the wonders of open weave structures with heritage craft specialist Elizabeth Ashdown!

Find out about Passementerie Lace Weaving Workshop on What's On Stirling

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