Since launching in January 2016 House for an Art Lover have delivered free schools workshops to over 1,500 people! This term we will be offering exciting new Heritage workshops!
Our FREE schools programme is designed to support the Curriculum for Excellence and features workshops aimed at Early, First and Second level pupils (workshops can be adapted for ASL).
We have the capacity to deliver workshops for up to four schools per week. We advise booking morning workshops for those interested in Charles Rennie Mackintosh as sometimes weddings and events take place in the afternoon.
We offer bespoke workshops for secondary schools focusing on the creative industries, heritage or a mixture of both!
The team at House for an Art Lover are happy to create bespoke experiences for pupils in collaboration with the class teacher if the content of our workshops is not suitable.
If you would like any more information, or would like to book a workshop at House for an Art Lover,
please call: 0141 427 9557
House for an Art Lover – Mackintosh and MacDonald (2 hours including a half hour break)
During this workshop participants will explore the House for an Art Lover, learning about Mackintosh and MacDonald and what inspired them. Participants will take part in a practical art activity responding to what they have discovered in the house.
EXA 1-05a / EXA 2-05a SOC 1-06a
Empire Exhibition 1938 (2 hours including a half hour break)
Learn about Glasgow’s contribution to the British Empire and explore the Empire Exhibition that once stood in Bellahouston Park! Participants will take part in a practical art activity responding to what they have learned.
SOC 2-04a SOC 1-03a SOC 2-03a
Shipbuilding and the Clyde (2 hours including a half hour break)
During this workshop participants will learn about the history of the Clyde and the impact Shipbuilding had on Glasgow. Participants will respond to what they have learned through a fun creative writing activity.
SOC 1-03a SOC 2-03a SOC 2-04a
The Elephant for Glasgow (2 hours including a half hour break)
During this workshop will explore the different ways that artists have responded our to local Heritage. Participants will learn about the historical significance of the local area and respond creatively by making a mini sculpture or artwork.
SOC 1-03a SOC 2-03a EXA 1-05a / EXA 2-05a
Contemporary Art and Design (2 hours including a half hour break)
This workshop will be adapted to suit the needs of the class and will include practical art activities. Options will include the exploration of our sculptures situated around the park, responding to our current exhibition in the Studio Pavilion, or working with our artist in residence.
EXA 1-05a / EXA 2-05a
Art Inspired by Heritage (2 hours including a half hour break)
During this workshop we will explore themes in the Heritage Center such as Glasgow’s industrial history and find out how Contemporary Artists have responded to them. There will be a practical art activity as part of this workshop.
EXA 1-05a / EXA 2-05a
Grounds for Play (1 hour)
During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore our specially designed park called ‘Grounds for Play’. They will learn about the artists who designed the park, then imagine and design their ideal piece of apparatus. Please note that this workshop mainly takes place outside.
EXA 0-04a / EXA 1-04a EXA 0-06a HWB 0-19a
Art competition for p1 – p7
Your school is invited to take part in House for an Art Lover’s Art Competition! After the success of our 20th anniversary competition last year we’re doing it again! This year the theme is Heritage and we would like participants to choose a subject from our Heritage Centre.
There will be an exhibition at ART PARK showing all the wonderful drawings that were submitted during the competition.
There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places which will include free art classes at House for an Art Lover.
Entering the Competition
To enter the competition participants must draw a picture of a topic from the Heritage Centre at House for an Art Lover.
There are many topics to choose from:
The Empire Exhibition 1938
Women of Govan
Participants can choose ONE!
Schools can visit the Heritage Centre to draw from our archive, or can be sent a variety of images to copy and interpret as you will!
All drawings must be on A4 paper.
Any medium can be used to create the artwork.
Participants must enter the competition through their schools groups, we cannot take individual entries.
Entries can be posted to House for an Art Lover, or dropped off at the shop.
The closing date for the competition is Monday 3rd April. We aim to let winners know by May 1st. The exhibition displaying schools entries to the competition will take place in House for an art Lover’s ART PARK from 22th May until the 4th June.
If you would like to enter the competition or require more information email Gemma Mannion at:
We can make arrangements for you to come to the house to do your drawing for the competition, or provide you with a pack of images from our archive.
We look forward to seeing all of your wonderful drawings!
Gemma Mannion Arts and Heritage Development Officer House for an Art Lover Bellahouston Park 10 Dumbreck Road G41 5BW