Building the Dream - Talk with Lunch

14 October 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mackintosh this year we have invited engineer visionary Graham Roxburgh to join with our guide James Winnett to give an insight into Charles and the drawings which led to th...

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Murder Mystery Dinner

25 October 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Join our cast, Madeleine Smith, Pierre L’Angelier, Janet Smith, James Smith, William Minnoch and Christina Haggart the maid in the year 1857 as they celebrate Madeleine’s birthday but do BEWARE, because all is not as it...

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Wedding Open Day

21 October 2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018

Our open day is the ideal opportunity to pop in have a wander and see the Mackintosh Suite as it would be set for a wedding. We will have some drinks and canapés to try and plenty of the team to chat to you about the op...

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Patterns in the Landscape 2 Day Intensive

22 September 2018 - 23 September 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Indulge yourself in a weekend of creativity! This workshop will help release your inner expression through the exploration of drawing and painting techniques. You will experiment with paint, collage and mono print to cr...

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Monoprinting Weekender

22 September 2018 - 23 September 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018

This course will focus on an experimental approach to monoprinting, working on both paper and cloth. Content and image will be established from individual interests in conjunction with developing a visual understanding ...

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Drawing & Painting for Beginners

30 September 2018 - 2 December 2018
Sunday, December 02, 2018

This 10-week course will help participants gain confidence through developing a strong set of artistic skillsin drawing and painting. Participants will experiment with a variety of materials such as pencils, charcoal, p...

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Oil Painting

30 September 2018 - 2 December 2018
Sunday, December 02, 2018

We’ll be starting this 10 week course off by covering basics such as mixing colours, application and consistency of paint, before moving on to choice of subject, development of ideas and approaches to starting a piece...

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Art is the Flower: Mackintosh Heritage Skills Weekend

13 October 2018 - 14 October 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018

During this weekend you will learn the skills of stencilling, gesso making and appliqué, all cherished and practised by Mackintosh at the turn of the century. You will learn the techniques from scratch and practise them...

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Open City: A Creative Writing and Walking Workshop

20 October 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018

During this workshop we will explore the immediate surroundings of House for an Art Lover through reading, writing and walking. There is a rich tradition of writing through walking in the city, from Virginia Woolf to Te...

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Drawing & Painting Studio Block 2 (Full Day)

1 November 2018 - 6 December 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018

This course enables participants to spend a morning (10am-12pm), afternoon (1pm-3pm) or full day (10am-3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to practice in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-...

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Drawing & Painting Studio Block 2 (Half Day - AM)

1 November 2018 - 6 December 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018

This course enables participants to spend a morning (10am-12pm), afternoon (1pm-3pm) or full day (10am-3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to practice in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-...

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Drawing & Painting Studio Block 2 (Half Day - PM)

1 November 2018 - 6 December 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018

This course enables participants to spend a morning (10am-12pm), afternoon (1pm-3pm) or full day (10am-3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to practice in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-...

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Design Workshop - On Repeat

23 November 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018

In this one-day workshop, participants will explore the process behind making their own repeat patterns, taking inspiration from some of Mackintosh’s own celebrated textile designs dating from the late 1910’s early 1920...

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Saturday Art School - Little Makers (Winter)

26 January 2019 - 23 March 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019

This class is designed to entertain, educate and inspire a love of art in children. We will explore craft, sculpture and making to allow the little makers to find their own creative flow and discover the joys of making!...

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Saturday Art School - Apprentice Makers (Winter)

26 January 2019 - 23 March 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019

In this more advanced making class, young participants will experiment with craft, sculpture and making to create accomplished works to be proud of! Through the classes the young people will start to understand their ow...

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Saturday Art School - Storytelling secrets through art

26 January 2019 - 23 March 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019

In this class the young narrators will have an opportunity to explore storytelling through a wide range of exciting materials and techniques including but not limited to drawing, mono-printing, screen-printing, collage ...

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Saturday Art School - Storytelling through art

26 January 2019 - 23 March 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019

In this class the young narrators will have an opportunity to explore storytelling through a wide range of exciting materials and techniques including but not limited to drawing, mono-printing, screen-printing, collage ...

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Drawing and Painting Studio Block 3 (Full Day)

31 January 2019 - 21 March 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019

This course enables participants to spend a morning (10am-12pm), afternoon (1pm-3pm) or full day (10am-3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to practice in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-...

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Drawing and Painting Studio Block 3 (Half Day AM)

31 January 2019 - 21 March 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019

This course enables participants to spend a morning (10am-12pm), afternoon (1pm-3pm) or full day (10am-3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to practice in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-...

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Drawing and Painting Studio Block 3 (Half Day PM)

31 January 2019 - 21 March 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019

This course enables participants to spend a morning (10am-12pm), afternoon (1pm-3pm) or full day (10am-3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to practice in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-...

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Drawing Techniques

2 February 2019 - 23 March 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019

In this weekly 3-hour drawing workshop students will explore a myriad of drawing techniques. 3D form, texture, pattern and shape will be studied using a vast range of media including pencil, charcoal and pastel, as well...

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Drawing: The Boundaries

3 February 2019
Sunday, February 03, 2019

Why do we draw and does drawing still matter in the age of the internet and the digital image? This one-day course takes these questions as its starting point in order to explore this most basic of human activities. Thr...

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Ceramics: Getting Started

4 February 2019 - 1 April 2019
Monday, April 01, 2019

This 9-week course introduces students to a range of hand building, moulding and finishing techniques suitable to make both complex functional ceramic pieces as well as sculptural objects. Students will explore a range ...

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Making Abstract Artwork

4 February 2019 - 25 March 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019

Take the plunge into the world of shape and form by exploring the language of abstract painting through a range of techniques and approaches while learning how to 'read' abstraction and make sense of it within the conte...

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Drawing and Painting: Developing Practice Block 2 Winter

6 February 2019 - 27 March 2019
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

This evening course will encourage participants with some experience of drawing & painting to extend their skills, knowledge and theoretical understanding of fine art practices in a friendly, creative environment. The c...

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Patterns in the Landscape

8 February 2019 - 29 March 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019

In this 8-week Friday morning class you will have the chance to explore and develop drawing and painting techniques. You will experiment with paint, collage and mono print to create vibrant landscapes and abstractions. ...

Find Out More

Design: Lines and Balance

10 February 2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019

In this one-day workshop, participants will explore the process behind making their own repeat patterns, taking inspiration from nature’s simplified botanical forms. Participants will leave the class with their own larg...

Find Out More

Watercolour Techniques

17 February 2019 - 24 March 2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Students can expect step-by-step instruction on materials, colour-mixing, application, drawing and subject matter to gain confidence before exploring and experimenting with this versatile and surprising medium.

 

...

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Drawing and Painting for Beginners (Crash course)

17 February 2019 - 24 March 2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019

This 6-week course will be perfect for participants an introduction to or re-entry into drawing and painting. Participants will experiment with a variety of materials such as pencils, charcoal, pastels, pen, ink and pai...

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Developing a Studio Practice (Week Intensive)

18 March 2019 - 22 March 2019
Friday, March 22, 2019

The class with allow each participating artist or designer to develop strategies in advancing their studio practice. Work will be developed individually. There will be emphasis in building a community invested in sharin...

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Beg, Borrow and Steal: A Creative Writing Workshop

30 March 2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019

During this workshop we will use the playful and accessible techniques of collage and appropriation to create new pieces of creative writing. We will draw upon the language that surrounds us, from song lyrics, news repo...

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Christmas Fayre

2 December 2018
Sunday, December 02, 2018

We are pleased to invite you to our annual Christmas Fayre, showcasing a range of local festive items and gift ideas. From foodie treats including homemade fudge, jams and chutneys, to handmade jewellery, a whole array ...

Find Out More

Festive Concert with Afternoon Tea

9 December 2018
Sunday, December 09, 2018

An afternoon of festive music and singing by Stuart on the Piano, in the atmospheric surroundings of the Music room. You can expect all of the festive standards and audience singing is always welcome!

Enjoy a drink ...

Find Out More

Christmas Recital

16 December 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018

Fiona has put together a recital of classical and well loved Festive standards for this entertaining afternoon in the Music Room.

Mezzo Sopramo Fiona will be accompanied on the piano and the afternoon with finish wi...

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Festive Concert - with Supper

20 December 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Your last opportunity for some festive merriment in this years calendar is our evening piano concert with Stuart singing festive favourites with a few extras thrown in.

The concert will take place in the in the atmo...

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Hogmanay Dinner Dance

31 December 2018

It’s difficult to imagine a more special setting to bring in the bells than House for an Art Lover. Start off the celebrations at 7pm with champagne and canapés, followed by a 3 course meal with wine in the atmospheric ...

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Highlights

Day Events

Building the Dream - Talk with Lunch

14 October 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mackintosh this year we have invited engineer visionary Graham Roxburgh to join with our guide James Winnett to give an insight into Charles and the drawings which led to th...

Find Out More

Evening Events

Murder Mystery Dinner

25 October 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Join our cast, Madeleine Smith, Pierre L’Angelier, Janet Smith, James Smith, William Minnoch and Christina Haggart the maid in the year 1857 as they celebrate Madeleine’s birthday but do BEWARE, because all is not as it...

Find Out More

Wedding Planning

Wedding Open Day

21 October 2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018

Our open day is the ideal opportunity to pop in have a wander and see the Mackintosh Suite as it would be set for a wedding. We will have some drinks and canapés to try and plenty of the team to chat to you about the op...

Find Out More

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If you require any further information or advice on our art courses, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0141 427 9557 during office hours.

Patterns in the Landscape 2 Day Intensive

22 September 2018 - 23 September 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Indulge yourself in a weekend of creativity! This workshop will help release your inner expression through the exploration of drawing and painting techniques. You will experiment with paint, collage and mono print to cr...

Find Out More

Monoprinting Weekender

22 September 2018 - 23 September 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018

This course will focus on an experimental approach to monoprinting, working on both paper and cloth. Content and image will be established from individual interests in conjunction with developing a visual understanding ...

Find Out More

Drawing & Painting for Beginners

30 September 2018 - 2 December 2018
Sunday, December 02, 2018

This 10-week course will help participants gain confidence through developing a strong set of artistic skillsin drawing and painting. Participants will experiment with a variety of materials such as pencils, charcoal, p...

Find Out More

Oil Painting

30 September 2018 - 2 December 2018
Sunday, December 02, 2018

We’ll be starting this 10 week course off by covering basics such as mixing colours, application and consistency of paint, before moving on to choice of subject, development of ideas and approaches to starting a piece...

Find Out More

Art is the Flower: Mackintosh Heritage Skills Weekend

13 October 2018 - 14 October 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018

During this weekend you will learn the skills of stencilling, gesso making and appliqué, all cherished and practised by Mackintosh at the turn of the century. You will learn the techniques from scratch and practise them...

Find Out More

Open City: A Creative Writing and Walking Workshop

20 October 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018

During this workshop we will explore the immediate surroundings of House for an Art Lover through reading, writing and walking. There is a rich tradition of writing through walking in the city, from Virginia Woolf to Te...

Find Out More

Drawing & Painting Studio Block 2 (Full Day)

1 November 2018 - 6 December 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018

This course enables participants to spend a morning (10am-12pm), afternoon (1pm-3pm) or full day (10am-3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to practice in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-...

Find Out More

Drawing & Painting Studio Block 2 (Half Day - AM)

1 November 2018 - 6 December 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018

This course enables participants to spend a morning (10am-12pm), afternoon (1pm-3pm) or full day (10am-3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to practice in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-...

Find Out More

Drawing & Painting Studio Block 2 (Half Day - PM)

1 November 2018 - 6 December 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018

This course enables participants to spend a morning (10am-12pm), afternoon (1pm-3pm) or full day (10am-3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to practice in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-...

Find Out More

Design Workshop - On Repeat

23 November 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018

In this one-day workshop, participants will explore the process behind making their own repeat patterns, taking inspiration from some of Mackintosh’s own celebrated textile designs dating from the late 1910’s early 1920...

Find Out More

Saturday Art School - Little Makers (Winter)

26 January 2019 - 23 March 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019

This class is designed to entertain, educate and inspire a love of art in children. We will explore craft, sculpture and making to allow the little makers to find their own creative flow and discover the joys of making!...

Find Out More

Saturday Art School - Apprentice Makers (Winter)

26 January 2019 - 23 March 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019

In this more advanced making class, young participants will experiment with craft, sculpture and making to create accomplished works to be proud of! Through the classes the young people will start to understand their ow...

Find Out More

Saturday Art School - Storytelling secrets through art

26 January 2019 - 23 March 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019

In this class the young narrators will have an opportunity to explore storytelling through a wide range of exciting materials and techniques including but not limited to drawing, mono-printing, screen-printing, collage ...

Find Out More

Saturday Art School - Storytelling through art

26 January 2019 - 23 March 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019

In this class the young narrators will have an opportunity to explore storytelling through a wide range of exciting materials and techniques including but not limited to drawing, mono-printing, screen-printing, collage ...

Find Out More

Drawing and Painting Studio Block 3 (Full Day)

31 January 2019 - 21 March 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019

This course enables participants to spend a morning (10am-12pm), afternoon (1pm-3pm) or full day (10am-3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to practice in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-...

Find Out More

Drawing and Painting Studio Block 3 (Half Day AM)

31 January 2019 - 21 March 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019

This course enables participants to spend a morning (10am-12pm), afternoon (1pm-3pm) or full day (10am-3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to practice in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-...

Find Out More

Drawing and Painting Studio Block 3 (Half Day PM)

31 January 2019 - 21 March 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019

This course enables participants to spend a morning (10am-12pm), afternoon (1pm-3pm) or full day (10am-3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to practice in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-...

Find Out More

Drawing Techniques

2 February 2019 - 23 March 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019

In this weekly 3-hour drawing workshop students will explore a myriad of drawing techniques. 3D form, texture, pattern and shape will be studied using a vast range of media including pencil, charcoal and pastel, as well...

Find Out More

Drawing: The Boundaries

3 February 2019
Sunday, February 03, 2019

Why do we draw and does drawing still matter in the age of the internet and the digital image? This one-day course takes these questions as its starting point in order to explore this most basic of human activities. Thr...

Find Out More

Ceramics: Getting Started

4 February 2019 - 1 April 2019
Monday, April 01, 2019

This 9-week course introduces students to a range of hand building, moulding and finishing techniques suitable to make both complex functional ceramic pieces as well as sculptural objects. Students will explore a range ...

Find Out More

Making Abstract Artwork

4 February 2019 - 25 March 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019

Take the plunge into the world of shape and form by exploring the language of abstract painting through a range of techniques and approaches while learning how to 'read' abstraction and make sense of it within the conte...

Find Out More

Drawing and Painting: Developing Practice Block 2 Winter

6 February 2019 - 27 March 2019
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

This evening course will encourage participants with some experience of drawing & painting to extend their skills, knowledge and theoretical understanding of fine art practices in a friendly, creative environment. The c...

Find Out More

Patterns in the Landscape

8 February 2019 - 29 March 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019

In this 8-week Friday morning class you will have the chance to explore and develop drawing and painting techniques. You will experiment with paint, collage and mono print to create vibrant landscapes and abstractions. ...

Find Out More

Design: Lines and Balance

10 February 2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019

In this one-day workshop, participants will explore the process behind making their own repeat patterns, taking inspiration from nature’s simplified botanical forms. Participants will leave the class with their own larg...

Find Out More

Watercolour Techniques

17 February 2019 - 24 March 2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Students can expect step-by-step instruction on materials, colour-mixing, application, drawing and subject matter to gain confidence before exploring and experimenting with this versatile and surprising medium.

 

...

Find Out More

Drawing and Painting for Beginners (Crash course)

17 February 2019 - 24 March 2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019

This 6-week course will be perfect for participants an introduction to or re-entry into drawing and painting. Participants will experiment with a variety of materials such as pencils, charcoal, pastels, pen, ink and pai...

Find Out More

Developing a Studio Practice (Week Intensive)

18 March 2019 - 22 March 2019
Friday, March 22, 2019

The class with allow each participating artist or designer to develop strategies in advancing their studio practice. Work will be developed individually. There will be emphasis in building a community invested in sharin...

Find Out More

Beg, Borrow and Steal: A Creative Writing Workshop

30 March 2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019

During this workshop we will use the playful and accessible techniques of collage and appropriation to create new pieces of creative writing. We will draw upon the language that surrounds us, from song lyrics, news repo...

Find Out More

Festive

Christmas Fayre

2 December 2018
Sunday, December 02, 2018

We are pleased to invite you to our annual Christmas Fayre, showcasing a range of local festive items and gift ideas. From foodie treats including homemade fudge, jams and chutneys, to handmade jewellery, a whole array ...

Find Out More

Festive Concert with Afternoon Tea

9 December 2018
Sunday, December 09, 2018

An afternoon of festive music and singing by Stuart on the Piano, in the atmospheric surroundings of the Music room. You can expect all of the festive standards and audience singing is always welcome!

Enjoy a drink ...

Find Out More

Christmas Recital

16 December 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018

Fiona has put together a recital of classical and well loved Festive standards for this entertaining afternoon in the Music Room.

Mezzo Sopramo Fiona will be accompanied on the piano and the afternoon with finish wi...

Find Out More

Festive Concert - with Supper

20 December 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Your last opportunity for some festive merriment in this years calendar is our evening piano concert with Stuart singing festive favourites with a few extras thrown in.

The concert will take place in the in the atmo...

Find Out More

Hogmanay Dinner Dance

31 December 2018

It’s difficult to imagine a more special setting to bring in the bells than House for an Art Lover. Start off the celebrations at 7pm with champagne and canapés, followed by a 3 course meal with wine in the atmospheric ...

Find Out More