Wine Lunch - Grape Expectations

24 June 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Join us for the Sunday wine club and spend a leisurely afternoon in the capable hands of Somellier Johnny Walker, who will lead you through each wine, beautifully matched to the specially prepared seasonal lunch menu by...

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Empire Exhibition - 80th Anniversary Walk

15 July 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018

As part of our ongoing celebration of the 80th Anniversary this year you are invited to join James Winnett on an informative walk through Bellahouston Park, visiting the sites of the 1938 Exhibition. 

This was the l...

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Nevis Ensemble

1 August 2018
Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Nevis Ensemble bringsits 40-piece symphony orchestra to House for an Art Lover as part of an intense 70 performance tour of public and community venues for Festival 2018. Weather permitting the performance will be outsi...

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Wine Lunch - Heard it thru the Grapevine

19 August 2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Join us for the Sunday wine club and spend a leisurely afternoon in the capable hands of Somellier Johnny Walker, who will lead you through each wine, beautifully matched to the specially prepared seasonal lunch menu by...

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Songs Around the Piano with Moira Kerr

16 September 2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Due to the success of last year's "Songs Round The Piano" Moira Kerr and her accompanist Barry McKillop, are returning to The House For An Art Lover for another lunchtime recital.

This year, Moira will be singing th...

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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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Wine Lunch - Harmony

4 November 2018
Sunday, November 04, 2018

Join us for the Sunday wine club and spend a leisurely afternoon in the capable hands of Somellier Johnny Walker, who will lead you through each wine, beautifully matched to the specially prepared seasonal lunch menu by...

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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

12 August 2018
Sunday, August 12, 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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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

30 June 2018
Saturday, June 30, 2018

THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT

Looking at patterns, textures and marks in the landscape, this workshop will help release your inner expression and give you the freedom to play with colour, form and composition. You will...

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Summer School – Nature – Learning skills

2 July 2018 - 4 July 2018
Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Inspired by nature over the three days the children will make extensive use of the grounds to spark their imagination and create a variety of 2 and 3D art works.  Concerned with developing and sharpening perceptual awar...

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Drawing in the Outside World

2 July 2018 - 6 August 2018
Monday, August 06, 2018

In this 6-week drawing workshop students will explore the grounds of the Mackintosh House to draw found objects in situ.  A range of drawing techniques will be used to capture matter in the natural world, exploring 3D f...

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Drawing & Painting Studio (Full Day)

5 July 2018 - 23 August 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018

This course enables participants to spend a full day (10am-3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to create original work in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-led demonstrations will encourag...

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Drawing & Painting Studio (Half Day - AM)

5 July 2018 - 23 August 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018

This course enables participants to spend a morning (10am-12pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to create original work in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-led demonstrations will encourag...

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Drawing & Painting Studio (Half Day - PM)

5 July 2018 - 23 August 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018

This course enables participants to spend an afternoon  (1pm - 3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to create original work in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-led demonstrations will enco...

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Abstract Painting Taster Day

7 July 2018
Saturday, July 07, 2018

Take the plunge into the world of abstract shape and form by exploring a range of painterly techniques and approaches. Drawing upon source material, you'll pare it back to its visual essence through the process of abstr...

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Summer School – Nature – Developing skills

9 July 2018 - 11 July 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Inspired by nature over the three days the young people will make extensive use of the grounds to spark their imagination and create a variety of 2 and 3D art works.  Concerned with developing and sharpening perceptual ...

Find Out More

Drawing & Painting for Beginners

15 July 2018 - 2 September 2018
Sunday, September 02, 2018

This 8-week course will help participants gain confidence through developing a strong set of artistic skills that will lead to a life long enjoyment of drawing and painting. Participants will experiment with a variety o...

Find Out More

Introduction to Ceramics

15 July 2018 - 19 August 2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018

This 6-week course will introduce you to a variety of hand building techniques and clay construction, mould making and surface decoration.  Designed to develop an understanding of ceramics, these friendly and informativ...

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Summer School – Sculptural Wild Things!

16 July 2018 - 18 July 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

THIS CLASS HAS SOLD OUT

Explore Sculpture, Drawing and Making inspired by creatures, stories, myths and legends of Mid-summer.  

This course offers the opportunity to explore drawing and mark making along with k...

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Wooden Spoon Carving Workshop

21 July 2018
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Carve your very own wooden spoon with Catherine from Object Company!

Participants will be provided with locally sourced green wood, a selection of carving knives and close tuition on how to use the tools safely and...

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Summer School – Sculptural Wild Things!

23 July 2018 - 25 July 2018
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Develop skills in Sculpture, Drawing and Making inspired by creatures, stories, myths and legends of Mid-summer.  

This course offers the opportunity to develop drawing and mark making skills along with key sculptur...

Find Out More

Colours, Textures and Patterns in the Landscape - Week Long Intensive

30 July 2018 - 3 August 2018
Friday, August 03, 2018

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

Find Out More

Ceramics Workshop & Raku Firing

4 August 2018 - 18 August 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Hand build your own pots/objects and discover the excitement of a raku firing!

In the two hour hand-building workshop you will be shown a basic technique with which to make at least two forms (including a bottle/vas...

Find Out More

Summer School – Living Artworks!

6 August 2018 - 8 August 2018
Wednesday, August 08, 2018

In this fun summer school, come and discover what Performance Art is all about! Together, we’ll merge visual art and drama to make our own living artworks and we’ll learn about the work of important performance artists ...

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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...

Find Out More

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...

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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

Wine Lunch - Grape Expectations

24 June 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Join us for the Sunday wine club and spend a leisurely afternoon in the capable hands of Somellier Johnny Walker, who will lead you through each wine, beautifully matched to the specially prepared seasonal lunch menu by...

Find Out More

Empire Exhibition - 80th Anniversary Walk

15 July 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018

As part of our ongoing celebration of the 80th Anniversary this year you are invited to join James Winnett on an informative walk through Bellahouston Park, visiting the sites of the 1938 Exhibition. 

This was the l...

Find Out More

Nevis Ensemble

1 August 2018
Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Nevis Ensemble bringsits 40-piece symphony orchestra to House for an Art Lover as part of an intense 70 performance tour of public and community venues for Festival 2018. Weather permitting the performance will be outsi...

Find Out More

Wine Lunch - Heard it thru the Grapevine

19 August 2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Join us for the Sunday wine club and spend a leisurely afternoon in the capable hands of Somellier Johnny Walker, who will lead you through each wine, beautifully matched to the specially prepared seasonal lunch menu by...

Find Out More

Songs Around the Piano with Moira Kerr

16 September 2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Due to the success of last year's "Songs Round The Piano" Moira Kerr and her accompanist Barry McKillop, are returning to The House For An Art Lover for another lunchtime recital.

This year, Moira will be singing th...

Find Out More

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

Wine Lunch - Harmony

4 November 2018
Sunday, November 04, 2018

Join us for the Sunday wine club and spend a leisurely afternoon in the capable hands of Somellier Johnny Walker, who will lead you through each wine, beautifully matched to the specially prepared seasonal lunch menu by...

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

12 August 2018
Sunday, August 12, 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

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

Art Classes

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Our art class brochures are also available online:

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

30 June 2018
Saturday, June 30, 2018

THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT

Looking at patterns, textures and marks in the landscape, this workshop will help release your inner expression and give you the freedom to play with colour, form and composition. You will...

Find Out More

Summer School – Nature – Learning skills

2 July 2018 - 4 July 2018
Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Inspired by nature over the three days the children will make extensive use of the grounds to spark their imagination and create a variety of 2 and 3D art works.  Concerned with developing and sharpening perceptual awar...

Find Out More

Drawing in the Outside World

2 July 2018 - 6 August 2018
Monday, August 06, 2018

In this 6-week drawing workshop students will explore the grounds of the Mackintosh House to draw found objects in situ.  A range of drawing techniques will be used to capture matter in the natural world, exploring 3D f...

Find Out More

Drawing & Painting Studio (Full Day)

5 July 2018 - 23 August 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018

This course enables participants to spend a full day (10am-3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to create original work in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-led demonstrations will encourag...

Find Out More

Drawing & Painting Studio (Half Day - AM)

5 July 2018 - 23 August 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018

This course enables participants to spend a morning (10am-12pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to create original work in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-led demonstrations will encourag...

Find Out More

Drawing & Painting Studio (Half Day - PM)

5 July 2018 - 23 August 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018

This course enables participants to spend an afternoon  (1pm - 3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to create original work in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-led demonstrations will enco...

Find Out More

Abstract Painting Taster Day

7 July 2018
Saturday, July 07, 2018

Take the plunge into the world of abstract shape and form by exploring a range of painterly techniques and approaches. Drawing upon source material, you'll pare it back to its visual essence through the process of abstr...

Find Out More

Summer School – Nature – Developing skills

9 July 2018 - 11 July 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Inspired by nature over the three days the young people will make extensive use of the grounds to spark their imagination and create a variety of 2 and 3D art works.  Concerned with developing and sharpening perceptual ...

Find Out More

Drawing & Painting for Beginners

15 July 2018 - 2 September 2018
Sunday, September 02, 2018

This 8-week course will help participants gain confidence through developing a strong set of artistic skills that will lead to a life long enjoyment of drawing and painting. Participants will experiment with a variety o...

Find Out More

Introduction to Ceramics

15 July 2018 - 19 August 2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018

This 6-week course will introduce you to a variety of hand building techniques and clay construction, mould making and surface decoration.  Designed to develop an understanding of ceramics, these friendly and informativ...

Find Out More

Summer School – Sculptural Wild Things!

16 July 2018 - 18 July 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

THIS CLASS HAS SOLD OUT

Explore Sculpture, Drawing and Making inspired by creatures, stories, myths and legends of Mid-summer.  

This course offers the opportunity to explore drawing and mark making along with k...

Find Out More

Wooden Spoon Carving Workshop

21 July 2018
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Carve your very own wooden spoon with Catherine from Object Company!

Participants will be provided with locally sourced green wood, a selection of carving knives and close tuition on how to use the tools safely and...

Find Out More

Summer School – Sculptural Wild Things!

23 July 2018 - 25 July 2018
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Develop skills in Sculpture, Drawing and Making inspired by creatures, stories, myths and legends of Mid-summer.  

This course offers the opportunity to develop drawing and mark making skills along with key sculptur...

Find Out More

Colours, Textures and Patterns in the Landscape - Week Long Intensive

30 July 2018 - 3 August 2018
Friday, August 03, 2018

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

Find Out More

Ceramics Workshop & Raku Firing

4 August 2018 - 18 August 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Hand build your own pots/objects and discover the excitement of a raku firing!

In the two hour hand-building workshop you will be shown a basic technique with which to make at least two forms (including a bottle/vas...

Find Out More

Summer School – Living Artworks!

6 August 2018 - 8 August 2018
Wednesday, August 08, 2018

In this fun summer school, come and discover what Performance Art is all about! Together, we’ll merge visual art and drama to make our own living artworks and we’ll learn about the work of important performance artists ...

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

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