Glasgow International 2018 at House for an Art Lover

20 April 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018

Glasgow International 2018 at House for an Art Lover

20 April - 07 May 2018

Five projects are presented across the site at House for an Art Lover during Glasgow International 2018 featuring new work by Tine Bek ...

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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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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

Empire Exhibition - 80th Anniversary Talk

3 May 2018
Thursday, May 03, 2018

The 3rd of May this year marks the 80th anniversary of the official opening of the Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park. The Exhibition was a symbol of the determination of Scots to restore prosperity and employment t...

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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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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.    ADULTS SPRING  KIDS SPRING

Creative Craft - Fabric

16 April 2018 - 28 May 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018

This six-week course will explore different printing and painting techniques applied to fabric including screen and adigraf printing. This is a great opportunity to experiment and create truly unique and individual fabr...

Find Out More

Drawing Portraits

16 April 2018 - 21 May 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018

This 6-week course will introduce you to the basic skills required to capture a portrait through drawing.  These skills will then be used to complete one or more finished portrait drawings that capture a face that you w...

Find Out More

Observational Drawing (Apr - Jun)

17 April 2018 - 22 May 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

This course will help participants improve their visual understanding of our surroundings by using both traditional and experimental drawing methods. Students can expect to immerse themselves in the transformation of 3-...

Find Out More

Drawing & Painting: Developing Practice

18 April 2018 - 4 July 2018
Wednesday, July 04, 2018

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

Drawing and Painting Studio (Full Day)

19 April 2018 - 7 June 2018
Thursday, June 07, 2018

SORRY THIS COURSE HAS SOLD OUT.

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 create origi...

Find Out More

Drawing and Painting Studio (Morning)

19 April 2018 - 7 June 2018
Thursday, June 07, 2018

SORRY THIS COURSE HAS SOLD OUT.

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 create origi...

Find Out More

Drawing and Painting Studio (Afternoon)

19 April 2018 - 7 June 2018
Thursday, June 07, 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 create original work in watercolour, oil or acry...

Find Out More

Saturday ARThouse ages 5 - 8 Morning

21 April 2018 - 23 June 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018

This course is designed to allow children to develop their artistic skills through a variety of new projects, during which they will explore different drawing and making techniques. These exciting projects are designed ...

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Saturday ARThouse ages 9 - 12 Morning

21 April 2018 - 23 June 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018

This course is designed to allow children to develop their artistic skills through a variety of new projects, during which they will explore different drawing and making techniques. These exciting projects are designed ...

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Saturday ARThouse ages 5 - 8 Afternoon

21 April 2018 - 23 June 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018

This course is designed to allow children to develop their artistic skills through a variety of new projects, during which they will explore different drawing and making techniques. These exciting projects are designed ...

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Saturday ARThouse ages 9 - 12 Afternoon

21 April 2018 - 23 June 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018

This course is designed to allow children to develop their artistic skills through a variety of new projects, during which they will explore different drawing and making techniques. These exciting projects are designed ...

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Drawing and Painting for Beginners (Morning)

22 April 2018 - 8 July 2018
Sunday, July 08, 2018

This 12-week course, in the morning or afternoon, will encourage creative thought and help participants gain confidence through developing a strong set of artistic skills. Participants will experiment with a variety of ...

Find Out More

Drawing and Painting for Beginners (Afternoon)

22 April 2018 - 8 July 2018
Sunday, July 08, 2018

This 12-week course, in the morning or afternoon, will encourage creative thought and help participants gain confidence through developing a strong set of artistic skills. Participants will experiment with a variety of ...

Find Out More

Painting With Watercolours (Apr - Jun)

22 April 2018 - 27 May 2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018

This 6-week course offers the opportunity to focus solely on watercolours, developing skills and technique.

Students can expect step-by-step instruction on materials, colour-mixing, application, drawing and subject ...

Find Out More

Furniture Upcycling

3 May 2018 - 21 June 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018

SORRY THIS CLASS IS FULLY BOOKED.

Create your own Vintage, Distressed or Rustic furniture in this furniture upcycling class!

During these classes, you will learn about upcycling paint techniques which can be app...

Find Out More

Fold and Print Cold Indigo Dyeing

12 May 2018

Learn the basics of indigo shibori over a weekend. This workshop will allow you to go a little further with the basic tie-dyeing you may be familiar with. By folding, stitching and clamping a folded cloth and using the ...

Find Out More

Collage, Mixed Media & Print

28 May 2018 - 2 July 2018
Monday, July 02, 2018

Collage, sketching, mark-making, painting, printing, covering up, revealing, tracing, copying, repeating, erasing… this course takes a dynamic cut-and-paste approach to image-making!

In this class you will explore t...

Find Out More

Life Drawing

30 May 2018 - 4 July 2018
Wednesday, July 04, 2018

This six week course is designed to encourage the exploration of a wide variety of life drawing techniques, materials and approaches by working directly from a life model with the guidance of a professional tutor. Parti...

Find Out More

Patterns in the Landscape

2 June 2018
Saturday, June 02, 2018

SORRY THIS CLASS HAS SOLD OUT. THE SAME CLASS IS AVAILABLE ON THE 30TH JUNE BELOW.

Looking at patterns, textures and marks in the landscape, this workshop will help release your inner expression and give you the fre...

Find Out More

Green and Blue Eco Printing

16 June 2018 - 17 June 2018
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Under the right conditions, the prolonged contact of a leaf onto cloth or paper can make a beautiful print. In this two-day course, you will learn the basics of eco and cyanotype printing. Using local botanical material...

Find Out More

Patterns in the Landscape

30 June 2018
Saturday, June 30, 2018

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 draw, paint and use mark-makin...

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

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

Highlights

Day Events

Glasgow International 2018 at House for an Art Lover

20 April 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018

Glasgow International 2018 at House for an Art Lover

20 April - 07 May 2018

Five projects are presented across the site at House for an Art Lover during Glasgow International 2018 featuring new work by Tine Bek ...

Find Out More

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

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

Empire Exhibition - 80th Anniversary Talk

3 May 2018
Thursday, May 03, 2018

The 3rd of May this year marks the 80th anniversary of the official opening of the Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park. The Exhibition was a symbol of the determination of Scots to restore prosperity and employment t...

Find Out More

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.

Creative Craft - Fabric

16 April 2018 - 28 May 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018

This six-week course will explore different printing and painting techniques applied to fabric including screen and adigraf printing. This is a great opportunity to experiment and create truly unique and individual fabr...

Find Out More

Drawing Portraits

16 April 2018 - 21 May 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018

This 6-week course will introduce you to the basic skills required to capture a portrait through drawing.  These skills will then be used to complete one or more finished portrait drawings that capture a face that you w...

Find Out More

Observational Drawing (Apr - Jun)

17 April 2018 - 22 May 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

This course will help participants improve their visual understanding of our surroundings by using both traditional and experimental drawing methods. Students can expect to immerse themselves in the transformation of 3-...

Find Out More

Drawing & Painting: Developing Practice

18 April 2018 - 4 July 2018
Wednesday, July 04, 2018

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

Drawing and Painting Studio (Full Day)

19 April 2018 - 7 June 2018
Thursday, June 07, 2018

SORRY THIS COURSE HAS SOLD OUT.

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 create origi...

Find Out More

Drawing and Painting Studio (Morning)

19 April 2018 - 7 June 2018
Thursday, June 07, 2018

SORRY THIS COURSE HAS SOLD OUT.

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 create origi...

Find Out More

Drawing and Painting Studio (Afternoon)

19 April 2018 - 7 June 2018
Thursday, June 07, 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 create original work in watercolour, oil or acry...

Find Out More

Saturday ARThouse ages 5 - 8 Morning

21 April 2018 - 23 June 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018

This course is designed to allow children to develop their artistic skills through a variety of new projects, during which they will explore different drawing and making techniques. These exciting projects are designed ...

Find Out More

Saturday ARThouse ages 9 - 12 Morning

21 April 2018 - 23 June 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018

This course is designed to allow children to develop their artistic skills through a variety of new projects, during which they will explore different drawing and making techniques. These exciting projects are designed ...

Find Out More

Saturday ARThouse ages 5 - 8 Afternoon

21 April 2018 - 23 June 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018

This course is designed to allow children to develop their artistic skills through a variety of new projects, during which they will explore different drawing and making techniques. These exciting projects are designed ...

Find Out More

Saturday ARThouse ages 9 - 12 Afternoon

21 April 2018 - 23 June 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018

This course is designed to allow children to develop their artistic skills through a variety of new projects, during which they will explore different drawing and making techniques. These exciting projects are designed ...

Find Out More

Drawing and Painting for Beginners (Morning)

22 April 2018 - 8 July 2018
Sunday, July 08, 2018

This 12-week course, in the morning or afternoon, will encourage creative thought and help participants gain confidence through developing a strong set of artistic skills. Participants will experiment with a variety of ...

Find Out More

Drawing and Painting for Beginners (Afternoon)

22 April 2018 - 8 July 2018
Sunday, July 08, 2018

This 12-week course, in the morning or afternoon, will encourage creative thought and help participants gain confidence through developing a strong set of artistic skills. Participants will experiment with a variety of ...

Find Out More

Painting With Watercolours (Apr - Jun)

22 April 2018 - 27 May 2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018

This 6-week course offers the opportunity to focus solely on watercolours, developing skills and technique.

Students can expect step-by-step instruction on materials, colour-mixing, application, drawing and subject ...

Find Out More

Furniture Upcycling

3 May 2018 - 21 June 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018

SORRY THIS CLASS IS FULLY BOOKED.

Create your own Vintage, Distressed or Rustic furniture in this furniture upcycling class!

During these classes, you will learn about upcycling paint techniques which can be app...

Find Out More

Fold and Print Cold Indigo Dyeing

12 May 2018

Learn the basics of indigo shibori over a weekend. This workshop will allow you to go a little further with the basic tie-dyeing you may be familiar with. By folding, stitching and clamping a folded cloth and using the ...

Find Out More

Collage, Mixed Media & Print

28 May 2018 - 2 July 2018
Monday, July 02, 2018

Collage, sketching, mark-making, painting, printing, covering up, revealing, tracing, copying, repeating, erasing… this course takes a dynamic cut-and-paste approach to image-making!

In this class you will explore t...

Find Out More

Life Drawing

30 May 2018 - 4 July 2018
Wednesday, July 04, 2018

This six week course is designed to encourage the exploration of a wide variety of life drawing techniques, materials and approaches by working directly from a life model with the guidance of a professional tutor. Parti...

Find Out More

Patterns in the Landscape

2 June 2018
Saturday, June 02, 2018

SORRY THIS CLASS HAS SOLD OUT. THE SAME CLASS IS AVAILABLE ON THE 30TH JUNE BELOW.

Looking at patterns, textures and marks in the landscape, this workshop will help release your inner expression and give you the fre...

Find Out More

Green and Blue Eco Printing

16 June 2018 - 17 June 2018
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Under the right conditions, the prolonged contact of a leaf onto cloth or paper can make a beautiful print. In this two-day course, you will learn the basics of eco and cyanotype printing. Using local botanical material...

Find Out More

Patterns in the Landscape

30 June 2018
Saturday, June 30, 2018

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 draw, paint and use mark-makin...

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