Art in the Courtyard Summer Workshops

Free Family Fun at St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Edinburgh

Drop in for summer family fun in the city centre. Local artists are running creative workshops here in the courtyard of St Andrew’s and St George’s West. You and your family can watch, listen or take part. Workshops run from 11am-1pm and you can stay as little or as long as you like.. Workshops are free and you don’t need to register – just come along and enjoy. You can enjoy free juice and a scone in our child friendly café as well.  Here’s the line up:


Wed 2 July: creative workshop with Remade in Edinburgh

11am-1pm, drop in, no need to register.

Come and make a community rug with crafty recyclers Remade in Edinburgh. You’ll be working creatively with colour and texture using scraps and strips of fabric. You will make something beautiful out of materials that would otherwise go to waste!

Wed 9 July : creative workshop with sculptor Arran Ross

11am-1pm, drop in, no need to register.

Come and take part in a workshop with Arran Ross. Arran is an award winning sculptor who has undertaken a number of residencies in the UK and abroad. His ‘Astronaut’ series of photos, in which a sculpture of an astronaut is pictured around the country in various locations such as the mountains on Skye or street scenes in Edinburgh, is one of his more widely-recognised works, and in 2008 he exhibited ‘Yard in Space’ as part of the International Science Festival.


Wed 16 July : creative workshop with sculptor Duncan Robertson

11am-1pm, drop in, no need to register.

come and make something amazing with artist and sculptor Duncan Robertson

Duncan is based in Edinburgh with his studio at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. He graduated in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art, studying under Eduardo Paolozzi and spent several years in Munich, graduating as master student in the class of Asta Groting. Currently a freelance gallery educator with the National Galleries of Scotland education department, Duncan is a tutor at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop as part of the education program at ESW. He has several years’ experience as a freelance art worker with various groups and projects and developing artistic practice.

Duncan will be also be artist – in- residence at St Andrew’s and St George’s West for a week  – come and see what he’s up to!

Wed 23 July: Storytelling with Marie-Louise Cochrane

11am-1pm, drop in, no need to register.

Come and listen to Marie-Louise Cochrane weave wonderful tales.

Let me introduce myself: my name is Marie Louise.  I am a professional storyteller born and brought up in Edinburgh, where I still live.  My earliest experiences of storytelling were children’s stories and long-winded jokes told to me and my sisters by my parents, as well as humorous stories accompanied by singing at family parties in my granny’s house. I soon learned to do a “party piece” and have been carrying on in one way or another, ever since!

Wed 30 July : Drama and music

come and watch and listen!






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