art4you Scotland – the friendly art school
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Awards: 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choise, UK Enterprises Awards “Best Independent Art School 2020 – Scotland” & Scottish Rural Awards 2017 finalist
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Overlooking the Stirlingshire hills near the Loch Lomond National Park this unique art school is an oasis to find.
art4you Scotland began 2010 as an evening art class, became popular and kept growing year by year.
The highly-regarded art school now offers a wide range of weekly art classes & weekend workshops and gallery space selling art by local artists and contempary gift items.
For the art classes and workshops all materials are provided. People join the classes and workshops for the process of making art in a friendly, relaxing environment and the bright spacious studio.
Our latest art school program offers the art classes and art workshops listed below. We have something to suit everyone. One-to-one sessions are available as well – just ask and we find the best art course for you.
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art4you Scotland is based outside Killearn near Loch Lomond National Park in Scotland next to the West Highland Way. We offer various art classes, art workshops, life drawing, portrait classes, ceramic classes, textile & interior design classes, art short breaks & painting summer courses for you to experience creativity in a relaxed atmosphere.
You can also book art sessions for birthday parties, hen nights other special occasions or corporate workshops and team building sessions. We will create a tailor made package for you to remember.
Cruise ship guests are very welcome. We offer weekend group workshops of max 12 people or bespoke short notice one-to-one sessions Saturdays or Sundays.
Looking for a unique present – book a art gift voucher for one of our art classes & painting holidays or browse our art gallery.
Discover your artistic side or improve existing skills in small art classes or art holiday courses where you can enjoy drawing & painting and have fun near Glasgow.
During your art holiday & painting holiday and art short break you can stay at nearby holiday accommodations and B&Bs. We have a list of accommodations and happy to assist with finding the right place for you.
art4you Scotland welcomes all levels from experienced artist to total art beginners to the art classes and painting holidays.
Ewen Duncan, founder, artist and art lecturer and our team of artists encourages each individual to discover and develop their personal technique and style during our art classes and creative workshops.
Do you need assistance with art projects? We can guide you individually during an art class or you can get in touch to book an one-to-one art session. For special school art tuition select our portfolio class or one-to-one session. We will help you to improve your art skills in a fun encouraging environment.
Life drawing or Portrait drawing – an important skill for any artist. Join our regular Wednesday evening Life Drawing class or Thursday morning Portrait drawing class. Again all levels of experience are welcome to our Life Drawing and Portrait classes.
Ceramic handbuilding – our ceramic classes is for anybody who wants to discover this beautiful medium. All levels are welcome, no previous experience is required.
Learn the properties and preperation of clay, various hand-building techniques will be demonstrated, glazing will be taught and different surface effects.
We can offer fluent German and basic French for holiday visitors attending our painting holidays, and art short breaks in Scotland. There are many alternative activities (cycling, horse riding, golfing, fishing, hill walking, distilleries, etc) nearby for partners or family members with other interests then painting or drawing. The local villages Balfron, Killearn and Fintry also offer country cafes, restaurants and pubs as well as local galleries and gift shops. The main cities Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling are all easily accessible by car within 30 minutes to an hour.
Painting Holiday – a great way to experience Scotland and a great art present to give!
Art Classes in Scotland near Glasgow and Stirling
1. become a better artist
2. feed your soul
3. enjoy the process
studio address: art4you Scotland, Oakwood Garden Centre, Killearn, G63 9PT, Scotland
Enjoy art classes, ceramic classes, art weekends, painting holidays, life drawing, portrait drawing and much more in our art4you Scotland studio at Oakwood Garden Centre, Killearn, 18 miles north of Glasgow or 20 miles west of Stirling.
“A very enjoyable couple of days in a very pleasant, relaxed environment in a great art studio near Glasgow. I got exposure to new things and a chance to try them out. Excellent facilities! Thank you very much!” Gorden Shiach
“Carol and I had a lovely weekend there and we both agreed it made us relax during what is typically a busy time of year. You both made the experience for us.
Your lunches are restaurant quality. Thanks to Ewen, his patience and enthusiasm has no bounds.” – Elizabeth Donaldson
“I’ve been going to classes for years and Ewen is definitely the best one I’ve been to. He is patient and supportive.” – Linda Thomson
“Ewen directs rather than tells you. He is someone with a professional mind who can encourage you. I am doing things now that I never thought I could” – Rhona McColl
“Ewen’s attitude is ‘lets have fun here’. He is good at creating an encouraging atmosphere” – Jim Cameron
“Inspiring, informative, learned a lot & enjoyed it!” Jan Holland-Hays
“Brilliant. Thanks very much. A lovely bright workspace and relaxed atmosphere. Really enjoyed it.” Debbie Green
“A really good experience which fulfilled my expectations starting as a total novice and ending the day with a presentable pastel and oil painting.” David Isaacs