art4you Scotland

New classes after October break

We have added two new classes to the program – Interior Design & Textile and Mixed Media

Interior Design & Textile – Mondays 12:30-2:30pm starting 26 October 2020

Interior design

Are you interested in interior design but lacking in confidence how to apply it and how to convert ideas? This class will help you to explore colour and compostion through textil and design. The interior design & textile class is for people who want to be creative in their environment. Sally Morrison will explore with you how to create a mood board, how to balance colour and feel confident to use trends and develop ideas and vision. You will learn how to build on these ideas using colour and style.  Interior Design & textile class

Mixed Media – Tuesdays 7-9pm starting 27 October 2020

mixed media

With a focus on creativity, imagination and personal interpretation, this mixed media class is aimed at anyone who wants to learn how different media works and interacts with the others. 
We incorporating different mixed media methods such as layering and mark making using pastels, paint and collage.

Awards time

We have been recognized as TripAdvisors’ 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner and short listed for UK Enterprise award and Scotland Enterprise award. Watch the space.

Covid has challenged us but our spirit and ideas are strong.

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re-opening art studio and art classes

re-opening date: 17th August

The plan below is not set in stone and we might have to make further adjustments but we feel it is a possible and safe way to restart.

To allow us to implement key elements for a safe re-opening after the summer holidays we have made a few changes to our time table and the structure of the studio.

We have joined the two studio rooms and only one class will be in the studio at a time. This allowing us to have one person per table following the recommended physical distancing rules. All classes still run for the same length as before but to allow one class at a time the class times and for some classes the day has changed.

We will continue to provide art materials and will be following safe practise regarding cleaning.

The new timetable is published in the course calendar. There might be changes closer to the time.

Should you have any questions or enquiries please get in touch.

Plant study workshop – tulips


Sat 18th April 2020, 10-4pm, £95
Tulips, with their rich colours and the striking patterns on their petals, have a flamboyant beauty that has captivated artists for centuries. Study these vibrant flowers, their forms and colours firstly in pencil, then in watercolour with artist Jill Dow. Jill will inspire you to pick up your brushes and enjoy the colours of spring.

you will learn:
•    how to study closely the structure of Tulips
•    how to draw and paint these plants in pencil and watercolour
practical tips and advice and high level of personal attention – all levels welcome
ALL MATERIALS, LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

Plant Study Workshop – Winterflowers

Plant Study workshop – winter flowers,
Sat 8th February 2020, 10-4pm, £95
Study and paint winter flowers with artist Jill Dow. Whatever weather the winter throws at us, we can always rely on the delicate beauty of Snowdrops and the subtle richness of Hellebores to brighten our gardens in February. Spend a day studying their forms and colours, firstly in pencil, then in watercolour

you will learn:
•    how to study closely the structure of Snowdrops and Hellebores
•    how to draw and paint these plants in pencil and watercolour
practical tips and advice and high level of personal attention – all levels welcome
ALL MATERIALS, LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

Illustration & Graphics – new class in 2020

With a focus on creativity, imagination and personal interpretation. This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in illustration and graphic design. 

Designing by hand you will develop and produce your own llustrations taking inspiration from a book, poem or even a favourite quote! With a focus on creativity we will explore various mediums including painting, collage, pattern making, lettering and more.

You will learn how to transform words and concepts into pictures. The class is suitable for everyone who wants to explore how to draw and paint their favourite stories, articles or songs with any drawing or painting medium.

Lino Printing Workshop

Sun 24 November 2019, 10-4pm, £95
Lino cutting and printing with artist Jill Dow. A step by step introduction of designing, cutting and printing cards – christmas themed or others. Suitable for beginners as well as for those with some experience of relief printing.

you will learn:
•    how to use the tools and practice different types of mark making
•    how to print by hand and using a printing press
practical tips and advice and high level of personal attention – all levels welcome
ALL MATERIALS, LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

Interior Design Workshop

This one-day workshop is for anyone who is interested in gaining the confidence to put together stylish and creative room schemes.

Learn how to create inspirational mood boards, understand colour and develop your own palette. In addition, we will look at planning a room and using pattern, colour and texture effectively when styling your own home, office or holiday house.

Watercolour Workshop – autumn colours

Watercolour Workshop – autumn colours, Sat 5 October 2019, 10-4pm
During the day you will explore ways of producing expressive effects and textures using watercolour paints focusing on the colours of autumn. Artist and art lecturer Frances Douglas will support and guide each individual to incorporate various ideas and techniques into your paintings.

you will learn:
•    how layers can be built up to form a painting
•    how hard edges can be achieved
•    how and when to use dry and wet techniques
practical tips and advice and high level of personal attention – all levels welcome
ALL MATERIALS, LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

Studying Plant Form Workshop in pencil, ink and watercolour

with artist and illustrator
Jill Dow

Date: Sun 29 Sept
Time: 10-4pm
Cost: £95 – all materials incl.

Study closely the structure of some September plants and explore the glorious colours of the season. Jill Dow will guide you to work in pencil, ink and watercolour, capturing the beauty of late summer flowers, with ripening seedheads, fruits and berries adding to the richness of colour and texture – suitable for all levels.

you will learn:

•    how to study closely the structure of plants

•    drawing and painting in pencil, ink and watercolour

practical tips and advice and high level of personal attention, all levels welcome

Ceramic Workshop – Sunday 8 September

ceramic hand-buiding

Suitable for beginners and experienced potters. This all-day workshop will allow you to follow your own ideas using a variety of hand building techniques. Our ceramic artist, Lorna Mackay, will give guidance and individual support as you create your own personal ceramic pieces. Part of the day will focus on the tradition of the Korean Moon Jar. You will be introduced to several making and decoration techniques to inspire you making your own unique jar. All your work can be decorated using slips and covered in a clear glaze.
Book here

Date: Sunday 8th September
Time: 10am to 4pm
Price: £115, all materials, firing, lunch and refreshments incl.
Level: All levels

Summer Art Course – Drawing & Painting

Explore different ways of working with drawing and painting materials during art4you Scotland’s popular 5day drawing and painting summer week.

art week

Treat yourself to a week of art and enjoy drawing and painting in a relaxed, creative atmosphere in our country studio near Glasgow. During the summer art course artist and art lecturer Ewen Duncan will work with complete beginners to experienced artists. Days include drawing & painting with various mediums – the choice is yours.

What we offer during the summer art course:

  • all materials are provided
  • high level of personal attention
  • main drawing & painting techniques covered
  • practical tips and advice
  • freedom to develop own style
  • friendly relaxed atmosphere
  • spacious bright studio
  • teaching artist Ewen Duncan
  • max 12 people

The bright art studio provides a relaxing, creative atmosphere only 18 miles north of Glasgow

Each day runs from 10-4pm. All materials, lunch and refreshments are provided in the course fee of £395/week. 

The summer art week is suitable for both beginners and more advanced artists who want to expand the knowledge.

Ewen at studio room 1

To find out more about the drawing and paintng week or art4you scotland, please call 07981768081 or email info@art4youscotland.co.uk.

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