Workshop: Stained Glass

Two pieces of stained glass art with a black leaded outline and primary coloured geometric shapes

Saturday 11th June 2022 | 10am-5pm | Jangling Space, Unit H, Shawlands Arcade, Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow G41 3RS 

Join us for this this all-day workshop, where participants will get a chance to learn about the art of stained glass and get to grips with how to cut, lead, and solder their first piece. Everyone will get to design, create, and take home their own piece of stained glass art based on Jangling Spaces’s popular “Weir Pumps” design, inspired by an aerial view of the Weir Pumps of Cathcart. 

The workshop will be facilitated by Jangling Space at their studio in the Shawlands Arcade. Jangling Space is a cooperative makerspace on the Southside of Glasgow focused on making glass art influenced by the city’s heritage. 

The ticket price includes all materials and lunch. 

Please note this is an in-person event and current Covid guidance will be complied with. 

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Please note: Payment is taken via PayPal but you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online. 

Support us

Like many other charities, the coronavirus outbreak is having a major impact on our activities, threatening our crucial work to protect, repair and celebrate Glasgow’s rich built heritage. As a result, we expect to lose an important part of our income this year.

We are therefore asking that if you are able to support our conservation and outreach work,
please consider donating to the Trust.

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Online Workshop: Sketching Buildings – Langside Hall

Support us

Like many other charities, the coronavirus outbreak is having a major impact on our activities, threatening our crucial work to protect, repair and celebrate Glasgow’s rich built heritage. As a result, we expect to lose an important part of our income this year.

We are therefore asking that if you are able to support our conservation and outreach work,
please consider donating to the Trust.

Thursday 27th August | 3:00pm-5:00pm | GCHT Zoom Meeting

Join GCHT for this unique online workshop and learn how to create your own beautiful drawing of Langside Hall, taught by renowned Glasgow artist Frank Boyle.

You will have the opportunity to watch Frank draw the building from scratch, teaching participants how to capture its character and architectural details on paper. Participants will then be invited to create their own versions with guidance from Frank whilst learning about the building itself from GCHT staff.

This is perfect for beginners and experienced drawers alike – anyone with a genuine love of Glasgow’s architecture. All you need is a paper and pencil, however feel free to get creative and work in any medium you like!

Langside Hall is a Category A-Listed building located in Shawlands. It was originally built for the National Bank of Scotland in 1847 and designed by John Gibson. It was first located in Queen Street before being moved brick by brick to its current location on Langside Avenue in 1902. GCHT recently awarded a Development Grant of £5,000 to the Langside Halls Trust.

 Frank Boyle  is a Glasgow-based artist and cartoonist. He drew a daily cartoon  for the Edinburgh Evening News between 1999 and 2015 and won Cartoonist of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards in 2003 and 2006. His work has also appeared in the Herald, Scotland on Sunday and Sunday Post.

In addition to his cartoons, Frank also  paints buildings  and cityscapes in Glasgow and elsewhere, reflecting his lifelong interest in architecture.
This workshop will be hosted on Zoom. You can join these events as a participant without creating a Zoom account. For this event you will require a webcam and microphone to join in.

£12 per participant.

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All sessions are recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as being capable of contributing to the obligatory CPD requirements of Full Members (see www.ihbc.org.uk)

We are using Zoom to host this workshop. You can join the events as a participant without creating a Zoom account. For this event you will require a webcam and microphone to join in.

You will receive instructions on joining the event by email. If you haven’t received anything by midday on the day of the event, please check your spam folder and then contact us.

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Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

Weekend Workshop: Stone Carving

Saturday 7th March 2020 | 10am – 4pm | 54 Bell Street, Glasgow

This day long course is perfect for those who would like to discover the art of stone carving. Participants will learn the techniques of cutting and carving relief into limestone from award-winning sculptor Simon Burns-Cox. Using the tools of the trade you will cut lines, curves, and forms.

The workshop will run from 10am-4pm with a break for lunch. Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided, along with all protective equipment and materials.

Participants are advised to wear close-toed shoes.

Simon Burns-Cox is an award-winning sculptor and stone carver based in Edinburgh. He is an Associate Member of the Letter Exchange and a Licenciate Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, London. In addition to sculpting on commission, he runs training courses for stone carvers of all levels.

£90 per person, including all equipment, materials and lunch.

We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

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Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

Weekend Workshop: Stained Glass Art

Saturday 22nd February 2020 | 10am-4pm | 77 Hanson Street, Glasgow

In this full-day workshop, taught by Stained Glass expert Moira Malcom of Rainbow Glass Studio, participants will be able to design, create, and take home their own piece of stained-glass art!

The workshop will be facilitated by Stained Glass Supplies Ltd. at their studio in the WASPS building in Dennistoun, from 10am to 4pm with a break for lunch. Space is limited to ten (10) participants, so booking ahead is essential.

£99 per person, including all materials, equipment and lunch.

We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

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Glasgow Historic Environment: A Snapshot – 2019

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Blog Post: Ghosts and Zombies

Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

Weekend Workshop: Stone Carving

9th November 2019 | 10am-5pm | 54 Bell Street, Glasgow

Carved stone decoration defines Glasgow’s style. Look up anywhere in the city centre, and you will be greeted by facades and details that are an enduring testament to the craftsmanship and skill of thousands of stonemasons over two centuries. Carving in stone is both an art and a craft, and has for millennia defined much of the architecture we value.

This stone carving course will take participants in-depth into the techniques of cutting and carving relief into limestone. Using the tools of the trade you will cut lines, letters, curves, and forms.

The sessions will run 10am-5pm with a break for lunch. Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided, along with all protective equipment and materials. Participants are advised to wear close-toed shoes.

Simon Burns-Cox is an award-winning sculptor and stone carver based in Edinburgh. He is an Associate Member of the Letter Exchange and a Licenciate Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, London. In addition to sculpting on commission, he runs training courses for stone carvers of all levels.

£90 for all-day course, includes equipment and materials 

We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

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Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

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So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

Live Build: Creating Victorian Mosaics

Mon 2nd September – Wed 4th September 2019 | 10am-4pm | 54 Bell Street

Take place in an actual restoration project by cutting and assembling the High Street Victorian mosaics!

Join us at our offices for a unique chance to learn by doing: After a sad loss of many original mosaic entryways along the High Street, they are now being rebuilt and reinstated – it’s all happening here, and we need your help to do it!

Over the course of three days, the original mosaic schemes are being reassembled and recreated in our shopfront, and we want you to come help and learn. The work is being led by Darren McLean of Timber and Lime Conservation, an experienced conservator and teacher, who for three days will be guiding participants through the process of cutting, piecing, and patterning the historic tiles.

If you come by our offices between 10-4, you will have a chance to:

  • See Darren in action, while he talks to you about the history and process of what he’s recreating
  • Learn how to cut and piece tiles together as part of the actual restoration project
  • Use and cut tiles to assemble your own small mosaic as a take-home piece

Registration is not required – just drop on by between 10am and 4pm on Monday Sept 2nd, through Wednesday Sept 4th. Come for as long or a short as you like, and guaranteed you’ll find something to learn to and interest you.

While all are welcome to come and watch the process and engage with Darren, the cutting and tiling activities are suitable for ages 14 and up only. However, help from parents can enable younger children to engage with the materials and activities. All are welcome.

Drawing the City: A Sketching Workshop at the Necropolis and Cathedral

Sunday 8th September 2019 | 2-5pm | Cathedral Square, Glasgow

Join us for guided drawing instruction around Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis with a break for afternoon tea at the Cathedral House Hotel.

It is said you don’t really understand a building until you’ve drawn it. This afternoon workshop by artist, watercolourist, and cartoonist Frank Boyle will teach participants how to truly see buildings and architectural details, by capturing their essence on paper.

This is perfect for beginners and experienced drawers alike – anyone with a genuine love of Glasgow’s architecture. Both beginners and experienced sketchers will get guidance and instruction to hone their skills. The workshop will take participants on a roving walk around the Cathedral precinct and Necropolis drawing buildings and building elements, with guidance and instruction from Mr. Boyle. Participants will increase their technical skill at drawing, and also exercise their creativity – no prior experience required.

Materials (pen, pencil, paper, and board) and basic seating will be provided. Participants with further materials they’d like to use are encouraged to bring these along. Seating will be camp stools, and participants can bring along camp/portable chairs, if they have them. The workshop will begin and end in front of Glasgow Cathedral.

Frank Boyle is a Glasgow-based artist and Cartoonist of the Year in 2006, who ran a weekly strip in the Tribune, and daily cartoon “Boyling Point” in the Edinburgh Evening News until 2015. In addition to cartoons, his work includes architectural watercolours of buildings in Glasgow and elsewhere. In 2005, one of his cartoons was purchased by the National Gallery of Scotland for their permanent collection.

Paintings: https://www.flickr.com/photos/44913264@N06/

Cartoons: http://www.boylecartoon.co.uk/unflashed/html/sindex.htm

£59 per person, including all materials and afternoon tea.

We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

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Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

Weekend Workshop: Gilding and Gold Leaf

Saturday 31st August 2019 | 10am-4pm | 54 Bell Street, Glasgow

For millennia, gilding has been the crowning enrichment of architectural decoration. From stone, to plasterwork, to glass, it has enduringly been the ultimate expression of luxury and opulence in buildings. Led by Frank Carty of Artisan Artworks, participants will learn the technique of gilding on different surfaces, and create small projects to take home with them.

The morning will be spent on stone and plasterwork, and after lunch the afternoon session will focus on glass-gilding, including constructing and inking letters in the style of traditional signwriting.

Space is limited to 10 participants, so booking ahead is essential. Your £119 fee covers the full day-long workshop, all tools and materials (including gold leaf!), lunch and refreshment, and take-home projects.

£119 per person, including all materials and lunch. 

We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

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Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

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So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

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Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

Weekend Workshop: Making Stained Glass

This event is now sold out, but why not try one of our workshops on Gilding and Gold Leaf, or Sketching the City?

Sunday 4th August 2019 | 10am-4pm | 54 Bell St., Glasgow

Stained glass is a beautiful ornament to Glasgow’s architecture. In this one-day workshop with master craftsperson Matthew Donnelly, learn the history and techniques of cutting colouring, and setting glass.

Participants will be able to design, create, and take home their own piece, using the same copper foil technique innovated by Charles Lewis Tiffany.

Space is limited to ten (10) participants, so booking ahead is essential. Your £99 fee covers the full day-long workshop, all tools and materials, and lunch and refreshment.

£99 per person, including all materials and lunch.

We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

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Blog Post: Ghosts and Zombies

Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

Weekend Workshop: Traditional Signwriting, Lettering, and Painting

Saturday 11th May 2019 | 2-5pm | 54 Bell Street, Glasgow

Join us for an interactive look at the traditional craft of signwriting. Ross Hastie, the artist and craftsman behind the painting and gilding of GCHT’s office shopfront, will lead a small, in-depth workshop for a limited number of participants. Over three hours, attendees will be taken through the process of drafting and pencilling their own design, and will then have the opportunity to paint and take home a board of their own. Ross Hastie will also give an introduction to his experience in signwriting, and will demonstrate the technique of gilding – the process of applying gold and silver leaf.

Ross Hastie is a traditional signwriter based in Alloa and working all over the country. An entrepreneur, Ross has been training with traditional practitioners of the craft since he was 12, and has developed his own business informed by learned historic techniques and his own creative expression.

Refreshment will be served.

Booking is limited to eight (8) spaces, so registration is required!

£75 for a three-hour session, including all materials and take-home project.

We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

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Glasgow Historic Environment: A Snapshot – 2019

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Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.