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.

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POSTPONED Weekend Workshop: Embroidery & Applique

COVID-19 UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. A new date will be scheduled as soon as possible. All existing ticket holders have been contacted by email. We hope to have a date booked in for this event later in the year.

If you have any questions, please email events@glasgowheritage.org.uk.

Saturday 4th April 2020 | 10am-4pm | 54 Bell Street

In this full-day workshop textile artist Roslyn Mitchell will work with participants to create their own free-embroidered masterpiece to take home.

Come along and learn the skill of free-motion embroidery and applique, which is really just drawing with stitches and painting with fabric.

In the class you’ll learn all the skills you need to transform your drawings (or your child’s!) into pieces of fabric art.  And at the end of the class, you’ll leave with your very  own cushion.

Free-motion embroidery is a very loose way of sewing, so you don’t have to worry about being too precise; perfect if you don’t have a steady hand. This style of stitching lends itself very well to children’s drawings so is a perfect way for you to recreate their works of art.

You don’t need any real sewing machine experience, but you will need to bring your own machine to class. As long as your machine is in good working order and you know the basics, you’re good to go! You don’t need a ‘fancy’ machine (I use ONE stitch on mine!) but you will need a free-motion embroidery or darning foot and be able to either drop or cover the ‘feed dogs’ (the little teeth under the needle that pull the fabric through).

All materials and fabric will be provided, but feel free to  bring any fabrics you would like to use. Black thread will be provided in class, so please bring your own if you would like to use any other colours. Also bring any drawings you would like to use in your design, though you will have time to sketch and play with designs on the day.

If you are interested in the workshop but don’t have your own machine or an embroidery foot, please contact us and we may be able to facilitate hire of a sewing machine for the day (additional costs may apply).

£80 per person, including all materials, and lunch.

Image: © Roslyn Mitchell

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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The East Pollokshields Quad – Traditional Skills ‘Live Build’

Ever wanted to try your hand at brick laying?
Well now’s your chance!

 

In partnership with East Pollokshields Quad and the Residents of 281 Kenmure Street, Glasgow City Heritage Trust are hosting a series of ‘Live Build’ training days in traditional brick laying and wall repair.

Throughout September, heritage building contractor Darren McLean of Vitruvio Ltd will be reinstating a recently collapsed wall which forms the boundary between the East Pollokshields Quad community space, and the backcourt of 281 Kenmure Street. At various points during this time, the build will be opened up to members of the public to learn new skills and get hands on in helping to rebuild this victorian garden wall.

If you enjoy learning by doing and getting your hands dirty, then this is training for you!
On each of the training days attendees will be guided through a series of tasks, including removing cement mortar, raking out joints, mixing lime, brick laying and lime pointing.

This training is FREE to attend, however due to the constraints of the site, places are limited.
All attendees will need to book in advance and be aged 16yrs +
Please see the ‘BOOKING tab for further details and available dates.

Each training day will start onsite at 9.30am with a run through of the days tasks and demonstrations.
We will then work in small groups to repair the wall, taking regular refreshment breaks throughout the day.
We will look to finish onsite at 4.30pm each day. It is our hope that you will attend for the full session.

PPE will be provided, however we encourage you to wear clothes that you are prepared to get dirty.
Please note that this is an outdoors activity, we encourage you to dress appropriately.
No prior skill or knowledge is required, just an enthusiasm to get involved and work happily through potential rain.

See images of the project site below.

If you have any questions relating to the project then please contact our Traditional Skills Officer, Michael Goodger, michael@glasgowheritage.org.uk


This project has been made possible through funding from Glasgow City Heritage Trust, East Pollokshields Quad, Residents of 281 Kenmure Street, and Glasgow Community Planning Partnership.

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The Traditional Skills ‘Live Build’ will take place at the rear of 281 Kenmure Street  in East Pollokshields Quad. East Pollokshields Quad can be accessed through a gated entrance situated on Kenmure Street, and Darnley Street. See map below.

By Train
The East Pollokshields Quad is situated within a 5-10min walk from Pollokshields West Station, and Pollokshields East Station.

By Bus
The closest bus stop is on Nithsdale Road and is served by the following buses 89 simpliCITY, 90, 121.

By Car
We encourage you to arrive by public transport, bike or foot, however if arriving by car, please note that there is no parking available within The East Pollokshields Quad. Parking in the surrounding street is free of charge.