Online Workshop: Sketching Buildings – Langside Hall

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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.


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

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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