Artist Events

Katherine Cowtan

Studio 9

Handloom Weaving Demonstrations with Katherine Cowtan
Most days throughout FVAB, weather permitting.

Sheila Patrick

Studio 10

Willow Basket Making with Sheila Patrick
Most days throughout FVAB, weather permitting.

Kat Goldin, Jane Lindsey & Eilidh Weir

Studio 11

Stitched, Pressed & Nettled Workshop and Event Programme
Saturday 10th June, 2-5 pm & 5-8pm Saturday 17th June, 2-5pm & 5-8pm

Saturday 10th 2 - 5 pm - Restitched.
Learn to hand stitch a pot holder from fabric scraps and learn quilting basics with Eilidh Weir from All That is Braw. In this workshop you will learn to construct and make hand sewn pot holders using old clothes. You will learn the basics of quilting on a small scale and find a use for some of those tricky to recycle textiles like socks and t-shirts and trousers.

Saturday 10th 5 - 8 pm - Nettled. Open fire wild-inspired dinner with Lucy Pattinson of The Federation, with the opportunity to visit the exhibition and for a tour of a regenerative smallholding with goats, poultry and Loretta the kunekune pig.

Saturday 17th 2 - 5 pm - Pressed. Introduction to Flatbed Botanical Printing with Jane Lindsey from Snapdragon Life. Make your own unique artwork with locally foraged leaves and flowers.

Saturday 10th 5 - 8 pm - Nettled. Nettle inspired farm to table dinner with Kat Goldin from Gartur Stitch Farm Join Kat and Kevin for a foraged farm to experience inspired by nettles (with farm tour as above).

All events are £35 per person. Places limited to 8 per workshop and 15 per dinner.
Book via

Mary Mackay

Studio 13

The Making
Throughout FVAB

An evolving abstract work will be developed and emerge across the duration of FVAB. Join Mary to come and see the work unfold.

Diana Hand

Studio 17

Drawing demonstrations
Every day I will be working in the exhibition space.

I will be working on an on-going drawing or painting project in the exhibition space, and would delighted to discuss my approach and progress with visitors. There will also be the chance to make your own drawings using paper and charcoal provided. This event is drop-in and informal and there is no cost.

Camphill Blair Drummond

Studio 22

Between 10.00 and 17.00 Sat 10th and Sun 11th

We are hoping to have tours around parts of the castle and gardens. We have an animal area and will have some animal petting opportunities

Elin Isaksson

Studio 26

Glass Blowing Class & Demonstrations

Solid & Hollow Class - Sun 11th June 10.30am-1pm - £150pp
For those who want to learn a little bit more about the glass maker’s techniques, we offer the chance to make both a paperweight and a bauble.

Also available are glass blowing demonstrations, on Fri 16th June: 1pm, 1.40pm, 2.15pm
A rare opportunity to watch us at work when we are making glass!

Please book ahead since we can’t fit many people into our studio.
Book: [email protected]

Craft Central

Studio 30

Silver Stud Earrings Workshop & Printmaking Drop-in Workshop
Saturday 10th June, from noon

Saturday 10th June:
Drop-in Printmaking Workshop
Between noon and 4pm, the public are welcome to drop in and try their hand at printmaking in exchange for a small donation. Suitable for all ages.

Between 1-4pm we also host a Silver Stud Earrings Workshop (cost £35).
In a special taster workshop, highlighting the skills you can learn at CSSJ, participants will create a beautiful pair of silver stud earrings. Spaces are limited so please book in advance by emailing [email protected].

Blaeberry River Art

Studio 31

Painting and Floral Workshops
Events run throughout the week

A range of workshops are offered creating paintings, drawings, floral crowns and displays.

Fiona and Dawn are both experienced tutors and will be offering various workshops from free up to £30. Check out the website to see if there are any that would suit you!

Botanic Bothy

Studio 32

Painting and Floral Workshops
Events run throughout the week

A range of workshops are offered creating paintings, drawings, floral crowns and displays.

Fiona and Dawn are both experienced tutors and will be offering various workshops from free up to £30. Check out the website to see if there are any that would suit you!

Roberta Pederzoli

Studio 34

Introduction to Jewellery Making Workshop
Wednesday 14th June, 10-11.30 am

Ever thought of realising your full artistic potential? Why not join a jewellery class to develop your creative skills and spend a relaxing and enjoyable time?

You will be introduced to basic jewellery skills such as sawing, filing and hammering and you can bring home a piece of jewellery in brass or copper made by yourself!

Materials and refreshments provided. Cost: £30. Spaces will be limited, it is recommended to book in advance by contacting Roberta on [email protected] or 07393476958.

Pam McGibbon

Studio 37

How to make earrings.
Throughout FVAB

Visitors will be shown how to make their own earrings by choosing from the huge range of beads on display. They can decide upon a colour scheme, a design and whether they would like short or long earrings. They will take these home in a pretty muslin bag. (Small costs only for materials used).

Christine McIver

Studio 39

Mirrors, feather quills and builders tea
NB The workshops will take place at Bannockburn House, Stirling, FK7 8EY Monday 12th June 2023: Morning workshop 10.00 - 12.15 Afternoon workshop 13.30 -15.45

In the morning workshop, you will assemble and use a camera Lucida. A tool which artists have utilised to help with planning composition and perspective for at least two hundred years. Each attendee will make their own Lucida to take home.

The afternoon workshop will be an introduction to making a feather quill pen and inks from oak galls, tea and prussian blue and a couple of other ingredients. You will be recreating writing materials similar to those used at the time when the house was the political centre for the seige of Stirling castle.

The workshops will take place in the historical Bannockburn House, where you can channel the past for creative inspiration.

Price for morning workshop is £40 per person and £30 for the afternoon workshop.
All materials will be included in the cost and there will be tea and coffee.
For more details or to book please email Christine at [email protected] or phone 07906518086
There are 10 places available for the morning workshop and 15 places in the afternoon.

Emma FitzGerald

Studio 40

Fused Glass Suncatcher or Tealight Holder
Visitors can join a workshop on a drop-in basis every day we are open during the week.

You'll have a choice to make either a suncatcher or a tealight holder from fused glass. You can use a variety of glass types and pre-cut pieces to make something beautiful.
The workshops will cost £15 and you'll need to come back and pick up your work a few days later after it has been fired in the kiln. Posting your work is possible for a small fee.
You don't need to have any artistic ability for this class. Everyone including children from 5 years and up can take part.

GOSSIP Collective

Studio 43

Drop-in Workshops with GOSSIP Collective
Each day throughout FVAB, 2-4pm

Each day throughout the event, GOSSIP will host a different creative experience
at 2-4pm. Come along and feel inspired in the relaxed workshops they have to offer.
See details on the app or email gossipstirling@ for full info.

Archie Scott

Studio 46

Wood Turning and Carving Demonstrations
Running during opening times through out the period.

I will be turning work during opening times. In addition I usually have carvings in various stages and also things that people can try some things. You can see the tools and equipment I use. There also be turning work in progress to explain the processes and end work for sale.