Events Programme

 

     
 

Family Events

 

School Events

 
 

All our family events are suitable for children 4 +.  All events are free.

It is essential to book for all events.  For booking and further information contact the Learning and Access Team at Edinburgh City Council on 0131 529 3963/2.  

Sunday 26 October
Treasured Flags with Stephanie Walker
Either 12 noon- 2pm or 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Learn all about Scotland’s special buildings in our Treasured Places exhibition. Flags sometimes fly on special buildings.  In this workshop you will explore printmaking onto fabric techniques and fabric collage to make your own personal flag using images from the exhibition. You can hang it in your Treasured Place.  Make a little unique bunting to hang in your room.

Saturday 8 November
A Family Treasure Box with Stephanie Walker
Either 10.30 am – 12.30 pm or 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Using delightful paper sculpture, recreate your family treasured place in a little box. Take inspiration from the beautiful buildings shown in the Treasured Places exhibition.

Saturday 22 November
Celebrating Cityscapes with Michael Craik
Either 10.30 am – 12.30 pm or 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Using exciting mixed media explore making big city scapes inspired by the Treasured Places and Quick on the Draw exhibitions. Incorporate buildings that are really special to you.

Saturday 29 November
My Amazing Dream Home with Tessa Asquith Lamb
Either 10.30 am – 12.30 pm or 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Build a model of your dream home inspired by the Treasured Places exhibition.  We will plan our building, construct a cardboard model and even design some furnishings for the interior.

Saturday 13 December
Frosty Winter Scenes
Either 10 am – 12 noon or 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Inspired by the beautiful images from the Treasured Places exhibition, come along and make your own unique Christmas cards and little Christmas pictures using beautiful metallic paints and sparkly things.

Saturday 10 January
Pictish Stones with Michael Craik
Either 10.30 am – 12.30 pm or 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Inspired by imagery of the Pictish stones the Treasured Places exhibition you will make your very own clay Pictish stone embossed with carvings and symbols.  A really lovely textural workshop.

 

 

We welcome schools to visit our exhibition independently.  We also have a choice of excellent workshops which are offered on a first come first served basis. All events are free for schools except the drama workshops on 10, 18 and 26 November which cost £30 per session per class.

It is essential to book for all events.  For booking and further information contact the Learning and Access Team at Edinburgh City Council on 0131 529 3963/2.   

Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 November
Creating Places We Treasure with artist Lesley Hepburn
Combine a visit to our Treasured Places exhibition with a chance to get creative! Using the treasured places in the exhibition as inspiration, children can explore the places that they and others treasure through discussion and drawing. Looking at the themes of places we live, places we gather and places we work, they can experiment with a variety of media, such as print making and paint, to interpret their explorations and create exciting individual and group artworks that reflect why these places are special.
Two separate full day workshops for P3 – P7, 10 am – 3 pm.  Financial assistance for travel is available for these workshops.

Tuesday 18 November
Our Treasured Place
Visit our Treasured Places exhibition with your class to learn about Scotland’s historic buildings, and experience a special drama experience with our specialist teacher. 
Separate sessions at 10 am, 11 am and 1 pm.  Choose which session fits into your class project work.

New Treasures – Buildings reflect life style and suitable design.  A group of designers have been asked to design the ideal town for future generations to enjoy.  The design brief is to ask the group to consider various topics – history and culture, health and well being, entertainment, law enforcement and building suitability.  Can they build a town that will suit everyone?
Suitable for P2 – P7

Building Preservation – Edinburgh Castle has been standing for hundreds of years.  As the City has grown and developed, has the function of the Castle changed?
Suitable for P3 – P7

All Workshops

  • use role play, improvisation, mime, movement and other drama techniques
  • are linked to A Curriculum for Excellence
  • are specially developed to fit level and ability
  • take place at the City Art Centre
  • last for one hour

Thursday 11 December
Celebrating Cityscapes with Michael Craik
Visit our Treasured Places exhibition and learn all about Scotland’s special buildings. Participate in a complementary workshop using exciting  mixed media. Explore making big city scapes inspired by the exhibition, incorporating buildings that are really special to you.  Suitable for P3 – P7.  Workshop sessions at 10 am – 11.30 or 12.30 pm – 2 pm.

 
 

The Adult Lecture Programme

 
 

All our lectures are free, but must be booked in advance by calling the Learning and Access Team at Edinburgh City Council on 0131 529 3963/2. All lectures last approximately one hour.

Wednesday 29 October, 1.30 pm
Creating a Collection of Treasures
Join Siobhan McConnachie of RCAHMS for a fascinating illustrated lecture on the work of RCAHMS in creating a collection for the nation, documenting and recording Scotland’s buildings, archaeology and industry.

Tuesday 4 November, 1.30 pm
Buildings under Threat
From events such as the Cowgate fire in 2002, to buildings threatened with demolition or major alteration through development, a member of the RCAHMS survey team gives an insight into the work carried out to record Scotland’s buildings under threat.