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Our learning programme works with people of all ages and invites them to participate in making.


All our programmes are artist led and bring together first time participants, adult learners, children and young people. 

Our approach is to build long-term relationships with groups and individuals which reflects the way in which artists’ practices and meaningful public participation develops. Our programme is designed to encourage experimentation and shape new ways of learning whilst promoting the value of engagement with the arts. 

We work closely with our local community through our Schools Programme and develop Partnership Projects with groups, alongside our all year round Public Courses programme.

If you are interested in working with us or would like to visit with your school or community group email


Schools Programme

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Schools Programme has been running since 2012 and is designed to introduce Primary 5 pupils to ways of thinking about the world around them and making art. Working in partnership with the two local primary schools Trinity and Victoria 100 + pupils come to the sculpture workshop for an hour a week for an entire school year.

Find out more about the programme here.

Public Courses Programme

Our year round Public Courses is open to everyone and offers a route to understanding artistic processes and ideas for artists and life-long learners. They are a great way to explore sculptural methods, learn different processes and make artworks. Our wide-ranging public courses programme gives you the chance to:

  • Work with highly skilled and experienced artists
  • Develop your practical skills 
  • Experiment with different materials and processes
  • Learn about contemporary and historical developments in visual art 
  • Access ESW’s purpose built production facilities, equipment and expertise

We keep group numbers small so our tutors can give each participant focus and support. We run weekly daytime and evening classes , two day weekend courses. 

You also get additional access to the workshops for you to practice your skills or finish work outside of the course hours. 

All materials and tools are included in the course price unless otherwise stated. 

We also offer Bespoke Training, the technicians at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop are open to course enquiries from individuals and groups. We offer in-depth training in the wood, metal and mixed media workshops for groups of up to 1-3 people. If you would like more information about this or if you have an enquiry email

Partnership Projects

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop has been developing partnerships with organisations such as Multicultural Family Base and Citadel Youth Centre to develop projects with specific groups and visual artists. 

If you have a group you are currently working with and would like to visit then please email