Sculpture Saturdays

Join us for Sculpture Saturdays in April!  

We have two exciting artist led workshops coming up in the Easter holidays for families to make, play and work together. 

We will be running 2 workshops a day for 4 families at a time, so when you book you can choose either morning or afternoon. The workshops are designed for primary school aged children and their families.

All the workshops will take place outside in Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Outdoor Learning Studio, which is situated in the Courtyard, the area is covered but please remember to come dressed for the weather. The courtyard can be accessed directly from the cycle path or by using the steps down from Hawthornvale or rolling access from Hawthornvale, via ESW’s carpark at the east of the building. This is also where Cafe MILK is located. Entry to the workshops will be through the gates into Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s courtyard where a member of staff will meet you. 

Spaces are limited.  The workshops are free but donations are welcome, please book through Eventbrite links for each workshop are below.  

Trailblazers with Katy Wilson
Saturday 9 April
11am-12.30pm or  2pm-3.30pm
Book for Trailblazers with Katy Wilson 

Come along to Trailblazers where you and your family will create your own fashion label and make wearable sculptures from recycled materials and objects. Each member of your family design house will take a turn at becoming model then designer. Together you will create wearable pieces for each other to try on, then step into our shipping container studio for a final photo shoot. 

Katy Wilson is a visual artist and designer based in Edinburgh. She creates experiences, books, gigs, workshops, films, installations, performances….. anything which people of all ages can enjoy together and encourages their imaginations. 

Image: Primary 5 Schools Workshop with Katy Wilson (2021)



Intergalactic Play Devices with Play Radical
Saturday 16 April
11am-12.30pm or  2pm-3.30pm
Book for Intergalactic Play Devices with Play Radical

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop was given some communication devices made by children from an alien planet. The children invented them so they could show and tell each other things, like what they found beautiful, fun or scary. The children no longer need them, so they sent them to us but without any instructions! 

Join Play Radical with your family to find out how you might use and play with these devices to communicate with each other. The workshop will also feature a range of materials to make and play with: bamboo poles, string, fabric, tape and more! 

Max Alexander aka Play Radical is a play worker and artist based in Scotland. Max enjoys drawing, making and collaborating with others to create inclusive play spaces for children, young people and adults. Max’s work often focuses on creating space for neurodivergent play and culture. 

Image: Primary 5 Schools Workshop with Play Radical (2021)