Workshops Week 2024

Workshops Week

A celebration of the workshops in our network which stretches across the country: Scotland’s Workshops.


Saturday 4 May 2024, open afternoon, 1pm – 3pm, all welcome, free

On the afternoon of Saturday 4 May 2024 we invite everyone to come to ESW to take part in a workshop, book for a tour and explore our artists’ studios.

Sculpture Saturdays: Drop in family workshop. No need to book.

Open Studios: Explore around the building meeting different Studio and Project Space Holders. No need to book.

Tours of ESW: During the tours you will see all the workshops and other areas of the building with a member of the team and hear about the different processes and facilities here. Booking essential.

Book for the 1pm tour on this link.

Book for the 2pm tour on this link.


Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2024, 10am – 4pm

Clay Portraiture Weekend with Duncan Robertson. Over two days learn to model a clay head directly from life, develop observational skills and clay modelling techniques. Using air drying clay you will learn about anatomy, form and texture, and develop an understanding of portraiture through sculptural expression.

Suitable for beginners or those with some experience who wish to further develop their skills

Book your place here.


On all week, 4 – 12 May 2024, 7am – 7pm everyday, viewable from the street

Exhibition: CHRIS COATHAM & JOEL DAVIDSON: STINKHORN. Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is excited to present STINKHORN and new public commission by Chris Coatham and Joel Davidson for the Hawthornvale Space which is viewable from the street and open all week.

Read more about the exhibition here.


On all week, 4 – 12 May 2024, online, all week

Studio Conversations: Working with researcher Mihaela Coman we have produced a series of informal interviews with artists in our community which you can read online.

Read the Studio Conversations here.