Several of our residents offer classes and courses (both inside and outside Coburg House) or offer workshops where you can pick the dates. This page has everything you need to know to get your hands on courses run by our residents.
Make your own wedding rings
There is nothing more romantic than making each others wedding rings.
Come for an unforgettable experience with award-winning jeweller Donna Barry. Donna has been successfully running her workshops for the past six years from her studio at Coburg House. You will be guided and assisted through every step of the process in a fully equipped professional jewellery workshop, which you have exclusive use of for the day. You will leave with unique, one-off wedding rings to cherish forever.
School of KNox
Our resident celebrity, silversmith Bryony Knox, hosts a selection of weekend, evening and short courses where you can learn the art of silversmithing. Bryony can teach everything from chasing and repousse to making mice… but her classes sell out fast so make sure to grab your space while you can.
Art Classes with Sara BEevers
All of Sara’s classes have a mixture of exciting subjects including: Life, Draped life, Dancer, Portraiture, Still life, Colour, Architecture and Technical Methods. Some morning classes take place on location in Edinburgh. All aspects of drawing are covered including measuring, tones, shading and proportions. All classes have a short demonstration before tackling the subject for yourself.
Weaving Classes and Access from PickOne
For a number of years James Donald has developed a teaching practice in weave. Currently he runs weekend weave workshops as well as evening classes. He is also developing an Open Access Studio for Weavers. In this space weavers can hire equipment, specifically a 32 shaft Megado with two beams plus studio space on a month by month basis.
Jewellery Workshops with Jacqueline Bell
Jacqueline Bell runs an extensive programme of classes and workshops, all held at Coburg House. In addition to blocks of 10-week daytime and evening classes, you’ll see weekend workshops run over one or two days, which can be booked individually for an in-depth learning experience, or as a group so you can share your learning with friends and family.
INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOURS
and developing your creativity, with David Schofield
Starting painting with watercolours doesn’t need to be daunting! Learn with award-winning painter and illustrator David Schofield in comfort of his studio, right here in Coburg House. Using the watercolour techniques David will teach you, you will develop your creativity and use your new skills produce beautiful pieces of artwork.