Embroidery for Mindfulness

Shambellie House Dumfries

Come along and learn hand embroidery and discover how it can be used as a creative tool for mindfulness and relaxation. In each session we'll explore different embroidery stitches and […]

£20

Embroidery for Mindfulness Taster Session

Shambellie House Dumfries

Come along and learn hand embroidery and discover how it can be used as a creative tool for mindfulness and relaxation. In each session we'll explore different embroidery stitches and techniques with guidance from textile artist Helen Walsh. There will also be lots of opportunities to enjoy the social aspect of stitching too, either working […]

£20

Introduction to Animation

Shambellie House Dumfries

Tutor Henry Cruickshank will help you learn the basics of animation and how to create your own short film. You will be taught the skills and techniques to create a short piece of stop motion animation in either paper cut out animation or plasticine. You will learn some basic storytelling, character design techniques and how […]

£70

Torn Paper Collage

Shambellie House Dumfries

Come and have a go at creating beautiful and expressive collages using torn paper. We'll explore how to use our hands to create shapes, layers and images full of colour and life. Torn paper collage is a fun and easy way to be creative and is a great activity for promoting mindfulness. This is also […]

£20

Zen Drawing Taster Session

Shambellie House Dumfries

Creativity, discovery and mindfulness to improve your well-being through drawing. During this workshop tutor Frank Hayes will help you explore the wonderful world of Zentangles . If you’ve ever wanted to be creative through drawing, but didn’t feel you had enough practice or experience, this is a perfect session for anybody of any ability. Focusing […]

£20

Elements of Drawing

Shambellie House Dumfries

A day of discovery through drawing. During this workshop the nuts and bolts of drawing will be explored. If you’ve ever wanted to get started with sketching and drawing and didn’t know where to begin – this course will be perfect for you. Focusing on still life and landscape, many of the essentials of drawing […]

£70

Chainmaille Bracelet Making Taster Session

Shambellie House Dumfries

Our tutor Derek Banks will introduce you to chainmaille jewellery and you will make a copper chainmaille bracelet in Byzantine weave. You will learn the basics to be able to […]

£20

OBSERVE – PLAY – CREATE with Drawing

Shambellie House Dumfries

Join artist Bella Green to discover different approaches to making drawings from direct observation. Weather permitted we will spend some time outdoors taking inspiration from the stunning grounds at Shambellie. […]

£80

Open Day, Focusing on the History and Folklore of Herbs

Shambellie House Dumfries

An opportunity to see inside Shambellie House and find out more about our programme of courses, events and activities. For this open day there is a particular focus on the history and folklore of herbs with a display of fresh and dried plants and historic artefacts. Find out how women used Ladies Mantle in the […]

Free

Cyanotypes for Beginners

Shambellie House Dumfries

Photo blueprinting (also known as Cyanotype process, from the Greek ‘kyanos’ meaning blue), is one of the oldest photographic processes. Today it is generally classified as a member of the alternative photography processes. You will learn how to create Cyanotypes from your own source images by creating large format acetate negatives that can be printed […]

£60

Family Tales

Shambellie House Dumfries

Have you ever wanted to share the stories of your own kith and kin? In this one-day course, storyteller and folklorist, Allison Galbraith, will help you to identify, shape and craft a tale from your own family’s folk history. Whether you know the tales handed down through generations, or want to explore your own memories […]

£60

Embroidery for Mindfulness Taster Session

Shambellie House Dumfries

Come along and learn hand embroidery and discover how it can be used as a creative tool for mindfulness and relaxation. In each session you’ll explore different embroidery stitches and techniques with guidance from textile artist Helen Walsh. There will also be lots of opportunities to enjoy the social aspect of stitching too, either working […]

£20

Embroidery for Mindfulness

Shambellie House Dumfries

Come along and learn hand embroidery and discover how it can be used as a creative tool for mindfulness and relaxation. In each session we'll explore different embroidery stitches and techniques with guidance from textile artist Helen Walsh. There will also be lots of opportunities to enjoy the social aspect of stitching too, either working […]

£20

Floral Summer Table Centre Workshop

Shambellie House Dumfries

Betsey will teach you the ‘mechanics’ to get you started on creating a fabulous floral table centre, and how to use the flowers and foliage to make that perfect arrangement of any shape and size. You will be provided will a vase and all the fresh flowers, so that you will end the session with […]

£60

Drawing Calm

Shambellie House Dumfries

Drawing Calm a mindfulness based course using creativity to bring some much needed peace and calm to anyone who needs time out from daily stresses. Drawing with various mediums we will focus on mark making as a calming restorative creative practice and explore various methods and techniques that can be practised and then used as […]

£35

The Elements of Mindfulness in the Environment

Shambellie House Dumfries

This day will be both an introduction to the foundations of mindfulness practice to settle and calm our busy mind and body, and an overview of how the natural elements within our environment can affect our health and well-being. We will then take our mindfulness practice outside (weather permitting) to enjoy the surrounding grounds of […]

£80

Mostly Ghostly presents…Stories from Shambellie

Shambellie House Dumfries

Join us for an atmospheric night of storytelling in the historic setting of Shambellie House. The Stewart family of Shambellie have made their home in New Abbey for hundreds of […]

£15

Needle Felt Taster Workshops & Open Day

Shambellie House Dumfries

An opportunity to see inside Shambellie House and find out more about our programme of courses, events and activities. For this open day there is a particular focus on wool and felting. Find out more about natural dyes, wet felting and how to needle felt. The bookable taster workshops at 10am and 2pm will give […]

Free

Frottage and Collage Taster Session

Shambellie House Dumfries

Creativity, discovery and mindfulness to improve your well-being through drawing. During this workshop tutor Frank Hayes will help you explore the wonderful world of Frottage (taking graphite rubbings) and collage. If you’ve ever wanted to be creative through drawing, but didn’t feel you had enough practice or experience, this is a perfect session for anybody […]

£20

Introducing Machine Embroidery: Bird and Animal Portraits

Shambellie House Dumfries

Our tutor Helen Walsh will help you learn how to use your sewing machine as a drawing machine and create a unique and beautiful piece of bird or animal inspired textile artwork. A range of templates are provided, or you can bring a good quality image of your own (A4-A3 size.) You will learn how […]

£80