Digital to Darkroom Fun – Exploring Hybrid Photography for Beginners

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

This one day course will take you through the fascinating process of converting your selected digital images to large scale black and white negatives so that they can be ‘contact printed’ onto handmade light-sensitive photographic paper in Shambellie House’s superb darkroom.

£80

Mono-print with Nature Taster Session

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Creativity, discovery and mindfulness to improve your well-being through printmaking. During this workshop we will explore the wonderful world of mono-printmaking. If you’ve ever wanted to be creative through printing but didn’t feel you had enough practice or experience this is a perfect session for anybody of any ability. Focusing on nature and using sustainable […]

£20

Calligraphy For Beginners

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Introduction to the Art of Calligraphy. The main focus for the class will be the Italic style. Getting to grips with using an italic pen and ink. We will create a Christmas Card & Envelope written in italic hand and/or a Christmas Gift Label.

£40

Introduction to 35mm Film Photography, Printing & Processing

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

This two day course on traditional film photography will begin with taking photographs on 35mm monochrome film using a supplied SLR camera. You will then learn how to process the films and then make selected photographic prints in our fully equipped darkroom. Introduction to 35mm Film Photography, Printing & Processing will run from 10am until […]

£120

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Get into the festive spirit with Rebecca from Pretty Wild Flower Company. In this creative and fun Christmas Wreath Making Class you will learn how to create your very own unique wreath to take home and hang on your own front door this Christmas. With sustainable techniques and expert tuition, you will find all of […]

£50

Embroidery for Mindfulness Taster Session

Shambellie House New Abbey, 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

Beginner’s Linocut Christmas Workshop

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

On this Full Day Course we will be exploring the extremely enjoyable and accessible technique of Lino Printing. Inspiration for the session and source materials provided on the day but feel free to bring your own along . An excellent starter session to explore this printing technique and an opportunity to explore the wonderful world […]

£80

Open Day, A Victorian Christmas at Shambellie

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Visit this fantastic Victorian Baronial House as it gets ready for Christmas. Discover traditional Christmas Fayre, Christmas traditions, Christmas stories, Victorian toys and games and make some simple decorations. It’s also an opportunity to see inside Shambellie House and find out more about our programme of courses, events and activities. Shop and tea room will […]

Free

Wood & Wire Acoustic Concert

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

An evening to enjoy the acoustic guitar sounds performed by Kenny Hilsley and Doug Carroll. The duo are well known in the region for their musical talent and Kenny is a renowned maker of acoustic guitars.

£15