Summer art workshops – Exploring Monuments with Edinburgh Art Festival

‘Great experience’

‘Really interesting and enjoyable’

‘Very relaxed but informative’

‘Person running the course was lovely and had a great way with the kids. She’s interested and passionate about what she was doing and my lot loved it’.

These are just some of the comments on Central Library’s partnership with Edinburgh Art Festival hosting summer art workshops themed around monuments. Inspiration was taken from our fantastic image bank of Edinburgh monuments on Capital Collections and from artist Sally Hackett’s `The Fountain of Youth’ sculpture located in the courtyard of the Museum of Edinburgh as part of Edinburgh Art Festival. Everyone was then encouraged to come up with our their ideas and create and build from recycled materials and clay.

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We hosted three workshops aimed at children and families and different age groups. Many thanks to our Edinburgh Art Festival arts outreach worker Helena Barrett who delivered all three workshops with unfailing energy and enthusiasm.

As one person said, we’re `Looking forward to more events like this’.

We’ve already got plans for the Big Draw workshops in October. Look out for children and families art workshops happening at Central Library in the October half-term break!

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