Get creative this winter with packed arts programme

The nights – as they say – are fair drawing in, so why not bring a little colour to your winter by signing up for one of EDLC’s new arts 

The winter arts programme brochure has just been released and it’s packed full of creative courses for both children and adults.

There are even some freebies such as a taster course in paper making, and a clay and ceramic painting class.

Paid-for classes include drawing, watercolours, pastels, painting, textiles, the ancient Japanese technique of Shibori fabric dyeing and a creative writing course.

Pulp Fiction is a taster course in paper making, again aimed at older people. It runs from 11-4pm on Friday, 23 October in the Barony Chambers, Kirkintilloch.

Learn traditional skills of pulping and pressing and see how different materials change your paper’s colour. There’s also a bright and colourful arts programme aimed at children 4-11 years:

Based in the Barony Chambers, Art in Kirkintilloch (smART) runs on Saturday mornings with real life artist Shielagh taking you through a range of artists, designers and fantastic new art forms this term like ceramics and painting.

No need to get up early either, it runs 11-1pm or 2-4pm and costs £63 for 10 weeks.

Fancy Pottering Around in Kilmardinny Arts Centre on Friday October 23?

This one-day course from 11am-4pm offers the chance to learn the very basics of clay and ceramic painting.

Kilmardinny Arts Centre in Bearsden will host tea dances each Wednesday afternoon from October to December, 1.30-3.30pm. There’s also an arts programme for children 4-11 years.

Pick up a brochure at libraries, and community centres or visit