upcoming craft classes

Join local artist Cassandra Barron to ‘Print, Make & Create’ on Friday 2 June, 2-4pm (suitable for kids)

And learn the art of decorative bookbinding resulting in a finished, leather-bound book at the end of each class. Classes held on Monday 5 June, 6.30-8.30pm: Ribbon stitch and Monday 12 June, 6.30-8.30pm: Cross stitch (adults only)

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Full May programme

madelvicWe now have a handy programme, listing every activity until the end of May… You can take part in song writing classes, mask making, painting and drawing workshops, bookbinding, yoga and lots more. There are free activities, including our Creative Conversations, the Bookbinders Meet-Up, and the granton:hub Community Gardening Sessions. Come and see the exhibition ‘From the Past to the Future’ every Sunday in May from 12 – 2pm. Members of the history:hub will be able to give you the stories behind the original photos and artefacts from collections and individuals in North Edinburgh.

Download our May programme, giving an overview on a day to day basis

May programme day to day

Download our May programme giving an overview of the activities on offer

May what is on offer?

Classes this week 1-7 May


  • Tuesday 2 May: Granton:Art Club in painting & drawing starts May 2-23, (1 – 3pm); £24 for 4 weeks.
  • Saturday 6 May: Song Writing Workshop, 10:30am – 12:30pm
    This class will take place on 6, 13, 20 and 27 May: a four session ticket is £32
  • Sunday 7 May: Faces of Granton – Portrait Class for Children. 10:00am – 12:00pm. This class will take place on 7 and 14 May: individual tickets are £5
  • Sunday 7 May: Experimental Printmaking. 10:00am – 4:00pm. Tickets: £27.50

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Concessions are available.

Sunday 30 April

from 11.00 – 3.00pm

  • Help to build a Storytelling Arbour from willow, with artist Janis Hart
  • Listen to an acoustic musical performance, with musicians Stuart Clark and Lisa Rigby (12 – 1pm in the Large Room)
  • Take part in Group-Singing sessions and Song-Writing workshops with Creative Facilitator Clare Watson (1 – 3pm in the Large Room)

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Saturday 29 April

from 11.00 – 3.00pm

  • Join us in creating a Community Garden: Plant up a Green Edge of pallet planters with HERE +NOW landscape architects; and work with Leonie Alexander from Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh to construct a Butterfly Garden, create a Coastal Grassland rich in wildflowers and get some veg growing!
  • Create and add your own landmarks to a Map of Granton from your own historical knowledge and personal connection to the local area, with artist Gareth Hutchison
  • Make your own Hand-Bound Book with artist Cassandra Barron, inspired by the granton:hub garden
  • Help design a Mosaic for granton:hub and have a go at making one with Toni Dickson from the Edinburgh Scrapstore
  • Come and experience the history: hub exhibition From the Past to the Future, featuring original photos and artefacts from collections and individuals in North Edinburgh. Maybe you will recognise yourself in a photo and be enthused to add your memories to the history of the area.
  • Be inspired by Edinburgh College of Art students’ latest Product Design and Illustration projects, based on granton:hub and Madelvic House
  • Watch video The Visitor based on a photographic record of a walk around Granton, by Gina Fierlafijin Reddie, with music by Harry Bongo

May bookbinding classes


Learn a range of decorative bookbinding stitches and fastening techniques with local bookbinder Cassandra Barron, resulting in a finished, leather-bound book at the end of each class. Weekly dates, 8 – 29 May. Cost of £12 per class (£9.60 concession), or join Cass for all four classes at a discounted price of £40 (£32 concession).

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Making masks!


Sunday mask making classes using traditional clay moulding and plaster casting techniques. Classes organised by Janis Hart, theatre designer. Various weekly dates 14 May – 10 June. Cost per class is £60.00. Check Eventbrite for full details

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