The Arienas Collective

Contact Name: Lynn Powell

The Arienas Collective
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About The Arienas Collective

The Arienas Collective supports local artists and makers to earn a living by sharing their creative skills and passions with others through delivering workshops. The workshops are run from our mews home in the beautiful Georgian New Town of central Edinburgh. We believe in the wellbeing benefits of engaging in creative activity, and our class sizes are kept small so that you get the support you need to make the most of your time with us. We teach you creative skills you can continue at home.

Courses, kits & gifts

In-person
Art + Wine evenings
Lothian - Next course on 22nd July 2022
Art + Wine evenings
(6)
£45
Our Art & Wine Evenings offer a fun, relaxed and creative night out in Edinburgh's fabulous city centre, and are perfect for those who lack confidence with their drawing skills....
Online on-demand
Bookbinding and sketching workshop
Bookbinding and sketching workshop
£130
A collaborative workshop inspired by house plants and the everyday run by Edinburgh based Bookbinder Cass Barron and Sketcher Mark Kirkham, aka ‘Bookbinding with Cass’ and ‘The Edinburgh Sketcher’. Cass...
In-person
Bookbinding and sketching workshop at The Arienas Collective in central Edinburgh
Lothian - Next course on 4th September 2022
Bookbinding and sketching workshop at The Arienas Collective in central Edinburgh
(4)
£150
Local artists Cass Barron and Mark Kirkham share some of their favourite bookbinding and sketching techniques in this collaborative workshop. The day will be split between The Arienas Collective workspace...
In-person
Christmas Calligraphy
Lothian - Next course on 6th November 2022
Christmas Calligraphy
£45
Fancy making your very own personalised glass Christmas baubles? This taster workshop will get you into the festive spirit, as our calligraphy artist Panna Chauhan teaches you how to hand-decorate...
In-person
Creative workshop hub in Edinburgh's beautiful and historic New Town
Lothian - Next course on 1st July 2022
Creative workshop hub in Edinburgh's beautiful and historic New Town
(2)
Free
The Arienas Collective support local artists, designers and makers to earn a living through delivering workshops where they can share their talents, skills and passions with others. We are always...
In-person
Gel printing with printmaker Lou Davis
Midlothian - Next course on 6th July 2022
Gel printing with printmaker Lou Davis
£60
Learn to make colourful monotype prints without a press. In this half day workshop, Lou Davis will take you through how to make a gelatine (or vege-gel) printing plate which...
In-person
Introduction to calligraphy workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town
Lothian - Next course on 7th July 2022
Introduction to calligraphy workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town
(2)
£95
Release your inner creative on our Introduction to calligraphy workshop run by Edinburgh calligraphy artist Panna Chauhan. Calligraphy is an art form lasting over centuries. Even in its simplest form...
In-person
Introduction to making soap at home
Lothian - Next course on 16th July 2022
Introduction to making soap at home
(12)
£120
On this full day Introduction to soap-making workshop with local designer-maker Jenny Smith of The Scottish Soapworks, you will learn how to make traditional cold-process soap as well as melt...
In-person
Introduction to silver clay jewellery
Lothian - Next course on 28th August 2022
Introduction to silver clay jewellery
(8)
£115
On this full-day introductory workshop - suitable for beginners or those that have taken our silver clay jewellery taster workshop - you will learn how to design, make, fire and...
In-person
Junk Journal: bookbinding and gel printing workshops with Bookbinding with Cass and printmaker Lou Davies
Lothian - Next course on 24th September 2022
Junk Journal: bookbinding and gel printing workshops with Bookbinding with Cass and printmaker Lou Davies
£150
After a successful run of online Junk Journal workshops while we couldn't meet in person, The Arienas Collective Artists - Bookbinder Cass Barron and Artist Lou Davis are teaming up...
In-person
Lino-printing onto fabric
Lothian - Next course on 13th August 2022
Lino-printing onto fabric
(5)
£95
On this Introduction to lino-printing onto fabric workshop, local artist Suzanne Kemplay will help you explore ways of creating simple images and striking patterns from which you will print your...
In-person
Lino-printing onto paper
Midlothian - Next course on 23rd September 2022
Lino-printing onto paper
£95
On this Introduction to lino printing workshop with artist Suzanne Kemplay, you will explore ways of creating simple, striking images to print onto a range of paper products. This is...
In-person
Make a macramé bag with Edinburgh artist and sculptor Lucy Wayman
Lothian - Next course on 17th July 2022
Make a macramé bag with Edinburgh artist and sculptor Lucy Wayman
£80
Create your own 'one of a kind' macramé bag with the help of Edinburgh artist and sculptor Lucy Wayman. You will learn the basic principles and techniques of macramé, and...
In-person
Make a macramé plant hanger
Lothian - Next course on 1st September 2022
Make a macramé plant hanger
(1)
£55
Create your very own macramé plant hanger on this beginner's taster workshop with local artist and sculptor Lucy Wayman. These macramé hangers also make hanging storage with the addition of...
In-person
Make a macramé wall hanging with Edinburgh artist and sculptor Lucy Wayman
Lothian - Next course on 16th October 2022
Make a macramé wall hanging with Edinburgh artist and sculptor Lucy Wayman
£80
Create a fabulous, bespoke macramé wall hanging on this afternoon workshop with Edinburgh artist and sculptor Lucy Wayman.  The workshop will start with the basic principles and techniques of macramé...
In-person
Multi-coloured screen printing the photo emulsion way
Midlothian - Next course on 2nd July 2022
Multi-coloured screen printing the photo emulsion way
£115
On this full day screen printing workshop with artist and printmaker Lou Davis, you will learn to coat, expose, print and clean silk screens using the photo emulsion method. You’ll...
In-person
One-day professional soap and skincare making business course with The Scottish Soapworks at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh
Lothian - Next course on 1st July 2022
One-day professional soap and skincare making business course with The Scottish Soapworks at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh
£375
On this one-day, hands-on workshop with Jenny Smith from The Scottish Soapworks, you will cover soap-making methods in detail including: ingredients; suppliers; equipment; safety issues; recipes and essential oils. And...
In-person
Print personalised notebooks using a vintage letterpress
Lothian - Next course on 12th October 2022
Print personalised notebooks using a vintage letterpress
£60
Learn how to print and bind your own notebooks using a vintage letterpress machine with local artist and printmaker Lou Davis. On this workshop you will revive a traditional skill...
In-person
Print your own letterpress greeting cards
Midlothian - Next course on 23rd November 2022
Print your own letterpress greeting cards
£60
On this fun workshop you will revive a traditional skill by learning how to set metal or wooden type to create a set of bespoke greetings cards featuring a personalised...
Craft kit
Print-making & contemporary Rainbow junk journal bookbinding kit from The Arienas Collective with local artists Cass Barron and Lou Davis
Print-making & contemporary Rainbow junk journal bookbinding kit from The Arienas Collective with local artists Cass Barron and Lou Davis
£130
Two Arienas Collective workshop artists - bookbinder Cass Barron and artist and printer Lou Davis - team up for this treat of an online workshop, which celebrates colour, texture, mark...
In-person
Screen printing using gold leaf
Lothian - Next course on 11th December 2022
Screen printing using gold leaf
£125
Learn to screen print using gold metal leaf with local artist and printmaker Lou Davis. In this advanced level screen printing workshop you will learn to coat, expose, print and...
In-person
Screen printing using paper stencils
Lothian - Next course on 23rd August 2022
Screen printing using paper stencils
£60
Learn how to screen print onto paper using the hand cut paper stencil method on this introductory level workshop with local artist and printmaker Lou Davis. On this introductory level...
In-person
Silver clay boxes and beads workshop at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh
Midlothian - Next course on 27th September 2022
Silver clay boxes and beads workshop at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh
(2)
£135
Based on feedback from people attending our beginners silver clay jewellery classes, expert tutor Anna Campbell has designed this bespoke intermediate level, full-day workshop to cover what people wanted to...
In-person
Silver clay jewellery making taster workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town
Lothian - Next course on 27th October 2022
Silver clay jewellery making taster workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town
(14)
£60
In this taster workshop, you will create a pendant or pair of earrings from hallmark-quality silver with jeweller Anna Campbell.  You will learn how to make jewellery out of a...
In-person
Silver clay ring making
Lothian - Next course on 27th August 2022
Silver clay ring making
(5)
£145
On this one-day introductory workshop - suitable for beginners or those that have attended our silver jewellery taster workshop and wish to develop their skills - you will create three...
In-person
Sketching tours with the Edinburgh Sketcher
Midlothian - Next course on 21st July 2022
Sketching tours with the Edinburgh Sketcher
£65
Known locally as the Edinburgh Sketcher, artist Mark Kirkham is well-known on social media for the sketches he creates on the streets of Edinburgh and beyond. On this 3.5 hour...
In-person
Skincare Fridays
Lothian - Next course on 15th July 2022
Skincare Fridays
£55
NEW for 2022: a series of 6 Skincare Friday sessions with Jenny from The Scottish Soapworks. Our monthly Friday skincare evenings offer an introduction to making your own hair and...
In-person
Soldering silver clay jewellery at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh's historic New Town
Lothian - Next course on 9th November 2022
Soldering silver clay jewellery at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh's historic New Town
(2)
£135
This full-day intermediate workshop is suitable for anyone who has attended the beginners Silver Clay Taster or Introduction to Silver Clay Jewellery workshops, or has experience of working with metal...
In-person
Still Life painting weekend course
Midlothian - Next course on 10th September 2022
Still Life painting weekend course
£190
Still Life/Flowers: creating a finished still life composition This weekend course is run by local artist Suzanne Kemplay. Suzanne graduated in Painting and Drawing from Duncan of Jordanstone College of...
In-person
Two-day soap-making and skincare business course with The Scottish Soapworks at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh
Lothian - Next course on 1st July 2022
Two-day soap-making and skincare business course with The Scottish Soapworks at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh
(1)
£750
On this two-day soap-making and skin-care course with Jenny Smith from The Scottish Soapworks, you can choose from a range of products to make including traditional cold process soap, organic...
In-person
Watercolour for relaxation
Midlothian - Next course on 7th September 2022
Watercolour for relaxation
£60
Join local artist Lou Davis for a relaxing painting session. Lou uses watercolour to create simple and approachable patterns that allow you to get acquainted with this medium in a...
In-person
Write your story: letters of a lifetime with author Kate Emmerson
Lothian - Next course on 29th September 2022
Write your story: letters of a lifetime with author Kate Emmerson
£65
Have you been feeling drawn to recall and note down your life experience and share stories from your heart to preserve them - for yourself or a loved one ...but...

Reviews

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Introduction to speed-sketching workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town (Course inactive)

In-person
Anna Campbell - - #16138

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Response from The Arienas Collective:

Thanks for your lovely and detailed feedback Anna. Mark has a knack for releasing the sketcher in everyone, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your morning with him capturing the beautiful Georgian New Town of Edinburgh. Your sketches were amazing! Best wishes, Lynn :-)

Screen-printing the photo emulsion way (Course inactive)

In-person
Panna - - #17193

Great introduction to screen printing in a lovely setting with lovely people.
Nice and relaxed day and extremely grateful for all the advice and teaching me a new skill !
I found it very relaxing and enjoyable.
Great day which i highly recommend!!!


Screen-printing the photo emulsion way (Course inactive)

In-person
Anne A - - #17240

I had never tried anything like this before but was amazed by what I achieved. The atmosphere was very relaxed and there was a lovely introduction to the course, which boosted everyone's confidence. Although what we produced was all our own work, there was plenty instruction and help throughout, and I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to try something new and a little different.

Response from The Arienas Collective:

Thanks for the lovely review. I'm so glad you were proud of what you created, and that the simple drawing exercises at the start helped you. Quite a few people have commented on this: both the artists who run this workshop are recent Edinburgh College of Art graduates, which I think helps. Screen-printing is a great skill to learn, and once you know the basics you can print onto pretty much anything. Enjoy your tote bag and tea towel, and hope your framed print is up on your wall! Best wishes, Lynn

Screen-printing the photo emulsion way (Course inactive)

In-person
Suzanne Higgs - - #17673

I had done Screen printing a very long time ago and this was a perfect day for getting back to something I really enjoyed. As an artist I work in paints in a realistic way. Jody really helped to get me to open up and explore the fun/child artist in me. I loved what I created and the day flew by too fast. The atmosphere was relaxed and Lynn supplies a superb lunch. Would recommend for anyone who want a bit of time out to explore something new.

Response from The Arienas Collective:

Hi Suzanne. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We do get quite a few people who are coming back to screen-printing after a long time - though not all are working artists like you! We're so glad you were pleased with what you created, and to hear the day flew past. That's what we hope for! Best wishes, Lynn x