Visual Arts Studio 2018/2019

Fantastic new Summer Courses at Tramway Visual Arts Studio.

Starting Monday 2nd of July

Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm £100 for Glasgow mainstream schools and £110 to all other students.

The first two weeks follow a general introduction to investigation and development for design and expressive folios. The courses are designed to support National 5 , Higher and Advanced Higher art and design. We will use the environment in the studio and hidden gardens as inspiration for this work. The week will start with the students investigating the local environment through drawing and photography. Using these investigations the student will be introduced to a wide variety of skills and processes including painting printmaking and sculpture. This work will then be developed towards a more considered expressive or design outcome which could be developed further back at school.

Courses can be used as stand alone weeks or for students wishing to apply to art school or wish more in depth study various weeks could be combined to produce a more in depth portfolio. There will be a reduction in cost for students to combine more than one weeks study.

If you need further info please contact me on


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Here's the link to the form "Tramway Visual Arts Studio Summer Art and Design Workshops":

Portfolio Preparation

Week 1 - 2nd to 6th July - General Investigation and Development

Week 2 - 9th to 13th July - General Investigation and Development

Week 3 - 16th to 20th July- Experimental Printmaking

Week 4 - 23rd to 27th July - Three Dimensional Processes

Week 5 - 30th July to 3rd of August - Introduction to animation.


1 week £ 100 (£110 non Glasgow school students)

2 weeks £180 (£200 non Glasgow school students)

3 weeks £275 (£295 non Glasgow school students)

4 weeks £350 (£375 non Glasgow school students



Another very successful year for the studio

To see the fantastic work produced this year come along to the opening of the exhibition in the Upper Foyer of the Tramway at 5pm on Friday 1st June!/groups/visualartsstudio/

This year we have again had wide range of acceptances.

So far at GSA we have

1 for Fashion Design,

1 for Architecture,

1 for 2nd year Painting and Printmaking,

2 for Painting and Printmaking,

3 for Textiles,

3 for Interaction Design,

2 for Communication Design,

2 for Sculpture and Environmental Art,

3 for Jewellery,

1 for Product Design

For Edinburgh College of Art there were 2 acceptances for Fine Art, 1 for Textiles and 1 for Graphics.

We also had students accepted for a variety courses in England including 3 for Central St Martins in London. 1 for Bath College of Design and 1 for Robert Gordon's in Aberdeen

The course is ideally suited for any creative design or fine art student as we have success every year in all areas and disciplines

Applications are now being accepted for next year £800 for students living in Glasgow council tax area and £1000 for students outwith the Glasgow council tax area.

Exhibition Image

Life drawing is a fundamental skill for application to all courses dont miss out.

Applications for Life Drawing Classes information on classes will be out soon. Classes usually start in September and will cost £100 for 10, 2 hour sessions including materials and tuition.

Contact studio for application form by email or phone or 0141 276 0950