Mackintosh Craft Activities
The Glasgow School of Art

Event Type:



Seminar Room 1 The Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street Reid Building Glasgow G3 6RQ


21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017

Sat 10:00 - 16:00



All events are suitable for children
Adults are welcome to join in too

 Mackintosh Craft Activities

Event info

Learn about the Mackintosh Building Restoration Project which is underway to restore Mackintosh’s finest building. We will be running an exciting program of activities for children and adults based on the skills and building crafts required for the restoration. These events are run by Thom SimmonsGSA's Conservation Skills Coordinator for the Mackintosh Building Restoration Project. 

Activities will include:

Mackintosh Library Light models
The centre piece of Mackintosh’s famous Library was a beautiful cluster of pendant lamps which are now being painstakingly restored from the fire damaged parts. Discover their unique design by making a replica model in card.

Soap carving
The Mackintosh Building has a number of stunning carved features in Mackintosh’s distinct style, use his designs or anything else that inspires you to explore your three dimensional creative side with our soap carving workshop.

Letter cutting
Try your hand at carving some simple letters in stone, its sure to give you an appreciation for the craft building skills that our highly skilled masons have called on to restore and rebuild the Mackintosh building

All activities are suitable for children but we often find that adults enjoy taking part too. Children must accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Workshops will be held in Seminar Room 1 in the Reid Building. Please follow the signs or ask a member of staff. 

These activities are free. Places can be booked via eventbrite. Click the relevant link below to reserve a place in your preferred session. Once you have booked a place you can drop in at any point within the session time. 

Sat 21 October 2017 10:00 – 13:00

Sat 21 October 2017 13:30 – 16:00

Sat 28 October 2017 10:30 – 13:30

Sat 28 October 2017 14:30 – 16:00