Open Studio Courses
The Glasgow School of Art's Open Studio offers a wide variety of day, weekend and evening courses for adults and young people; whether you’re looking to try your hand at a new creative hobby, hone your existing skills, or put together a portfolio for art school application.
Short courses for adults and young people
Our short courses for adults run over several weeks during semester time, allowing you to carefully develop your work in a highly creative studio environment at an appropriate pace. Like our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, Open Studio spans the visual creative disciplines, with courses in painting, drawing, jewellery, textiles, illustration, sculpture and much, much more. All of our courses are taught by professional artists, designers and practitioners, who encourage students to continue their work between sessions, meaning you will learn how to develop a lifetime creative practice as well as the core specifics of your chosen subject.
During summer, we offer week-long courses, with the chance to immerse yourself in a new creative skill, or to develop your existing practice. There’s something for every skill level, with courses at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels.
Open Studio also offers weekend classes for children and young people, taught with the same care and expertise as our adult courses. Our Young Creatives programme is suitable for ages 7-15, and includes courses in drawing, painting, sculpture and more. We have a range of flexible timings built around public school holidays, and offer a range of bursaries to help make extra-carricular study in the creative arts as accessible as possible for young people in Glasgow.