A wonderful evening at the Museum

Posted on Nov 16, 2017
A wonderful evening at the Museum

I hosted a creative workshop table at the latest Museum Late event on Friday, which was Jacobite themed to tie in with their current exhibition: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites. The Museum Late events are always very popular with around 1500 people enjoying a drink and seeing the museums many artifacts in a relaxed atmosphere, […]

Sketching in the Engine Shed

Posted on Oct 26, 2017
Sketching in the Engine Shed

On Saturday I ran a sketching Day workshop at The Engine Shed in Stirling, somewhere I have wanted to visit all year. Opened earlier this year the Engine Shed is Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, run by Historic Environment Scotland. It serves as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the general public. […]

Find Hidden Gems within the City Art Centre this Autumn

Posted on Oct 6, 2017
Find Hidden Gems within the City Art Centre this Autumn

A new exhibition starts tomorrow at the City Art Centre, showcasing some forgotten treasures from well known artists. Housed in the basement floor of the City Art Centre on Market Street the Hidden Gems exhibition brings together some of the venues lesser known objects from their 4,800 strong fine art collection. These pieces have rarely been seen […]

The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial

Posted on Mar 31, 2017
The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial

A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street tells the story of an ancient Egyptian tomb over 1000 years. The exhibition which opens today and is open until September 3rd explores a tomb consructed in the great city of Thebes (modern day Luxor) shortly after the reign of Tutankhamun. First built […]

Inspire your little ones with a trip to the Museum of Flight

Posted on Feb 28, 2017
Inspire your little ones with a trip to the Museum of Flight

A day of wonder for all the family, out at East Fortune Airfield. The Sketcher family are regular visitors to the National Museums of Scotland on Chambers street and whilst there recently twin number one noticed, rather appropriately, a flyer for the Museum of Flight in East Fortune. A place I had long thought of […]

The unmistakeable National Museum of Scotland.

Posted on Feb 9, 2017
The unmistakeable National Museum of Scotland.

On Edinburgh’s Chambers Street on the South side of the city lies the National Museum of Scotland. In 2006 the two previously separate museums, the Victorian built Royal Museum and the Museum of Scotland joined together to become The National Museum of Scotland. The sketch above shows the former Museum of Scotland, which was opened in 1998 […]

A Weekend Drawing at the Museums

Posted on May 17, 2016
A Weekend Drawing at the Museums

Two very different drawing workshops at two of Edinburgh’s fantastic museums. On Friday night the National Museum of Edinburgh of Chambers Street hosted their latest Museum:Lates event, this time themed around their Celts exhibition. Revellers could take a break from the bar and live music in the main hall and chill out creating Celtic designs to […]

Celtic creativity this Friday night at the National Museum of Scotland

Posted on May 12, 2016
Celtic creativity this Friday night at the National Museum of Scotland

Tomorrow an evening of Celtic entertainment takes over the National Museum of Scotland. With live music, Celtic inspired DJ sets, silent discos and even a silent ceilidh the evening should be a huge success. There will be food and drink served in the main hall and creative activities including facepainting and temporary tattoos on ffer […]

The Celts are coming … to the National Museum of Scotland

Posted on Mar 9, 2016
The Celts are coming … to the National Museum of Scotland

Tomorrow, the 10th March sees the arrival of the eagerly anticipated ‘Celts’ exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street, Edinburgh.   This major exhibition, their first of 2016 spans more than 2, 500 years and unravels the story of those who have used or been given the name ‘Celts’ through the extraordinary […]

Lego Build It! exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland

Posted on Feb 3, 2016
Lego Build It! exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland

Thousands of Lego bricks have been piled up at the Museum, who’s coming to play?   Who doesn’t love Lego? The original multi-generational toy which lets imagination run wild and sees creations big and small come to life with the use of simple multicoloured bricks.     If you do then you should head to […]