Easter Antics at The Engine Shed

There's something for all ages at The Engine Shed free workshops over the Easter Holidays.

Easter Antics at The Engine Shed

About Easter Antics at The Engine Shed

Join us over the Easter holidays for our free workshops.

Copper Creations: 2nd & 6th April, Age 12+
During this activity, participants will learn about the use of copper in buildings and through using a traditional metalworking technique, where by a stencil is carved from wood and copper is pressed into this. They will create their very own copper creation!

The Wonder of Willow Spiral Box: 3rd April, Age 16+
Join us at the Engine Shed where, in 30 minutes, you will learn traditional willow weaving techniques and put this new found knowledge into practice, through making your own spiral box.

Printmaking Workshop: 4th April, Age 10+
Join us at the Engine Shed to learn about traditional print making; as once used in wallpaper manufacture!
During this workshop, participants will explore the Engine Shed and take inspiration from the textures and patterns of its traditional materials and create their own print using a variety of printmaking techniques.

Contemporary Textiles Creation: 5th April, Age 8+
During this activity, they will learn how to prepare a frame loom, the techniques of tabby and soumak weaving and how to add trims, tassels and pom poms to textiles.

Sledging Without The Snow: 7th & 12th April, Age 8+
Sledging is the traditional skill of running a template over plaster to create decorative features such as coving. Go inside and look up at many of the buildings in Stirling to see this! Learn and have a go at this traditional skill.

Build it High and Bridge the Gap: 9th April, Age 7+
Support a brick using as little paper as possible, build the tallest tower you can using straws and rubber bands and build your own bridge out of spaghetti and see if it can support a car!

Photography Day: 10th April, All ages
During the three workshops, you will learn the basics and then be given a chance to use skills these inside and outside of the Engine Shed. At the end of the workshop, there will be an opportunity to discuss your images with fellow photographers!

Traditional Buildings Time Capsule: 11th April, Age 4+
Travel in time and learn about facts and the folklore of traditional buildings.
Participants will create their own time capsule, telling the story of their past and present ready to be hidden at home!

The Wordsmiths Forge: 13th April, Age 12+
Are you living with the next Gaudi or J.K. Rowling? Fuel their imagination with our workshop merging the written word with traditional skills and materials. Join award-winning poet Christie Williamson in the treasure trove of the Engine Shed to build pieces of writing ready to stand the test of time.






While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Easter Antics at The Engine Shed are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at The Engine Shed

Exhibition: Talking Shops

Exhibition: Talking Shops

26th February 2018 - 22nd June 2018
Come along to the Engine Shed's new exhibition 'Talking Shops' exploring traditional shop fronts in all their glory!
Earth and Vernacular Buildings

Earth and Vernacular Buildings

24th May 2018
This one day seminar at The Engine Shed will explore the local materials and skills used to make Scotland's historic rural houses.
Earth Building at the Engine Shed

Earth Building at the Engine Shed

25th May 2018 - 26th May 2018
Come along to a weekend of fun earth building and other vernacular traditions at The Engine Shed on 25th and 26th May!
Careers Fair

Careers Fair

8th June 2018 - 9th June 2018
Interested in a career in conservation, heritage or traditional crafts? Come along to speak to HES staff and find out how to take the first steps to a new career.
Technical Conservation Summer School at The Engine Shed

Technical Conservation Summer School at The Engine Shed

11th June 2018 - 15th June 2018
This week-long course provides a complete introduction to the principles of conservation and traditional building materials and skills.
Skills and Thrills

Skills and Thrills

2nd July 2018 - 18th August 2018
Join us at The Engine Shed throughout the summer holidays for workshops relating to traditional building skills and materials.
Heavy Metal at the Engine Shed

Heavy Metal at the Engine Shed

28th September 2018 - 29th September 2018
Join us at the Engine Shed for demonstrations of blacksmithing, casting and other metalcrafts on 28th & 29th September.
Digifest!

Digifest!

8th October 2018 - 20th October 2018
The Engine Shed is running it's first digital festival highlighting the latest recording techniques for documenting our historic buildings.

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The National Wallace Monument, Stirling
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