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

2nd Apr 2018 to 13th Apr 2018
1pm - 3.30pm daily.
The Engine Shed
NA Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 2BY
This is a free event
Visit the event website here
Follow histenvscot on Twitter
Facebook information can be found here

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

Talking Shops - A History of Scotland’s Shopfronts

Talking Shops - A History of Scotland’s Shopfronts

26th February 2018
This a one day seminar at The Engine Shed on 26th February will launch their new exhibition 'Talking Shops'.
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.

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Japan Week: Rakugo -Traditional Comedy as Art
Japan Week: Rakugo -Traditional Comedy as Art
22nd February 2018
University of Stirling, Stirling
Sui-Jin-Tei Arashi performs Rakugo, an ancient Japanese art form that is very much alive and well in the 21st century.
Rugby Afternoon at Inglewood House
Rugby Afternoon at Inglewood House
24th February 2018
Inglewood House & Spa, Alloa
Watch 2 great rugby matches on our big screen TV at Inglewood House whilst we serve a delicious 2 or 3 course meal on 24th February!
Strictly Ballroom - Special Screening Event
Strictly Ballroom - Special Screening Event
24th February 2018
FTH (Falkirk Town Hall), Falkirk
Relive the hilarity, sequins and drama of the cult classic 'Strictly Ballroom' on the large screen at FTH Theatre.

Arts and Crafts Events you might like...

Japan Week: Origami Workshop
Japan Week: Origami Workshop
22nd February 2018
University of Stirling, Stirling
Explore the unique culture of Japan through a hands-on opportunity to learn the art of origami.
Build a Bird Box Day
Build a Bird Box Day
24th February 2018
Argaty Red Kites, Doune
Come along and join us at Argaty Red Kites on Saturday 24th February for Build a Bird Box Day.
Felt Brooches and more… Hand Sewing Felt Workshop for Adults
Felt Brooches and more… Hand Sewing Felt Workshop for Adults
25th February 2018
Mugdock Country Park, Mugdock
Join Lucy Jackson in this hand sewing felt brooch making workshop at Mugdock Country Park on 25th February.

Easter Holiday Events you might like...

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Battle of Bannockburn Centre
Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Battle of Bannockburn Centre
30th Mar 2018 - 2nd Apr 2018
The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre, Stirling
Turn eggsplorer at The Battle of Bannockburn Centre... collect the clues, solve the puzzle and win a Cadbury treat!
Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Alloa Tower
Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Alloa Tower
30th Mar 2018 - 2nd Apr 2018
Alloa Tower, Stirling
Turn eggsplorer at Alloa Tower... collect the clues, solve the puzzle and win a Cadbury treat!
Scotland’s National Hero
Scotland’s National Hero
30th March 2018
The National Wallace Monument, Stirling
Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.

Workshops Events you might like...

Japan Week: Origami Workshop
Japan Week: Origami Workshop
22nd February 2018
University of Stirling, Stirling
Explore the unique culture of Japan through a hands-on opportunity to learn the art of origami.
Japan Week: Rakugo -Traditional Comedy as Art
Japan Week: Rakugo -Traditional Comedy as Art
22nd February 2018
University of Stirling, Stirling
Sui-Jin-Tei Arashi performs Rakugo, an ancient Japanese art form that is very much alive and well in the 21st century.
Strictly Fun Ballroom!
Strictly Fun Ballroom!
22nd February 2018
FTH (Falkirk Town Hall), Falkirk
In preparation for our ‘Strictly Ballroom’ event get on your dancing shoes and join our fantastic teachers to learn some ballroom basics.

Find other events in Stirling

Sponsored Links

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »

Popular Events

The Proclaimers
The Proclaimers have announced they will be touring the UK & Ireland this year and will play Stirling Albert Halls on 14th December!
Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads
A winning night of comedy at Macrobert Arts Centre with the always honest, always regretting it later, Sara Pascoe.
Easter Antics at The Engine Shed
There's something for all ages at The Engine Shed free workshops over the Easter Holidays.
Rich Hall’s Hoedown
Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring and it comes to The Albert Halls on 24th February.
Nicky-Tams Jam Night
Wednesday is Nicky-Tams Jam Night upstairs in the lounge. Come along, join in and have some fun!