Summer Workshops for Children and Young People 2018

Check out all the Creative Learning Summer Workshops at the Tolbooth for children and young people!

Summer Workshops for Children and Young People 2018

About Summer Workshops for Children and Young People 2018

Rod Puppets
Tuesday 17 July / 11am-3.45pm / Ages 7-12 / £15
Join the Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre to make your own rod puppet from a wide selection of colourful decorative materials in the morning, before bringing it to life with mime, improvisation and story creation skills in the afternoon.
Tutor: Sarah Lee

8-storey Musical Instrument
Friday 20 July / 11am-1pm / Ages 9-13 / £7
Using special microphones, simple tech and a range of sound effects, turn the Tolbooth into one huge musical instrument by making stairs, walls and objects trigger sounds and music.
Tutor: Rory Clark

Scratch Coding
Monday 23 July / 11am-3.30pm / Ages 8-11 / £8
Computer coding workshops for complete beginners – fly rockets to the moon, mess about with monkeys and design your own rock band!
Tutors: Louise Graham & Ray Cramb

Python Coding
Tuesday 24 July / 11am-1pm / Ages 11 + / £6
A beginner’s introduction exploring how to design games, software and other programmes.
Tutors: Louise Graham & Ray Cramb

Photography & Camera Techniques
Wednesday 25 July / 11am-3.30pm / Ages 8-11 / £12
Thursday 26 July / 11am-3.30pm / Ages 12-16 / £12
Explore different elements of photography and learn interesting tips, tricks and techniques. Please bring own DSLR camera with blank memory card and charged battery. Cameras can also be provided. Bring a pen drive to take photos home.
Tutor: Lisa Fleming

Garageband
Friday 27 July / 11-1pm / Age 8-12 / £6
Turn your iPad into a whole range of virtual musical instruments and play together as a group using the ‘Garageband’ app. Fun, quick and easy, open to both musicians and non-musicians. iPads provided.
Tutor: Kenny Bates

Lego Animation
Monday 30 July / 11am-1pm & 1.30-3.30pm / Ages 8 + / £6
Using simple and fun animation software, build characters and settings using Lego before letting your imagination run wild bringing them to life!
Tutors: Louise Graham & Ray Cramb

Pump Up The Jam - Summer Session
Tuesday 31 July & Wednesday 1 August / 11am-3.30pm / Ages 9-13 / £20
An introduction to our regular term-time songwriting and band workshop that runs throughout the year. Form a band on the day, learn the basics of how to write your own indie/rock/pop style song and perform it live!
Tutors: Davie Scott & co

Robotics
Tuesday 31 July / 11am-1pm / Ages 10 + / £6
Build and programme your own 3D-printed robot which you can then take home with loads more programming activities to do on your own.
Tutors: Louise Graham & Ray Cramb

Art
Thursday 2 August / 11am-4pm / Ages 8-12 / £12
Using a variety of drawing media you will explore colour, shape, texture and line. In the afternoon take these drawings and turn them into a wonderful print to take home!
Tutor: Dawn Cullen

Jazz Big Band In A Day
Friday 3 August / 10am-4pm / Ages 10-21 / £6
Fun day of jazz – all instruments and levels of experience welcome. Short performance at end of day for family to attend 3.45pm – 4pm. Own instrument required. www.tolboothjazz.com
Tutors: Laura Macdonald & Kevin Mackenzie

Paper Mosaics
Tuesday 7 August / 11am-1pm / Ages 7-10 / £6
A fun and hands-on workshop inspired by animals, birds and fish. Bright and bold colours, will be used to create striking paper mosaics.
Tutor: Louise Martin

Paper Collage: Landscapes of the Countryside
Tuesday 7 August / 1.30-3.30pm / Ages 11-14 / £6
Exploring collage through layering, cutting and tearing paper and other materials.
Tutor: Louise Martin

Animation: Monsters in 3D and 2D
Wednesday 8 August / 10.30am-4pm / Ages 10-12 / £13
Bring your own drawings of weird creatures to life in 2D animations in fantastical places. In the afternoon, build your critter in 3D plasticine and animate them with stop-motion apps. All films will go online.
Tutor: Jim Stirk

Animation: Toys Unlimited!
Thursday 9 August / 10.30am-4.00pm / Ages 7-9 / £13
Whether it’s a toy robot firing lasers or a monster on the rampage - bring your toys to life with animation! Bring along a small-ish toy (5 – 15 cm toy that stands upright without help!) or choose from some of ours. Followed by a 2D drawn animation session. All films will go online.
Tutor: Jim Stirk

Studio Recording
Thursday 9 & Friday 10 August / 11am-3.30pm / Age 13+ / £18 for 2 days
2-day course taking place in the Tolbooth Recording Studio that’ll introduce you to all the techniques and practices involved in recording a band or artist in a professional music studio.
Tutor: Mark Lough

Day of Traditional Music
Tuesday 14 August / 10am-4.15pm / Ages 9-21 / £6
Open to all instruments and levels of experience. Bring own instrument (a small number of fiddles/guitars available to borrow – please request when booking). Short performance at end of day for family to attend 3.45pm – 4.15pm. www.tolboothtrad.com
build your critter in 3D plasticine and animate them with stop-motion apps. All films will go online.
Tutor: Jim Stirk

Songwriting with Rachel Sermanni
Wednesday 15 August / 11am-3.30pm / Ages 12-18 / £13
Join celebrated folk artist Rachel Sermanni for a masterclass in songwriting, gaining insight into how she approaches her work and pick up tips, advice and perhaps a whole new perspective on your own writing. Great opportunity for those with some experience writing their own songs.
Tutor: Rachel Sermanni

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Summer Workshops for Children and Young People 2018 are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Tolbooth

Northern Flyway

Northern Flyway

26th September 2018
Catch Northern Flyway, a brand-new music and visual creation exploring the ecology, folklore, symbolism and mythology of birds and birdsong, at the Tolbooth on 26th September!
Don Gordon’s Bandolier

Don Gordon’s Bandolier

28th September 2018
Join us at the Tolbooth on Friday 28th September for the Launch Party of local musician Don Gordon’s Bandolier Tales album.
Jon Boden

Jon Boden

29th September 2018
Jon Boden, singer, composer and musician, is best known as lead singer and main arranger of Bellowhead, and you can see him live at the Tolbooth on 29th September.
Fergus McCreadie Trio

Fergus McCreadie Trio

5th October 2018
The Fergus McCreadie Trio has won standing ovations at Edinburgh, Islay and Aberdeen jazz festivals and you can catch them at the Tolbooth on 5th October!
Strivelyn Ensemble

Strivelyn Ensemble

6th October 2018
The Strivelyn Ensemble return to the Tolbooth, bringing an exciting and lyrical programme on Saturday 6th October.
Keith James – The Music of Yusuf – Cat Stevens

Keith James – The Music of Yusuf – Cat Stevens

10th October 2018
Keith James presents an honest and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf – Cat Stevens in this concert at the Tolbooth on 10th October.
Strange Behaviours: Winter Party

Strange Behaviours: Winter Party

13th October 2018
Another chance to chase some of the best emerging artists from the Scottish indie/alternative grassroots scene at the Tolbooth 13th October.
Lightnin’ Willie and the Poorboys

Lightnin’ Willie and the Poorboys

25th October 2018
Don't miss songwriter, singer and guitarist Lightnin’ Willie and his band the Poorboys at the Tolbooth on 25th October!
The Dime Notes

The Dime Notes

26th October 2018
Don't miss the sound of 1920’s New Orleans jazz when The Dime Notes play the Tolbooth on Friday 26th October!
Golden Hum: Chuck Johnson + Fletcher Tucker

Golden Hum: Chuck Johnson + Fletcher Tucker

27th October 2018
Lose yourself in a unique evening of music, curated by Golden Hum, as October 27th sees an incredible double bill featuring celebrated artists Chuck Johnson and Fletcher Tucker.
NYOS Jazz Orchestra

NYOS Jazz Orchestra

31st October 2018
NYOS Jazz Orchestra presents a profusion of cool jazz in two parts with guest Jason Singh on 31st October at the Tolbooth.
Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code

2nd November 2018
Edinburgh born songwriter Ross Wilson is Blue Rose Code. Catch him at the Tolbooth on Friday 2nd November!
Adam Holmes and The Embers with Baskery

Adam Holmes and The Embers with Baskery

16th November 2018
Catch Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter Adam Holmes and his band The Embers at the Tolbooth on 16th November along with Swedish alternative americana folk rock band Baskery!
Christmas Ceilidhs

Christmas Ceilidhs

8th December 2018
What better way to spend the lead up to Christmas than with a Christmas Ceilidh at the Tolbooth on 8th December.
DNA - We Know What You’re Thinking

DNA - We Know What You’re Thinking

25th February 2019
Following their astounding appearances on Britain’s Got Talent in 2017, mind reading duo DNA are taking their brand new show on a UK tour in 2019 and appear at the Tolbooth on 25th February.

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Childrens Dance Classes
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The Crafters Roadshow - The Thistles Stirling
The Crafters Roadshow - The Thistles Stirling
28th September 2018
The Thistles Shopping Centre, Stirling
Shop from the best in Scottish Crafts and support your local makers at The Crafters Roadshow at The Thistles, Stirling
Heavy Metal at the Engine Shed
Heavy Metal at the Engine Shed
28th Sep 2018 - 29th Sep 2018
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Nicky-Tams Jam Night
Nicky-Tams Jam Night
26th September 2018
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Wednesday is Nicky-Tams Jam Night upstairs in the lounge. Come along, join in and have some fun!
Monthly Tea Dance in Stirling
Monthly Tea Dance in Stirling
26th September 2018
Allan Park South Church Stirling, Stirling
Come along to a monthly Tea Dance in Allan Park South Church Hall and enjoy a fabulous live band to listen to and dance along with!
Northern Flyway
Northern Flyway
26th September 2018
Tolbooth, Stirling
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Tales from the Battlefield
Tales from the Battlefield
13th October 2018
The National Wallace Monument, Stirling
Be transported back to one of the most dramatic periods in Scottish History as you listen to costumed actors performing Tales from the Battlefield.
Tales from the Battlefield
Tales from the Battlefield
14th October 2018
The National Wallace Monument, Stirling
Be transported back to one of the most dramatic periods in Scottish History as you listen to costumed actors performing Tales from the Battlefield.
Scotland’s National Hero
Scotland’s National Hero
17th October 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.
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Ceroc Stirling Dance Classes
Ceroc Stirling Dance Classes
24th September 2018
King Robert Hotel, Stirling
Get the Ceroc bug with this dynamic blend of Jive and Salsa dance classes every Monday evening at King Robert Hotel, Bannockburn!
Kidslingo French and Spanish: Falkirk
Kidslingo French and Spanish: Falkirk
24th September 2018
The Cowshed, Falkirk
Bring language to life and really inspire our little learners with Kidslingo French and Spanish classes at The Cowshed, Callendar Park, Falkirk.
Citizen Science in the Community
Citizen Science in the Community
26th September 2018
TCV Scotland Stirling Branch, Stirling
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