24 Apr 14

Preserve PrintMAKE

Peacock Visual Arts, in association with MAKLab Glasgow, supported by Aberdeen City Council and Creative Scotland, have opened the doors to an exciting new digital adventure – MAKE aberdeen.

Opening Times

Gallery, Open Access Printmaking Workshops, Darkroom, Digi and Framing:

Tues – Sat, 9:30am – 5:30pm

Peacock Visual Arts is the leading contemporary visual arts organisation in Aberdeen and the NE of Scotland, bringing artists and the public together through exhibitions‚ events‚ talks‚ residencies‚ film screenings‚ gigs and workshops to make and present art in exciting and innovative ways.

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Courses and Classes

Choose from a fantastic range of courses, led by friendly, experienced and supportive tutors. All our courses are designed for beginners unless we let you know otherwise. Just bring yourself – all materials are included in these low cost classes. If you can’t find the best class for you, you can also arrange one-to-one tuition with us at very reasonable rates.

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Workshops in the run up to Christmas

We have a feast of beginners workshops available this winter, to inspire you to make your own Christmas cards or presents. Hurry and book so you can start printing and binding!

Workshops are available in the following disciplines:

  • Relief Printing
  • Bookbinding

See below for more information, or call 01224 639539 to speak to someone and to book your place.

Relief Printing Weekend Workshop

Join Mike Waight for this two day workshop, where he will show you how to master the art of the relief print, using our beautiful Columbian Press. You will be able to try your hand at either linocut or woodcut, cutting away the areas you don't want to print and rolling ink onto the surfaces you do want to print. This could be a great opportunity to make your own Christmas cards this year.

  • Tutor: Mike Waight
  • Date: Saturday 30 November + Sunday 1 December 2013
  • Time: 10 - 4.30pm
  • Cost: £130/95 conc.
Willie Rodger

Linocut + Screenprint, 'St Abbs' by Willie Rodger

Columbian Press

Bookbinding Weekend Workshop

Take part in this bookbinding workshop and you will come away with a selection of different books to keep or to give away as Christmas presents. Some will not need glue or stitching – some will! Some will be beautifully decorative and others will be very functional. The following books will be attempted during the class, depending on time and your requirements:

Pamphlet Stitching for 1 section books

Japanese Stab Binding for 2 section books

A Concertina style book – no glue, no stitching

A Long Stitch Through Slotted Cover

17th Century French Sewn Hard-back book (if time allows)

  • Tutor: Mike Waight
  • Date: Saturday 7 + Sunday 8 December 2013
  • Time: 10 - 4.30pm
  • Cost: £130/95 conc.

Terms and Conditions

Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control Peacock may have to cancel courses and we reserve the right to do so with a minimum of one weeks notice prior to the start date. Full refunds will be given for any courses cancelled by Peacock Visual Arts.

For cancellation by course participants, full refunds will be given to those cancelling one month prior to the course start date. If cancellation notice is given two weeks prior to the course start date Peacock can only guarantee to refund 50% of the original cost of the course. No refund can be guaranteed if less notice is given. In this instance Peacock course fees may be refunded at Peacock’s discretion, only if we are able to fill your place. To help us do this it is important to let us know as soon as possible that you will be unable to attend.


Call 01224 639539 for more information and to book.

Note your interest!

Many of our classes run 'on demand'. So if you are interested in a certain class but you can't see one listed above, please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'll let you know as soon as a class is organised. Email info@peacockvisualarts.co.uk or phone 01224-639539