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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.

Opening Times

Gallery, Open Access Printmaking Workshops, Darkroom and Framing:

Tues – Sat, 9:30am – 5:30pm

Workshops Over the Summer Months

We have a variety of workshops available this summer, 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. Hurry and book so you can start printing and binding!

Workshops are available in the following disciplines:

  • Screenprinting
  • Etching
  • Bookbinding
  • Screen Monoprinting

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

If you can’t find the best class for you, you can also arrange one-to-one tuition with us at very reasonable rates.

Two Day Screenprinting Workshop

Join James Vass over two consecutive Saturdays for a chance to learn the basics of this exciting technique. Explore the creative possibilities of this colourful, graphic and immediate approach to making repeat prints. You will learn how to expose transparent images using UV light and print different layers to build up your image. No experience necessary - just a bit of creativity.

  • Tutor: James Vass
  • Dates: Saturday 26 July + Saturday 2 August 2014
  • Time: 10 - 4.30pm
  • Cost: £130/95 conc.

Sign up now and get lots of opportunity to experiment with colours, shapes and textures.


Two Day Etching Workshop

In this class, over two consecutive Saturdays, you will make linear images onto metal that will then be etched and printed. You will have the opportunity to experiment with tone and colour, and use the technique of chine colle to add an extra dimension to your work.

  • Tutor: Mike Waight
  • Date: Saturday 26 July + Saturday 2 August 2014
  • Time: 10 - 4.30pm
  • Cost: £130/95 conc.
Michael Waight

One Day Screen Monoprinting Workshop

Spend a day learning how to create painterly one-off prints by painting watercolour materials directly onto the mesh of the screen. This process will encourage the artist to expect the unexpected, relax around the painting, enjoy the process and anticipate the finished results that are not revealed until the last moment. Over the course of the day it may be possible to achieve results in surface textures, beautiful layering and the bleeding of one colour into another.

Screen monoprinting is an innovative printmaking technique. Watercolour materials such as pencils, paints and water-soluble artists bars are drawn/ painted onto an open silk-screen mesh in a fluid manner. Once dry, a squeegee is used to pull a clear medium over the screen, forcing the watercolour materials into the page.

  • Tutor: James Vass
  • Date: Saturday 30 August 2014
  • Time: 10 - 4.30pm
  • Cost: £75/65 conc

Two Day Bookbinding Workshop

Take part in this bookbinding workshop and, after two consecutive Saturdays, you will come away with a selection of different books to keep or give away. 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 16 + Saturday 23 August 2014
  • 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