Now Let's Get Creative!

4 Jul 2021 - 15:26

Now that we have been successful in securing the House for the local and artistic community we are at a most exciting stage.  We have many potential tutors who have already expressed a strong interest in developing courses at Shambellie House and we are busy contacting them, but we are sure there are many more in the region who might be interested in doing the same.

If you are a creative arts practitioner and want to discuss opportunities to work with us and deliver classes or other activities at Shambellie we’d love to hear from you.  We welcome diversity and are well aware that some of the best provision comes about because of the cross fertilisation of ideas and approaches from tutors

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Local artists and makers have welcomed the news. Ricky Nolan of Lochmaben commented

“I know there a number of others like me who are looking forward to being able to offer courses in photography where, with both a traditional darkroom and an Apple Mac digital suite, we will be able to provide a wide range of courses at all levels for anyone interested in photography.”

 Ann Hill BEM of Mouswald said

“The popularity of quilting has been shown by the attendance at our exhibitions, but this will allow many of us to deliver courses on quilting and other crafts such as embroidery in what must be one of the best settings possible”

Kerrie Mckinnel, Lockerbie added

“Shambellie House is one of my favourite places to run a creative writing workshop – the house and grounds are peaceful, beautiful, and endlessly inspirational. I am thrilled to hear about the Trust’s plans and progress, and I can’t wait to return to run more workshops in the near future.”