JULY 2023

North Lands Creative is delighted to announce a summer programme of community classes, made possible through support from Lybster & Tannach and Creative Scotland. Open to all and free of charge, these classes will be held onsite in North Lands’ fully-accessible studio facilities in Lybster, and will be facilitated by local freelance creatives Amanda Coghill and Shelagh Swanson.

These classes are free to attend and are expected to fill fast. In the event of oversubscription, North Lands will operate a waiting list. To reserve your place or for any questions please contact Rachel on or on 01593721229.


1 July 2023

9.45am - 3pm

Suitable for beginners aged 12 & over


Amanda will demonstrate floral techniques and teach elements of modern floral design. A selection of flowers and plant material will be supplied, with the opportunity to also forage the studio garden and nearby parks for found materials that can also be included. Each individual will create unique designs to take home with them that day.

Painting with Glass with Shelagh Swanson

1 & 2 July 2023 - 3pm

Suitable for beginners aged 12 & over


During this session participants will be led by Shelagh on a guided walk to gain inspiration, take photos and sketch around Lybster harbour before returning to the studio to make samples inspired by their visit. On the second day, these samples will inform the design and making of a final glass “painting.”

Kiln Forming for Kids
led by Shelagh Swanson

10 & 19 July 2023

10am - 4pm

Suitable for beginners aged between 8 - 14 years


In this colourful and fun workshop which runs over two sessions, participants will be encouraged to tap into their creativity to make varied objects of their own design.

Floral Glass
led by Amanda Coghill and Shelagh Swanson

22, 23, 29 & 30 July 2023 - 4pm

Suitable for beginners aged 12 & over, and those with some fusing experience


An open community session during which participants will be introduced to floral art inspired by Ikebana, the centuries-old Japanese art of arranging flowers. Dealing with themes such as placement, composition, colour choice and minimalism, each participant will develop a piece over the course of the weekend, with elements being translated into kiln formed glass.