Pop Up! Scotland provides unique art classes and programmes for primary school students that are customisable to any institution. We’re a non-profit community organisation with the goal of spreading the benefits of creativity to more people. We already run a variety of successful workshops aimed at adults and are looking to expand creative opportunities for children, enhance their school experience, provide funding for PTA, and give break to working parents with childcare that is fun and educational.
We’re approaching a select few local primary schools that we think would be a good match for our opportunities to form a pilot programme of specialised in school workshops.
After school art and craft workshops. We offer 4 or 6 week blocks of classes or one off afternoon classes. Each class is two hours total, with a snack time break. The snack can be provided by the children’s families, the PTA, or we can provide a snack. We are flexible to working with the requirements of your community, and can make changes to this schedule.
Daily workshops: These can be any afternoon or full day that the children are in school and would benefit from a creative and educational activity. We can bring in a team of artists to offer different workshops either in scheduled blocks or as drop-in activities. Generally our set workshops are two hours. Drop-in workshops are flexible options for your institution and would work well for field day activities, for afternoons where classes finish early, or for any non-curricular day.
We have a long list of potential workshops and are working with local artists to develop more. We are happy to provide a more information of workshops and our instructors.
Our goal in these workshops is to promote useful skills, creative thinking, and (of course) fun.
Introduction to Hand Lettering • Bullet Journaling • Art Journal Making • Collage (journals, animation, etc.) • Zentangle/Meditative Doodling • Bookbinding (Egyptian Coptic) • Book Binding (Japanese Stab) • Manadalas • Rubber Stamp Making • Altered Book Journal • Bookbinding from Old Book • Creative Writing • Comic Book making • Bookfolding • Patternmaking/Tessellations • Poetic Bookmarks • Cartoon Memoir • Starweaving/God's Eyes • Pencil Case Workshop (No-sew) • Wet Felting • Needle Felting • Dreamcatcher making • Jersey Jewellery • Embroidery • Crochet Jewellery • Tyre Jewellery • Patchwork • Un-Wreaths (Thread Wrap) • Upcycle your Jewellery • Make a Silver Ring • Make your Own Monster • Laminated Jewellery • Monoprinting on Fabric • Screen Printing • Fabulous Floral Accessories • Friendship Bracelets • Thread Drawing • Paper Jewellery • Astrology & Drawing Horoscopes • Linocut Printmaking • Intaglio Printing • Lithography • Origami • Animation • Paint your own Tea Pot • Glass Etching • Glass Fusing • Macrame • Rag Rug making • Twig Wreaths • Kokedama Moss Balls • Cyanotype Photography • Pinhole Photography • Lifedrawing • Clay workshop & Sculpture • Photo Transferring • Cross stitch • Cigar Box Ukulele • Self Portraits • Urban Sketching • Phonotrope
Fundraising for your institution and creating a community are always important, and the annuals charity sales are a great opportunity for us to help out. With our designers, the students can produce some great items for Christmas, Easter, or any other fundraising sale; in addition, there is something new to take home each week.
Cost and Funding
We use experienced art educators to provide a high quality experience for the children and also ensure we are using safe, quality materials. We are also dedicated to paying artists a fair price for their work and expertise as instructors.
We have different structures to fund the programme. The school and parents can support it fully, or both groups can work with us to find grants and funding to ensure as many students as possible are able to participate.