Creative Reboot: workshop series


Fri, 26 February 2021 - Fri, 19 March 2021




Further info

Cost: Prices start from £30


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Type: Workshop

Overview Creative Reboot

In collaboration with three freelance artist educators based in Scotland, Engage Scotland is offering sharing practice sessions aimed at gallery educators, artist educators and art and design teachers, during February and March.

These online sessions, delivered via Zoom, have been designed to support, refresh and reinvigorate your creative learning practice during lockdown.

When planning these sessions towards the end of 2020, and even before the introduction of the latest lockdown, we were mindful of just how hard teachers, artists and gallery educators have been working to create fun, interactive ways of delivering great creative learning opportunities in less than optimal conditions. We wanted to create space for three artist educators, who work in a range of settings, to share some of the ways that they have addressed the challenges of the last few months.

We’re doing that in two ways; first with a sharing practice session delivered via Zoom and then as a follow up, with a block of 4 Creative Reboot sessions, also delivered via Zoom.

The artists have put together this video to give context to these sessions:

Event description and booking details

As a follow up to our sharing practice session on 11 February, we’re going to bring together a smaller group of people to get creative, make art and learn by doing, again via Zoom.

We know that many galleries and arts organisations have been distributing creative resources and delivering online creative workshops during periods of closure.

By attending our Creative Reboot you will experience this blended approach to creative learning, as a participant. These workshops will offer opportunities for interaction and making, with creative resource packs being sent out to participants in advance.

Artists, Lou, Heather and Sam, will each lead a creative workshop before coming together for a final workshop focusing on creative ways of evaluation.

The artists’ workshops will cover:

  • Lou – Studio folders for a diverse making experience using Zoom as an interactive space.
  • Heather – Turning 2D into 3D: using ordinary materials, grow your own ideas and creative experiments to share with others.
  • Sam – Alternative art materials, using everyday objects to make a statement, including a short introductory film focusing on a virtual art club in West Lothian with the theme Art as protest

Dates and times

Friday 26 February 5-6pm

Friday 5 March 5-6pm

Friday 12 March 5-6pm

Friday 19 March 5-6pm


  • Engage member freelancer £30
  • Non-member freelancer £40
  • Engage member organisation £60
  • Non-member organisation £80


Numbers at the Creative Reboot are limited to just 10 so please book early to secure your place. Places are limited to a maximum of two people from the same organisation.

Please note that postal addresses are required when booking so that resource packs can be sent to you.

Deadline for booking for these events is Wednesday 10 February 2021 .

Technical requirements for attendees

You can attend this training from anywhere using a compatible computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet.

Please note, some organisations have additional security settings that may prevent you from accessing the training on a work device. Please check that your organisation permits access to Zoom. If they don’t provide access, we encourage you to use a personal device, if possible, as we are unable to provide refunds when there are issues with participants’ IT which prevent them from accessing a training session.

Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend the training for any reason the training fee will still apply. As a not-for-profit charity, Engage needs to ensure that we cover the running costs of delivering training, which means that we are unable to reimburse attendees if they are unable to participate in a training session.

Join Engage to benefit from discounted event fees plus professional development support, access to ground-breaking research projects, resources and publications and a national and international network of peers.

This event reflects Engage Scotland’s ongoing commitment to the policy asks of the Visual Arts Sector Manifesto launched in partnership with SCAN and the Scottish Artists Union.

If you have any questions about booking or would like this information in another format, please contact Sarah Yearsley, Engage Scotland Coordinator, [email protected] Sarah works Monday – Wednesday for Engage.

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