The Arienas Collective, jewellery making, painting and textiles teacher

The Arienas Collective

The Arienas Collective

location_on Edinburgh

4.9 (15)

The Arienas Collective creative workshop hub is located in a beautiful, Georgian mews home in Edinburgh's historic New Town.

The Collective was set up to help local artists and makers earn a living through sharing their creative skills and passions with others. Our name emanates from Loch Arienas: a remote and reflective spot in the Scottish Highlands much loved by founder Lynn Powell.

Discover our space by booking a workshop, or popping along to our Open Day - the only day we open to the public.






Classes


Shampoo and Soap Making Class

5.0 (3)

date_range Sat 27 Apr, 10am

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 10

label £45

Art and Wine Experience

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 10

label £45

City Centre Sketching Tours with the Edinburgh Sketcher

5.0 (3)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 15

label £30

Silver Clay Taster Jewellery Class

5.0 (2)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 10

label £60

Needle Felting Workshop

date_range Sun 28 Apr, 2:30pm

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 10

label £40

Mosaic Making Workshop

4.7 (3)

date_range 1 Jun, 20 Sep

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 8

label £55

Sea-washed Glass and Pottery Workshop

date_range Fri 20 Sep, 2:30pm

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 10

label £40

Relaxing Watercolour Painting Class

date_range Thu 26 Sep, 6pm

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 4

label £60

Macramé Workshop

date_range Sun 14 Jul, 11am

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 10

label £55

Gift Wrap Screen Printing Class

date_range Fri 8 Nov, 6pm

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 8

label £60

Cold Process Soap Making Workshop

5.0 (1)

date_range Sat 18 May, 10:30am

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 10

label £95

Soldering Silver Clay Jewellery Class

date_range Tue 3 Dec, 10am

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 4

label £145

Introduction to Silver Clay Jewellery Workshop

date_range 21 Sep, 4 Dec

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 10

label £115

Fabric Lino Printing Workshop

date_range Sun 2 Jun, 10am

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 4

label £95

Cards and Gift Tags Lino Printing Class

date_range Sat 9 Nov, 10am

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 4

label £95

Paper Lino Printing Workshop

date_range Sat 28 Sep, 10am

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 4

label £95

Calligraphy Workshop

date_range Thu 19 Sep, 11am

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 4

label £95

Silver Clay Ring Making

date_range Wed 6 Nov, 10am

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 4

label £145

Gold Leaf Screen Printing Workshop

date_range Wed 5 Jun, 10am

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 4

label £125

Mandala Slate Garden Mosaic Workshop

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

6 to 8

label £60

Family Soap Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

4

label £45

Nature Journalling Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

4

label £60

Letterpress Printing Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

6 to 8

label £60

Drawing Workshop: Drawing with Tone

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

8 to 10

label £40

Teacup Heart Mosaic Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

6 to 8

label £45

Sip and Soap Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

8 to 10

label £45

Gel Printing Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

6 to 10

label £53 - £60

Drawing Workshop: Drawing with Colour

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

8 to 10

label £40

Private Sketching Class and Tour

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 8

label £250 - £500

Macramé Plant Pot Hanger Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

8 to 10

label £45

Bag Making Macrame Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

6 to 10

label £70 - £80

Book Sculpture Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

4

label £40

Botanical Collage Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

8 to 10

label £45

Letterpress Greetings Cards Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

4

label £60

Vision Board Workshop: Your Life, Your Way

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

8 to 10

label £55

Mosaic Fish Making Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

4

label £90

Bespoke Candle and Soap Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

8 to 10

label £90

Silver Clay Jewellery Class: Boxes and Beads

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

4

label £135

Beginners' Calligraphy Workshop - Foundational Hand

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

6 to 10

label £95

Beginners' Calligraphy Workshop - Italic Hand

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

4 to 6

label £95

Beginners' Drawing Course

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

4

label £110

Junk Journal Bookbinding and Gel Plate Printing Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

4

label £150

Private Soap Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

4

label £395

Private Sip and Sketch Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

4

label £405 per group

Private Soap Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

4

label £405

Private Gel Printing Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

4

label £540

Macrame Festive Wreath and Decoration Workshop

date_range 27 Oct, 8 Dec

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 4

label £45

Beginners Drawing Course

5.0 (1)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Edinburgh

1 to 8

label £110

Christmas Decorations Mosaic Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

8

label £30

Christmas Calligraphy Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

8 to 10

label £45

Festive Soap and Cream Making Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edinburgh

6 to 10

label £85






Reviews

(15)


Anna Day Apr 2024


Loved our class and our tutor. The space was beautiful and welcoming. Will definitely do more
Classes here.

Catriona Hetherington Apr 2024


Would highly recommend the half day silver clay workshop. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I'm delighted with my creation.

Jewellery Making class review by Catriona Hetherington - Edinburgh

Teacher's response

Hi Catriona

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this lovely review. And I’m so glad you shared the stunning silver pendant you created because it’s wonderful for people to see what can be made in just 3 hours on this beginners workshop! You have every right to be delighted with it. We hope to welcome you back one day.

Best wishes, Lynn

Sharon Duncan Mar 2024


Thoroughly enjoyed the class today, would highly recommend. A great way to spend a morning

Jewellery Making class review by Sharon Duncan - Edinburgh

Teacher's response

Hello Sharon

Thanks for this lovely review, and for taking the time to leave it. I’m so glad you enjoyed your class and I hope we’re proud of the fabulous jewellery you made! Well done.

I hope to welcome you back one day.

Best wishes
Lynn

Angela Mar 2024

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Soap and shampoo class. The class was Very informative and relaxed and good fun for everyone.

Teacher's response

Hello Angela

I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your Shampoo and soap bar making workshop with Jenny from The Scottish Soapworks. And thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this lovely review :-)

I hope you feel able to continue making your own soap and shampoo bars at home, and look forward to welcoming you back to The Arienas Collective one day.

With best wishes
Lynn

John Fisher Feb 2024


Me and my wife had a really great day at the mosaic class, tutor was very good at showing us what to do step by step and at the end had two lovely pieces to take home, definitely going to another class

Teacher's response

Hi John
Thank you so much for taking time to share this lovely feedback, and I am so glad you both enjoyed your mosaic class with Jacky. And I'm particularly happy to hear you plan to return for more! Jacky offers lots of lovely options for those who love to make mosaics - and to collect sea glass, pebbles, and more - as you know, and we look forward to welcoming you both back.
Best wishes
Lynn

Louise Harkness Sep 2023


Mark was very kind and approachable, and welcoming to all skill levels. He provided all the materials we needed, and also shared the details of these in case we wanted to buy them for ourselves after the session.
I learnt a lot about shading, perspective, and kindly embracing my mistakes.
I really enjoyed the session and would recommend to other artists at any skill level.

Teacher's response

Hello Louise
I have just found a group of reviews left last September, so my apologies for the delay in responding to thank you so much for taking the time to post this review on ClassBento. Mark is good at adapting his workshops to all levels of sketcher, as you say, and I'm glad you learnt so much about the practices of shading and perspective. And of course, to be kind to yourself when things don't turn out quite as you'd imagined! Making 'mistakes' is how we learn :-)
I hope you've continued your sketching practice, and would love to welcome you back one day.
Best wishes
Lynn

Daniel Campbell Sep 2023


Mark our teacher was very informative and took care to speak to us individually and give each of us a bit of advice. The venue was very clean and comfortable. Hand gel provided at the start. Drawing materials for quick ink and watercolour sketching was provided including a small handy clipboard. Despite the slightly damp weather we got outside and sketched close to the venue. (very handy and lots to sketch)
Mark helped a lot with shading and gave us a couple of exercises in perspective.
A small frame was provided to show of our completed paintings at home.
A welcome hot drink was provided after a most enjoyable time.

Drawing class review by Daniel Campbell - Edinburgh

Teacher's response

Hello Daniel
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this lovely review of your sketching tour with Mark, the Edinburgh Sketcher, and my apologies for the delay in replying as I've only just spotted that a bunch of new reviews were left on ClassBento recently. The Scottish weather can be a bit of a dampener on outside workshops, so we are lucky to live in an area which has such beautiful buildings nearby - and Mark is well-practised at finding just the right spot for the weather at the time! I hope you have continued your sketching habit, and hope to welcome you back one day. Well done on your fabulous work!
Best wishes
Lynn

Joan Milroy Sep 2023


Fantastic day at the Arienascollective today where I learned traditional soap making technique. The venue was very welcoming and provided all necessary materials. The lovely Jenny and lovely Lynn gave a warm welcome and very informative format to the days proceedings and it was all done in a very relaxed way. Thank you so much for making my day perfect and I even got to take home some lovely soaps

Teacher's response

Hello Joan
I'm so sorry for the delay in replying to your fabulous review, as I have only just spotted it! I am so glad you had the perfect day, and we were so pleased to have you join us. I hope you enjoyed using your lovely soaps as much as you enjoyed making them, and we hope to welcome you back one day.
With best wishes
Lynn & Jenny

Hilary Colver Sep 2023


Very enjoyable and relaxed afternoon in a lovely home, congenial company.

Fun and supportive introduction to melt and pour soap and shampoo making for those with no prior experience.

I am now interested to read more and possibly try some at home.

Teacher's response

Hello Hilary

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it. I'm so glad you enjoyed your day, and the company. We love bringing like-minded people together, and to teach methods people can use at home. I hope you will give soap or shampoo bar making a try some time!

Best wishes
Lynn

Carolyn Mitchel-Smith Sep 2023


Teacher was lovely, all materials provided and met some lovely ladies as well, lovely afternoon

Teacher's response

Hello Carolyn

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate it, and particularly love when people meet like-minded creatives to share their time with. We hope to welcome you back one day.

Best wishes
Lynn

Maria Montero Aug 2023


Lynn and Suzanne were both lovely and Suzanne really made the whole class very enjoyable and taught us a lot. It's also taught in a beautiful environment in central Edinburgh. Really lovely afternoon and would definitely recommend the class to anyone.

Teacher's response

Hello Maria

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. It means so much to small businesses like ours.

I'm glad you felt you learned so much from painting with our workshop artist, Suzanne Kemplay. I thought all the paintings were fantastic given the limited time. And I'm happy that you loved our home-based workshop space too: we like to think it's well-suited for private celebrations like yours :-)

I hope you all had a fabulous evening. It was lovely to meet you all, and to be part of your lovely family celebration. (And the cupcakes were delicious - please thank your mum!)

We hope to welcome you back one day.

With best wishes
Lynn

Jessica Barker Jun 2023


Venue was brilliant and teacher was very knowledgeable and patient with all the participants.
It was good to try some different techniques and have some lovely items to take home. Felt timings weren’t so balanced and was a little rushed to complete the second item. I would still look to book another workshop though. Thank you.

Teacher's response

Hello Jessica

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, and for your lovely comments about our venue.

We're so glad you enjoyed your beginners mosaic making workshop. We're sorry you felt a little rushed with completing your second mosaic project - it can be tricky to get the right balance when supporting a group of people who work at different paces, and who are new to mosaic making. But we're glad you welcomed the opportunity of working on more than one piece so you could experience different techniques.

We'd love to welcome you back for another workshop!

Thanks for supporting local artists and makers.

With best wishes
Lynn & Jacky

Jiaxi Liu Jun 2023


Lovely afternoon. Slightly rushed as there’s a lot to get done and also let everything dry. Perhaps better to come with a design in mind.

Teacher's response

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, and we're so glad you enjoyed your afternoon with us.

We're sorry you felt a little rushed. We do cover a couple of techniques in this beginners' workshop, so it depends how much time people spend creating their first design how long it has to dry. Since this is a beginners workshop we don't have plans to ask people to come with a design in mind, since we assume it may be their first time working with mosaics. But we will keep an eye on this in future to see if we need to add extra time for drying.

Thanks for supporting local artists and makers. We hope you use your new mosaic making skills at home, and to welcome you back one day.

With best wishes
Lynn & Jacky

Maksym Lisogorskyi Jun 2023


Lovely host and teacher. The class included helpful exercises that we can practice at home and additional recommendations about where to go from there.

Teacher's response

Hello

Thanks for your lovely review, and for taking the time to leave it. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us, and feel able to continue to practice and develop your drawing skills at home. It's always our hope that people will learn the skills, and gain the confidence, they need to continue at home.

Thank you for supporting local artists and makers. We hope to welcome you back to The Arienas Collective one day.

Keep creating!

Best wishes
Lynn & Olivia

Ira Omar May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fun class. suitable for all levels. Mark is attentive to all even in large groups.

Teacher's response

Hello Ira

We are so glad you enjoyed your city centre sketching tour, and that you felt you got the help and support you needed to make the most of your time with us.

Thank you also for taking time out to leave us this lovely review, and for supporting local artists and makers. We hope to welcome you back to The Arienas Collective one day.

With best wishes
Lynn & Mark


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