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Digital Art & Design - East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust

Digital Art & Design

Local Digital Art & Design Programmes

Water Works Texture (smaller) We have established several digital projects working with artists, schools and the local community. We also offer various classes for both children and adults in digital art, photography and communications. We aim to increase access and support the growth of Hyperlocal media in East Renfrewshire.

Hyperlocal media is defined as offering an online news or content service pertaining to a small community such as a town, village or single postcode. The volume and usage of professional and citizen-produced hyperlocal media is increasing. Technology has made it easier to both create and consume hyperlocal content. See more at:

Digital Entrepreneurship

We want to help young people to develop their understanding of technology, and the digital and entrepreneurial skills needed to help them succeed in a rapidly growing digital world.

If you are a young person with a glimmer of an idea or a prototype, please get in touch with the arts team to see how we can help it grow! Email our Visual Arts Development Officer:


Artist In Residence

Our Artist in Residence, James Gow, has produced a blog to share his progress and experiences during his residency at the Water works site in Barrhead. You can read James' blog here:

Waterworks (full size)

3D Printer Project, St John's Primary School

A 3D printed object is created by taking information from a digital file to lay down successive layers of material/filament until the object is formed. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.
Through spring 2016 we worked with P6 young people at St John's Primary, Barrhead, to experiment for the very first time with our 3D printer. The class decided to redesign their school and ideas were not in short supply! We learnt lots from the young people's designs as they transferred their brilliant creations into a free app called Tinkercad. Their completed printed designs are currently on display at Barrhead Foundry - why not go and take a look?


To view our full range of classes and courses available for children and adults take a look at our classes and workshops page. Advanced booking is required for all classes. Please contact Eastwood Park Box Office on 0141 577 4956 to book.

For Adults                             


Beginners Digital Photography

Develop your digital camera skills and improve your technique to ensure you always capture the perfect picture. Learn the basics of lighting, focus, exposure, aperture, shutter speed and editing to get the most out of your camera.

Term 2 24/10 - 28/11

Barrhead Foundry Learning Centre




For Children

Digital Art
Get interactive and ready to explore as you make a range of digital artwork, bringing together skills including photography, animation and drawing in this creative class with Kim.

Suitable 8-12 years


4pm - 5.30pm

Eastwood Park Art Room

Term 1: 23/08 - 11/10

Term 2: 25/10 - 29/11











Photography for Teens

Get the most out of your digital camera - learn how to take the best photos, get to know your camera settings and tips on editing in these sessions run by professional photographer Kim Simpson.

Suitable for age 12 - 16 years


5pm - 6.30pm

Barrhead Foundry

Term 2: 25/10 - 29/11








During the holidays SwimFilm runs at various venues throughout East Renfrewshire. Enjoy an aqua fun session in the pool followed by making your own mini-animation with one of our specialist tutors. You can also look forward to brand new SwimStitch and SwimPrint sessions starting too! Keep an eye on upcoming sessions here.


Vlogging taster sessions and courses provide expert tuition to introduce you to Vlogging -  from scriptwriting and storyboarding to editing and publication. Check back for future dates!

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