Activities for all

Creative activities at North Edinburgh Arts 

Our  Winter/Spring 2020 term starts on Saturday 25 January and runs till Saturday 28 March 2020. There will be a short mid-term break between 10 and 15 February 2020.

If you’re interested in joining any activities, please do get in touch with us.

Call us on 0131 315 2151, email to or visit us in person.

CREATE (0 – 5 years)


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The Create project is an art-making experience for parents and carers that engages them in active play with the children, aged 5 and under, in their care. Running two mornings a week the project aims to provide active childhood experiences for the adults and children. Create sessions provide the resources, ideas and creative inspiration for a range of activities that can often be replicated in the home environment using recycled, cheap and easily obtainable materials.

Thursdays, 10.00am – 12pm  & Saturdays, 10.30am – 12.30pm

£3 full price / 50p GN*, includes a healthy snack

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SATURDAY DANCE (5 -12 years)

10.30am – 11.20pm (8-12 years) / 11.40am – 12.30pm (5 – 7 years), £3 full price / 50p GN*, includes a healthy snack


SATURDAY ARTS (5 – 12 years)

10.30am – 11.20am (5 – 7 years) / 11.40am – 12.30pm (8 – 12 years), £3 full price / 50p GN*, includes a healthy snack

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The Saturday programme allows children to participate in a relaxed yet structured environment, alternating between dance and art throughout the morning. The classes are split into two age groups, 5-7 years and 8-12 years. A healthy snack is provided in the break between classes.

The art classes use materials that can often be found in the home environment, offering simple techniques that can easily be replicated.

Our Saturday Dance classes introduce children to new dance techniques, allowing them to learn at their own pace. Sessions run every Saturday during term time from 10.30am.


Wednesdays, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, FREE

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Creative art sessions for anyone interested in learning new creative techniques and exploring your own creativity and individual interests. With one to one introductions to support you taking part, you will have a chance to focus on what you’re interested in.

For more information, please email


Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm, FREE

Age: 16+

A stitch work of a city landscape

A  sewing group, led by Artist Jessica Howarth. In weekly sessions, you’ll get a chance to learn and develop your machine sewing skills, hand embroidery and needle felting skills by creating quilts and contemporary banner reflecting on the local history and stories of Muirhouse.

All sessions are free. No previous sewing experience is required, only the willingness to learn and explore.

  • Develop and learn sewing skills
  • Grow your creativity
  • Share your stories of Muirhouse
  • Meet local residents
  • Share and create with others

A Stitch in Time is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.


Garden drop-ins for adults (16+, free)

Tuesdays, 1.30-4pm & Fridays 10am – 12pm(noon)

GARDEN CLUB (8 – 12 years)

Mondays & Thursdays, from 3.15pm (free)

Join us to learn more about the environment, gardening, outdoor art and cooking. We’ll be exploring and getting creative in the NEA garden, the Muirhouse Library and the local community.

YOGA (Adults)


10.30am – 11.30am (Beginners)

11.30am – 12.30pm (Improvers)

NB: Yoga classes occasionally run at a later time on Saturdays due to other events, to avoid disappointment please ring 0131 315 2151, or email to confirm the forthcoming Saturday times.


 Partner Projects


Tuesdays, 10am -12.00pm (noon), North Edinburgh Arts Café, Free


For those who can knit and crochet and those who want to learn. We knit and crochet different items: toys, blankets, hats, gloves, scarves….We make a bit of money from selling the stuff and we also make things for charity. We also get out and about and attend events and organise masterclasses to learn new stuff.

TINDERBOX HUB (10 – 18 years)

Tuesdays, 6 – 8pm 

Beginners to advanced, everyone’s welcome. Learn an instrument, play in a band and write songs! For more information have a look on Tinderbox’s website here.

*GN Good Neighbour card for local residents

Ask at reception about our Good Neighbour card. You could be entitled to great discounts in our Pop-in café, on our core programme activities and on tickets for events. Eligible to some residents within the EH4 and EH5 postcodes (not all postcodes apply, please ask for full details).