Saturday School – June Edition

Saturday School is a monthly forum for creative learning.

Each edition will occupy the spaces of Civic House and host workshops and discussions led by practitioners working across mixed disciplines.

Our aim is to create a stimulating environment for testing new ideas, learning through making and sharing skills and knowledge. By creating a monthly programme we hope to create the framework – space, peer-support, and connections with audiences – for practitioners who have an interest in teaching and learning to deliver activity and collectively develop their practice.

At each edition, Civic House will be open for a full day with workshops taking place between 11am – 6pm. Start times will depend on the activity but we encourage all workshops to finish at 6pm, when a communal meal will be served that will be available for all workshop participants and open to the public. From 20:00 onwards, Civic House will host AFTER SCHOOL CLUB, an evening of performances and live music with HEALTHY and friends.

Workshops will include (but not limited to) cooking, risograph poster printing, repair cafes, fabrication skills, health & well-being, book groups, animation & visuals, building for kids, discussion groups, talks and city tours & walks.



Civic House Kitchen – Food workshop

This workshop will give an introduction to simple vegan recipes made fancy with nuts, seeds, herbs and spices. Learn how to make big, colourful sharing dishes that are full of flavour but not too difficult or expensive to make – take home some food, a few recipes , a few tips on sustainable cooking and some knowledge on Veganism!

This workshop is kindly supported by the Climate Challenge Fund.

13:00 – 15:00


Dress For the Weather – Field Trips

Join Dress for the Weather for their series of tours and workshops that aim to develop a study of how co-design in architecture can shape the language and style of buildings. This will be studied through different approaches to contextual practice with walking workshops asking participants to record and study the city in different ways.

13:99 – 18:30



Glasgow Tool Library

Each month, Glasgow Tool Library will lead workshops that introduce you to different carpentry tools to use in various woodcraft techniques. Workshops are themed according to what objects you make, from toys to outdoor furniture. Whilst learning how to make different objects, participants will be encouraged to think about the workmanship, time, energy and materials it takes to make things. By using reclaimed and sustainable materials, each participant will come away with a more considered understanding of the types of products they consume, and how to make the most out of what is usually considered waste.

These workshops are kindly supported by the Climate Challenge Fund.


Terrazzo Workshop is a 2-day workshop (June 14th-15th) where you will learn the basics in building form work, mixing Terrazzo and polishing a tile which participants can then take home. We will explore the local environment for found aggregate to add to our mixes to imbue a sense of place into the work. I encourage imagination and thoughtfulness in the Terrazzo process.
More info here.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB – 20:00 – late

To celebrate the release of the fifth – and largest – instalment of Huntleys + Palmers Clyde Built compilation series, H+P team up with the Civic House and Healthy crews and present a street party & evening of audio delights representing each compilation to date including –

Sebastian Swarm (live)
Grim Lusk (live)
DJ Scotia
Human Jones
Andrew Thomson

This month’s Saturday School is included in the wider programme for Test Unit 2019 – art, architecture & design summer school held at Civic House.

Test Unit is a project by Agile City, with strategic support from A Feral Studio.

The project is generously funded by: Heritage Lottery Fund, Climate Challenge Fund, Creative Scotland.
With support from: Glasgow Tool Library, The Whisky Bond

15 Jun