Informal education

Learn Creative Skills

Skills Works is for anyone looking to learn new creative, technical or business skills.

Printmaking, Highland Print Studios

What is Skills Works?

Skills Works is an open database of every informal course, class and workshop in Scotland.

We want to share the growing number of informal short courses, classes and workshops in Scotland with those wanting to learn new skills - from bookbinding to wood engraving; drawing to creative writing; Photoshop to film editing; voice projection to SX Makeup.


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The project is still in early stages and we would appreciate any feedback - from requests for skills that you’d like to learn and courses you’d like us to make sure we include. You can get in touch, get involved or ask questions to hello@skillsworks.co.uk.

Who has made Skills Works?

The project has been made by Make Works, an open access database of local manufacturers for artists, designers and makers. It has been funded by Creative Scotland.

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