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Community Group Workshops

Below the application form you will find useful information on what you need to know if you are bringing your group to make scales with us


What to know if you are bringing your group to make scales with us.


How many people can I bring?


We have space for up to 12 people to work inside to make Bella’s mosaic scales and buttons. 

Obviously, you will know your group members needs and abilities and what numbers would work best for them to make the most of their visit.  Please get in touch to discuss your session requirements.  


We are flexible and want you to have a great time with us.  Though we do have limited indoor space to work so 12 people is our maximum number of participants.

How long will a session last?


We expect you to spend about 2½ to 3hrs with us to make a mosaic scale for the duration of the workshop. This includes breaks, and a tour of the art works of the park.

If you want to make a day of it you are free to explore the canal network from here or enjoy the surroundings of newly upgraded canal network of North Glasgow.

If you would like signposted to access other local services, please do ask.

What happens during the workshop?


Two of the project artists will facilitate the workshop to guide your creativity and thinking to make your unique Beithir scale.  

The session plan:
⦁    Introduction mosaics and a health and safety talk, before being shown some examples and guides for a simple design.
⦁    Make your own bespoke clay Beithir button as part of this creative experience. 
⦁    Tour of the ceramic art park, and find out about the community artwork, and local clay heritage of Glasgow.  
⦁    Tea or coffee on return.
⦁    Demo on how to smash, cut, shape, stick porcelain tiles onto fibre glass mesh to create your design.

No previous experience is required but the work can be fiddly and needs a certain level of co-ordination and hand skills.  We are very open to adapting the activities of the session to suit your groups learning and making styles.  


We make learning fun and achievable so everyone will feel like a pro the by the end of the 3-hour workshop.  And feel good about helping to bring the colour to Scotland’s biggest community artwork.



Please be aware that the Art bothy site at Stockingfield Bridge is not yet fully accessible for all physical abilities.  It is a working art studio and still being developed as part of the wider project.  


We will do our utmost to host everyone who wants to participate in our project, currently however there will be limitations.  Please see here for our full accessibility briefing and do get in touch to arrange a planning visit or to discuss your needs before you book.

Once you book your Scale Making Experience, we will get in touch to confirm details. You will then receive a confirmation email confirming your booking and time.

If your group would prefer for us to bring a pop up workshop to you because visiting the Art Bothy would be a barrier to participation please get in touch and we can arrange to come to you.

MIG holds public liability insurance.

You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment except when damage has been caused because of recklessness or wilful negligence.


⦁    Workshop days on offer: Tues Weds Thursdays
⦁    Half day mosaic workshop (3 hours) 
⦁    Up to twelve people can participate.
⦁    Tour of Stockingfield Art Park
⦁    Fun, friendly and engaging artist led workshop experience, demonstrating the scale making process and guidance throughout.
⦁    Activities pitched to the level of the group.
⦁    All materials included. Full protective clothing and gloves available
⦁    Light refreshments provided.
⦁    Minimum age: 10+ with accompanying adult.
⦁    Sessions will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays times throughout the day and evening available to suit your attendance from July 24 – March 2025

Visiting Stockingfield Park


Make it Glasgow CIC

Building Cabins in Stockingfield Park,

Brassey St,


G20 9HJ

Our exact location

Google Maps

On Foot 
You can find Stockingfield Bridge on the Forth and Clyde Canal.  The nearest access points are from either:

Lochburn Road -

Currie Street -

Ruchill Street behind McDonalds Maryhill Road est 15 min walk

On wheels

By Bus and Train 

Plan your journey here >>>
There are three walkable train stations Gilshochill is the closest 20 min walk. Summerston is over the hill 25 min walk.
There are regular buses along Maryhill Road from Glasgow City Centre 60, 61, 61A, 17, 90 to Ruchill and around the West end.

The best place to access the site for those with mobility needs is from Currie Street in Ruchill.  There are dropped kerbs and flat, step free access into the Park from the entrance.

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