Archipelago Folkschool is a collaborative social enterprise that connects people with craft. We run short courses in beautiful places as well as getting involved in all sorts of things.
Our 2019 season is well and truely underway with just a few sold out courses left to run. If you’d like to be first to know about our next round of courses then sign up to our Newsletter today! We’ll have more kayak building, blacksmithing and boat building but look out for toboggan building, open canoes and maybe even neon lights!
If you want to chat to us about whether one of our courses is right for you please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Start the year with Craft
We start the year with a range of weekend course based in Glasgow. These wee introductions to craft skills are all based at the GalGael Workshop in Glasgow's Southside or at Druimsyniebeg Farm a hour outside Glasgow. For more details click on through to the right.
We’re nearly past this whole programme at this point of the year, but if you’ve missed out on a course you fancy please sign up to our newsletter. We’ll have a new programme going public in August 2019 with lots more great courses coming your way.
Boatbuilding and Blacksmithing residential courses
Week Long Courses
Week long Courses
//Please note all of our courses for 2019 are now sold out if you want to hear about courses for next year please sign up to our newsletter//
This is the heart of what we do. Week long craft based adventures around Scotland. We're offering range of different courses with different levels of luxury and technical skills. All of these weeks are social and friendly, we work and eat together for a week and many make life long friends over the time.
At the heart of our work is crafting and building wooden boats - we work with mixed techniques to produce boats that echo traditions yet function well in the modern world. This year we’re also branching out to the craft of blacksmithing with a wonderful week in Argyll.
Accommodation varies depending on location - at Drumsyniebeg we stay in the farm house, at Ardtun we are camping, on Iona we're in the hostel, on Scoraig we are hosted by local people. The prices reflect the level of luxury! All of our locations are carefully chosen, they are all beautiful unique spaces where the environment is part of the week.
For more information about our courses please click the course that interests you on the right. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
Building the caravelle rowing skiff
Boatbuilding Artists Residency
Build your own sea Kayak
Boatbuilding for Women