Over 1,600 people tried their hand at becoming an artist for the day in The Impressionist Studio. This was set up to provide practical activities to compliment the Impressionism and Scotland exhibition running at the Scottish National Gallery.

Encouraged and assisted by three friendly artists, visitors to the Studio had a choice of six free activities:

  • making a pastel studies from moving images on film
  • choosing from a selection of objects to create a mini still-life
  • folding and decorating a paper kimono
  • modelling a tiny figure in clay
  • drawing at an easel or dressing up
  • sitting at a French café

The Studio was open daily 19th July to 16th August 2008 and proved a huge success with young and old, locals and festival visitors.