classes at gillian cooper studio

Join Gillian in her home studio in rural Stirlingshire for small group classes in textiles and patchwork and quilting.

Nature course

City & Guilds Certificate or Diploma in Patchwork and Quilting
Taught over seven weekends and a four day summer school for two years, the Certificate gives you an excellent skill set of patchwork and quilting techniques. It also helps you learn how to design quilts, taking into account sound design principles, which work even for those who believe they can’t draw or design themselves.

The Diploma follows on from the Certificate, taught using the same structure of seven weekends and a four day summer school for two years. For the diploma, you pick your own research topic and learn how to turn your interests into designs, making a quilt, a miniature and a 3D item, whilst creating a fabulous set of experimental samples and fabrics. You also study the history of patchwork in this country and examine contemporary patchwork.

More about City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting

2018 One & Two Day Workshops
Try new techniques, expand your ideas, experiment and have fun doing so. Each day will go in depth into one technique, letting you explore it fully, such as dyeing or block printing. Suitable for all from beginners to more experienced.

One & Two Day Textile Workshops

Nature Course - From Inspiration to Finished Textile Artwork
Details of new course to be announced shortly...

Nature Course

Textile Talks + Workshops
Gillian is available for talks and workshops with your group.

Textile Talks and Workshops


Private one-to-one tuition is also available


Why Gillian Cooper Studio?

~ Gillian is a textile artist, with a flourishing practice.
~ She has years of experience teaching classes and is particularly passionate about helping adults find their way in art as that was the way she learned.
~ Students learn to develop their own style, with encouraging, supportive coaching.
~ A relaxed atmosphere, with all the resources to hand in a well equipped textile studio.
~ Lovely rural setting, but still close to the big cities: Glasgow 40mins, Stirling 30mins, Perth & Edinburgh 60mins.
~ Small groups – maximum of seven students.
~ Finding the artist in you and nurturing it.
~ Full day courses come with a delicious simple soup lunch.