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Art, Design & Craft Facilities

Mobile Art School

Mobile Art School is an outreach project, aimed at engaging and connecting schools across Aberdeen and beyond, to improve the awareness and understanding of the creative industries.

We are taking our expertise and resources beyond the walls of Robert Gordon University, offering free, high impact workshops, with state-of-the-art creative tools to schools across Aberdeen City and Shire.

We want to provide students and teachers the opportunity to learn, create and work together, exploring and experiencing the personal and social enrichment that creative learning presents – a powerful, transformative and essential part of modern life and a vital element in Scotland’s future.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Mobile Art School is going virtual! We are delivering a series of weekly, online, mini-workshops, that can be done at home or in a class, with easy to find materials. These workshops will cover a range of art and design subjects, that are not only great fun, but will give you a flavour of what a career in the creative industries involves. Follow our RGU Facebook page, and get involved with our mini-workshops, taking place every Tuesday.

Creative Tools and Equipment

Our custom-built Mobile Art School vehicle is equipped with state-of-the-art creative tools including:

  • 10 Oculus Quests (VR headsets)
  • Laser Cutting
  • 3D Printing / 3D Scanning
  • Mobile Dark Room
  • CNC Routing
  • Vinyl Cutting
  • Vacuum Forming
  • Interactive Electronics (Littlebits)
  • Clay Modelling Tools
  • Raku Kiln
  • Screen Printing facilities
  • Intaglio/Etching Press
  • Model Making (hot wire cutting and hand tools)
  • Inflatable Project Facilities
  • Jewellery Casting Facilities


Using our state-of-the-art equipment and expertise within Gray’s, we have developed a series of high impact workshops, providing a flavour of what a career in the creative industries involves. We will deliver workshops across a range of art and design subjects for you to choose from. Consider these workshops as a starting point, we can also create personalised workshops upon request. Download our brochure to find out more. 

Book a Workshop

If you have any questions and want to book a workshop, please get in touch with us at

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