An Lanntair Art Labs move online...

Welcome to An Lanntair’s new Art Labs online…

Our Art Labs are creative spaces where young people come together and meet, make art, and have fun; and they have been providing inspiration for young people in various locations across Lewis and Harris for several years.

Now, as we cannot meet in person, we’ve taken our Art Labs online with a new blog site where we hope Art Lab participants will join us to use the site and continue to explore their creativity by taking part in online challenges and activities - including the exciting An Lanntair Sketchbook Project!

The new An Lanntair Art Labs blog is open to any young person who would like to take part.

Go To: Art Labs online

Seeking something to do?
The Sketchbook Project is for you...

Would you like to take part in An Lanntair’s new Sketchbook Project? It’s set to be a really fun project where you can join in with others to make some great artwork…
Getting started couldn’t be easier as An Lanntair will mail out a sketchbook, along with a stamped return envelope, to anyone who would like to become part of the Sketchbook Project!

Sketchbooks are a fantastic tool for artists. They are small, portable, can be taken anywhere, and be used to explore different ideas and techniques.
And for those who take part in the An Lanntair Sketchbook Project, we will provide a Daily Challenge, one a day for 30 days, and at the end we ask participants to then mail their sketchbook back in the envelope provided.
When the completed sketchbooks return, we will scan each sketchbook and create an online exhibition of everyone’s work! And when lockdown finishes, we also aim to hold an exhibition of all the project sketchbooks in An Lanntair.
If you would like to take part in our Sketchbook Project and have a sketchbook mailed to your house, then please get in touch with our Education team by emailing Joe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and address. You will then be sent out a sketchbook and full instructions.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Find Out More: The Sketchbook Project


Musical family adventures
await with Full Circle online...

In addition to our online Full Circle Family Music Sessions announced last week, we’re delighted to introduce this week: Full Circle Family Music Playground…

Our brilliant Full Circle Arts Worker Heather Moger has prepared six shorter videos, along with notes to assist, to encourage creative music-making at home. The videos available in our Family Music Playground are: 
1. Creative Conversation
2. Animal Friends
3. Singing Spiders
4. Sound the Drum
5. Claves Go for a Walk
6. Claves Go for a Swim

You can download the videos to your computers/devices to avoid any connection issues and buffering; and these will serves as a resource for you and your family not only during lockdown, but well beyond too – an salann sa bhrot!

Each video begins with a song or instrumental activity from our live music programme, and includes ideas about how to personalise them to suit your family.

And there are also suggestions for varying and developing the material – leaving plenty of scope for your imagination. You might find it helpful to watch them in order, but feel free to pick and mix as you discover your favourites!

Go To: Full Circle Family Music Playground

A chance to discuss your art work with peers online...

We're inviting all artists of any discipline are invited to take part in an online Peer Review...

This is an in-depth review of one piece of work by one artist per session. It is better if the work presented is new, a work-in-progress, or still unresolved. The review will closely follow the procedure laid out by choreographer Liz Lermanand guidance of the Scottish Artists Union. 

Please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can arrange a Zoom version of the Peer Review.

We can also use this opportunity for a chat about anything else that’s on your mind. 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Find Out More: Peer Review


HA! Blog - Weekly Creative Challenge #2...


 Each week our new Ha! Hebridean Artist Blog will set a Weekly Creative Challenge - and CREATIVE CHALLENGE #2 is to: RESTRICTIONS...

We’ve all experienced how restrictions lead to creative output; we all have the ability to adapt and be resourceful – so, for this Challenge, set a restriction of your process.

Whatever your art form is, place a restriction – on the materials or colours you use, the chords in a song, or the words in a poem; restrict them in number, type, or quantity.

Need some inspiration? Take a look a Picasso’s ‘Blue’ period, or the works of Agnes Martin or Jackson Pollock. Get strict and see how where this artistic exploration takes you!

Find Out More: HA! Weekly Creative Challenge

And Finally...

A HUGE THANK YOU to all our young island creatives who have helped us at An Lanntair say THANK YOU to all our NHS and Essential Workers…

Young island artists and pupils from Tong School answered our call to help brighten up the outside of our closed buildings by designing these wonderfully bold and bright Thank You posters for us to put on display.

An Lanntair staff and families have been joining in with people around the nation to Clap for our Carers every Thursday night – and we’re delighted to have our Thanks brilliantly on display now also.