Open Studies Courses Sign up for our new programme of Open Studies courses for adults at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh. How Design Works: 2D Dates: Wednesdays from 16 January 2013 Time: 10:30 – 12:30 Venue: Please meet at the Information Desk, Entrance Hall, Level 0 Cost: £85.00 / £56.00 conc. - book online or telephone 0131 650 4400 This course offers you the opportunity to use a set of original, fun and confidence building exercises for learning how design works. By introducing you to design principles you will learn how artists and designers use the language of design for visual communication and to explore the design process. You will then learn to use these basic design skills for exercising your creative potential by producing your own poster or simple repeat patterns inspired by the National Museum of Scotland’s collections. Discovering the National Collections - Jewellery from Antiquity to Present Day Dates: Fridays from 18 January 2013 Time: 12:00-13:00 Venue: Please meet at the Information Desk, Entrance Hall, Level Please note this course is now fully booked. This vibrant new course will introduce you to the extraordinarily diverse world of jewellery. From antiquity to present day we will explore our fascination with adornment drawing upon the collections of the National Museums of Scotland to discover how trade, culture and craftsmanship pushed the boundaries of jewellery making around the world. How Design Works: 3D Dates: Wednesdays from 17 April 2013 Please note this course has now been cancelled. More information Discovering the National Collections - Sculpture of the World Dates: Fridays from 19 April 2013 Time: 12:00-13:00 Venue: Please meet at the Information Desk, Entrance Hall, Level 0 Cost: £60.00 - book online or telephone 0131 650 4400 By using the collections of the National Museum of Scotland discover first-hand how to look at sculpture. Following major periods and styles t his course will enable you to extend your visual skills along with knowledge of materials and methods of construction which underpin the creative process. Course booking Telephone 0131 650 4400 or book online here. The remarkable Hilton of Cadboll stone dates from between 800 and 900 AD. Related pages Learning Centre National Museum of Scotland Mummy of an adult male with a portrait-board over the face from Ancient Egypt. Kylix of red earthenware decorated with a centaur with both arms raised in a circular medallion in interior of bowl from Ancient Greece.