Brodick Castle, Arts Outreach Group

We explored both inside and outside Brodick Castle, looking at how the building has changed over time and imagined what it was like to live there in the past. 

We created a guided tour of the Castle and its gardens with different members of the group devising, acting, filming and editing. Our short film explores historical features in the Castle building, reveals characters from the past, such as the Duchess, her maid and butler and discovers something of the activities that may once have taken place there.

In our art sessions we used a variety of techniques and materials. We designed and made hats inspired by images of medieval hat styles. We used collage and mixed media to make medieval jewellery and, after looking at the paintings in the castle, we made pastel drawings of the Duke and Duchess of Hamilton.