Allanbank Arts is an art centre based in the Eastern Scottish Borders

We offer a range of high quality art education experiences and yoga and mindfulness. We can also offer private tuition in our large and well equipped teaching space.

art courses

children’s art classes


Children’s Art Parties

All our courses are delivered by experienced and qualified tutors, all our art tutors are practicing artists. Our range of courses always includes life drawing and painting, still life painting techniques, ceramics and often much more. We always value kindness as highly as knowledge when we are teaching. . Contact us if you have any queries.

Our home is the 18th century former coach house for the Blackadder estate and is a truly picturesque location set in three acres of grounds with three holiday cottages on site sleeping up to 10 people. You can book accommodation for one of our courses or create your own art holiday with friends, family or colleagues.

Allanbank Courtyard
Allanbank Courtyard

Every year we hold our annual Open Exhibition, this year it is on Friday 4th August till Monday 7th August 2017.  Our featured sculptor this year is Jennifer Watt.

We have been fortunate in the past to have showcased an amazing array of work from the Scottish Borders and beyond. The exhibition is open to any artist, professional or otherwise working in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics or sculpture. You will find an application form for our 2017 exhibition here.

open exhibition 2014
open exhibition 2014


There is a map embedded in this page to help you find us (we are tucked away) or you can get on a number 260 bus from Berwick-upon-Tweed or Duns which drops you at our front gates (check it goes through Allanton).