Upcycling classes are coming to Shawlands to help people reinvent their homes in an "ecological and sustainable" way. 

Glasgow artist, Julia Sagias, will host the four-week course at Art Space G41 in the South Side every Wednesday in March. 

She said: "The class will suit everyone, from complete beginners to keen 'upcyclers'.

"It's a great space for people to get some creative 'me' time - upcycling and painting can be very therapeutic." 

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The 35-year-old artist specialises in artisan interior design, surface design and hand-painted, bespoke vintage furniture. 

She added: "I'm excited to start my new upcycling, deco and art workshop programme in March to help people breathe some new life into pieces for their home during the course.

"We'll start with an introduction to furniture upcycling with some gold leaf gilding where participants will complete a beautiful artistic piece for their home. 

"Most people have an item in their home which could be upcycled and totally transformed - this is their chance to bring it along and learn how to bring it back to life."

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The artist runs her own business, Julia Clare Interiors and is also a professional member of the UK’s leading independent authority in premium upcycling for interiors, House of Upcycling. 

The authority strives to challenge the design world to reduce waste materials. 

Julia's four-week course costs £135 and you can register your interest on the programme's event page.