Get creative this summer at The Arienas Collective

Posted on Jun 28, 2017
Get creative this summer at The Arienas Collective

A new collective is launched for Edinburgh creatives wishing to try something new. Yesterday I dropped in to see the new creative hub that is The Arienas Collective, situated in a delightful Georgian mews house in the New Town. The collective is a group of local artists (hopefully myself included) and designer-makers who are passionate about what they do, and […]

A Sketching Day inside one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful locations.

Posted on May 10, 2017
A Sketching Day inside one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful locations.

The Assembly Rooms Edinburgh recently opened its doors for sketchers. This Georgian venue, which lies at the heart of the New Town celebrates its 230th year in 2017 and to mark this, and the 25oth year of the New Town itself there are a number of one off events taking place. One of which was my […]

Drawing inspiration from the George Street Assembly Rooms interiors

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Drawing inspiration from the George Street Assembly Rooms interiors

Join me for a sketching workshop inside the iconic Edinburgh venue in it’s 230th year with this one day only experience. Explore the timeless elegance and beauty, the enormous crystal chandeliers, gleaming gold leaf and giant gilt mirrors with a sketch book in hand, using ink and watercolour to bring your visit to life. With […]

Capture the stunning city of Stirling with my latest Sketching Day Tour

Posted on Jan 13, 2017
Capture the stunning city of Stirling with my latest Sketching Day Tour

Come with me this April to sketch Stirling’s imposing fortress and medievil old town in watercolour and charcoal. For one day only on 29th April 2017 I will be running a day of sketching workshops with The Curious Thing, drawing on location in this central and vibrant Scottish city. We will focus on pen and watercolour […]

Culross Sketching Workshop

Posted on Nov 15, 2016
Culross Sketching Workshop

Recently I ran a sketching tour around the stunningly beautiful village of Culross in Fife. As one of my last sketch tours of the late summer I had been asked to run a sketching and walking tour of Culross by the National Trust for Scotland. We investigated the burgh’s architectural history through observation and drawing, […]

Drawing the Collection at Surgeons Hall Museums’

Posted on Sep 20, 2016
Drawing the Collection at Surgeons Hall Museums’

On Monday I ran two sketching workshops at the wonderful and facinating Surgeons Hall Museums in Edinburgh. As it was the September Bank Holiday, I was asked to host two sketching events looking at the exhibits on show inside The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, which was initially established as a medical teaching resource but now welcomes […]

Spend this September Bank Holiday sketching at Surgeons Hall Museums

Posted on Sep 14, 2016
Spend this September Bank Holiday sketching at Surgeons Hall Museums

This coming Monday, 19th September I will be running two sketching workshops at the fascinating Surgeons Hall Museums in Edinburgh. After sketching the exterior of the magnificent Surgeons Hall with a workshop in May I will be returning on Monday 19th September to capture some of the interesting exhibits inside the Edinburgh attraction, home to […]

Wonderful workshops of Hamilton & Inches

Posted on Jul 25, 2016
Wonderful workshops of Hamilton & Inches

Behind the purple exterior of 87 George street hides a world of creation, skill and mystery. Celebrating 150 years of creating handcrafted silver Generations of skilled workers create amazing pieces of jewellery. Jewellers and silversmiths for 150 years, Hamilton & Inches is home to generations of craftsmen, creating amazing pieces in their three story workshops in centre of […]

A Weekend Drawing at the Museums

Posted on May 17, 2016
A Weekend Drawing at the Museums

Two very different drawing workshops at two of Edinburgh’s fantastic museums. On Friday night the National Museum of Edinburgh of Chambers Street hosted their latest Museum:Lates event, this time themed around their Celts exhibition. Revellers could take a break from the bar and live music in the main hall and chill out creating Celtic designs to […]

Celtic creativity this Friday night at the National Museum of Scotland

Posted on May 12, 2016
Celtic creativity this Friday night at the National Museum of Scotland

Tomorrow an evening of Celtic entertainment takes over the National Museum of Scotland. With live music, Celtic inspired DJ sets, silent discos and even a silent ceilidh the evening should be a huge success. There will be food and drink served in the main hall and creative activities including facepainting and temporary tattoos on ffer […]