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 […]

Architectural Drawing at Surgeons Hall Museums

Posted on May 10, 2016
Architectural Drawing at Surgeons Hall Museums

I’ll be running a sketching workshop this Saturday 14th May at the Surgeons’ Hall Museums. Come and draw the magnificent sculptured buildings of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. I will be giving speed sketching tips and helping you capture your view in ink and watercolour. All abilities are welcome for this relaxed and engaging […]

Puffin Colourin’

Posted on Apr 18, 2016
Puffin Colourin’

This year to kick off Puffin Festival 2016 the Scottish Seabird Centre is running a Schools Colouring Competition. The Scottish Seabird Centre asked me to create a puffin illustration to be coloured in, which you can see above. I will also be judging the competition which has an amazing prize for the winning pupil. He/She […]

A day at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

Posted on Apr 1, 2016
A day at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

I spent the day at the City Art Centre, home to the Edinburgh International Science Festival until April 10th. With an aim to ‘inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to discover the world around them’ the two-week festival gives audiences amazing experiences through a diverse programme of innovative events. Although the festival is spread […]

An upcoming sketch and history tour at Canongate Kirk

Posted on Aug 29, 2015
An upcoming sketch and history tour at Canongate Kirk

After the success of my in residence Sketch Workshops at Lauriston Castle join me for my next class, which is combined with a history tour and will take place within the grounds of Canongate Kirk on Saturday 5th September. Together with The Friends Of The Canongate Kirk charity you will learn about the residents of […]

Sketching workshops at Lauriston Castle

Posted on Aug 14, 2015
Sketching workshops at Lauriston Castle

This summer I am running a number of sketch workshops at Lauriston Castle, in partnership with Edinburgh Council My first day of workshops took place in July and I am very glad to say, a sell out. Marketed for families just starting their summer holidays we had a good range of ages attending, and a […]

EdinburghSketcher sketching workshops – on Pinterest

Posted on Jul 27, 2015
EdinburghSketcher sketching workshops – on Pinterest

See photos from my latest Sketch Classes on this Pinterest board. Collected from various events I will add more as I go.   Included are ones from Lauriston Castle​ and Honey Pot Ceramics – Arts and Crafts Studio​ from over the weekend.  If you have taken any photos from the classes which you would like […]

My next sketch class, on Sunday 26th July

Posted on Jul 24, 2015
My next sketch class, on Sunday 26th July

My next sketching workshop is just two days away! Call Honey Pot Ceramics Art and Crafts studio on 0131 333 6348 tomorrow between 10am and 5pm to book your place on this family sketch class, focusing on nature and texture drawing. This is what they had to say about our first sketch class together…   […]