Learn speed sketching skills in beautiful surroundings on one of my walking tours

No prior knowledge is needed for my relaxed and friendly introduction workshops. I have recently added two more advanced sessions for people who want to come back and concentrate on a particular area.

I provide all the materials for you to draw a number of sketches out on location, although if weather is particularly bad we can bring the New Town indoors with photographs.

You will leave with a unique piece of art you created yourself as well as a increased confidence in your ability to capture the world around you in pen and watercolour.

These workshops are kept to around 8 people to make sure I spend one to one time with each attendee, so do book early to avoid dissapointment.

Sketching workshops

Sketching workshops

Introduction to Sketching, with Arienas Collective

Multiple dates, see below for details

£35 per adult which includes all materials required.

On this 2.5 hour sketching workshop we will walk around the stunning Georgian architecture of Edinburgh’s New Town whilst creating ink and watercolour drawings. Starting with quick sketches you will quickly relax into drawing. You will choose your favourite piece to mount.

The price includes all materials, plus a hot drink. You will also take home all the sketches you complete. Click on the date below to book.

Monday 12th October 2020, 10am – 12.30pm
Friday 20th November 2020, 12.30pm – 3pm
Saturday 20th March 2021, 10am – 12.30pm
Monday 9th April 2021, 12.30pm – 3pm
Sunday 9th May 2021, 10am – 12.30pm
Friday 11th June 2021, 10am – 12.30pm
Friday 9th July 2021, 12.30pm – 3pm
Friday 6th August 2021, 10am – 12.30pm
Sketching workshops

Sketching workshops

Advanced Sketching: Georgian landscapes, with Arienas Collective

Multiple dates, see below for details

£55 per adult which includes all materials required, and refreshments.

Focusing on two illustrations, in this 3.5 hour workshop you will learn how to use composition and perspective to draw the eye into your painting.

Using ink and watercolour, and under the close guidance, you will finish and two A4 pieces. Places are limited to eight or under on this more advanced sketching workshop in order to provide more one-to-one tuition.

The price includes all materials, plus a hot drink served with cake or biscuits. You will also take home all the sketches you complete. Click on the date below to book.

Friday 16th October 2020, 12.30pm – 4.00pm
Friday 26th March 2021, 10am – 1.30pm
Friday 21st May 2021, 10am – 1.30pm
Friday 23rd July 2021, 10am – 1.30pm
Sketching workshops

Sketching workshops

Advanced Sketching: People and Crowds, with Arienas Collective

Multiple dates, see below for details

£55 per adult which includes all materials required, and refreshments.

In this 3.5 hour workshop we will capture both crowds on the streets of Edinburgh, and also close up figure sketches from within the Scottish Portrait Gallery.

Places are limited to eight or under on this more advanced sketching workshop in order to provide more one-to-one tuition. The price includes all materials, plus a hot drink served with cake or biscuits. You will also take home all the sketches you complete. Click on the date below to book.

Friday 25th September 2020, 10am – 1.30pm
Friday 13th November 2020, 10am – 1.30pm
Monday 26th April 2021, 12.30pm – 4pm
Friday 25th June 2021, 12.30pm – 4pm
Friday 22nd August 2021, 10am – 1.30pm
Sketching workshops

Sketching workshops

Bookbinding and sketching, with Cass Barron and Arienas Collective

Multiple dates, see below for details

£95 per adult which includes all materials, a delicious lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Join local bookbinder Cass Barron to create your own A6 (landscape) leather, or pleather, covered sketchbook, complete with decorative exposed stitching and a nifty fastening to store your pens and pencils.

Then after a well deserved lunch break, I will take you and your newly bound book to the streets for a sketching tour, where you’ll learn some tricks of the trade and get some gentle encouragement to fill those blank pages. On colder days, sketching will be mainly indoors at the amazing Scottish Portrait Gallery.

The class size is kept small so that Cass and I can give you all the help and support you need to get the most from your day with us. This workshop is a great opportunity to let your creativity flow in a supportive environment, learn a range of skills and leave with a personalised sketchbook. Click on the date below to book.

Friday 30th October 2020, 10am – 5pm
Friday 11th December 2020, 10am – 5pm
Friday 12th February 2021, 10am – 5pm
Friday 16th April 2021, 10am – 5pm
Friday 18th June 2021, 10am – 5pm
Friday 1st October 2021, 10am – 5pm
Friday 3rd December 2021, 10am – 5pm
Sketching workshops