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

No prior knowledge is needed for my relaxed and friendly workshops, I provide all the materials and you will create a number of sketches out on location before adding detail and watercolour whilst discussing your pieces over refreshments. Leave with a unique piece of art and souvenir you created yourself.


John Lewis roof top sketching workshop with Arienas Collective

10am – 12.30pm, Thursday 15th August 2019

10am – 12.30pm,  £38 per adult which includes all materials needed and a complimentary coffee or tea.

Capture the amazing views from the roof terrace of John Lewis in this exclusive opportunity. Using pen and watercolour you will pick up speed sketching tips and techniques to create your own sketches of the panoramic views which stretch from the Forth Rail Bridge to Carlton Hill.

No previous knowledge is required for this relaxed workshop, and Edinburgh Sketcher Mark Kirkham will be on hand to help guide you. 

A hot drink will be included as are all materials needed. 

This workshop is kept to ten or less people to ensure a one to one learning experience for all. It is a great opportunity to view Edinburgh from a unique and private location.
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New Town Book binding and Sketching with Arienas Collective

Full Day, Friday 4th October 2019

10am – 5pm,  £95 per adult which includes all materials, a superb locally sourced 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 on 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 stunning Scottish Portrait Gallery.

The Arienas Collective is a creative workshop hub based in a beautiful, Georgian mews home in Edinburgh’s historic New Town.

The Collective was set up to help local artists and makers earn a living through sharing their creative skills and passions with others. They believe that engaging in creative activity is good for both health and well being. 

This workshop is kept to ten or less people to ensure a one to one learning experience for all. It is a great opportunity to let your creativity flow in a supportive environment, learn a range of skills and leave with a personalised sketchbook.
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New Town Sketching workshop

Half Day, Friday 4th October 2019

2pm – 5pm,  £45 per adult which includes all materials, and refreshments.

This 3 hour sketching tour through the New Town we will join up with bookmakers from the above full day.

You will learn some speed sketching tricks of the trade and get some gentle encouragement to fill those blank pages. On colder days, sketching will be mainly indoors at the stunning Scottish Portrait Gallery.

This workshop is kept to ten or less people to ensure a one to one learning experience for all. It is a great opportunity to improve your ability to quickly capture your view in ink and watercolour.
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City Art Centre, Classical Edinburgh Tour

Saturday 15th February 2020

10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm,  £28 per adult / £18 per child

To tie in with the City Art Centre exhibition ‘Reflections on Classical Edinburgh’ join local artist Edinburgh Sketcher (Mark Kirkham) to capture some of the city’s beautiful architecture in ink and watercolour.
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City Art Centre, Classical Edinburgh Tour

Saturday 7th March 2020

10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm,  £28 per adult / £18 per child

To tie in with the City Art Centre exhibition ‘Reflections on Classical Edinburgh’ join local artist Edinburgh Sketcher (Mark Kirkham) to capture some of the city’s beautiful architecture in ink and watercolour.
Click HERE for more information and to book your place.