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 Sketching Day Tour when a number of keen sketchers were invited to tour the glorious interiors of the Assembly Rooms and make some beautiful watercolour sketches.
We had a great time capturing both details and tricky perspectives in pen before adding watercolour washes with a cuppa and a chat.
I really didn’t know what to expect , my favourite part was to find myself increasing in confidence during the course
This was a great way to kick of my season of Sketcher Days in and around Edinburgh, which will include the Old Town, the West End and Lauriston Castle. If you would like to book a place at my next Sketcher Day click on the link below.
It was perfect! – I believe you have influenced my life for the future.
Sketcher Days in 2017
More about the Assembly Rooms events here.
I’ve been trying to capture the beautiful interior flourishes which are all around inside the grand Assembly Rooms on Edinburgh’s George Street.
This is a corner close up from the ball room and will make up one of my six new illustrations which will go on show inside the famous events venue later in the month.
This year marks the Assembly Rooms 230th birthday and the Georgian building in the heart of the New Town is looking splendid after her 2012 refurbishment.
I will be helping celebrate later this year when I run two Sketching Day tours within the venue which you will have the chance to join me on and create your own drawings. More about that to come in the next few days.
The Assembly Rooms website
Today I was in George Street, currently almost traffic free for the festival. The cafes and restaurants have broken free from their buildings and spread out into the road. I sketched this view of the Assembly Rooms peeking out above the Spiegletent with the Edinburgh Art Festival flag greeting visitors to the street.