Since the lockdown of 2020 began in March I have been unable to run my sketching workshops around Edinburgh.
I am so glad to say they are now back on once again, albeit with some very important modifications. On Saturday I ran my first 2.5hour introduction to sketching workshop with Arienas Collective in the New Town of Edinburgh and it was great to be back drawing on the streets of Edinburgh.
Here are a few photographs from our fabulous afternoon in the sunshine.
Our post lock down classes have reduced numbers of 6 maximum so we can feel safe as we move around and within our Arienas base, which now has minimal surface contact, multiple cleaning stations and also plastic screens between each work station.
We will continue to watch government guidance and keep minimal numbers for the forseeable but do be confident that Arienas and myself are taking all preparations to make the workshops as safe as possible. I also have complete kits of paint, paper, pen and wterbrush that can be added to the workshop or you are welcome to bring your own equipment too.
I have updated my dates for both intoductory workshops and the more advanced ‘Gorgian landscapes’ and ‘Crowds’ versions available on my Workshops Page.
Usually full of crowds at this time of year, do you still recognise this city location?
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Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, and I will pick a random winner from all correct entries and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month one of those will be picked to receive a prize.
The prize for August is a screen printed tea towel featuring my Victoria Street illustration.
Keep an eye on my facebook and twitter feeds for clues if they are needed later today, and I will pick a winner for the Winners Wall before the end of the day.
Keep looking up and noticing the beauty in the everyday, you never know where I will be sketching next!
If you would like to buy an Edinburgh Sketcher tea towel you can find all 4 designs in my Etsy shop.
A family walk down the front at Granton and the small beach which lies between the break water and Granton Harbour.
I live just up the hill from here and have often wanted to sketch the colourful houses which line the curved road, looking out to the Forth.
This drawing I drew during the lock down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and so took a photo and worked on it form home.
You can see a timelapse of me sketching the piece below, and if you would like to buy a print or the original then get in touch. Prints start at £18 and the original which measures approx 240mm x 180mm is £45.
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