In person workshops begin again

Posted on Sep 7, 2020
In person workshops begin again

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 […]

Watercolour workshops online

Posted on Aug 21, 2020
Watercolour workshops online

This week I took part in our second ‘Urban Sketching with Edinburgh Sketcher and Cassandra Harrison’ workshop on Zoom and had a great time. Local artist and teach Cassandra Harrison and I thought we would set up an online fortnightly workshop where people could join us and create artwork looking at different mediums and techniques. […]

Online workshop 2: Layering watercolours in Leith

Posted on Aug 11, 2020
Online workshop 2: Layering watercolours in Leith

In the second of my collaborative workshops online I will be looking at drawing with layers of watercolours, taking inspiration from the industrial buildings of Leith. Just a week to go before the second of our 75 minute Tuesday night workshops where we take a look at urban sketching and the various techniques you can […]

Collaborative online workshops now available

Posted on Jul 29, 2020
Collaborative online workshops now available

So excited to be launching these fortnightly Zoom workshops with Edinburgh artist and teacher Cassandra Harrison. With Covid-19 stopping all my outdoor events I have had to stop all walking workshops until later in the year. However to keep everyone being creative I have started running online workshops which you can join in on from the […]

Online workshops in June

Posted on Jun 7, 2020
Online workshops in June

This month I am joining Cassandra Harrison to bring you a three session workshop online. Whilst we may not be drawing outside as much as usual why not join us once a week for an hour of online creativity.  Cassandra Harrison is an artist and teacher who creates beautiful bright and colour street scenes. Together […]

Bookbinding and sketching workshops with Arienas Collective

Posted on Feb 4, 2020
Bookbinding and sketching workshops with Arienas Collective

My first book binding and sketching workshop of 2020 was a success at Arienas Collective in Edinburgh’s New Town. The morning is spent learning how to put together and stitch a couple of books using recycled paper and leather (or pleather) covers. There are so many ways to customise and add your own mark to […]

Make Christmas cards from your West End sketches

Posted on Oct 20, 2019
Make Christmas cards from your West End sketches

Join me on Sunday 17th November and be inspired by Edinburgh’s Georgian architecture. Following on from my first Christmas Card themed workshop a couple of weeks ago I will be back at Paper Tiger on Stafford Street to run two more workshops in November. Each person who buys a ticket will receive a goody bag […]

West End sketching in the sunshine

Posted on Sep 25, 2019
West End sketching in the sunshine

Last weekend I had a workshop with gift card and stationary shop, and Edinburgh institution; Paper Tiger. I have run workshop tours from the Stafford Street shop before but not at the shorter time of 90 minutes so I was a bit nervous of how I would fit in my usual amount of drawings. I […]

Rooftop art workshops

Posted on Jul 23, 2019
Rooftop art workshops

Join me sketching from the private 5th floor roof terrace of John Lewis, in the heart of Edinburgh. Following on from last month’s sketching from within the John Lewis cafe I am pleased to announce two exclusive workshops from the shop’s roof top terrace. With panoramic views over the north of the city we will […]

Mini sketching sessions in Stirling this February

Posted on Jan 28, 2019
Mini sketching sessions in Stirling this February

Join me at The Engine Shed on February 16th for some sketching instruction at their dedicated building conservation centre. Explore The Engine Shed with sketchbooks in hand, using ink and watercolour to bring your visit to life. Either stop by during the 10-12pm drop in session, or book onto one of the 45 minute workshops during […]

My first sketch tour of 2019 was along the Royal Mile

Posted on Jan 23, 2019
My first sketch tour of 2019 was along the Royal Mile

Sketching can be the perfect stress free distraction between meetings, when total concentration can be achieved quickly.

A new workshop for creatives in Edinburgh

Posted on Nov 8, 2018
A new workshop for creatives in Edinburgh

Create your own sketchbook in the morning and then, after a hearty lunch fill those blank pages with lovely watercolour sketches in the afternoon. My new book binding and sketching workshop in partnership with Cass Barron and Arienas Collective is launching on November 23rd. This creative full day class combines creating your own leather, or […]

Brand new locations for my sketching workshops this autumn.

Posted on Oct 3, 2018
Brand new locations for my sketching workshops this autumn.

Join me at Rosslyn Chapel on Thursday 18th October and in Edinburgh’s Old Town on Saturday 13th October and Saturday 10th November. 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 […]

A sketching tour of Holyrood Palace

Posted on Aug 6, 2018
A sketching tour of Holyrood Palace

My second sketching workshop around the grounds of Holyrood Palace was a huge success, and it was great to see the beautiful works of Canaletto once again. Friday was such a great day, with a lovely sketching tour around Holyrood in the morning and then a walk through Edinburgh’s festival mayhem to see the opening […]