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 […]

Car free streets for #CleanAirDay in Edinburgh

Posted on Jun 27, 2018
Car free streets for #CleanAirDay in Edinburgh

As cars were banned from The Mound, Hanover Street and part of George Street for the afternoon I was asked to run a sketching workshop On Clean Air Day, which is the 21st June events were held throughout the UK promoting better, cleaner inner city environments for pedestrians and cyclists. Here in Edinburgh the City […]

Making montages in the New Town

Posted on Mar 22, 2018
Making montages in the New Town

Tomorrow I will be once again sketching with Arienas Collective. And with many dates booked in for 2018 there is plenty of opportunities for you to join us. The Arienas Collective experience is that of a friendly, relaxed creative hub in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town. Run from a beautiful home environment our host […]

New Year New Skills at the Engine Shed in Stirling

Posted on Jan 12, 2018
New Year New Skills at the Engine Shed in Stirling

I will be running a series of workshops in Stirling this year at the Engine Shed, an educational conservation centre. Scotland’s first dedicated building conservation centre is run by Historic Environment Scotland. Since opening last year it serves as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the general public, and is a fascinating place to visit. […]

Join me capturing Edinburgh’s Christmas in sketches

Posted on Dec 11, 2017
Join me capturing Edinburgh’s Christmas in sketches

Create your very own montage of festive sketches at the one off Christmas workshop in Edinburgh’s New Town Spend Friday 15th December with me picking up speed sketching tips both inside and out as we make our way around Edinburgh’s New Town, drawing some of George Streets beautiful decorations and spending some time in the Portrait […]

A wonderful evening at the Museum

Posted on Nov 16, 2017
A wonderful evening at the Museum

I hosted a creative workshop table at the latest Museum Late event on Friday, which was Jacobite themed to tie in with their current exhibition: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites. The Museum Late events are always very popular with around 1500 people enjoying a drink and seeing the museums many artifacts in a relaxed atmosphere, […]

Sketching in the Engine Shed

Posted on Oct 26, 2017
Sketching in the Engine Shed

On Saturday I ran a sketching Day workshop at The Engine Shed in Stirling, somewhere I have wanted to visit all year. Opened earlier this year the Engine Shed is Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, run by Historic Environment Scotland. It serves as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the general public. […]

Speed Sketching in the New Town and the Portrait Gallery

Posted on Sep 7, 2017
Speed Sketching in the New Town and the Portrait Gallery

I am very pleased to announce new dates for my popular speed sketching workshops, this time in the New Town with Arienas Collective, a new creative hub in the heart of Edinburgh. Join us as we explore Edinburgh’s New Town and Portrait Gallery with sketchbook in hand, using ink and watercolour to record our city tour. […]

Get creative this summer at The Arienas Collective

Posted on Jun 28, 2017
Get creative this summer at The Arienas Collective

A new collective is launched for Edinburgh creatives wishing to try something new. Yesterday I dropped in to see the new creative hub that is The Arienas Collective, situated in a delightful Georgian mews house in the New Town. The collective is a group of local artists (hopefully myself included) and designer-makers who are passionate about what they do, and […]

A Sketching Day inside one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful locations.

Posted on May 10, 2017
A Sketching Day inside one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful locations.

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 […]

Drawing inspiration from the George Street Assembly Rooms interiors

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Drawing inspiration from the George Street Assembly Rooms interiors

Join me for a sketching workshop inside the iconic Edinburgh venue in it’s 230th year with this one day only experience. Explore the timeless elegance and beauty, the enormous crystal chandeliers, gleaming gold leaf and giant gilt mirrors with a sketch book in hand, using ink and watercolour to bring your visit to life. With […]

Capture the stunning city of Stirling with my latest Sketching Day Tour

Posted on Jan 13, 2017
Capture the stunning city of Stirling with my latest Sketching Day Tour

Come with me this April to sketch Stirling’s imposing fortress and medievil old town in watercolour and charcoal. For one day only on 29th April 2017 I will be running a day of sketching workshops with The Curious Thing, drawing on location in this central and vibrant Scottish city. We will focus on pen and watercolour […]