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 […]

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. […]