Sketching workshops


Live Sketching is back …

I am so pleased to have new dates for live sketching in Edinburgh once again. Below are details about workshops you can book now and I will add more to this page as new dates and locations become available.

My live workshops will be run with a maximum of 8 people for the foreseeable time so we can maintain social distancing.

Learn speed sketching skills in beautiful surroundings on one of my walking tours

No prior knowledge is needed for my relaxed and friendly introduction workshops. I have recently added two more advanced sessions for people who want to come back and concentrate on a particular area.

I provide all the materials for you to draw a number of sketches out on location, although if weather is particularly bad we can bring the New Town indoors with photographs.

You will leave with a unique piece of art you created yourself as well as a increased confidence in your ability to capture the world around you in pen and watercolour.


Introduction to Sketching
with Arienas Collective

Multiple dates, see below for details

£50 per adult which includes all materials required.

On this 2.5 hour sketching workshop we will walk around the stunning Georgian architecture of Edinburgh’s New Town whilst creating ink and watercolour drawings. Starting with quick sketches you will quickly relax into drawing. You will choose your favourite piece to mount.

The price includes all materials, plus a hot drink. You will also take home all the sketches you complete. Click on a date below to book.


Advanced Sketching: Georgian landscapes
with Arienas Collective

Multiple dates, see below for details

£65 per adult which includes all materials required, and refreshments.

Focusing on two illustrations, in this 3.5 hour workshop you will learn how to use composition and perspective to draw the eye into your painting.

Using ink and watercolour, and under the close guidance, you will finish and two A4 pieces. Places are limited to eight or under on this more advanced sketching workshop in order to provide more one-to-one tuition.

The price includes all materials, plus a hot drink served with cake or biscuits. You will also take home all the sketches you complete. Click on the date below to book.


Advanced Sketching: People and Crowds
with Arienas Collective

Multiple dates, see below for details

£65 per adult which includes all materials required, and refreshments.

In this 3.5 hour workshop we will capture both crowds on the streets of Edinburgh, and also close up figure sketches from within the Scottish Portrait Gallery.

Places are limited to eight or under on this more advanced sketching workshop in order to provide more one-to-one tuition. The price includes all materials, plus a hot drink served with cake or biscuits. You will also take home all the sketches you complete. Click on the date below to book.


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