Speed-sketching Taster Workshop

Capture in detail the historical architecture, unique heritage features and charming landscape of Edinburgh's city centre with Mark Kirkham, a local artist known as the Edinburgh Sketcher.

Speed-sketching Taster Workshop

About Speed-sketching Taster Workshop

Capture in detail the historical architecture, unique heritage features and charming landscape of Edinburgh's city centre with Mark Kirkham, a local artist known as the Edinburgh Sketcher. Explore Edinburgh’s New Town and Portrait Gallery with a sketch book in hand, using ink and watercolour to bring your visit to life. You will take home your favourite drawing in a mount, plus a number of other personal pieces documenting your journey.

With helpful instruction from Mark you will quickly pick up sketching skills while increasing confidence in your own artistic ability as you wynd through cobbled streets, Georgian crescents and stylish shop fronts.

After welcome refreshments, we will head out to explore Edinburgh's New Town and Scottish Portrait Gallery starting with quick simple drawings in black ink and increase to more detailed pieces using watercolour washes as your confidence grows. We will return to The Arienas Collective for a warming cup of tea while we complete our watercolouring, and mount our favourite sketch ready to take home.

Price: £45 per person including all materials and refreshments, and a mounted copy of your favourite sketch.

Please note that this workshop is the afternoon session of our full-day Book-binding & Speed-sketching workshop. If you would like to join us for the full day please book via this link.

Please note:

This workshop requires a minimum of 4 confirmed places to go ahead.
The workshop involves sketching outside around Edinburgh's beautiful New Town and itineries may change according to the weather.
The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a first-floor space and unfortunately we do not have lift access. Please inform us of any skin or food allergies before booking.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Speed-sketching Taster Workshop are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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