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City centre sketching tours with the Edinburgh Sketcher
Learn how to quickly capture the world around you in ink and watercolour. Known locally as the Edinburgh Sketcher, ink and watercolour artist Mark Kirkham is well-known on social media for the sketches he creates on the streets of Edinburgh, and beyond. On this 2.5 hour sketching tour, Mark will guide you around some of his favourite, nearby sketching spots, picking out details in architecture and nature that will help describe the techniques he has picked up over a decade of sketching around Edinburgh. Each class will touch on details, perspectives, depth and composition, as you go from 5 minute exercises to relax the hand and work on composition, to 30 minute detailed vistas as you walk around nearby beautiful and historic locations. Mark's sketching tours are perfect for all levels, from beginners to those who would like to learn more about his unique speed-sketching style, or to practice sketching with ink and watercolour. All materials and refreshments are included in the price. Edinburgh Sketcher sketching kit Mark has an 'Edinburgh Sketcher kit' available to buy as an optional extra which includes everything you need for your sketching tour, and to continue sketching at home. Kits can be purchased ahead of time and will be waiting for you to collect. Or you can buy one on the day (subject to availability).
What's included in the price?
You will start and finish at The Arienas Collective, where you will have access to a selection of hot refreshments, toilet facilities, and can leave any belongings before heading out on your tour.
Non-refundable - Refunds are not available
The Arienas Collective
with Craft Courses since 2017Message the tutor
The Arienas Collective supports local artists and makers to earn a living by sharing their creative skills and passions with others through delivering workshops. The workshops are run from our mews home in the beautiful Georgian New Town of central Edinburgh. We believe in the wellbeing benefits of engaging in creative activity, and our class sizes are kept small so that you get the support you need to make the most of your time with us. We teach you creative skills you can continue at home.
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