On this Introduction to speed sketching workshop with the Edinburgh Sketcher, Mark Kirkham, you will meet at our private mews home from where you will begin a walk around the stunning local Georgian architecture of Edinburgh's New Town whilst creating ink and watercolour drawings. You will choose your favourite piece to mount.
The price includes access to all the equipment you will need, all materials, plus a hot drink served with cake or biscuits. You will also take home all the sketches you complete.
Please note that our workshop space is based on the first floor of a Georgian mews house and unfortunately we do not have lift access.
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a supportive and welcoming home environment in the Edinburgh New Town. Spaces are limited to allow our artists and designer-makers to offer hands-on help and support.
All equipment is provided and all the materials you will need (unless stated otherwise). Just turn up, leave any day-to-day worries behind, and immerse yourself in creating something unique.
Refreshment breaks are an important part of The Arienas Collective experiences. They are a time to socialise, make new friends and chat to the artists and designer-makers. We are fortunate to have a fantastic range of independent shops and producers nearby and are proud to feature locally sourced food and drinks. The price includes all materials unless stated otherwise, refreshments, and of course you take home all the unique products you have created.
All our experiences are also available to book as a private group. Please select 'chat with the maker' if you would like to get in touch.
This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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Short taster course and really enjoyable. I don't consider myself to be very "Arty", but this brief intro got straight to the point, here is a pen and paper and get sketching. Mark has a relaxed manner and makes time for each person in the group. I've already got a place booked on one of the advanced courses, so I'd better get some practice in.
Lynn had everything sorted out for Covid 19 precautions - information, screens, single use items, hand sanitizer etc.
Response from The Arienas Collective:Hello Ed. Thanks for your lovely review! I’m so glad you enjoyed your workshop with Mark, and felt safe while you were with us for our first In-person workshop since lockdown. We love helping people release their inner artist, and look forward to welcoming you back for your advanced sketching workshop with Mark and to seeing how you’ve progressed. Meantime, keep sketching! Best wishes, Lynn
This was an excellent taster course. I learnt a lot and would be happy to take a further course. The small class size meant we could hear and see well when we were outdoors, and Mark gave us any attention we wanted. The length of the course was just right and the coffee was perfect.
Response from The Arienas Collective:Hello Elizabeth
Suitable for beginners and more experienced artists. As the group is deliberately kept small Mark is able to give everyone individual guidance at their own level. A relaxed but very stimulating session, highly recommend.
Response from The Arienas Collective:Hello Sylvie
I was given this course as a gift at Christmas. Despite losing my glasses on the way to the course I really enjoyed the experience. I was very pleased with what I managed to produce, despite the lack of glasses, under the expert guidance of our tutor Mark. He made everyone feel welcome and relaxed and was always on hand with help and advice.
I would certainly recommend this course to others and hope to join further courses in the future.
Response from The Arienas Collective:Hello Graham