INTRODUCTION TO SPEED-SKETCHING
Release your inner creative on our Introduction to Speed-Sketching workshop, run by Edinburgh artist Mark Kirkham, aka 'The Edinburgh Sketcher'.
You will capture in detail the historical architecture, unique heritage features and charming landscape of Edinburgh's city centre. Explore Edinburgh’s New Town and Portrait Gallery with a sketch book in hand, using ink and watercolour to bring your visit to life.
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.
In this full-day workshop, there will be more time to develop your sketching skills as we make our way through several locations. You will start with quick simple drawings in black ink and increase to more detailed pieces using watercolour washes as your confidence grows.
This experience is also available as a taster workshop.
Refreshment breaks - featuring locally sourced products - are an important part of The Arienas Collective experience. We are fortunate to have a fantastic range of independent shops and producers nearby who we love to support.
You will start the day with a welcome coffee served with a selection of pastries, and our buffet-style lunches feature summer platters or warming winter soup with bread and cheese. Our breaks allow time to socialise, make new friends, and chat to the artists.
Our artists will support you throughout the day offering one-to-one guidance and tips on design, as well as encouraging collaboration through sharing of ideas within the group. They will do their best to answer any questions you may have.
The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a supportive and welcoming home environment in the Edinburgh New Town. Spaces are limited so our artists can offer hands-on help and support. All equipment is provided, as are all the materials you will need. Just turn up, leave any day-to-day worries behind, and immerse yourself in creating something unique.
The price for the day includes all materials, coffee, tea, lunch and of course you get to take all the products your have created home to enjoy and inspire you, or to give to family and friends as unique gifts.
Please note: The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a first-floor open plan reception room and unfortunately we do not have lift access. Please let us know of any skin or food allergies when booking.
Our artist showing the way...
Our artist's beautiful sketch of Dublin Meuse...
Capturing a street lamp...