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Capture the amazing views from the outdoor roof terrace of The Place to Eat on Level Five of John Lewis Edinburgh in this exclusive sketching workshop.


Using pen and watercolour you will pick up speed sketching tips and techniques to create your own sketches of unrivalled panoramic views which stretch from the Forth Railway Bridge to Calton Hill.


No previous knowledge or experience is required for this relaxed workshop. And with helpful instruction from artist Mark Kirkham - known locally as The Edinburgh Sketcher - you will quickly pick up sketching skills while increasing confidence in your own artistic ability.


Price: £38 per person including all materials and complimentary coffee or tea.


Please note:

  • This workshop involves sketching outside so please wear appropriate clothing. If the weather conditions are unsuitable, the sketching workshop will take place within a reserved window area of The Place to Eat café.
  • Unfortunately the private rooftop terrace is not DDA compliant and therefore is not fully accessible. Please contact us if you have any questions about accessibility.
  • Please inform us of any skin or food allergies before booking.

Exclusive rooftop speed-sketching workshop: 15 August 10am - 12.30pm

  • Unless otherwise stated, 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 and refreshments, and of course you get to take home all the unique products you have created.

    All our experiences are also available to book as a private group for up to 8 people. If you would like to book an experience for a larger number please email us.