Kickstart your sketching journey, or hone your sketching with watercolour skills, on this half day one-to-one sketching session with Edinburgh artist Mark Kirkham, known locally as the Edinburgh Sketcher. 


Mark has been drawing since before he can remember. After years spent as a graphic designer working with many agencies and publications he has reverted to his childhood - filling sketchbooks with the everyday sites that life in Scotland’s capital city provides. Mark enjoys sharing his hidden views of the city and reminding residents of the beauty in the everyday.


Let Mark take you on a sketching journey around some of his favourite local spots while teaching you how to capture the unique features of Edinburgh.


The price includes a 3-hours of one-to-one sketching tuition, access to all the equipment and materials you will need, plus refreshments.


If you would like to bring along a friend or family member for half price. Just let us know when booking and we will send you a discount code to book the second place for £100.


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.

One-to-one sketching workshop and tour with The Edinburgh Sketcher

  • The Arienas Collective workshops 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 the equipment and materials you will need are provided (unless stated otherwise). Just turn up, leave any day-to-day worries behind, and immerse yourself in creating something unique.

    Welcome 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.