Local artists Cass Barron of Bookbinding with Cass, and Mark Kirkham, known locally as the Edinburgh Sketcher, share some of their favourite bookbinding and sketching techniques on this collaborative full day workshop.


The day will be split between The Arienas Collective workspace for the morning bookbinding session, and local points of interest around Edinburgh's New Town, including the National Portrait Gallery during the afternoon sketching session.


This option is to book the afternoon only sketching session with Mark Kirkham. With sketchbook in hand, Mark will take you on a journey around the local Georgian lanes while showing you how to quickly capture the features of our unique World Heritage New Town surroundings.


Mark will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. The class size is kept small so that Mark can give you all the help and support you need to get the most from your day with us. 


The price includes access to all the equipment you will need plus all materials, and of course you will take home the lovely sketches you have created.


If you would like to create your own sketchbook, you can book your place on the morning bookbinding sketching session with Cass Barron here.


You can book for the full day workshop here.


Please note that The Arienas Collective workshop space is based on the first floor of a Georgian mews home and unfortunately there is no lift access.

Sketching workshop: 11 September 2020 2pm-5pm

  • 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 email us for more information.

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