Founded in 2012, we are a small, privately run art school based in the beautiful city of Edinburgh.  We pride ourselves on our fantastic group of tutors, all practising artists, who have steadily built the school's reputation as a creative and engaging environment for students of every level.
We run three ten week terms and a Summer School each year, with a range of courses and workshops for adults including most aspects of both drawing and painting. We also run classes for children aged eight years and above.
Classes and workshops are held at our main site on Great King Street and our dedicated studio in Thistle Street North West Lane.
EDS TERM DATES 2019-2020


  • Autumn Term 2019
    16th September to 1st December
    Half Term Break - 14th to 20th October


  • Spring Term I 2020
    13th January - 29th March

    Half Term Break - 10th to 16th February

  • Spring Term II 2020 
    20th April to 28th June


  • Summer School 2020
    4th July to 16th August 2020



We run a full range of ten week adult courses in both drawing and painting for all levels - beginners (including the absolutely terrified!) are more than welcome.


You and your team may be used to dealing with imaginative ideas and lateral thinking, but do you have a chance to step out of the linear, logical thought processes required for most work, and stimulate creativity - in a low pressure, 'non-brainstorming' environment? 



Designed to inspire and engage, our popular series of one day workshops are perfect for those wishing to try something a little bit different, or those who can't commit to a regular weekly course.


If you are looking for a party with a difference,  why not think about a dedicated drawing class!

Fun, creative, informative and relaxed: we can tailor an event to fit with your requirements perfectly. 



Termly art classes in a creative and supportive environment - for ages eight and above, with advanced classes for secondary school age children.

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Our beautiful contemporary art gallery is located less than 200 yards away at 36 Dundas Street. 

Exhibiting professional artists from around the U.K, we specialise in representational, high quality painting, printmaking, sculpture, bronze work, jewellery and glassware.

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The Edinburgh Drawing School,

13a Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QW

0131 556 0971  |   07791 121313   info@edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk

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