Following government advice, the studios will be closed until further notice. Enquiries by email will be answered as quickly as possible, and it is still possible to book your online course here on the website 

Dear Students  

The team at The Edinburgh Drawing School hope you are all well, keeping healthy and sane during these worrying times.

We've been putting our heads together and have been working hard to think of ways to keep you all engaged, occupied, happy and creative whilst lockdown continues...

We are delighted to offer an curated selection of our fantastic Summer School workshops online; please see here for details and booking.

We all hope this period of isolation comes to a rapid end and that, come the Autumn Term in September, we will be back to normal! 

Thank you for your continued support and good-will. Where you support the School, we are then able to support a whole network of artist tutors, and ensure that everyone is kept safe and well during this time.  If you are interested in supporting the School via donations, or purchasing vouchers for future use, please email us. 

Fiona, Beth & the whole team @ The Edinburgh Drawing School

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 practicing artists, who have steadily built the school's reputation as a creative and engaging environment for students of every level.
We run three 10-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 normally held at our main site on Great King Street and our dedicated studio in Thistle Street North West Lane.
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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

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