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.
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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.


Following government advice, the school will be closed until further notice. The office and studio will be closed, however enquiries by email will be answered as quickly as possible

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! 

Spring Term II will be offered in a scaled back form, with a mix of online tutorials and lessons featuring a selection of regular tutors, along with demonstrations and one to one time. 

It's a new area for us, and we're sure, for a lot of you, so we'll wade into this brave new world together! 


Some of the video tutorials will continue to be available on the website once normal service resumes, but for the actual courses there will be log-in details required, so we will send further details of that nearer the start of term. One of our courses is successfully already up and running, with very little disruption and full participation from the students and tutor. 

Students will continue to get huge value for money from the School, and we'll be looking at different ways we can keep you all entertained and working away at home with full support and guidance, ideally from your usual tutor. 


Tutors will still be paid for their work, this keeps them above water and secure, as well as involving film makers etc; so course fees will stay the same. If you run out of any materials, let us know and we can arrange for a safe 'pick-up' of anything required, from the school; these materials will of course be included in the cost.


We all hope this period of isolation comes to a rapid end and that, come the Summer School, 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. 

The Edinburgh Drawing School

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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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