with artist and guest tutor Kelly-Anne Cairns

Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July

10am – 4pm 

EDS Studio, 4 Thistle Street North West Lane


Join figurative artist Kelly-Anne Cairns and indulge yourself in a five days of figure painting from a posed nude model using the wonderful medium of oil paint.


You will be given guidance and demonstrations in oil paint, how to lay out your palette, mixing skin tones, ways to apply the paint with palette knife and brushes and composing your paintings. We will work on smaller oil paint sketches and a larger more complete painting.


Suitable for beginners, improvers and intermediate artists this workshop is aimed to build skills using oil paint and offer guidance and tips for painting the figure from life in a supportive and relaxed environment.


Materials list:

  • A range of synthetic brushes suitable for both acrylic and oil paint in a range of shapes and sizes (round and flat) approx. 6 different brushes is ideal – a limited number of brushes will be available for you to borrow.

  • A4 sketch book 

  • Drawing pencil

  • A4 Oil Painting paper (available as sketch books)

  • Primed canvas – approx  50 x 60 cm minimum

  • A basic set of Oil Paints preferably including white, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Sap Green, Viridian Green, French Ultramarine (blue) and Raw Umber (brown) plus any colours you already have. Buy a quality name like Windsor and Newton or Daley Rowney. A variety of additional colours will be available for you to use.

  • Turps (low odour if possible) or alternative ie Zest-it. (Not White Spirit though.)

  • Small glass jar with lid

  • Tear off palette or a primed board

  • Masking tape

  • A few rags (old t-shirt cut into pieces is ideal)

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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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