with artist and tutor Graham Flack


Wednesdays from 6.30pm - 9.00pm

22nd September, 29th September, 6th October, 13th October & 20th October


Wednesdays from 6.30pm - 9.00pm

27th October, 3rd November, 10th November, 17th November & 24th November

13a Great King Street, EH3 6QW

£125 for five weeks,

or £230 for ten weeks


In order to fulfil our obligations to tutors and models, as well as sustaining cash flow to the school, please note that we are only able to offer 50% of each class capacity to those booking with credit. If you are not able to redeem your course credit this term, we will endeavour to honour your credit in the following term. Please read our Refund Policy closely.

We are delighted to be able to continue with some of our classes in the studio again this September. As you might expect, there will be some changes to how we use the studio to allow each of our tutors, models and students enough space.

This term each of our life drawing classes will be open to five students and will run for a shorter period of time, with each block being five weeks long.

From the Autumn Term, students may book for either five weeks for £125 or for ten weeks at the discounted rate of £230 - to book, please enquire by phone or email.

Graham has had many years’ experience in tutoring life drawing and is a well-known figure in the arts scene in Edinburgh. His own practice is rooted in drawing; both life and portraiture; and he now has collectors for his extraordinary drawings, and paintings, from all over the world.


Working from the nude model is a core activity within art practice and during this course you will be encouraged to develop your understanding of the human form, maintaining throughout a creative and personal approach. You will be working predominantly in charcoal.


This course will enable students to demonstrate that they are able to:

- Work with materials such as charcoal and pencil

- Understand proportion, body mass and structure

- Investigate new ways of looking at and understanding the human figure

- Take a personal and confident approach to drawing


Materials List

  • Willow charcoal thin and medium

  • Putty rubber (Daler-Rowney highly recommend)

  • Fixative spray (hairspray is a cheap alternative) 

  • Masking tape

  • Recycled paper/sugar paper A1


Please read our Covid-19 Guidelines page for information about attending studio-based classes.