with artist and tutor Graeme Swanson

Tuesdays from 1.00pm - 3.30pm

10 Weeks 

Tuesday 22nd September

to Tuesday 1st December

(No class Tuesday 20th October)




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.

This ten week online course is designed for adults who want to re-connect with their hidden talent: drawing is fun and ‘mistakes’ are encouraged!

The course is suitable for complete beginners or those who have had some previous experience and wish to enhance their skills.

With individual and group tuition, support and tutor demonstrations , these will be available by zoom and e mail.

We will start with basics, exploring various drawing techniques, mark making, developing personal styles and creative process  from simple sketches, to creative compositions, definitive detail or abstraction.

You will be encouraged to embrace a range of approaches using various drawing materials and working on different paper surfaces. You can incorporate annotation, shapes, form and create textures while experimenting with various techniques and using a diverse range of media to build a portfolio of exciting drawings

Included in this course are an introduction to scale, proportion, perspective, composition, line and tone , sketching and observation techniques.



We will be working initially with pencils and these will be used throughout the course so we recommend  a set of drawing pencils (these come in different leads e.g.HB, H, 4B etc)

  • Cartridge paper (A3 cartridge pad is ideal)

  • charcoal (these come in various forms from traditional willow sticks; to soft pastel or compressed)

  • Putty rubber /  Eraser

  • Masking tape can be used to affix individual sheets of paper to a drawing board

  • Hairspray (unperfumed) works effectively as a fixative spray to stop drawings from smudging

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The Edinburgh Drawing School,

13a Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QW

0131 556 0971

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