with artist and tutor Jane Weatherly

Saturday 24th October

from 11am - 3pm



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.

The term wabi-sabi suggests such qualities as impermanence, humility, asymmetry, and imperfection. These underlying principles are diametrically opposed to those of their Western counterparts, whose values are rooted in the Hellenic worldview that values permanence, grandeur, symmetry, and perfection

In this workshop students will process paper to create a modest wabi-sabi study book. The concept of something either devolving into or evolving from the surface of the paper offers an opportunity to think of the relevance of an open-ended blended process of adding and erasing marks.


You will be encouraged to experiment using a range of textural mark making drawing techniques, collagraph printing techniques and respond to the evolving work in your own way. Using the simple four-page accordion-fold sketchbook is a convenient entry point for students to learn the skill of making a series of related images which can enhance the flow of any future sketchbooks.


  •  A1 white cartridge paper or an old drawing or painting you want to upcycle of a similar size

  •  A side of a brown cardboard box

  • 1 sheet of recycled tissue paper you have saved form a parcel

  • Pritt stick

  • Pieces of textured paper, fabric for collagraph

  • Smooth parcel tape for collagraph

  • Masking tape

  • Craft knife

  • Payne’s grey acrylic paint

  • Oil paint- cadmium orange, prussian blue and burnt sienna

  • Zest it paints thinner

  • Old rags

  • Old toothbrush

  • Old credit card scraper

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The Edinburgh Drawing School,

13a Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QW

0131 556 0971

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