with artist and tutor Jane Weatherly


Tuesdays from 10.00am - 12.30pm

10 Weeks

from Tuesday 22nd September

to Tuesday 1st December

(No class Tuesday 20th October)

13a Great King Street, EH3 6QW


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.

 Exploring the possibilities of a collagist approach to drawing

Suitable for all levels including absolute beginners, but particularly useful for those with a little drawing experience, or those wishing to put together a portfolio.

This course will allow the student to develop a body of work through personal, directed and site-specific projects. Students will use photography, observational drawing or “found” source materials to develop a series of exploratory studies. Students will then be encouraged to make a series of related works using a range of materials, methods, scales and formats; challenging the possibilities of working with collage.

The course will cover

  • Developing skills within the sketchbook for recording, researching and evidencing work

  • Developing skills in collage and mixed media approaches

  • Employing and fusing a range of tools, materials and techniques

  • Develop a series of related works through personal and directed study references

  • Use photographic references to support developing ideas and themes

  • Introduction to relevant artists

  • Challenging conventions to paper formats and surface

This course will be taught in a split studio.

Led by the excellent tutor and artist Jane Weatherly, a hugely respected tutor who also teaches at Edinburgh University. 

Materials to bring to the first class

  • 250gsm white cartridge paper

  • 90gsm tracing paper 

  • 1 B pencil

  • 1 charcoal pencil

  • 1 black stick of compressed charcoal

  • 1 grey stick of compressed charcoal

  • 1 plastic erasure

  • 1tube of paynes grey acrylic paint

  • Masking tape

  • 1 object for reference (Natural forms have interesting random edges and surfaces making them good subjects for this exercise)


  • 1 hand – sized rock with at least 1 pointed edge

  • 1 scalpel knife

  • 1 pair of scissors

  • 1 sheet of coarse sandpaper 

  • 1 bottle of Indian drawing ink

  • 1 hake brush

  • 1 rigger brush 


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

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The Edinburgh Drawing School,

13a Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QW

0131 556 0971

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