with artist and tutor Helen Jackson

Wednesdays from 10am - 3.30pm

10 Weeks

from Wednesday 23rd September

to Wednesday 2nd December

(No class Wednesday 21st October)

13 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.

This full day drawing & mixed media course with Helen Jackson will run in the studios at Great King Street. 

This course comprises of five two week projects in which you will be shown how to break down the human figure into simple shapes and then add expression using mixed media.


During the term we will explore a range of different types of mark-making using pencil, charcoal, ink, pastels and monoprinting.


Each week there will be a clothed model to draw from in the studio and by looking at the work of different well known artists gain insight into how they portrayed the human figure to inform and give energy to your own drawings.

Materials List

  • A4 or A3 sketchbook

  • A4 or A2 drawing paper

  • Pastel paper

  • Pencils

  • Rubbers-regular and putty rubber

  • Black Ink/brush/stick

  • Charcoal/compressed charcoal

  • Graphite sticks oil pastels/chalk pastels

  • 20 sheets of A4 carbon paper

  • White acrylic paint and a brush to apply paint

  • Masking tape

    *a list of the weekly materials required will be emailed to students prior to the start of term

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 info@edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk

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