with artist and tutor Jaya Ogilvie

Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th July

10am - 4pm

13a Great King Street, EH3 6QW


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Image Credit: Jaya Ogilvie

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Image Credit: Jaya Ogilvie

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.

In this two-day flower workshop, you will have the opportunity to really focus and explore how to bring the language of flowers alive though the medium of paint. 


Students may either work in the bold and versatile medium of acrylic or the softer yet just as striking medium of watercolour. Using both traditional and contemporary approaches that will be bound to raise a smile!

Students will be working from lavish fresh flowers set up across two studios to allow for distancing. Students are welcome to paint en plein air in the school's garden, weather permitting.

Inspiring tutor Jaya Ogilvie has an MA in fine art and will guide you gently through the process.  Getting to know your medium to create powerful flower compositions that can resonate with vitality and exuberance.

Book now for this two-day workshop that will allow your confidence to flourish, and to find your pallet alive with dazzling colour.

Students will have a lunch break each day and are welcome to eat in the studio, in our garden or pop out to a café for lunch (there are several in the local area).

Please wear suitable clothing for the studio, acrylics can sometimes be messy! An apron or an old shirt are suggested.

Materials List

- Pencils (HB, 2B & 6B)

- Rubber

- Masking Tape


For Acrylics

- Palette (or disposable palette book)

- Acrylic brushes (Filbert, square, small household paintbrush, and a selection of others of your choice)

- Primer (if using an unprepared surface)

- Acrylic paints: black, white and primary colours as a minimum  e.g cadmium red, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, and to extend pallet you may add yellow ochre, burnt umber, raw umber, burnt sienna, hookers green for deeper selections

- Painting surfaces (could be thick paper or card, canvas or board)


For watercolours

- Ceramic palette or plate

- Watercolour paint set with at least 12 colours

- Watercolour brushes (including mop brush, 2 inch flat brush, pointed brushes, and a selection of other of your choice)

- Optional watercolour sponge

- Watercolour paper, no lighter that 180gsm (the heavier the better!)

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