with artist and tutor Selina Wilson

Thursdays from 1.30pm - 4.00pm

8 Weeks

from Thursday 8th October

to Thursday 26th November

13 Great King Street, EH3 6QW


Students will be shown how to simplify the portrait using various techniques , encouraging confident mark making. We will be using charcoal, later in the course there will be the opportunity to use other mediums such as pastel if you wish. We will explore drawing tools and mark making, using charcoal in a painterly fashion to create some exciting, expressive portraits.
You will be shown how to best achieve a likeness as well as making some of your own simple drawing tools to experiment with!



  • Willow charcoal size medium 

  • Charcoal pencil ,medium 

  • White chalk pastel and /or a white pastel pencil

  • Kneadable eraser, grey

  • Blending stump (we can make our own with tissue roll)  

  • White/toned pastel/cartridge paper or Norfolk paper 150g (A2)

  • Please bring a spare stick of willow charcoal, a black sock and a rubber band if you would like to try something new! (We will be making a charcoal pouch)

  • Bring a hand held mirror (for example an old make up one) 

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

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.

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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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