Beginners Drawing Online

with artist and tutor Graeme Swanson Tuesdays from 1pm

  • Starts 20 Sept
  • 225 British pounds
  • Online

Available spots

Service Description

This ten week course is designed for adults who want to reconnect with their hidden talent! Drawing is fun and ‘mistakes’ are encouraged! With individual and group tuition, support and tutor demonstrations, these will be available by zoom, email & WhatsApp. We will start with basics , exploring various drawing techniques, mark making, developing personal styles and creative process from simple sketches, to creative compositions, definitive detail or abstraction. You will be encouraged to embrace a range of approaches using various drawing materials and working on different paper surfaces. You can incorporate annotation, shapes, form and create textures while experimenting with various techniques and using a diverse range of media to build a portfolio of exciting drawings Included in this course are an introduction to scale, proportion, perspective, composition, line and tone , sketching and observation techniques. Materials: - We will be working initially with pencils and these will be used throughout the course so we recommend a set of drawing pencils (these come in different leads e.g.HB, H, 4B etc) - Cartridge paper (A3 cartridge pad is ideal) - Charcoal (these come in various forms from traditional willow sticks; to soft pastel or compressed) - Putty rubber / Eraser - Masking tape can be used to affix individual sheets of paper to a drawing board - (unperfumed) hairspray works effectively as a fixative spray to stop drawings from smudging Please note that this is an online course.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We will provide a refund if you give written advance notice up to 14 days before the course start date. Please note there is an administration fee of £5 payable in respect of such refunds to cover payment processing fees. You will need to inform a member of administration staff in writing by emailing EDS at Please note, if you withdraw for any reason after the course has started you will not be entitled to a refund. We are a small business and we depend on every booking to ensure that classes can go ahead. If a student is unable to attend a class due to illness, then EDS must be informed immediately so that the tutor can be notified. If you are missing a class because you suspect that you have developed Covid-19, please let us know immediately so that we can alert fellow student and tutors. Non-attendance of classes/workshops does not automatically mean a refund, however EDS will assess the circumstances with fair and reasonable consideration.

Contact Details

+ 0131 556 0971

13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK