Looking Through Their Eyes

with artist and tutor Helen Jackson Thursdays from 10am - 4pm

  • Starts 22 Sept
  • 425 British pounds
  • Beaverhall Artists Studios

Available spots


Service Description

Looking Through Their Eyes – Still Life One of the best ways to learn what one likes or doesn’t like when starting out as an artist, or even an experienced one, is to look at the work of other artists and ‘trying it on for size’. By doing this we not only learn about how others see and interpret the world around them, we also start to understand ourselves better; what is important to us about art.... Is it colour? Is it subject matter? Is it the joy of making decorative art? Is it technique and application? Is it composition? Does bold impact appeal to us or is a subtle approach more to our taste? And most importantly, what would we like to add to our own growing artist’s toolkit of techniques? Answering these questions is exactly what this course is designed to explore whilst at the same time providing a solid platform on which to practise both drawing and painting in a relaxed atmosphere. The format is 5 two-week projects looking at both Scottish and International artists, from Alberto Morrocco to Morandi. During the first week of any given project and artist we will have a slide show looking at their drawings and paintings in order to better understand their personal methods and materials, their aim and ideas behind their painting and how they put it into practise. Working from a still life set up in the studio the student will create a body of drawings, both large and small, using a variety of different media; from pencil, charcoal, ink and wash, and pastels. Exploring the still life with the artist’s ideas in mind, the goal is to take a deep dive into how best to express this and to come up with a pleasing composition from which to work in the subsequent week. In the second week of the project the aim is to produce an acrylic painting borrowing the style of that artist. A group discussion at the end of the day will give everyone the opportunity to share what they have learned during the process. Materials List TO BE CONFIRMED (Students are asked to bring their own materials to class)


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 info@edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk. 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

  • 27 Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971

    info@edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk