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Sketches from Nature

with artist & tutor Leo du Feu Thursdays 10.30am - 1pm

  • Starts 18 Jan 2024
  • 310 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Available spots

Service Description

If you are inspired by your natural surrounding environment, and would like to study this further through immersive drawing, this is the course for you. This is an opportunity to draw and paint alongside nature and conservation artist and enthusiast Leo du Feu. Objects and images will be provided to work from each week and you are also welcome to bring along your own. (Leo would love to see your collections of skulls, shells, stones and the like!). You are also welcome to bring your own nature sketchbooks to show and discuss with Leo and to work from in the class. We will be based in the rear studio with its lovely garden view and students will also be encouraged (but not forced!) to go out into the garden to sketch the plants, trees and even wildlife we find there. There will be the opportunity to try working in all sorts of media - pencil, pen, pastel, ink, watercolour to best supoort your drawings... We will be inspired by Leo's own work and by the works of lots of other landscape, nature and wildlife artists. Leo will offer demonstrations and chats to the whole group. There will also be a lot of opportunity for self-guided working with Leo going round offering one-to-one advice and demos, he will support you in drawing technique to best convey the life of the subject you are trying to capture. Image credits: 1)'Torry dolphins 2' - Leo du Feu 2) 'Torry Dolphins 3' - Leo du Feu 3) 'Great Spotted Woodpecker' - Leo du Feu 4) 'Goosander' - Leo du Feu 5) 'Loch Arklet, New Years Eve' - Leo du Feu 6) 'Scotland By Rail, Aviemore, Rothiemurchus Forest' - Leo du Feu 7) ' Longhaven cliffs' - Leo du Feu 8) 'from Aberdour, looking to Edinburgh' - Leo du Feu 9) 'Linlithgow Loch - coot, goosander, pochard, tufted' - Leo du Feu 10) Picture of Leo

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We will provide a 50% refund if you give written advance notice up to 30 days before the course start date. 0% refund 30 days before a course starts. 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 Additionally, 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 circumstance

Contact Details

  • 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971

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