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Still Life Drawing & Painting (8-12)

with artist & tutor Phoebe Dingwall Tuesdays 4.30 - 6pm

  • Started 16 Apr
  • 185 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Service Description

Over a period of 10 classes, children will learn how to make observational drawings & paintings using a variety of different art materials and techniques. Children will think about a variety of different ways to draw and paint what they see, and hopefully make some lovely vibrant artwork to bring home to their parents! Phoebe will inform the children how artists have used different mediums such as Seurat with his use of Conte crayon or how Vincent Van Gogh used pen and ink. Children will explore colour mixing, and how to think about complementary colours. You will also learn how to create shiny surfaces. These classes are learning to draw and paint in a fun environment 1.The first class would be using different B pencils and a putty rubber. We will be looking at light sources, putting on a mass of pencil and rubbing out. We will be painting still lives of toys. 2. In this class we will draw musical instruments using charcoal thinking about line and mass 3. This class will be using pen and ink, to paint still lives of leaves details up close 4. Textures material and different motifs, using acrylic paint 5. Shells, drift wood and sea weed using Pen and watercolour 6. Shiny surfaces forks and spoons, jewellery using acrylic paint 7. Shoes on coloured paper Conte crayons 8. Monotype printing 9. Transparency glasses using wax crayons and water based paint 10. This class we will be using pastels in a mixed group still life of several objects, plants and materials here we will be using watercolour and pencils. All materials are provided. Phoebe Dingwall was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. After having had been accepted to read fine art at Oxford University (Balliol college) where she attended the Ruskin school of fine art and drawing. Prior to this Phoebe spent a year studying at the Art College of Aix en Provence, France. While in the final year at Oxford, Phoebe applied to the Royal Academy of Arts, London, to do a postgraduate degree, where she received a master of Fine Arts. After the Royal Academy of Arts, Phoebe received a French government scholarship to study at the Ecole des Beaux-arts, Paris, France, where she was accepted into the studio of Henri Cueco. Phoebe received a first class degree with honours given by the jury Catherine Millet, Claude Viallat, Shirley Jaffe and Henri Cueco. Phoebe has spent years tutoring adults & children and this year 2024 we welcome her back home, to The Edinburgh Drawing School.

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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