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Teens Drawing: Organic Form (12 - 17)

with artist & tutor Betsey Kilpatrick Thursdays 6-8pm

  • Started 18 Apr
  • 220 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Service Description

Join artist and tutor Betsey Kilpatrick as she delivers a 10 week course inspired by the beautiful organic forms of our natural world. Each week, students will study different objects such as shells and leaves, as vehicles to explore the quality of their drawing, and develop skills in line, edge, transitions, background, foreground and how objects are placed within space. Betsey has a lot of experience mentoring many in after school clubs and holiday organisations. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, painting peaceful and also vibrant works where the brushwork is evident or muted. Betsey this year in 2024 delves more into her own artistic practise outside of work, and after working for EDS so much in 2023 we are delighted she still can come over to give us her class: Organic Form. A summary of the course is listed below: All materials provided Week 1: 18th April Drawing exercises, methods of modeling and shading. Week 2: 25th April Light and dark week one: drawing a still life focusing on light and shadow, identifying the source of light. Week 3: 2nd May Week 2 light and dark: Chiaroscuro drawing, looking closely at the work of Carravaggio and his use of Chiaroscuro. Week 4: 9th May Drawing nature and shapes in movement, techniques for drawing trees with movement in the wind, looking at Van Gogh for inspiration. Week 5: 16th May Self portraits from life, using mirrors on easels. Week 6: 23rd May Observational drawings of skulls, looking at some famous artists who have drawn/painted skulls. Using pencils the class will be looking closely at the contrasts of light and dark shading and details. Week 7: 30th May Drawing space. Looking at how to use space to create landscapes/cityscapes. Week 8: 6th June Colour week: A Still life table display of flowers, looking at traditional drawings skills of light and shading to create form but with coloured pencils and looking at coloured tonal qualities. Week 9: 13th June Fluid drawing week: drawing with Chinese ink to create gestural quick pictures. Week 10: 20th June Drawing from your favourite artwork or drawing from a favourite personal memory/photograph.

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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