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Sketching en Plein Air

Starts Tuesday 23 April, 10 - 12.30pm


Class Details

Sketchbooks at the ready we are going outside with artist and tutor Tess Glen. Learn to use all your senses to capture the mood of the environment around you in loose scribbles and energy filled sketches. Build confidence, create a book full of memories and a fully developed artwork while finding the joy in this addictive practice. Tess is a painter who works from life in a spontaneous and playful way. She depicts humorous and dramatic scenes influenced by her surroundings and by literature. Drawing is always the starting point for Tess and she loves sharing different approaches in her teaching. Tess completed the Postgraduate programme at the Royal Drawing School in London and has a BA in Painting from Edinburgh College of Art. She also teaches on the Young Artist Programme at The Royal Drawing School. In this 8 week course we will making the most of the weather and local area come rain or shine. Kit, comfort and how to deal with any self-conscious worries about drawing in public will be covered before taking to the local area to practice. There will be an opportunity to try out an assortment of materials and techniques and to develop a sketch into a finished piece in the studio. Landscape, urban and figurative sketching will be covered in variety of locations near the Craiglockhart studio, in the city centre, and Craiglockhart Hill. This course is the perfect way to combine a love of mark making with a love of the outdoors and good company. All materials supplied and levels welcome and encouraged. Taster classes may be available or you can come along on a "pay as you go" basis for £26/class if the class isn't full.

  • Starts 23 Apr
  • 192 British pounds

Available spots


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

We hope to avoid cancelling classes or workshops whenever possible but sometimes life happens and it's unavoidable. When we have cancelled you will be offered either a refund or the opportunity to transfer your booking to another class/time. We can't offer refunds if you can't make it to a class or workshop but if there are places available on another day we will do our best to fit you in. If you cancel 14 days or more before an event we will refund you if we are able to re-sell your place(s).


Contact Details

  • Birchwood Art Studio, Ashley Terrace, Edinburgh, UK

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