A leading Scottish Art School in Edinburgh

As one of Scotland's leading independent art schools, Leith School of Art in Edinburgh offers a unique range of courses. With our excellent staff to student ratios and high quality teaching, the School is an exceptional place to learn whether you are an established artist or a complete beginner.

Our independent status allows us considerable freedom in how we deliver our teaching. The School seeks to create an intimate and supportive environment for studying art and design, and our small scale offers a unique opportunity to work closely with each individual to develop their artistic ability.

Leith School of Art has been successful in gaining Educational Oversight from Education Scotland.  You can review the full report here

Drawing & Painting the Figure

This class will explore the nude figure in depth, as well as portraiture and the draped figure.

Word, Image & the Book

Explore the exciting relationships that are to be found between words and image, and the book as object.

Trustees Sought

We are seeking new Trustees to serve on the Board of Leith School of Art!

Final prints remaining!

'Persevere' (2016) by Jenny Martin

Limited edition of 50

Term Dates


Monday 4 September 2017 – Saturday 9 December 2017
Half Term: 16 October 2017 – 21 October 2017
Exhibition week: 11- 16 December 2017 

Monday 8 January 2018 – Saturday 31 March 2018
No half term

Monday 16 April 2018 – Saturday 16 June 2018
No half term
Exhibition week:  18 - 23 June 2018


funding & fees

Learn more about the fees for our Year-long Courses and how to apply for an Assisted Place.

getting here

Leith School of Art’s two campuses are located on the north side of Edinburgh.

Educational Oversight for Leith School of Art!
11 October 2016