About Us

leith school of art

Leith School of Art is a college where everyone is welcome to come and study art. Our tailored approach to teaching means we offer something to suit each person who comes to us.  From full-time, year-long courses to short courses and workshops that last just a few hours and offer a taste of what it is like to work in an art school environment, we have something that will appeal to everyone across a wide range of subjects. As a charity, we offer financial assistance and a nurturing environment to our students. We believe that everybody has a creative side and we delight in helping people find, develop and enjoy their creative gifts.

There are many things about Leith School of Art that are unique. We offer something special to everyone who comes to us and we take pride in our reputation for offering high quality art education for all.

AIMS

Leith School of Art aims to be one of the UK’s most inspiring and leading providers of pre- and post-university art education. Our students come first and we aspire to meet and exceed their expectations. 

VISIT

Leith School of Art is located across two sites on the north side of Edinburgh.

ETHOS

Leith School of Art offers a friendly and welcoming ethos. With a conviction that everyone can benefit from good teaching, whether they are a beginner or practising artist, our nurturing approach to teaching allows students to get the best out of the courses they choose, and to produce work they are proud of. 

History

Leith School of Art was set up in 1988 by two art teachers, Mark and Lottie Cheverton. Their aim was to establish a supportive, community learning environment for art students.

people

Find out more about the staff at Leith School of Art.

Facilities

The School has two campuses, with a wide range of facilities and equipment to support all our courses.

Downloads

Links to downloadable documents can be found here.

Leith School of Art is a college where everyone is welcome to come and study art. Our tailored approach to teaching means we offer something to suit each person who comes to us.  From full-time, year-long courses to short courses and workshops that last just a few hours and offer a taste of what it is like to work in an art school environment, we have something that will appeal to everyone across a wide range of subjects. As a charity, we offer financial assistance and a nurturing environment to our students. We believe that everybody has a creative side and we delight in helping people find, develop and enjoy their creative gifts.

There are many things about Leith School of Art that are unique. We offer something special to everyone who comes to us and we take pride in our reputation for offering high quality art education for all.