All of our tutors are practising artists and experienced teachers, working alongside individual students to help them learn new skills, consolidate their learning and produce high quality work by putting into practice what they have learned.
Our small scale offers us a unique opportunity to get to know our students well, to understand their needs and goals, and to work closely with each individual to develop their artistic ability.
As an independent art school we have considerable freedom in how we deliver teaching; we are able to keep class sizes small and we have good staff/student ratios. Student teaching hours are high, with all studio time being tutored. This means that students and staff can engage closely in the learning process, making good progress within a supportive learning environment. Our teaching is structured carefully and we provide all art materials for projects so that students get the most out of their time in the studio.
We believe in creating an artistic community which will enrich the lives of all who encounter it. Our charitable work breaks down barriers to art education and is testament to our belief in inclusivity. We welcome those who come to the School, and believe that everyone has something to give and something to gain from being a part of Leith School of Art.