Weekend Workshops

Leith School of Art seeks to provide a welcoming, dynamic place to learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting or develop skills in areas such as jewellery making, printmaking and artists’ books. Workshops can be taken in combination with each other to build up a course of study over a year.

Our Weekend Workshops offer students the opportunity to develop their interest in art and design, benefiting from our tutors’ depth of knowledge and passion for their subject. All of our tutors are practising artists and craftspeople, who will work with you individually and as part of a group, providing practical instruction and encouragement. Our workshop fees include all the necessary materials, which will be laid out for you at the beginning of the class. This helps you to make the most of your time at the School and means there are no additional costs. All of our workshops take place in studios at 25 North Junction Street (NJS Campus).

All of our 2019/20 Weekend Workshops are available to view and book online. You can also book in person and over the phone.

Drawing for Beginners

with Val Mclean
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 1: Autumn, 5 Oct 2019 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Jewellery: Silver Stacking Rings

with Jenny Deans
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 1: Autumn, 5 Oct 2019 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Colour Relief Printing: An Introduction to Linocut

with Jo Richardson
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 1: Autumn, 12 Oct 2019 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Dynamic Chalk Pastel: Exploring Space

with Dominic McIvor
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 1: Autumn, 12 Oct 2019 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Advanced Monotype Printmaking

with Nick Devison
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 1: Autumn, 26 Oct 2019 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Exploring Mixed Media Collage

with Catherine Sargeant
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 1: Autumn, 26 Oct 2019 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

The Altered Book

with Susie Wilson
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 1: Autumn, 2 Nov 2019 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Wire is a Mobile Ink Line: Drawing with Wire and Ink

with Brigid Collins
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 1: Autumn, 2 Nov 2019 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Observing the Large-Scale Head in Mixed Media

with Kenneth Le Riche
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 1: Autumn, 9 Nov 2019 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Young Artists' Autumn Workshop for 9-12 year olds

with Fiona McWilliam
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 1: Autumn, 9 Nov 2019 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Colour Theory: Getting to Grips with Colour in Oil Painting

with Ginny Elston
Sat & Sun, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 1: Autumn, 16 Nov - 17 Nov 2019 North Junction St. Campus £150.00 Places Available

Feast

with Jacqueline Watt
Sat & Sun, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 1: Autumn, 16 Nov - 17 Nov 2019 North Junction St. Campus £150.00 Places Available

Expressive Life Drawing

with Alan McGowan
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 2: Spring, 1 Feb 2020 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Re-imagined Places: Mixed Media Landscapes

with Catherine Sargeant
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 2: Spring, 1 Feb 2020 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Oil Painting for Beginners

with Val Mclean
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 2: Spring, 22 Feb 2020 North Junction St. Campus £0 Places Available

Surface Impressions: Textured Still Life

with Jill Boualaxai
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 2: Spring, 22 Feb 2020 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

The Poetry of the Everyday: Making Meaning Out of the 'Mundane'

with Brigid Collins
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 2: Spring, 29 Feb 2020 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Young Artists' Spring Workshop for 9-12 year olds

with Fiona McWilliam
Saturday, 1:00pm – 1:00pm Term 2: Spring, 29 Feb 2020 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Essence of the Pose: Expressive Approaches to Figure Painting

with Rachael Rebus
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 2: Spring, 7 Mar 2020 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Jewellery: Incorporating Pearls

with Jenny Deans
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 2: Spring, 7 Mar 2020 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Drawing & Painting as Meditation

with Andrew Paterson
Sat & Sun, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 2: Spring, 14 Mar - 15 Mar 2020 North Junction St. Campus £150.00 Places Available

Plants & Herbariums: Nature and the Artist's Book

with Susie Wilson
Sat & Sun, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 2: Spring, 14 Mar - 15 Mar 2020 North Junction St. Campus £150.00 Places Available

Playful Images: Graphic Marks and Illustrations

with Jonathon Place
Saturday, 1:15pm – 1:15pm Term 2: Spring, 21 Mar 2020 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

The Colourfully Clothed Figure

with Kenneth Le Riche
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 2: Spring, 21 Mar 2020 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Drypoint Etching: The Human Form

with Susie Wilson
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 3: Summer, 16 May 2020 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Personal Pathways: The Sketchbook as a Tool for Visual Research

with Ginny Elston
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 3: Summer, 16 May 2020 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Capturing the Object: Experimental Approaches to Drawing

with Kittie Jones
Sat & Sun, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 3: Summer, 30 May - 31 May 2020 North Junction St. Campus £150.00 Places Available

Collagraph & Carborundum Printmaking: Landscape and Memory

with Nick Devison
Sat & Sun, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 3: Summer, 30 May - 31 May 2020 North Junction St. Campus £150.00 Places Available

Jewellery: Cuttlefish Casting

with Simone Nolden
Saturday, 9:30am – 5:30pm Term 3: Summer, 6 Jun 2020 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Young Artists' Summer Workshop for 9-12 year olds

with Fiona McWilliam
Sat & Sat, 1:45pm – 1:45pm Term 3: Summer, 6 Jun - 6 Jul 2019 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Life Drawing in Chalk Pastel

with Kenneth Le Riche
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 3: Summer, 13 Jun 2020 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available

Trace & Time: Cyanotype Printmaking

with Jo Richardson
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm Term 3: Summer, 13 Jun 2020 North Junction St. Campus £85.00 Places Available