Guided by our artist tutors, students on the Foundation Course build up a specialised portfolio for application to higher education art schools and colleges in the UK and internationally.
For those who want to advance their knowledge, skill and application of painting. Practicing artists can challenge their current artistic position and newer students will develop the confidence to produce ambitious work.
Drawing is the foundation of art. It informs the artist’s mind, brings rigour to observation and underpins work in any discipline. It can be used for many purposes: to inform, to explore ideas, to record or for its own sake.
This new year-long course is designed to help you explore how children’s books work, and to give you practical tips and ideas to help you develop your own story and to realise it in book form.
With an emphasis on enquiry and experimentation, the Contemporary Art Practice (CAP) course encourages students to consider new possibilities in making art, beyond disciplinary boundaries.
Constantly reinvented, the human figure has been studied by artists for centuries. The Figure course provides a dynamic environment for students to develop and portray their personal vision of the figure.
Edinburgh and its surroundings is the inspiration for this course; its unique light, transient weather and dramatic topography offering the artist many options for expressing a personal view of the landscape.
Starting in September 2022 LSA has launched an Artists Mentoring Course.
The One Day Painting Course provides a unique opportunity for anyone wishing to spend one day a week over an academic year refining their artistic skills through an intensive programme of teaching.
Printmaking provides an ideal method of creating new and visually exciting images and offers the artist fresh and often unexpected creative outcomes.
Leith School of Art’s Structured Graduate Residencies offers a unique opportunity to study full-time within an established Art School, advance your practice from undergraduate study and develop a substantial body of new work.
Christian icon-painting is currently enjoying a revival in western churches as well as the Orthodox Church. Students on this introductory course will use egg tempera to create an icon painting, working from an existing portrait-icon of their own choice and using traditional techniques.Learn More