Short Courses

Art & Design

We offer a wide variety of daytime and evening art and design short courses. Browse our courses by subject area below to view the courses that we have on offer throughout the summer.

Spring Courses

Drawing and Painting
Introduction to Using a Sketchbook
Introduction to Painting Media
Creative Rings and Bangles
Printmaking and Paper
Printmaking Introductions: Lino
Introduction to World Textiles


Summer Courses

Digital Media

How to Make GIF Animations

Smart Phone Short Film

Drawing and Painting

Classical Art, Traditional Practices

Walking in the City: Contemporary Flânerie

Introduction to Drawing and Painting Perspective

Art History in Practice: Bridget Riley, Op art and Abstraction

Explorations in Watercolour, Gouache and Ink

Introduction to Coastal Drawing and Painting

Festival Insights: Drawing Street Theatre

Jewellery and Silversmithing

Introduction to Jewellery


Introduction to Digital Landscape Photography

Pinhole Photography

Street Photography

Introduction to Filmmaking
Printmaking and Paper

Printmaking Taster Workshop: Collagraph

Printmaking Taster Workshop: Drypoint

Printmaking Taster Workshop: Relief

Visual Communication

Developing Children’s Picture Books

​Also available:

Mentoring Programme


Important Information

Courses will close for booking 8 days before the course start date. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!

For enquiries about the content of the courses in this subject area, please contact the Course Organiser - Oliver Reed -

For all general enquiries, please contact us on 0131 650 4400 or