Short Courses

Drawing and Painting

Explore drawing and painting techniques, how to design and plan content and mood, whether working from the figure, locations or developing more personal ideas.

Courses marked as (credit) are open to all, however participants will be required to matriculate as a student at the University of Edinburgh as part of the registration process for these courses. Guidance on this process will be provided. Find out more about studying for credit here.

Please note that from September 2017, bookings for non-credit courses will close 8 days before a course start date. Bookings for credit courses will close 15 days before a course start date.

 

Term 1 Courses (Starting September 2017)

Daytime

Life Drawing: Exploring Line and Tone (Credit) 
Creating Images (Credit) 
Landscape Painting: The Cityscape (Credit) 
The Dynamics of Landscape: Movement and Change (Credit) 
Contemporary Watercolours: An Introduction (Credit) 
Drawing Practices: Experimenting with Materials (Credit)
Self-Directed Practice: Developing a Language (Credit)
A Visual and Sensory Response to the City (Credit) 
Introduction to Painting Media 
The Artists’ Toolbox: Composing with Chalks and Charcoals 
Beginners' Drawing 
Introduction to Coastal Drawing & Painting 
Large Scale Painting 
The Sunday Draw 
Introduction to Using a Sketchbook (October Start Date)
The Artists’ Toolbox: Impasto Painting (October Start Date)
Introduction to Colour Theory (November Start Date)

Evening

Abstract Painting: Representation to Abstraction (Credit) 
Mixed Media: Exploring Materials and Processes (Credit) 
Beginners' Portraiture 
Beginners' Life Drawing 
Introduction to Using a Sketchbook (November Start Date)
Introduction to Colour Theory (November Start Date)

Term 2 Courses - (Starting January 2018)

Daytime

Life Drawing: The Hidden Structure (Credit)
Images and Ideas (Credit)
Landscape Painting: An Introduction (Credit)
Developing a Sketchbook (Credit)
Contemporary Watercolours: Expressive Approaches (Credit)
Art History in Action: A Sense of Place (Credit)
Drawing Practices: Contemporary Approaches (Credit)
The Artists’ Toolbox: Drawing with Ink Lines and Wash
Beginners' Painting
Large Scale Drawing
The Sunday Draw
The Artists’ Toolbox: Show and Tell (February Start Date)
Introduction to Using a Sketchbook (February Start Date)

Evening

Abstract Painting: Exploring Processes (Credit)
Portraiture: Developing a Personal Approach (Credit)
Mixed Media: Unconventional Approaches (Credit)
Foundation Drawing (Credit)

Term 3 Courses - (Starting April 2018)

Daytime

Creating Images (Credit)
Landscape Painting: A Sense of Place (Credit)
The Dynamics of the Natural World: Patterns of Animal Locomotion (Credit)
Contemporary Watercolours: Exploring Possibilities (Credit)
Art and Environment (Credit)
Painting Pictures: Changing Scale (Credit)
Large Scale Drawing
Coastal Drawing and Painting
The Artists’ Toolbox: Drawing from Improvisation
Beginners' Life Drawing
Introduction to Colour Theory
From the Canvas to Screen
The Sunday Draw
Introduction to Using a Sketchbook (May Start Date)
Large Scale Painting (May Start Date)
The Artists’ Toolbox: Composing with Chalks and Charcoal (May Start Date)
Introduction to Coastal Drawing and Painting (Weekend - Sat 9th and Sun 10th June 2018)

Evening

Abstract Painting: Developing a Personal Expression (Credit)
Life Drawing: Light and Proportion (Credit)
Mixed Media: The Figure, Still-Life and Location (Credit)
Foundation Painting (Credit)