Look & Draw Workshops

Look & Draw Workshops


We would like to give you the exciting opportunity to get involved in the ‘Eyemouth Art Trail’.
This is a permanent local tourist attraction with great family appeal, bringing visitors and business to the area. The organisation plan several developments over the coming years, including upgraded signage, new exhibitions, Eyemouth Art Festival and new permanent installations. Great stuff!
Sculpture, Decorative Follies, Beautiful touching Monuments, Architecture, Engravings, Paintings, Decorative Details from Real Life, Historical Artefacts, Optical Illusions and Wonderful Views. The Eyemouth Art Trail is planning to grow and become a real asset to the local community. You can get involved in several ways and will receive real benefits from this association. We are currently building links with local community organisations and businesses. If you can assist in any way with advice and support please get in touch. Dave on 07544 848 559
Fab way to spend a Sunday evening - lino cutting and printing Christmas cards. Some of the folk were really talented but I was happy with a bit of plagiarising 😊.

At look and Draw we run a year round program of exciting and innovative art classes and workshops.

Operating as usual

Photos from Look & Draw Workshops's post 26/09/2023

Consider the figure as a whole by seeing and drawing the model as one abstract shape. Week one of our tutored life drawing course will introduce you to ways of simplifying the human figure in drawing. By seeing the models pose as a flattened abstract shape which we then find smaller and negative shapes within, we will find the proportions in our drawings with a little more ease.

Find out more!!! Class begins Thursday 28 September. BOOK through link below https://www.facebook.com/events/693226266181079

Photos from Look & Draw Workshops's post 25/09/2023

‘Gestures as they are experienced when looking at drawings, are actions which are
registered and suspended in time.' - Avis Newman

I will be running a block of life drawing classes beginning this coming Thursday 28 September. Working from the life model in the studio this 6 week block will enable you to develop your drawing skills and your own unique language of marks through experimentation with different techniques and drawing media. These sessions will cover the basics of drawing: line, tone, gesture, form and you will gain confidence in working with wet and dry materials from charcoals and graphite to ink and brushes.

Book through Facebook event here:

Attached images are a selection of gesture drawings from previous students.

Life Drawing this week 25/09/2023

Life Drawing this week -

Life Drawing this week Sunday Life Drawing Club *Concession tickets available at £12 + bf for those on lower income. Use code: Saver when checking out on Eventbrite. Due to number limitations in the space, there are only 3 spaces available at this price so please only use if you need


Sunday Life Drawing is a friendly and informal untutored life class which runs in Dalry on Sunday afternoons. We will be scheduling classes until the end of November on select Sundays. Keep an eye on the events to check which dates. Next session runs on 24 September and you can find out more information and book through the Facebook event below.


Photos from Look & Draw Workshops's post 11/09/2023

We have a full house of students for Studio Practice which runs all day on Fridays and is aimed at individuals continuing their art practice with input from tutors Jill Martin Boualaxai & Matthew Mclaren Storstein. This will be our final term Artists' Studios, Dalry, Edinburgh and wanted to share some of the amazing and diverse work which happens in the studio.

We will be sad to leave our basement but thankful to The Heart of Newhaven for the opportunity to move our Friday community to a new bright top floor space in the new year.

Photos from Look & Draw Workshops's post 06/09/2023

Do you want to improve your drawing?

The human body is a complex object which allows us as the ’drawer’ to learn a variety of essential techniques in rendering an image. Observing and interpreting the the complexities of the the human body echoes almost every form of curve, line, and subtle undulation found in nature.

Join me for a 6 week session exploring the human form where we will explore: line, tone, form, gesture and shape in bite sized lessons.



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Dear Drawers,

Look and Draw has been running classes from our beloved basement studio Wasps Artists' Studios, Dalry, Edinburgh for over 10 years, but sadly all good things must come to an end. Our studio will be closing the doors for the last time later this year. Because of uncertainty around the building remaining open beyond August, our Autumn 2023 programme of studio classes is on hold. We will still be our running our monthly life drawing session at The Safari Lounge! Please do keep an eye on the events section in case anything changes and we are allowed a final farewell term at West Park Place.

But as one door closes another opens and I am excited to announce that we have a found a new studio home at The Heart of Newhaven. I am looking forward to building a flourishing art community in this space which will be up and running by January 2024. The new space will allow Look and Draw to expand its current programme, providing much needed opportunities for artists to lead workshops, talks and events.

In the mean while and before we leave Dalry, there are still a few dates in the diary this summer and I would love to see some old and new faces in the studio before we depart to new beginnings.

Studio Practice, 31 July - 3 August, 10 - 4 pm
Studio practice invites individuals whom are already creating their own work to develop and expand their practice under the guidance of experienced tutors and practicing artists, Jill M Boualaxai & Matthew Storstein.

Sunday Life Drawing sessions will also continue to run on some Sundays until the end of August. You can book the July sessions below:

16 July https://www.facebook.com/events/942592507065743
23 July https://www.facebook.com/events/1167861717488783

Thank you for ongoing support over the years. If I don't see you in Dalry then I look welcoming you to our home in the new year.

Photos from The Yellow House Art Classes's post 10/07/2023

For all you Aberfeldy folk. See what's happening other at The Yellow House Art Classes

Photos from Look & Draw Workshops's post 12/05/2023
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Help raise awareness of our studios closure. Please sign and share our petition in the link below. Many thanks

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My latest drawing and my just brother asked me.. 'is it a cake or a henge?' haha. Well both obviously!

Reconstruct drawing

Photos from Look & Draw Workshops's post 18/04/2023

The final week of the 'Life into the Figure' course we used strong contrasts between light and dark in our drawings. In art this is know as Chiaroscuro. I was very excited that Belle the dog made an appearance in some of the drawings.

Photos from Look & Draw Workshops's post 11/03/2023

Some photos from the wonderful session we had on Thursday with model Nicolette Kitney. These drawings took between 1 and 7 minutes in the making! Join us for Sunday life drawing tomorrow and you can practice your own gesture drawings. Book through the Facebook event here... https://www.facebook.com/events/1289073812032768

Visual Art - Hidden Door 08/03/2023

Visual Art - Hidden Door In addition to 20+ visual art graduates exhibiting at Hidden Door 2021, we have also commissioned a number of established artists to create work that will be dotted around the festival site for you to explore and discover.

Photos from Look & Draw Workshops's post 04/03/2023

As some of you may have heard our building is at risk of closure so let's get the most out of this unique space to draw in the city before it goes.

Sunday life drawing runs weekly 1 - 4pm, Come and join us in Dalry for life drawing tomorrow afternoon where we will be joined by the lovely Nicolette Kitney as our model.

Book through Facebook event here:
htSunday Life Drawing Club 5 MarchOr check our events page to book future sessions:


Look and Draw's home near Haymarket is at risk of being sold for development. This is really sad as I have been based here for 10 years and worked hard to build a community and footfall of students in the area. I have a possible new venue but it is in Newhaven.

Question: Would folk find a venue in Newhaven just a bit too far? Please post messages below... this would be helpful in getting a sense of the risks involved in moving to a new area of town.

HISTORY SHAPER FUND 2023 | Shape History launches £10,000 fund for young creatives - Shape History 21/02/2023

History Shaper Fund will support young people who are using creativity to tackle social impact issues in the UK and/or around the world.

We are inviting applications from any young person in the UK aged 18 to 25 who has a new and innovative concept to address anything from human rights to climate justice, health equity or social mobility. One winner, judged to be the most creative, effective and inclusive will be chosen to receive the full £10,000.

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Hive mind of Facebook… It looks very likely they I may loose my studio and teaching space in Dalry. Do any folk know of spaces to rent where classes could run? Or any spaces that could potentially be a studio and teaching space?I am making a list of possible options to try and danger manage the situation. Any suggestions gratefully accepted x

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