School’s Out

Here’s a few more photos of some of the lovely work developed during Studio Practice this week.  If anyone would like to join us weekly for Studio Practice on Fridays starting 15 September, we’ve had a cancellation and we have one space available. You can book here


Sketching at Leith Docks

We have been lucky with the weather today for our day out filing out sketchbooks…

Do you have you sketchbooks full of drawings but not sure about processes to develop them into more sustained work? Why not join us, Matt and Jill, for the whole of next week and learn how to work from your own sketches and ideas in a studio setting. Be more artist! More information here

Studio Practice

Just a wee update that Studio Practice is now fully booked for the coming autumn term. If you’ve missed out you might be pleased to know that we also run a Studio Practice Summer School.

Join us in the studio from the 31 July until 4 August for a summer school where you set the agenda.  Each student will be given space to develop their own practice under the guidance of experienced tutors and artists Jill Martin Boualaxai and Matthew Storstein  

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Human Shapes

Jill Boualaxai is be running a mini life drawing workshop from 10 – 12.30, Sunday 16 July.  The workshop will equip you with new approaches to draw more accurately from the human form.   Our model will take up a range of enclosed ‘bundled shape’ poses and you will be instructed through a series of drawing exercises, which encourage you to simplify and consider the figure as one abstract shape or series of interlocking shapes.

By challenging yourself to see differently and consider the figure as a whole you will naturally find the proportions of the figure without the need for tedious measuring techniques.

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After the tutored session you could then  stay on and try out your new skills at Sunday Life Drawing Club



Drawing Days Out

Jill & Matt will be running a number of Sketching Days throughout the year, locations will be both inside and out. Next couple of dates for the diary are:

Friday 23 June @Calton Hill  
Saturday 22 July @Leith Docks

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Some cheery inspiration on a gloomy Monday morning… a few of Kate Hajduckas’  beautiful drawings from her sketchbook.

Matthew Storstein and Jill M Boualaxai will be out and about the city for sketching days next month…. why not join us?