Hello all art students,

 

I very much hope you and your loved ones are keeping well. I wanted to touch base with you as we begin to have hope for better times and freedom as the vaccine rolls out. 

 

I thought I would offer an art class update. 

 

Of course, face-to-face classes still remain difficult to offer and commence at this time. Nonetheless, many art tutors continue to keep busy adapting and developing a selection of courses to be delivered online. 

 

The University of Edinburgh's Centre for Open Learning (COL) has many such converted short courses open for booking now. The courses I have tutored so far online have received good reviews - thankfully.  Online teaching was a first for me, so I was very pleased to discover it was possible and fun to create a virtual space for group interaction and stimulation. 

 

This term, I have adapted the Foundation Drawing course for online delivery which starts on the 13th of April running for ten weeks. This will cover the fundamentals of drawing and aims to give the essentials necessary for developing any creative project. The bookings for this course close this coming Tuesday 6th April. Apologies for the late notice. Please click the following link to view course details and booking information and/or forward it to anyone you know who might be interested, thank you:

 

https://www.course-bookings.lifelong.ed.ac.uk/courses/DP/drawing-and-painting/DP217/foundation-drawing-online/

 

 

Do check the City of Edinburgh Council website for their online course details too:

 

https://www.joininedinburgh.org/

 

I have two five-week courses there: Beginners Drawing and Beginners Painting.

 

We would all rather be seeing you again in person, but hope the courses on offer will be an inspiring compromise. I certainly will appreciate seeing some familiar faces and feeling the support of students either online or face-to-face again in the not-too-distant future.

 

I wish you all the very best of health.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jessica