About Us

The Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art (EAFA) is committed to the continuance of traditional modes of teaching drawing and painting and creating the new masters of today.

Through learning the time honoured methods of the nineteenth century academies, artists first master the language of drawing and painting, building a pathway to more truthful expression. Just as musicians must first learn their instrument or writers must study language before they can articulate their creativity, the visual artist must achieve the skill set that will unlock their creative potential. When the artist can confidently paint the most technically demanding of subjects, they are truly only limited by their imagination. Through study and commitment, the Academy students open themselves to new levels of artistic freedom.

No previous experience is assumed, and no portfolio presentation is required for admission. We welcome all levels of experience from complete novice to professional artist. We believe artistic skill can be learned like any other skill such as writing, music, or learning a language. Even the highest standards of achievement can be reached through simple step by step instruction.

Our instructors give one to one guidance and tailor tuition to meet the personal goals of each student who studies with us.

Our self-paced curriculum allows for flexible learning opportunities. With full or part-time options, students progress at a pace best suited to them. Daytime, evening and weekend hours available.

The Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art is recommended by the Art Renewal Center as an ARC Accredited atelier.

A tour of the studio may be arranged by appointment.

Artists first master the language of drawing & painting, building a pathway to more truthful expression.

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Workshop

Painting the Portrait in Fantasy Costume with Scott Waddell

18

March

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23

March

2024

days

Join us for this six-day oil painting workshop, painting a portrait in fantasy costume. with artist Scott Waddell.

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Short Course

Colour Mixing

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1

January

2099

2

days

Explore the essentials of colour with this two-day colour mixing workshop.

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Short Course

Concepts in Portrait Drawing

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1

January

2099

4

days

In this course, you will be taught to understand the structure of the human head and principals of idealistic proportion.

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Short Course

In the Studios of the Old Masters

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1

January

2099

7

days

EAFA instructors take you through the stages of painting in the tradition of the old masters in this seven day course.

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Short Course

Classical Academic Drawing

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1

January

2099

5

days

Learn the same artistic training methods of the masters.

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