Enrollment, Fees & Term Dates

You’ve decided to pursue your fine art studies and are now in search of a comprehensive program that offers superlative training and a traditional approach to classical drawing and painting.  Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art (EAFA) is a good choice because it emphasises a 19th century, European atelier technique that has a proven record of success. Whether you are at an amateur or professional level, EAFA instructors are dedicated to helping you fulfil your individual artistic goals.

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Full Time

As a full time student you will have access to 3 live model sessions per week and during each ten week term you will complete a 60 hour long pose drawing or painting. You will have the most studio time to work through the core program and development is usually faster with this many hours. Working after 5pm is possible if prearranged with our faculty.

Part Time

As a part time student you will do 9 hours per week including at least 3 hours with a live model. Studying on an ad hoc basis is possible but should ideally be not less than 6 hours per week and again should include at least 3 hours with a live model. If you would like to do more hours or less hours than our part time option this may be arranged.

Amateur or professional level, EAFA instructors are dedicated to helping you fulfil your individual artistic goals.

Our Weekly Timetable

Monday

10am - 1pm

Ongoing core program study

2pm - 5pm

Anatomy lecture or ongoing core program study

Tuesday

10am - 1pm

Live model session or ongoing core program study*

2pm - 5pm

Live model session or ongoing core program study*

Wednesday

10am - 1pm

Live model session or ongoing core program study*

2pm - 5pm

Live model session or ongoing core program study*

Thursday

10am - 1pm

Live model session or ongoing core program study*

2pm - 5pm

Live model session or ongoing core program study*

Friday

10am - 1pm

Ongoing core program study

2pm - 5pm

Ongoing core program study

Saturday

10am - 1pm

Ongoing core program study

*Figure drawing sessions are split. Full time students will work from a live model either during the morning sessions or the afternoon sessions but not both.

A Guide to Fees

Full Time

Minimum 22 hours a week

  • Per Term £1,695

PArt Time

  • 18 hours a week £1530 Per Term

    15 hours a week £1435 Per Term

    12 hours a week £1190 Per Term

    9 hours a week £955 Per Term

    6 hours a week £640 Per Term

    3 hours a week £425 Per Term




Drop In

No minimum

  • 3 Hours £45

Term Time

Our year is split into 4 blocks of ten weeks although you are welcome to join us midway through a term.

2023 TERMS

  • Term 1 9th January - 18th March
  • Term 2 10th April - 17th June
  • Term 3 17th July - 23th September
  • Term 4 9th October - 16th December

2024 Terms

  • Term 1 8th January - 16th March
  • Term 2 8th April - 15th June
  • Term 3 22nd July - 28th September
  • Term 4 14th October - 21st December

Course Length

Our 4 level program is designed to cater for students studying full-time, part-time, or even just on a drop-in basis. For this reason course completion time varies depending on individual attendance. Each level is modular and must be completed fully before moving to the next so course length is measured by progress rather that specific term times. The approximate study time from beginner to graduation is between 2 and 4 years.

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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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