Full & Part Time Enrollment
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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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.
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
*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
Our year is split into 4 blocks of ten weeks although you are welcome to join us midway through a term.
- Term 1 8th January - 17th March
- Term 2 9th April - 16th June
- Term 3 16th July - 22nd September
- Term 4 8th October - 15th December
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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Painting the Portrait with Michelle Dunaway
The class will focus on Alla Prima painting, covering everything from composition and colour mixing to more advanced techniques.Read More
In-direct Portrait Painting from Life with Joshua LaRock
In this 4 day workshop Joshua will walk students through the steps necessary to create a luminous, in-direct portrait painting from life.Read More
Drawing Red Chalk Portraits with Susan Lyon
In a methodical, step by step process, learn the methods of drawing beautiful red chalk portraits with Susan Lyon.Read More