Sara Beevers Art Classes 0131 662 4752  

Sara - Art teacher
I'm Sara Beevers and I run art classes in Edinburgh for all levels of students from complete beginners to more advanced students and Art College applicants. All subjects covered are suitable for portfolio preparation and I have a 99% success rate each year.

If you are a beginner I will be happy to guide you through the course, it's always a pleasure to see my students make good progress in this friendly, supportive and collaborative atmosphere.

All my classes have a mixture of exciting subjects including: Life, Draped life, Dancer, Portraiture, Still life, Colour, Architecture and Technical Methods. Some morning classes take place on location in Edinburgh.

All aspects of drawing are covered including measuring, tones, shading and proportions. All classes have a short demonstration before tackling the subject for yourself.

Due to it's popularity during the evening courses we will cover Life three times (10 week terms).

I teach most media and have a supply of watercolours and pastels for class use. Standing or sitting easels and tables will be supplied but students need to bring some of their own materials - see list below.

 New for 2014

Next 10 Week Course starting the week of 22nd September

One Week Summer Course - July 21st - 25th (10am - 3pm Daily)
Monday - Draped Life
Tuesday & Wednesday - Life
Thursday & Friday - Landscape

The one week course offers an exciting mixture of subjects on Monday we will have a model to work from for draped life, Tuesday and Wednesday will be life with the same model and a continuous long pose over both days. On Thursday and Friday we will be in Dr Neils beautiful garden in Duddingston for landscape in the sunshine of course.

The perfect summer holiday.

The course is suitable for all levels of ability, including complete beginners, with the emphasis on personal tuition. Students with no previous experience of figure drawing or landscape will be encouraged to develop at their own pace alongside more experienced class members.

Students are welcome to join for the whole or part of the week.

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Weekend Art Workshops
Held at Coburgh House Art Studios, Leith

The Coburg Studios are an exciting new venue for my classes, as I now have a studio along with 80 other artists.
Coburgh House Art Studios

Drawing and Colour - £120
October 4th 10am-3pm and 5th October 11am-4pm

Drawing and Colour

This weekend workshop is intended to give the student the opportunity to learn observational drawing skills and the application and the techniques of watercolours and pastels. Demonstrations will be given. The course is designed to make it welcoming for all levels.
All materials will be supplied which includes paper, watercolours, pastels, easels and boards.
Portraiture - £130
May 31st 10am-3pm and June 1st 11am-4pm


This 2 day portraiture workshop gives students a chance to work from a life model. We will start the day with a demonstration and quick poses before going on to the long pose which will last for both days, giving time for a more finished piece.
Suitable for all levels of ability, I will guide and encourage you through the course.
Age 14 and over.
Landscape and Architecture - £110
July 12th 10am-3pm and Sunday 13th July 11am-4pm

Landscape and Architecture

The location is near Coburg Studios in Leith, where the sun always shines!
The course is inspired by the variety of beautiful architecture in the area and the greenery of the Water of Leith walkway, where we will draw and use watercolours and pastels.
We will be ready for all weather conditions with sheltered, shady and wind free spots, still with excellent views.
Demonstratios in all media will be shown.

For more information contact Sara on 0131 662 4752 or

 Art Classes - Dates and Times
Art Class Day Time Date
Evening Monday 7:00pm - 9:00pm 10 week course starting 22nd September
  Wednesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm 10 week course starting 24th September
Half Day Wednesday 10:00am - 12:30pm 10 week course starting 24th September

Monday classes that fall on a bank holiday will go ahead but if you are unable to attend it will be possible to make up a class later in the term.

Due to the use of life models my classes are only suitable for students aged 14 years and over.

Tea and coffee will be served at break times.

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Art Class Price
Evening (10 weeks) £170
Half Day (10 weeks) £250
1 Week £240

10% discount (on full course) for pensioners, job seekers, students and school children

My art classes are held at:

English Speaking Union
23 Atholl Crescent

My Weekend Workshops will be held at, or start from:

Coburg House Art Studios
15 Coburg Street
Edinburgh EH6 6ET

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The venue is 5 minutes walk from Haymarket station and has good local parking.
  Art class at English Speaking Union, Edinburgh
  Portraiture at the English Speaking Union

  Art class in Dr Neils Garden Duddingston
  Summer Week 21st - 25th July 10 - 3 daily
Monday - Draped Life
Tuesday & Wednesday - Life
Thursday & Friday - Landscape at Dr Neils beautiful Garden
 Contact Me
  For more information
phone 0131-662 4752 between 10am-8pm
email me at

Alternatively you may download and print an application form by clicking Application Form

 Materials List
  I have a supply of watercolours and pastels for class use but also suggest you bring the following:
  • A2 Sketch Pad
  • 2B, 4B, 6B pencils
  • Staedtler rubber
  • 3 coloured pencils
  • Pastels, acrylics, watercolours or anything else you wish to learn
10% discount cards available at beginning of term.
 About Me
Art Training:

Fine Art Painting at North Staffordshire University and awarded First Class Honours Degree

Post Graduate Diploma at Edinburgh College of Art


One woman shows
Edinburgh University staff club
Goldsborough Gallery, Knaresborough, Yorkshire
Lillie Art Gallery, Glasgow
Logos Art Gallery, Bloomsbury, London
English Speaking Union gallery, Edinburgh Festival

60 mixed shows - here is a small selection
The Smith's Gallery, Covent Garden, The Royal Aeronutical Society Gallery,
Logos Gallery, Bloomsbury, Atlantis Gallery and Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham all in London.

St David's Hall, Cardiff and Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, both in Wales.

The Gallery Sausmarez Manor, Guernsey.

Kelvingrove Museum and Gallery, Compass Gallery, Art Exposure, Royal Concert Hall all in Glasgow.

Printmakers workshop,Contact Gallery, Collective Gallery, SAAC,RSA,SSA in Edinburgh.


Artinhealthcare, Scotland

Private Collections:

Brady, Sausalito, California

Manus, Gex, France

Fitchie, Italy


William Painter Bequest, travelled to Italy

Andrew Grant Travelling Scolarship and visited New York

Winner of the National Art Competition at Logos Art Gallery, Bloomsbury, London, prize being a one woman show.