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Mixed media artwork in a studio

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Olivia

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will spend two hours in my lovely studio in the city centre. We will introduce ourselves over a hot drink and some home baking. Feel free to look around and ask me any questions about my art practice. You will then be given a range of materials, including mono-printing inks and rollers, collage, and water-based paints. I will help get your imagination sparked through a series of quick and fun exercises. You will then be encouraged to create a mixed media piece which you can take home.
If the times and dates don't suit you, please get in touch and I will see if I can sort out something better for you. If you book for a private group, children 5+ can attend and are free up to and including the age of 11. If you book a general session, children must be 12+ and pay the same as an adult. Exceptions can be made, so please get in touch.
We will spend two hours in my lovely studio in the city centre. We will introduce ourselves over a hot drink and some home baking. Feel free to look around and ask me any questions about my art practice. You will then be given a range of materials, including mono-printing inks and rollers, collage, and water-based paints. I will help get your imagination sparked through a series of quick and fun exercises. You will then be encouraged to create a…

Olivia's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Drinks
    Hot drinks and snacks.
  • Equipment
    All art materials and equipment provided.
From £45
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Olivia

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 11 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have a lovely studio full of materials where I spend as much time as I can painting, drawing and printmaking. I have been a practising artist and experienced teacher for over thirty years. After graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, I spent a year in Madrid on a Spanish Government scholarship, followed by an MA in Barcelona. I love traveling and meeting people as well as sharing my passion for art.
You can view my work on my website: https://irvineart.co.uk/
and my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviairvineart/
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Where you'll be

You will spend the time in my large studio which is part of a complex housing many artists and makers. It is situated in a very central, but non touristy, part of Edinburgh. There are many good restaurants close by.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Sharon
January 2020
Lovely art experience at Olivia's studio with my thirteen year old son. We weren't sure what we wanted to do & we don't have any art skills, but Olivia helped inspire us & encouraged us to get stuck in with colour, while also gently advising us on colour mixing & different tools we could use, when we asked for help. She really stood back & let us explore where our brushes took us, which must be difficult for a professional artist to watch. We had a tea break half way through & chatted about the work of some of my artist friends in Ireland. It was a different type of activity for us & Olivia made it very personal & enjoyable.
Lovely art experience at Olivia's studio with my thirteen year old son. We weren't sure what we wanted to do & we don't have any art skills, but Olivia helped inspire us & encourag…
Jerome
January 2020
I gave this experience to wife and son (5 years old) as a Christmas present and they both really liked it. They came back with plenty of nice artwork. I am told Olivia was very friendly, engaging and was very personal - both before the session (accommodating 5 year old, suggesting type of artistic activities and was very flexible on changing dates) and during the session she had a lot of patience. The studio is a great space as well.
I gave this experience to wife and son (5 years old) as a Christmas present and they both really liked it. They came back with plenty of nice artwork. I am told Olivia was very fri…
Joanne
November 2019
What can I say if you book one arts class in Edinburgh make it this one. Olivia welcomed myself and my 10 year old granddaughter Megan. Megan enjoys art but struggles at school so we wanted to encourage her to do happy things. This certainly turned out to be one of those. Olivia tailored the class to Megan allowing her to go at her own pace and create a picture. Megan was fascinated when the tape was pulled off splittingher large painting into 6 smaller ones. Which we will give as gifts.
What can I say if you book one arts class in Edinburgh make it this one. Olivia welcomed myself and my 10 year old granddaughter Megan. Megan enjoys art but struggles at school so…
Ryan
October 2019
Amazing workshop hosted by Olivia. She made me and my mum feel very welcome. She is very encouraging and passionate about her subject. Just the right amount of time (2hrs). Highly recommend whether you are an art novice or a tenured painter. Super fun and engaging. Great present idea. You come away with a gorgeous piece of artwork that you've created without releasing it! Applicable to all ages.
Amazing workshop hosted by Olivia. She made me and my mum feel very welcome. She is very encouraging and passionate about her subject. Just the right amount of time (2hrs). Highly…
Melissa
June 2019
Wow, I don’t even know where to start. Today was one of the best times I’ve ever had, especially with someone I’ve just met. Olivia is so awesome and helpful. She taught me how to make a monoprint and we chatted like old friends. Don’t hesitate to book this if you’re coming to Edinburgh.
Wow, I don’t even know where to start. Today was one of the best times I’ve ever had, especially with someone I’ve just met. Olivia is so awesome and helpful. She taught me how to…
May 2019
ah it is my first time to write a comment. it's interesting to print the work. and Olivia is really helpful. I had a good time. 😄😄

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Studio on 2nd floor, but there is a lift. The toilets are next to the studio, but there are no disabled toilets.

What to bring

old, comfortable clothes or an apron, plastic carrier bag to take artwork home in.