Join us for our Spring series!

FREE Sketching Workshops at the Botanics.

Fridays starting April 12th, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Sketching mindfully

has been proven to be a great way of supporting your wellbeing. It teaches you to look, helping you to see so much more and enhancing your enjoyment of the visual world.

In this FREE Spring series of 6 sketching workshops led by artists Peter and Jenni, who also have bipolar, we will meet at the Royal Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh each Friday from 2pm-4pm, starting on Friday 12th April.

The Botanics in the Spring is an amazing place to sketch. We will have our own private room upstairs at the Botanic Cottage where we can meet, leave our personal items in safety and then go out sketching. When we return, then time is available where we can share our work and chat together over tea and cake.

These sessions will be relaxed and supportive, with the focus on enjoying the process of looking and drawing.

If you’d like to sign up please complete the form and we will get back with you to confirm.


Contact Peter and Jenni:

phone or WhatsApp: 07985 729 866


“It has been a wonderful experience- the sketching and watercolour ‘washes’ as well as the chance to speak to fellows about our lives with bipolar” - previous participant.


paintbox watercolour


A sketching starter pack including pens, pencils, charcoal and sketchbook will be provided to all.

limited access


The Professors Room is on the second floor of the Botanics Cottage and is accessed by a spiral staircase. The wheelchair accessible outside lift has been unreliable of late so unfortunately these workshops are not suitable for anyone with limited mobility. So sorry.



April 12th

April 19th

April 26th

May 3rd

May 10th

May 24th

The workshops are now fully booked.

If you want to put your name on the waiting list, please fill in the form below and we will let you know if any spots open up. Thanks.