Sketchbooks, Offsite & Studio Development Courses in London

Do you want to develop your sketchbook or would you like to get out and about to draw exciting objects and people?

Our short courses take place in the evenings, daytimes and at weekends, and are taught by expert tutors who are brilliant at communicating their enthusiasm. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

  1. Learning to draw at the British Museum

    Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Work from a fascinating range of artefacts and objects in the British Museum while developing your drawing skills. Explore the challenges and pleasures of sketchbook drawing methods using a variety of drawing materials under expert guidance from the tutor.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  2. Painting sketchbook

    Course Date: Wed 26 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your ideas for paintings in a large-scale sketchbook. Explore the process of visual research, idea development, material experimentation and image manipulation to create a personal resource to inform your painting.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Learning to draw at the V&A Museum

    Course Date: Fri 28 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks, learn and improve your drawing skills through expert guidance in different methods: working from a fascinating range of artefacts and objects in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  4. Painting the city

    Course Date: Sun 7 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your sketches, drawings and photographs into landscape paintings with reference to the work of contemporary landscape artists.

    Explore the properties of oil, acrylic and watercolour in an expressive way to suggest the mood and texture of landscape, both urban and rural.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  5. Develop a personal sketchbook intensive

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Build confidence in using materials and techniques, including mark making, drawing, painting and mixed media. Explore ideas and subject matter, leading towards an imaginative composition of your choice.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  6. Friday nights taster: mindfulness sketchbook walk

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Join us for a sketchbook walk around Covent Garden and area to observe, record and engage with the busyness of urban life. Using mindfulness techniques combined with drawing we will be examining our experience and opening up to the magic and surprises that a summer evening in the city has to offer.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  7. Using a sketchbook: materials and techniques

    Using a sketchbook: materials and techniques

    Course Date: Sun 14 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the enjoyment and benefits of a sketchbook through a series of practical exercises on location and in the studio. Develop your unique record of observations, ideas and experiments and learn how other artists use sketchbooks as part of their practice.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

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