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.

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  1. Develop an experimental colour sketchbook

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create an experimental colour sketchbook that will serve as a vital personal resource to inform your work as an artist or maker. Combining theory and practice, experimentation, intuition and personal interest this practical course for creatives will help you unlock ways of using colour in a dynamic way.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Learning through drawing: Tate Modern

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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 paintings and artworks in Tate modern.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Mindfulness and creativity workshop

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness and how it can help to stimulate and enhance creativity. Through a variety of guided exercises including drawing from observation and the imagination, explore the dynamics of creative process, in terms of accessing creativity and working through common obstacles.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Sketchbook course

    Sketchbook course

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Explore materials and techniques with confidence, including mark making, drawing and mixed media. Produce a collection of work or ideas for composition. Drawing experience is an advantage but not essential.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. Try it out: Drawing at the V&A museum

    Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks, learn how to draw with expert guidance in different methods: working from a fascinating range of artefacts and objects in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Colour sketchbook for artists and makers

    Course Date: Fri 27 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create an experimental colour sketchbook that will serve as a vital personal resource to inform your work as an artist or maker. Combining theory and practice, experimentation, intuition and personal interest this practical course for creatives will help you unlock ways of using colour in a dynamic way.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Drawing and sketching in London's hidden gardens

    Drawing and sketching in London's hidden gardens

    Course Date: Fri 1 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sketch directly from nature, discovering unique and little known public gardens in London.  The first session will be held in the studios at City Lit to receive tips for creating sketches to paint from later, plus a list of subsequent locations which are all within easy walking distance of a London Underground station.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  8. Large-scale experimental sketchbook

    Course Date: Fri 8 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a sketchbook that explores ideas and an experimental use of a range of materials. Start with an offsite visit and develop the sketchbook using it as a visual journal of your thinking.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  9. Learning through drawing: V&A

    Course Date: Fri 8 May 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Learning through drawing: British Museum

    Course Date: Thu 28 May 2020
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. Contemporary art sketchbook walk

    Contemporary art sketchbook walk

    Course Date: Thu 28 May 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Develop your creative and critical engagement in the settings of East London's cutting edge independent galleries and artists' spaces. You will build a sketch book / journal to record your work, ideas and findings.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Painting sketchbook

    Course Date: Wed 24 Jun 2020
    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

  13. Develop a personal sketchbook intensive

    Course Date: Mon 6 Jul 2020
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  14. Try it out after work: mindfulness sketchbook walk

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 10 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Join us for a sketchbook walk around Central London 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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  15. Using a sketchbook: materials and techniques

    Using a sketchbook: materials and techniques

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 12 Jul 2020
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

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