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For mixed ability groups who want to develop drawing skills for professional or recreational purposes

6 x 2.5 evening classes
Up to 14 people


This course comprises a set of short, instructive lessons to develop freehand drawing skills. It is designed to suit mixed ability groups and combines study of objects, still-life, space, townscape and interiors.

Each evening will be led by Drawing At Work tutors and associate lecturers who specialise in indoor and outdoor architectural sketching, with tips and practical instruction to improve drawing techniques.

Studio Projects

In the studio we will make studies combining individual objects, still life set-ups and simple spatial configurations. Students will gain experience of working with a variety of drawing media including charcoal, conte crayon, pen and ink. Projects will develop understanding and recognition of shape, voids, surface, and underlying geometric pattern, tone, and simple perspective.


With sketchbooks we will draw at locations within a short walk from the office and make longer trips to sites of great interest. The drawing exercises will improve your handling of light and shade, perspective and proportion with groups drawing details and vistas in perspective to scale. This may include working from historical buildings in the vicinity. All practical work will be contextualised with illustrations of artist's and architect's observational drawing and taught with demonstrations of techniques. The course will conclude with a short presentation of completed work, and tutors will give practical tips that will help to keep people sketching after the course has ended.

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