Drawing and painting

Learning to draw can be fulfilling, frustrating, challenging, rewarding and relaxing. We offer drawing courses for the complete beginner, as well as a range of courses to develop your skills - from the use of colour and creating portraits to developing sketchbooks. Our expert tutors will guide and develop your skills and also give you the opportunity to learn from your fellow students. Come and enjoy these popular classes - but hurry, as they do tend to fill up quickly.

Browse the Build blog;

Drawing and the art of mindfulness by Clare Barton-Harvey

Save the date:  Foundation Diploma Exhibition 2018, 21-24 March 2018, Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London. View a gallery of images from 2014-2017.

Rodin, the father of modern sculpture

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

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  1. Drawing perspective: taking it further

    Drawing perspective: taking it further

    Course Date: Thu 9 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Building on a basic understanding of perspective, you'll further develop your ideas, drawing imagined or observed objects and spaces. There will also be the option to work on your own project with guidance from the tutor. Perspective, and other drawing systems, will help you visualise ideas and provide a reference for future use and study.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. Painting the figure and portrait

    Course Date: Fri 10 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to paint from a life model, full figure or portrait, with emphasis on portraiture. You will learn skills in observational painting, colour mixing and handling oil paints.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Drawing 1

    Course Date: Sun 19 Nov 2017 (and 14 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding. Learn and develop key drawing concepts: function of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark making through a carefully structured approach.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Start life drawing

    Course Date: Thu 30 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is a great introduction to drawing directly from the nude figure. Using simple excercises, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in drawing, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. The essence of movement: dynamic drawing from dance with the English National Ballet

    Course Date: Thu 4 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting intensive course combining drawing workshops at The London Coliseum sketching professional dancers in warm-up class, and studio based experimental 'dynamic drawing' projects in mixed-media at Build, inspired by the 'live' sketchbook work.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  6. Art and creative thinking workshop with Rod Judkins

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Art is fundamentally about communicating ideas. If the idea is strong, the work of art is memorable.

    This exciting, one day workshop, led by Rod Judkins (artist, tutor and author of ‘The art of Creative thinking’ and ‘Ideas are your only currency’) will explore methods to create ideas and concepts and combine them with the process of making.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  7. Experience: painting

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the joy of painting. Through simple exercises you'll explore colour, painting techniques and the expressive qualities of painting. The perfect way to start painting .
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  8. Drawing club

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come along to our new Friday evening drop-in drawing club. Discover new drawing techniques and develop your skills further by responding to a diverse range of briefs and projects that will take your work into exciting new directions. Guided by our expert tutor and practising artist, each session will deal with a different approach. You can book individual sessions or all 11 for a reduced rate.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £209.00

  9. Experience: watercolour painting

    Course Date: Sun 14 Jan 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the radiant qualities of watercolour painting. Through simple exercises, we'll explore watercolour techniques and mediums. The perfect way to start using watercolour. Tutor: Diane Martin.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  10. Experience: drawing

    Course Date: Sun 14 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience the joy of drawing. Explore a selection of different drawing materials and innovative experimental drawing exercises. The perfect way to start drawing.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  11. Drawing 2

    Drawing 2

    Course Date: Sun 14 Jan 2018 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge of basic drawing skills and concepts, work with a range of media and approaches, and explore various artists' drawings. Produce exciting and personal images, and build confidence in tackling more complex drawings.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  12. Mindfulness and creativity workshop

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  13. Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the sensitivity of water-based media such as inks, watercolour, water soluble pen, pencil and crayon. Make inventive combinations of media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  14. Explore your creativity

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun practical exercises that will help you start drawing, painting, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Develop your drawing and painting

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of approaches to develop your creative potential in observational drawing and painting. Discover the relationship between drawing and painting and further develop your skills in composition, colour, and mark making.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

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