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.
Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetSketch directly from nature, discovering unique and little known public gardens in London. The first session will be held in the studios at Build 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: £259.00Senior fee: £207.00Concession: £158.00
Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDevelop 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: £359.00Senior fee: £287.00Concession: £219.00
Course Date: Sun 5 May 2019
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteUse London’s open spaces to inspire drawings and paintings in a variety of media. Referring to different artists, explore a range of approaches to interpreting our environment through drawing.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £179.00Concession: £179.00
Course Date: Fri 10 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetCreate 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: £329.00Senior fee: £329.00Concession: £201.00
Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteDevelop 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: £159.00Senior fee: £127.00Concession: £97.00
Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteWork 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: £139.00Senior fee: £111.00Concession: £85.00
Course Date: Wed 26 Jun 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDevelop 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: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £109.00
Course Date: Fri 28 Jun 2019
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteExploring 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: £139.00Senior fee: £111.00Concession: £85.00
Course Date: Sun 7 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDevelop 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: £229.00Senior fee: £229.00Concession: £229.00
Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDevelop 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: £139.00Senior fee: £111.00Concession: £85.00
Course Date: Fri 12 Jul 2019
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteJoin 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: £29.00Senior fee: £29.00Concession: £29.00
Course Date: Sun 14 Jul 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDiscover 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: £129.00Senior fee: £129.00Concession: £129.00
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