Drawing, painting & printmaking

Whether you’re free evenings, daytimes or weekends, here at Build we have a variety of drawing and painting classes with plenty of dates and times for you to choose from. We offer a bright, modern environment for you to create your art in, as well as expert and supportive teaching. From beginners drawing and painting, to more advanced practice, take a look at our large range of courses for you to choose from.

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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. Mixed media drawing and collage

    Mixed media drawing and collage

    Course Date: Sun 18 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore mixed-media techniques and composition using drawing, painting and collage. Looking at artists' work and developing personal themes, you will experiment with materials, processes and image making. Some drawing experience would be an advantage.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  2. Watercolour: intermediate

    Course Date: Wed 21 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your existing watercolour skills, by working on a personal project. Guidance on techniques through practical exercises will enable you to explore and create a series of studies related to your chosen theme or idea. You will work towards producing more developed watercolour pieces.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Contemporary painting studio

    Contemporary painting studio

    Course Date: Wed 21 Feb 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own ideas in painting with reference to the work of contemporary artists and experimental processes on this higher level course. Ideal for students who have completed ‘Painting 1’, ‘Painting 2’ or equivalent painting courses.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  4. Hands on art history: responding to Picasso

    Course Date: Thu 22 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    There are many faces to Picasso. During this practical course the group will examine and respond to some of the approaches to painting and drawing which Picasso gifted us: Cubism, Neo Classicism, and the inventive use of line which distinguishes his etchings. After exploring three of Picasso’s phases of work students will develop their personal projects.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Drawing 2

    Course Date: Thu 22 Feb 2018 (and 5 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: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  6. Cut, stab and etch: printmaking with linocuts

    Course Date: Fri 23 Feb 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cut, stab and etch your way to dynamic blocks and exciting prints. Practical instruction in both traditional and inventive linocut techniques, including the reduction method developed by Picasso, multiple block printing and Polish dot linocut.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Painting 2

    Course Date: Sun 25 Feb 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Covers themes similar to those in 'Painting course 1', but in more depth and with a stronger emphasis on experimentation. Suitable if you already have some experience in painting. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £195.00

  8. Develop your drawing and painting

    Develop your drawing and painting

    Course Date: Sun 25 Feb 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: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  9. Inspired by plants and flowers: working with pastels

    Course Date: Tue 27 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working with the expressive and colourful medium of both soft and oil pastels, you will respond to the colours and textures of plants and flowers. Suitable for all levels, this course involves making composition studies, leading up to a final, larger, more resolved piece.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  10. Contemporary drawing sketchbook

    Course Date: Thu 1 Mar 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the sequential and adaptive nature of sketchbook drawing as a site for generating personal material, inviting connections, and extracting patterns of meaning. Includes gallery research, set-project as stimulus, and practical exploration of contemporary drawing techniques.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  11. Drawing and painting on your iPad

    Course Date: Fri 2 Mar 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use this fantastic tool, as used by the artist David Hockney, to create, develop and explore visual ideas in the practice of drawing and painting. You will need to bring your own iPad and a copy of the Brushes application.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Painting from plants and flowers

    Course Date: Fri 2 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a variety of techniques from Japanese flower painting, contemporary and abstract flower painting, to floral painting in textile design. Discover the history of painting flowers in art and design.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. 100 drawings in a day

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A high energy programme of directed and self-directed drawing projects, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Strictly no discards - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Introduction to painting

    Course Date: Sun 4 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the fundamental skills of painting alongside discussions on contemporary artists and their work. Explore different types of paint, painting methods and techniques. Ideal if you have little or no previous experience.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  15. Learn to use : ink and wash

    Course Date: Fri 9 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The immediacy and versatility of ink and wash is perfect for those sketching on location, for designers and for students interested in watercolour techniques. Take the opportunity to explore the basic techniques of this exciting process.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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