Sketchbooks, offsite and studio development

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.

  1. Ways into developing sketchbook course

    Course Date: Wed 31 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a working sketchbook focussing on drawing using tone. You will make a range of studies comprising set exercises and observational work to extend your tonal drawing techniques. You will explore how volume, space and mood can be described using tone.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. Learning to draw at the British Museum

    Course Date: Thu 8 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  3. Develop an experimental colour sketchbook

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    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

  4. Sketchbook course

    Sketchbook course

    Course Date: Fri 1 Feb 2019 (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: £359.00
    Senior fee: £287.00
    Concession: £219.00

  5. Learning to draw at the V&A Museum

    Course Date: Fri 15 Feb 2019 (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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  6. Colour sketchbook for artists and makers

    Course Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  7. Drawing and sketching in London's hidden gardens

    Drawing and sketching in London's hidden gardens

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    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 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: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  8. Drawing the city

    Course Date: Sun 5 May 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Use 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  9. Large-scale experimental sketchbook

    Course Date: Fri 10 May 2019
    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: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  10. Contemporary art sketchbook walk

    Contemporary art sketchbook walk

    Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019 (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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  11. Painting sketchbook

    Course Date: Wed 26 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your ideas for paintings in a large scale sketchbook. Explore the process of visual research, ideas 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

  12. Painting the city

    Course Date: Sun 7 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop 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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  13. Develop a personal sketchbook intensive

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  14. Friday nights taster: mindfulness sketchbook walk

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Join 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: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  15. Using a sketchbook: materials and techniques

    Course Date: Sun 14 Jul 2019
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

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