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.

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  1. Develop a personal sketchbook: summer intensive

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    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 project of your choice.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  2. Starting a sketchbook: materials and techniques

    Course Date: Sat 21 Jul 2018
    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: £79.00

  3. Sketchbook of ideas: a visual resource for artists and makers

    Course Date: Thu 2 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A sketchbook documents your artistic journey; a place to communicate your ideas, thoughts and observations. We'll explore creative projects that encourage an experimental approach to drawing.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Sketchbook course

    Sketchbook course

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 4 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: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  5. Contemporary art sketchbook walk

    Course Date: Thu 11 Oct 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    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 recording your work, ideas and findings.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. Watercolour sketchbook

    Course Date: Tue 6 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is perfect for those wishing to practice watercolour techniques and skills within a sketchbook format. You will be able to try out how to create different effects, textures and marks whilst observing a range of subjects. For beginners.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  7. 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

  8. Develop an experimental colour sketchbook

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a personal response to colour contained in a large scale sketchbook. For artists, illustrators and makers, this course enables you to explore experimental ways with colour. You will engage in practical exercises and intuitive responses to build a personal, valuable resource to inform your work.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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