Who we are

The place to learn to draw.

Drawing is a primary language. It is a crucial route to innovation across the creative disciplines and beyond, from fashion, fine art and animation to filmmaking, product design and engineering.

Open to all / The Royal Drawing School runs over 250 different full and part-time drawing courses each year for adults and children of all ages and abilities. 

Scholarship programmes / Alongside our public courses we offer an MA-level postgraduate programme in drawing, a fine art foundation course, fully-funded international artists' residencies and places on our Young Artists programme for 10-18 year-olds with an aptitude for drawing.

Distinguished drawing faculty / Our courses are taught by a specialist faculty of over 75 practising artists, and we are committed to the continued training of future teachers of drawing.

Four campuses across London / We operate studios in Shoreditch, Oxford Street and Trinity Buoy Wharf. We also collaborate with a number of institutions including The National Gallery, The British Museum and the Royal Academy.

An independent charity / All our courses are heavily subsidised, with a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and concessions making them accessible to all, regardless of background or circumstance. 

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Drawing helps you to put your thoughts in order. It can make you think in different ways. David Hockney