This course looks at the challenge of making drawings of a large public space. It rotates between two tutors on alternate weeks. With one tutor, students explore a complex and busy subject through many drawings, responding to the atmosphere and energy within the place. Later these are worked into a single large drawing away from the subject, in students’ own time. In the alternate sessions, large drawings are produced from direct observation on location. Students will be introduced to the use of perspective in drawing buildings, with an emphasis on the formal problem of maintaining the coherence of the view. This term the course will be held at the British Museum and at St Mary Woolnoth Church.

 

Please note no class will be held on the Bank Holiday Mondays of 1st May and 29th May, the eight week term is reflected in the pricing of the course.

Full-time BA students studying for a degree in Fine Art receive up to a 75% discount. Those studying on design or applied arts degrees may also be eligible on a case-by-case basis. Student ID and proof of enrollment must be submitted.

Full-time practising fine artists under 40 years of age in need of financial help may apply for a 75% discount on a maximum of two courses; applicants must submit a portfolio of ten drawings and fill in an application form which can be downloaded from the website. These must be submitted before term starts on the 3 and 4 April only. Please contact the office in advance of submitting your application to reserve a place on your chosen course. 

Primary and secondary school teachers who teach art receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof in the form of a letter from their head teacher or the head of the art department.

Individuals on job seekers allowance receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently on the job seekers register.

Postgraduate alumni of the Royal Drawing School receive a 50% discount. 

Individuals who receive disability support are eligible for a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently receiving this allowance.

Tower Hamlet and Hackney residents are eligible for a 25% discount; to apply participants must show proof of living in these boroughs. 

Individuals over the age of 60 may apply for a 10% discount.

All of our course rates are subsidised and we also offer a comprehensive concessions scheme. View all course fees and concessions.