Drawing: Colour and Composition

The course primarily explores drawing with colour: pencils, crayons and watercolour may be used. In so doing we can discover an extra challenge and the joy in looking at the human figure in form. We will use coloured backgrounds too, analysing where the formal meets the decorative. A rich and infinite process opening up how our perception of light and atmosphere inform form in space.

From this Autumn Term we will be charging a one-off fee for the use of our paper stock within the studios, prior to the start of your course. We will no longer be taking payments for single sheets, on a pay-as-you-go system. If preferred, students can bring their own paper with them to each session and no fee will be charged. 

London Sketch Club

This course previously ran from our Central studios and has now moved to a new studio at The London Sketch Club in Chelsea, West London.

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. Please find the submissions dates here. Please contact the office in advance of submitting your application to reserve a place on your chosen course and check the portfolio submission dates. 

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.

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