Drawing from life – perceptual drawing, is a way of relishing the act of looking. It is also a way of preserving experience. When we look, without preconception, letting each drawing be a new expression of a particular experience we learn to see more and better. Sometimes an intense experience of the subject can lead to a new way of drawing, sometimes drawing can make us see more in the subject. Different media and paper sizes are encouraged and there will be both long and shorter poses. Suitable for all levels.

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. 

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.

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.