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Sketching for Product Design Weekend

Sketching for Product Design Weekend

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Alexander Hinnerskov


This weekend course is focused on improving your freehand sketching skills enabling you to explore, develop and communicate your ideas accurately and effectively. The art of sketching will be broken down into fundamental skills giving you a solid base to work from and progress within. A variety of techniques and mediums will be introduced through practical exercises.

In a group setting you will receive feedback on your sketching to help you develop your skills. You are encouraged to experiment with new and different methods to discover and define your own unique sketching style. This course is ideal if you are looking to improve your sketching skills for portfolio applications.

Topics covered

  • Plans and elevations
  • Perspective views
  • Line quality
  • Contour lines
  • Shading and shadows
  • Layout

Who should take this course?

This course is ideal for those who wish to improve their freehand sketching skills.

Course Outcomes

Through practical exercises and group feedback, your freehand sketching skillset for Product Design will be improved, and students will come away with a collection of sketches.

Entry requirements: Basic sketching knowledge is advantageous but not a requirement.

Level: Beginners.


Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Danish designer Alexander Hinnerskov graduated in 2007 with a BA Honours in Product Design from Cental Saint Martins. His interdisciplinary approach has led him to work with product development, bespoke furniture making, lighting design as well as interior design and styling. Having experience in all aspects of the creative process across design disciplines has meant working with clients such as Fredrikson Stallard, Tomasz Starzewski, Eva Menz, Torsten Neeland and Underdog Studio. He has been teaching since 2013 in a verity of design subjects supported by his academic knowledge, practical skills and industry experience.

You can also find more about Alexander on his website.


Please bring on the first day:

  • A3 cartridge paper pad
  • Pencils (graphite and light pastel colours)
  • Fine liners (black and colours)
  • Markers (thick black)
  • Masking tape
  • Pritt stick
  • Scissors

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