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Architectural Drawing For Beginners

Architectural Drawing For Beginners Short Course (Online Short Course)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Eiffel Wong


This is a technical drawing workshop which provides a basic understanding of space and architecture.Throughout the week you will develop fundamental drawing skills so that you can employ the most appropriate medium for illustrating specific architectural ideas.

Topic covered

The course will cover a variety of different types of drawing including plans, elevations, sections, details, axonometric - all drawn by hand.

You will begin with carrying out surveys and research, then learn how to analyse your investigations.

By the end of the course you will have developed you technical drawing skills. The drawings that you make could be used to begin a portfolio for applying to study architecture.

Who should take this course?

The course is aimed at those interested in a future career in architecture, as well as those new to discipline and those who need a refresher week in a creative environment.

Level: Beginners

Entry requirements: None

Please note that all courses scheduled until 11 September 2020 will take place in an online classroom. Courses starting after this date will be held in our onsite classrooms.

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

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

Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Tutor Description

Eiffel Wong works as an architect and a designer in his own practice in Berlin and London. Previously, he was a visiting tutor on the MA Industrial Design course at Central Saint Martins. He formulated the curriculum for the very first architectural short course at CSM in 2002/03. He studied at the Architectural Association in the 90s.


Please bring the following items:    
  • 10 x A1 drawing paper (594x840mm)20
  • 20 x A2 tracing paper (594x420mm)

Important drawing tools:

  • 2 x F pencils (between H and B pencil) and sharpener
  • pens 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.8
  • scale ruler showing 1:10, 1:50, 1:100, 1:200.etc
  • 45º Set square, 25 cm long
  • 30º Set square, 30 cm long
  • rubber
  • erasing shield
  • masking tape
  • cutter or scissors
  • glue
  • measuring Tape (5m - 7.5m Stanley)
  • circular template or/and a pair of compasses

Available dates