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Architectural Free Hand Sketching (Weekend)

Architectural Free Hand Sketching (Weekend)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Umut Yamac


During this weekend course you will be introduced to free hand sketching and drawing in a critical way. Using both buildings and interiors you will critically explore and understand spatial qualities through the use relevant drawing concerns such as horizon line, vanishing points, and construction lines.

Group discussions of students' drawings will be the starting point for exploring and explaining the visual vocabulary employed by the design profession and to allow deeper understanding of architecture and how architects and interior designers approach their designs.

Topics covered include:

  • drawing the same subject using one-point
  • two-point perspective
  • axonometric
  • diagrammatic sketches

Drawing exercises will explore how spaces connect, circulation, formal issues and function.

Who should take this course?

This an introductory course aimed at both begginners and those wanting to refresh their free hand drawing skills. Beginners should be able to pick up the basics quickly.

Entry requirements: None

Level: All levels

Please note that all courses scheduled to start before 30 June 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.


"It was well balanced and well presented, and the tutor was very skilled at working with individuals of wildly varying commitment and ability" -  Charles M, Jan 2017

"I'm very happy I participated in this course and I honestly wish it could've lasted longer, I enjoyed it a lot. I'm sure I will make a use out of all the information I learnt, especially one and two point perspective exercises." - Jago S, Jan 2017

"Really enjoyable weekend drawing, very useful for a refresher in architectural free hand sketching as well as for beginners" - Max J F, June 2016

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

Online courses are not available to book on the day they start.

Tutor Description

Umut Yamac is an architect, designer and maker of kinetic works based in London. 

After graduating with a distinction in design from the Bartlett school of Architecture he went on to work for a number of internationally recognised architects before founding his own studio in 2011.

The studio works at a variety of scales from domestic objects and designs for public spaces to permanent pieces and temporary installations. Past and present clients include Gilbert & George, Dazed and Confused and the RIBA.


Please bring to the first session:

  • A sketch pad
  • A selection of pens and pencils

Available dates