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Drawing London On Location

Drawing London On Location

Central Saint Martins
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One of the most engaging ways of investigating London's many interesting and unique places is by foot with sketchbook in hand. Drawing is a most effective way of exploring different environments, observing and recording the nature of a place, its detail, content and atmosphere. This course will help those who want to draw from life but are not sure what subject to begin with, or those who simply lack the confidence to make the experience truly satisfying.

The course is designed to encourage and improve the use of the sketchbook as a means of studying, documenting and simply reacting to the things that we see around London.

Who should take this course?

The course is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced drawers keen to improve their observational skills and create new work.

Entry requirements: None, but bring strong shoes and a keen eye and the enthusiasm to sketch and explore this exciting city!

Level: All levels

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

Tutor Description


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • at least two sketchbooks, one small one which can be used comfortably whilst standing and a larger one (roughly up to A3 size) for longer more ambitious drawings. It could be a simple soft cover notebook, a reporter's notepad a collection of loose papers of different kinds or a moleskin for example, as well as a more traditional hardbound sketchbook, whatever you are currently familiar and comfortable with. By all means bring a sketchbook that you have already been working in. The same applies with drawing materials, whatever you are familiar and comfortable with though by all means bring materials that you haven't used before but are eager to try out. Other materials for you to use will be discussed as the course progresses.

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