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Drawing Skills Workshop

Drawing Skills Workshop

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Rochelle Fry


Through various exercises you will discover new ways of seeing and how they can improve your drawing ability. Working with both still life and a life model, you will be encouraged to develop your own individual approach to drawing while improving your technical skills. The tutor will take you through examples of different drawing styles and explain materials and methods. The workshops will cover core drawing skills as well as some more experimental drawing techniques.

Topics covered include:

  • mark making techniques
  • observation skills
  • experimenting with line, tone, scale and composition
  • use of dry media: pencil, graphite, charcoal
  • wet media: pen, ink and brushes

By the end of the workshop you should have extended what your hand and eye can do for you while drawing. You should end up with a portfolio of new drawings and more confidence in your drawings skills.

Who should take this course?

The workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with more experience who want to practice and develop their drawing skills.

Students wishing to strengthen their portfolios for application to further studies will also benefit from the course.

Level: Beginners/Intermediate

Entry requirements: None

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

Tutor Description

Rochelle Fry is an artist and educator who lives and works in London. A graduate of the Royal Academy Schools London, Rochelle has exhibited her work in London and internationally. As a long standing member of Five Years, a well-established artist run gallery, she curates exhibitions and coordinates collaborative projects. Rochelle has extensive experience teaching short courses at CSM including Art & Design summer workshops, and drawing and portfolio preparation courses. She teaches bespoke courses preparing and mentoring students for successful art university applications and also teaches drawing at the Civil Engineering Department, City University, London.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • 2B/3B pencils
  • putty eraser
  • craft knife
  • masking tape

You will need the following items later in the course:

  • willow charcoal sticks - thick or extra thick
  • putty erasers (Winsor Newton or Daler Rowney are best)
  • bristle brushes
  • fixative or hairspray
  • a newspaper

Available dates