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Experimental Drawing

Experimental Drawing

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Jane Grisewood


If you have an enthusiasm for drawing and want to expand your drawing skills, then Experimental Drawing is for you. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced student, this course will take you into new areas and challenge and broaden your notion of drawing. You will discover how to integrate different techniques in imaginative ways.

The tutor will take you through a variety of visual examples and styles and introduce alternative approaches to drawing. Different subjects will be explored including still life and a life model. You will spend one day drawing on location out of the studio, and we will have time for individual tutorials.

Topics covered

  • Tutor demonstrations explaining materials and methods
  • Experimenting with dry media (charcoal, graphite, crayons, etc.)
  • Exploring wet media (ink, brushes, pens, etc.)
  • Mixed media, abstraction, collage and mono-printing
  • Using line, tone, texture, scale and composition
  • Working with different subjects, processes, tools and media

Who should take this course?

  • Students who need to develop a portfolio for application for further studies
  • Undergraduate students who want to improve their drawing
  • Beginners are welcome as the exercises and techniques are suitable to all levels


The course is an opportunity for you to:

  • develop an innovative body of work in several media
  • gain a good understanding of the drawing process
  • improve your drawing skills
  • build a record of exercises and ideas in your sketchbook
  • discuss current exhibitions and the work of relevant artists

Level: Beginners/Intermediate

Entry requirements: None


"The teacher is very inspiring and kind!" - M Kamath

"Jane's passion and energy inspired students and allowed us to take risks with our work. She was supportive and positive while still giving helpful suggestion and critique" -  H Ryerson

"This course has motivated me to further expand my skills and the strength to take up arts professionally. It has given me a new perspective towards arts and also life to some extent. It was such a great experience as I've made friends from every corner of the world. Also I really liked it when at the end of each session we stopped our work and spoke about what we felt about each others work. This was important as it taught all of us the value of imagination and creativity. It was really amusing to see how the same object can be interpreted in so many ways by people standing in the same room. Also my tutor Jane Grisewood was an inspiration. Overall a very well organised course and I loved it " -V Poddar

"A amazing experience experimenting new medias and techniques. We've drew many sketches (almost 100) in one week. It looks a kind of tiring, but it was a huge experience of creativity" - A Varella

IMPORTANT Information: There is currently no lift access at this site. Access to your classroom is only via stairs- Please contract short course office if you foresee any issues

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

Tutor Description

Jane Grisewood is a practising artist and tutor. She studied her Masters in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins where she also completed her practice-based PhD in 2010, extending her interest in drawing and the line. See


Please bring with you to the first session:
  • Hard-back sketchbook (A3 preferably)
  • Your own sketchbook (if you have one)
  • Pencils (assorted e.g. 2H/2B/4B/8B)
  • Willow charcoal (assorted sticks)
  • 2 erasers (putty and hard)
  • Pencil sharpener or craft knife
  • Masking tape
  • Camera/phone (useful for recording work)

You will be given an outline of the course structure on the first day when we will discuss additional materials that will be required for the rest of the course.

Available dates