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Urban Sketchbook for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Urban Sketchbook for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Howard Read


Walk and draw the urban landscape from skaters on the south bank to peace protesters in parliament square. Record public lettering and street fashion – how many hair cuts can you draw in 10 minutes – improve your observational drawing skills and experiment with new techniques from paint to simple experimental print workshops back in the studio. You will create a visual diary and sketchbook and have more worked up, completed drawings at the end of this course

This will help anyone preparing a portfolio or just interested and curious to express themselves through drawing and sketching in the urban London landscape whether applying for Graphics, Fine art or a Fashion course.

Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only

Tutor Description

Howard Read is a freelance illustrator and a graduate of the Royal College of Art. He teaches on the BA Graphic Design course at Central Saint Martins.


Please bring the following materials with you to the first session:

A3 Sketchbook
Pen, pencil
Watercolours, inks (optional)

Available dates