RDS Christmas Gift Guide 2022

Dec. 12, 2022

Stuck for what to get your loved ones this year? Look no further! Our Gift Guide covers everything from artworks and books to gift vouchers and courses.


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Print by Keziah Philipps

The Drawing Year End of Year Exhibition 2022

Artwork is a gift that will be treasured forever. Visit our Shoreditch Gallery until 21st December and choose from over 450 original drawings, prints and works on paper from our graduating artists of 2022. Not able to make it in person? You can also buy online. Prices start from £100.

Alumni Work

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Clare Gray (DY 2009) is an illustrator and surface pattern designer. She has created Christmas fabric designs for Windham Fabrics and you can find her festive homeware collection in Sainsbury's.

Follow @claretheresegray

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Alice Shirley (DY 2010) creates designs for Hermès. Her latest, ROAAAAAR!, is featured on a cashmere muffler - perfect for this chilly weather! See more of her designs here.

Follow @alicekshirley


Sonia Brewin's (DY 2006) current works investigate how as intervals of colour change, the illusion of form shifts. Prices start from £200.

Follow @big_art_zen and buy on artsy

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Spring Term starts in January and we are running over 100 courses from our studios in Shoreditch and online. From life drawing and portraits to mythology, narrative and imagination - there is something to suit every interest. We not only teach drawing but also printmaking, painting and sculpture. Our courses are suitable for beginners and we welcome students who might be new to drawing or wanting to reignite their practice in the new year. See all courses here 


Royal Drawing School Gift Vouchers

Take the pressure off choosing a course for someone and buy a Royal Drawing School gift voucher - the perfect way to give someone a little space for creativity in their week. Available in any denomination - you could cover a full course or give a contribution towards one. As well as daytime courses that run once a week, we also have evening and weekend courses that can fit into a busier schedule. See all courses here.

Call our Public Programme Office on +44(0)20 7613 8568 to buy gift voucher



Ways of Drawing: Artists' Perspectives and Practices (Thames & Hudson) is a lavishly illustrated collection of reflections and in-practice sessions on drawing by contemporary artists and teachers from the School – at once inspirational and instructional. Buy now


Art London (Hoxton Mini Press) is an insider’s guide to the best of London’s art scene, from galleries and museums to walks and workshops - featuring none other than the Royal Drawing School. Buy now


Drawing & Seeing: Create your own Sketchbook by Clara Drummond (DY 2005 and faculty) has space for 30 days of drawing, to be done in whichever order you'd like, this book will allow you to keep your own sketchbook, a drawn diary of your daily life - and to see how not only your drawing transforms, but also the way you see your surroundings. Buy now

Children's Books


Emily Haworth-Booth (faculty), The Last Tree (Harper Collins) Buy here


Viola Wang (DY 2021), Hello (Hachette Children's Group) Buy here


Louise Yates (DY 2009), Toad and I (Penguin) Buy here

Follow @royaldrawingschool on Instagram and let us know if you buy anything from our Gift Guide 2022 with the hashtag #RDSGiftGuide

We look forward to seeing you back in the studios in the New Year!