This course looks at the challenge of making drawings of a large public space. It rotates between two tutors on alternate weeks. With Jeanette, students explore a complex and busy subject through many drawings, responding to the atmosphere and energy within the place. A range of compositional strategies will be explored. Later these are worked into a single large drawing away from the subject in students’ own time. In alternate sessions with Martin, students will initially be introduced to the use of perspective and to the formal problems of keeping a larger view coherent, in a short studio session. They will then produce drawings from direct observation on location, beginning with shorter drawings and building up towards a larger drawing in the final three sessions. This term the course will be held at the Natural History Museum and the British Museum.

Full-time BA students studying for a degree in Fine Art receive up to a 75% discount. Those studying on design or applied arts degrees may also be eligible on a case-by-case basis. Student ID and proof of enrollment must be submitted.

Full-time practising fine artists under 40 years of age in need of financial help may apply for a 75% discount on a maximum of two courses; applicants must submit a portfolio of ten drawings and fill in an application form which can be downloaded from the website. Please find the submissions dates here. Please contact the office in advance of submitting your application to reserve a place on your chosen course and check the portfolio submission dates. 

Primary and secondary school teachers who teach art receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof in the form of a letter from their head teacher or the head of the art department.

Individuals on job seekers allowance receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently on the job seekers register.

Postgraduate alumni of the Royal Drawing School receive a 50% discount. 

Individuals who receive disability support are eligible for a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently receiving this allowance.

Tower Hamlet and Hackney residents are eligible for a 25% discount; to apply participants must show proof of living in these boroughs. 

Individuals over the age of 60 may apply for a 10% discount.

All of our course rates are subsidised and we also offer a comprehensive concessions scheme. View all course fees and concessions.