Digital Streaming Studio - Evening | Notes from the Glasshouse

Join the Royal Drawing School for an epic evening of drawing and exploring the botanical.

Experience a drawing class like no other.

These two-hour evening drawing sessions, broadcast live from the RDS studios, are an opportunity for students to experience the dynamic and dramatic possibilities of the life room from home. Join students online from across the globe to draw from epic sets, dancers, musicians and more, with something new each week. Using a range of drawing practices, our expert tutors will guide you through a series of exercises over the course of each session.

"The task of the right eye is to peer into the telescope, while the left eye peers into the microscope.” Leonora Carrington

This session will offer an opportunity to engage closely with the nature, drawing from the ephemeral world of plants and flowers as well as the deep layers of time in fossils and minerals. Looking through the lenses of artists, scientists, architects and other thinkers, we will consider how slow looking and the idea of time might influences our drawings, and think about how objects in nature can be both witnesses and sources of inspiration.

These sessions are designed so that students can engage with whatever materials they have to hand: pencil, biro, crayons. Below is a suggested material list that will allow you to get the most out of the class.


  • Paper (A3 or larger)
  • Range of pencils
  • Eraser
  • Watercolour paint (or other medium you prefer to work in)


  • You can book these sessions individually, or you can the event series giving you access to all 6 sessions with 10% off. Book the whole series here.
  • All students will need a device that supports the latest version of Zoom
  • Chat support available during the session

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Contact with any queries.

Featured image by Caitlin Stone