Drawing a Head (In Studio)

Each person has a different way of seeing, as well as thinking. While drawing another person, do we always in some way draw ourselves? Do you project on to the model? Or do you try and decipher who they are, by drinking in the nuances of their individuality? Do you see the moles and loose hairs, are you pursuing a likeness? Or do you see an emotion, an aura, a form or even just a colour? Or are you happy to slot them into your own internal diary? Are all these ultimately the same thing?  

The human head, the human face, with all its wonderful variety, is a perpetual source of fascination. As our primary source of perception as well as expression, it is bound in numerous, complex nuances. There are many rich layers to our understanding to explore through drawing: the artistic, the cultural, the religious, the psychological, the mythological and many more. This course will move between our perceptions of ourselves and each other, and the anatomy and structure of the head.

Please note that Monday 3rd and 31st May are UK bank holidays; no classes will be held.

NHS staff receive a 20% discount; to apply participants must submit proof by emailing a photograph of their NHS staff badge to admin@royaldrawingschool.org before booking a course. 

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 enrolment must be submitted. Please email a picture of your student ID to admin@royaldrawingschool.org and then call the office to book your place.

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. Please e-mail a scan of this letter to admin@royaldrawingschool.org before booking your place and then call the office. 

Individuals on job seekers allowance receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently on the job seekers register. Please send this letter to admin@royaldrawingschool.org before booking your place and then call the office. 

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. Please email a scan of your letter to admin@royaldrawingschool.org and then call the office to book your place.

Tower Hamlet and Hackney residents are eligible for a 25% discount on courses at Shoreditch; to apply participants must show proof of living in these boroughs in the form of your most recent council tax bill. Please email a scan of your letter to admin@royaldrawingschool.org and then call the office to book your place.

Individuals over the age of 60 may apply for a 10% discount on courses at Shoreditch; to apply participants must show proof of being over 60. Please email a picture of your ID to admin@royaldrawingschool.org and then call the office to book your place.

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