Drawing & Sculptural Forms

Since the Renaissance, artists have worked between the two areas of sculpture and drawing, looking to one to solve artistic and creative problems in the other. In the twentieth century almost every eminent painter pursued and incorporated sculpture into their practice. For many sculptors there was a need to pursue painting in their practice. There were many painters in the past that you wouldn't expect who worked in this way, as well as eminent artists of today. This course explores the creative boost provided by the relationship and tension working between a sculptural or three-dimensional rendering of something, and a drawing of it in two dimensions. We will look at this technically and with regards to different creative playful strategies.
Working between sculpture and drawing can slightly alter one's previous formed ways of thinking and connecting with a subject or object chosen from your surroundings. It allows development and spawning of new ideas around your original endeavour as you work between a tactile and illusionistic sensibility. This ten-week course will look at various artists, how they worked and how working between these areas helped their creativity, and through this address some technical issues of drawing sculpturally. The drawings and sculptures from some parts of the course are intended to be expressive whilst others will pursue solidity.

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.