Drawing Space: Interior & Exterior

This course looks at the challenge of making drawings of private spaces around you as well as learning from large public spaces without being in or having access. Rotating between two tutors on alternate weeks; Jeanette will explore interiors with exercises from students’ observed space, imagination, whilst referencing images of busy interiors such as a Grand Central Station New York and Kings Cross London. They will also look at how artists have approached architectural themes. Combining a range of sketches, compositional strategies will be explored, these will be worked into one or more sustained drawings made in the students own time. In alternate sessions with Martin, students will initially be introduced to perspective and the use of freehand geometry to construct space in a picture and architectural form. Measurement and the formal problems of keeping a larger view coherent will also be explored. There will be a series of exercises aimed at developing this capacity including making a drawing either of their location or the view from it.

Please note: Monday 25 May is a bank holiday; no classes will be held. Fees will be calculated on a pro rata basis.

NHS staff receive a 20% discount for Summer Term Online courses; 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.