Drawing is to inquire, to explore and to discover a higher new existence within oneself. It is to concentrate, to contemplate, to identify oneself with the subject with which one is engaged. It is to have the courage to take risks, make mistakes, to journey further without fear. We begin our journey with an inquiry into the subject in front of us, which is always seen anew; a study to understand the phenomenon from inside, to examine the reason of how it originated, was formed and is constructed. To acquire knowledge and to know the process, the truth, that creation has to go through in itself, by itself and for itself. There begins a relationship with the subject with which one is engaged, and it is in there that imagination and ideas take their root – a contemplation, an interpretation of the world in a creative exploration.

In this nine week Life Drawing course we will explore, question and examine these ideas further through a historical perspective and in the context of our drawing practice today. There will be a life model present throughout the course. All levels including beginners are welcome.

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

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.