Summer School // The Drawing Marathon Weeks 1 & 2

Challenge the way you see and draw on our intensive Drawing Marathon.

Taught by over 20 different members of the Royal Drawing School’s faculty, with a variety of live online drawing experiences every day, this course is for anybody who wants to immerse themselves in the collective energy of an intensive drawing course and significantly improve their drawing skills. Students will be able to curate their own programme of drawing sessions from those on offer each day: drawing from models, the self, film or imagination, from objects in our homes, our gardens or landscapes around us, and from art in galleries and museums utilising their vast online resources. Students will also have the opportunity to explore experimental printmaking and its relationship to drawing.

Individual guidance will be given throughout the course, there will also be opportunities to participate in group discussions with each day culminating in a critique of students’ work. Some sessions will also include lectures by leading art historians, curators and practising artists. Students can sign up to the first or second week of The Drawing Marathon or choose to do the full two-week marathon.

This listing is to book both weeks, click here to book Week One (6th - 10th July) and click here to book Week Two (13th - 17th July).


Week 1 Schedule

Monday and Friday of each week, students will convene in larger groups of 15 to do a Drawing session. 

Students then choose one option from the three on offer each day:

Tuesday 7th July
- Drawing Landscape
- Drawing Anatomy
- Experimental Printmaking (Full)

Wednesday 8th July   
- Drawing from Film
- Drawing from the National Gallery  
- Drawing Observation and Imagination (Full)

Thursday 9th July
Drawing from the British Museum
- Drawing a Story 
- Drawing with Watercolour (Full)

Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. If you book early you are more likely to be receive your first choices.

Week 2 Schedule

Monday and Friday of each week, students will convene in larger groups of 15 to do a Drawing session. 

Students the choose one option from the three on offer each day:

Tuesday 14th July
Drawing Landscape
- Drawing Anatomy
- Experimental Printmaking

Wednesday 15th July
- Drawing and Mindfulness
- Drawing from Film
- Drawing with Watercolour

Thursday 16th July
- Drawing a Story
- Drawing Portraits
- Drawing from the National Gallery

Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. If you book early you are more likely to receive your first choices.

  • Unfortunately, we do not offer concessions on our Summer School courses.

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