The Materials of Drawing: Studio Workshop 1

Due to current government guidelines, please note that this course has been moved online. We have not changed the course description below as the tutors will be adapting the course to the online platform.

Whilst rooted in drawing the figure from observation, this course also provides an opportunity for experimentation and invention. This is very much a hands-on course, in a lively and productive atmosphere. Students will be introduced to a wide range of raw materials with which they can draw, and will prepare their own inks, supports, painted grounds and printing materials that can be used when working from home. By working with materials and methods not widely adopted, the course aims to show how these can positively influence the language and appearance of drawings. 



Our five-week courses give students the opportunity to curate their own ten-week term and explore more than one aspect of drawing by booking two different 5-week courses. However if students prefer the longer format of a ten-week course, they can book the same five-week course twice. The courses will not follow the same structure in the first and second half of term, and tutors are able to adapt and tailor the course to each student based on whether you are taking it for the first time or are continuing on from the first half of the term. 


Click here to book The Materials of Drawing: Studio Workshop 2 (weeks 6-10)

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 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.

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