An intensive 12-week, skills-based, foundational course The Drawing Gap
A springboard to undergraduate study and creative careers for school leavers.
The Drawing Gap is our new school leavers programme. A 12-week, full-time intensive course for students who want to develop foundational creative skills during their gap year. Taught by the Royal Drawing School’s experienced faculty alongside young contemporary artists. This structured, practice-led course has been created to build student’s confidence in visual literacy, and to stimulate links between the arts and other disciplines. This course is ideally suited for students who are aged 18-23 who are continuing their art education, and those who may not be heading to art school but want a foundation of creative and visual skills.
The course is a full time, 3 month course with five days’ teaching a week. Students experience two orientation weeks which introduces different skills and techniques to prepare students for the rest of the programme. The following 10 weeks cover drawing, painting, sculpture, illustration and printmaking with a variety of different tutors and approaches. Alongside practical study is a critical visual studies component that runs throughout the term, made up of lectures, curated visits and group discussion to stimulate independent thinking.
Our Shoreditch campus is located in a converted warehouse at the heart of East London’s art, design and fashion scene. There are four spacious, well-lit drawing studios, a fully-equipped intaglio print studio, a large exhibitions gallery and a reference art library.
The course is designed for school leavers who are graduating or recently graduated, and will be undertaking a gap year to study and work, travel or volunteer. Places are awarded based on an online application and digital portfolio. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to drawing and an interest in visual culture.