First Thursdays at the Royal Drawing School

We have something happening every first Thursday of the month, in collaboration with Time Out and the Whitechapel Gallery's First Thursdays

Please note: Bookings for First Thursdays open on the day of the event at 11 am. You can find the booking link above. Space is limited and we advise you to book early.

Sessions may differ each month, some will be drawing sessions with a clothed or life model in our studios, others will take advantage of the vibrant London street life and take place out of house. Some First Thursdays will showcase our latest exhibition and be an opportunity to meet artists or curators.


This month's session will take place in the studios at Shoreditch with tutor Tara Versey and an unclothed life model. Please, present your booking confirmation and ID at the door.

Basic drawing materials such as charcoal and newsprint are provided free of charge, feel free to bring along any of your own materials and paper to draw with.