New Digital Streaming Studio - Epic Evening Live Drawing

RDS Digital Streaming Studio

RDS Digital Streaming Studio 

The Royal Drawing School believes that drawing is for everyone.  The new RDS Digital Streaming Studio allows you to join our community in real time, via live-stream technology, from wherever you are.  Experience our tutor-guided lunchtime and evening drawing sessions, broadcast from our studios in Shoreditch, London, using specialist filming equipment and allowing perspectives only possible online. 

Epic Evening Live Drawing  

5 sessions over 5 weeks - drop-in on one or join all five!

Experience a drawing class like no other. These two-hour evening drawing sessions, broadcast live from our Shoreditch studios, are an opportunity for students to experience the dynamic and dramatic possibilities of the studio, from home. Join students online from across the globe to draw from epic sets, dancers, musicians and more, with something new each week. Using a range of drawing practices, our expert tutors will guide you through a series of exercises over the course of each session. 

You can book these sessions individually, or you can buy a Class Pass giving you access to all 5 sessions with 10% off. 

These sessions are designed so that students can engage with whatever materials they have to hand: pencil, biro, crayons. Below is a suggested material list that will allow you to get the most out of the classes. 

Our suggestions include: Charcoal, Graphite Stick, Drawing Pencils, Coloured Pencils, Pastels, Ink Pens, Conté Crayons, Putty and Hard Erasers, Pencil Sharpener, Sketchbook, Paper in various sizes – we suggest A3 – A1, A Drawing Board or large book to lean on.

Share your work on social media with the hashtag #RDSLiveStudio  

The Programme

RDS Digital Streaming Studio - Epic Evening Session

Epic Evening Live Drawing: Drawing a Story 

Tuesday 30th May, 7 – 9pm  

Myth and storytelling open the imaginative mind, bringing new possibilities and meaning to drawing the model. Join tutor Mark Cazalet for this two-hour session as he introduces you to more poetic ways of drawing the figure, bringing your observation to life through narrative.

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Epic Evening Live Drawing: Finding the Portrait 

Tuesday 6th June, 7 - 9pm 

How do you turn a drawing into a portrait? In this two-hour session, tutors Clara Drummond and Rachel Mercer will introduce new ways to approach a drawing of the head. We will be challenging how the portrait might be traditionally composed in a bid to better describe the sitter. Our cameras will allow us to get closer than ever to the model. 

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Epic Evening Live Drawing: The Body as Landscape 

Tuesday 13th June, 7 - 9pm 

We will be using the magic of the Digital Streaming Studio to zoom right into the model and see the weirdness of the human form anew. Tutor Fraser Scarfe will take you through a series of exercises that help you develop your observational drawing skills. 

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RDS Digital Streaming Studio - Epic Evening Session

Epic Evening Live Drawing: Transforming Observation 

Tuesday 20 June, 7 - 9pm 

Through drawing, the ordinary can become extraordinary. The more we look, the more everything reveals itself to us as unexpected. In this playful and surprising session, tutors Perienne Christian and Katy Papineau will guide you through imaginative ways to enliven drawing from observation. 

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RDS Digital Streaming Studio - Epic Evening Session

Epic Evening Live Drawing: Drawing the Unexpected  

Tuesday 27th June, 7 - 9pm 

Join us for the final session of the series - a celebration of what a life drawing studio can be. Be prepared for movement, music and the unexpected...  

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