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Draw London

Draw London

Discover your inner artist while exploring the beautiful sights of London with sketchbook and pencil in hand. Our Learn How to Draw London Courses are open to and suitable for every skill level, including beginners.

Join us for a morning of drawing at one of London's secret gems - the wonderful Wallace Collection. This small museum has some of the best examples of 18th century Rococo furniture and china (many from the Palace of Versailles). You'll also find famous paintings such as The Lacemaker and The Laughing Cavalier, stunning portraits by Reynolds and Gainsborough, plus a roomful of Canalettos and an armoury with full size models of horses with knights in armour. There is truly something for everyone to draw.

It has a modern, bright café, where we will do some quick sketches of people - and get some coffee in our break.

We will begin with some simple warm up drawings and then spread out around the gallery to draw different items. Our tutors will help you to draw 'the big picture' – or you may prefer to focus on details. It's a great way to learn to draw and find out about famous artists at the same time.

At the end of the morning, you'll have a series of sketches of different subjects both old and new that we hope will inspire you to keep a regular sketching journal.

Learn How to Draw London - Courses Content

By the end of the lessons you will have developed your drawing skills and completed several drawings:

  • Learn how to keep a sketchbook/travel journal
  • Hone your observation skills
  • Gain confidence in drawing in a public place
  • Gain insight into drawing figures and still-life
  • Learn how to make quick sketches of food and drink
  • Expert tutors on hand to guide you and offer feedback throughout the session

What to Bring


Please bring an A4 or A3 hardback sketchbook with good quality cartridge or drawing paper (at least 180gsm). Be careful of buying a cheap softback sketch book with poor quality paper as you may be disappointed with your results. Ringbound is best.

Bring a couple of pencils from HB to 8B (2B and 6B are good), and a drawing pen. If you want to add some creative flair please bring along any preferred mediums such as watercolours or felt tips.

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

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Last Name*
Email Address*
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend. Please note bookings are non-transferable after 72 hours.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

PAYMENT OPTIONS

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend. Please note bookings are non-transferable after 72 hours.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

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All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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