Museum Drawing Workshop - Beginners

Learn to draw as you're guided through the beautiful V&A museum in London!

6 hours Class size 1 to 10     label £60

Looking for unique and creative London activities? Why not learn the art of drawing in the world's leading museum for art and design?

During this one-day beginner-friendly art course, you will soak up inspiration as you're guided through the Victoria and Albert Museum, all whilst learning the fundamentals of drawing.

This unique one-off art class in London welcomes those completely new to art or people who would like to revisit the basic elements and skills of observational drawing.

Spend the day learning top techniques from your talented guide and teacher whilst creating eye-catching observational sketches from the galleries world-renowned collection of sculptures and casts.

Throughout this art class, you will be introduced to the ways in which to see and think like an artist. Don't worry if you don't consider yourself artistically blessed, this relaxed and supportive class is sure to build your confidence and also be a fun and enjoyable experience – no matter your abilities!

What you’ll learn:

  • The basic principles of drawing.
  • How to use your materials.
  • An appreciation of ‘the quality of line’ and how it can be used to create different stylistic outcomes.
​- How to observe tonal range, and create depth in your sketches by rendering light and shadows with a variety of mark-making.
  • How to notice and harness ‘negative space’ as an effective drawing technique.
  • Basic compositional ideas and techniques to help achieve proportion and scale.

By the end of the class, you will feel a great sense of achievement after creating a series of beautiful sketches and learning a whole range of great drawing techniques and skills. Head home with your sketches in tow, ready to continue your newfound love of drawing!

Knowledge required
Completely beginner-friendly!
What you'll get
  • ​All materials that you will need are provided - including a drawing board, pencils, paper, erasers, stools.
What to bring
  • You are welcome to bring your own supplies or sketchbook if you’d prefer, but please be advised that charcoal and wet materials (such as paint) are not permitted in the museum.
  • The gallery can sometimes be draughty, so please wrap up warm.
  • You will need to keep your personal belongings with you at all times, so it’s advised to avoid bringing large bags.

Victoria and Albert Museum Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL

Your teacher
Simps Art Courses
Simps Art Courses

5.0 (3)

Simps Art Courses are fun and accessible drawing courses held in London’s best art galleries and museums!
Each lesson is designed to be a relaxed and encouraging environment, with a range of uniquely developed sketching exercises designed to teach the fundamental principles of drawing.

The courses are taught by internationally exhibiting artist Joe Simpson. Joe has years of experience teaching art and is passionate about sharing his skills and techniques.

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Marta Massague Mar 2022

Really well paced, fun and informative. Joe’s very knowledable and supportive, personalising the experience for each student. Thanks!

Veronica Giambertone Jan 2022

Teacher was very helpful and engaging. Really enjoy the exercises, the time felt actually short even if it was 6h.

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