Museum Drawing Workshop - Improvers

Brush up on your art skills at the beautiful V&A museum in London!

Simps Art Courses

Simps Art Courses


6 hours Class size 1 to 5     label £60

Expand your artistic horizons at this unique drawing class in London, specially designed for those with basic drawing skills or for those who have already taken the beginner's museum drawing workshop!

Held in the stunning Victoria and Albert Museum (the word's leading museum for art and design), you will spend the day sketching amazing statues and exhibits whilst being guided by a talented artist and teacher.

This full-day art course will focus on techniques to give your observational drawings real depth, proportion and definition. Don't worry if you're not quite confident in your skills just yet, this drawing class takes a relaxed and supportive approach. Using warm-up exercises as well as longer studies for more developed drawings, you will gradually build your confidence in your drawing abilities.

What this drawing course will cover:

  • How to develop and reinforce your perceptual skills of drawing.
  • How to improve your observation of line and tone and further your understanding of the artist’s way of seeing.
  • Work with a variety of mark-making and shading techniques, such as cross-hatching and contour shading – this will give your drawings dramatic depth and form.
  • Tips and techniques to achieve accurate proportions and scale, including sighting, measuring, negative space and how to render ‘foreshortening’ in your drawing.
  • Working on toned paper we’ll experiment with new materials.
  • A quick introduction into portraiture, creating a study of one of the many incredible busts in the museum.

By the end of the class, you will feel more confident in your drawing skills and ready to tackle more challenging art. Head home with your gorgeous sketches and the skills to make more.

Knowledge required
Best suited for those with some drawing experience or those with basic drawing skills.
Ideal as a follow-on from the SIMPS Art Courses beginner's class.
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


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.

More about this class

This class is new, and is covered by ClassBento's money-back guarantee.

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