Our London Drawing Workshop is a hands-on tutorial on how to engage and hone your powers of observation and expression. We will explore some of London's iconic sites and views, from the river. Under the auspices of a professional artist and art teacher, you will make receive an introduction to materials and a demonstration of some basic drawing techniques, before venturing out into the city to capture London's distinct breed of beauty.
"We loved it, and our kids’ artwork improved instantly. Such a cool morning with an incredibly interesting person."
London Drawing Workshop
Depending on preferences and the weather we will meet at the National
in Trafalgar Square or on the South bank. Then it’s off with
sketchbooks and an array of art materials to get to grips with the views
and landmarks of London . Your tutor will have lots of fun ideas and
exercises to get you started. It is all about engaging in the process of
drawing, experimenting with techniques and connecting with what you are
looking at. You will go away with a sketchbook full of images creating
lasting memories of place more evocative than any photograph.
Drawing London is open to participants of all artistic abilities. In fact, non-artists are strongly encouraged to participate. Talent is not required, but a willingness to engage the artistic process and to keep oneself open to new possibilities is strongly encouraged.
The price of this workshop includes Context's drawing kit, especially put together by the artists who run the workshop.
Is this walk appropriate for small children?
Yes, we designed this walk with young children in mind. Thanks to our approach and activities they will learn about the city while creating small works of art!
What kind of activities will you be doing?
Sketching some of London's iconic monuments and practicing different techniques.
Can I do this tour if I am in a wheelchair?
Yes, the itinerary of the walk is fully accessible.
Is material included in the cost?
Yes, you will receive a drawing pad and some pencils which you'll be able to take home, along with your work.