Draw London
Dates: Friday 18 May – Friday 20 July
Time: 13:00-16:00
Venue:  Various locations
No of sessions: 10
No. of students:
Tutor: Mario Lautier Vella

 Course fees:
Standard drop in fee: £20

Please note your fee doesn’t include your travel costs, food / drink or materials.  A course materials list will be sent to you once you’ve booked your place.

Enjoy an afternoon drawing in some of London’s most fascinating and inspirational locations. 

From the natural to the industrial, iconic to offbeat, our capital city has been inspiring artists for centuries.

Come and see London with new eyes as we respond to a number of different locations every Friday afternoon.

From contemporary art spaces and museum collections to the great outdoors and cityscape vistas, take your sketchbook on an adventure, experiment with different styles and media and keep your drawing skills in check.

Venue: Various London locations

Your course takes place at various London locations. Each week we will meet at a Tube station before settling in our chosen location. Sessions centre on a particular theme, technique or artist, with group discussions and plenty of one-to-one tuition leading to quality drawing time.

After a tea break we will move to a nearby second site or stay put to continue exploring our location.  Whether you want to respond in a figurative or abstract way to your subject or want advice on how to develop your work further, your tutor is on hand to help. We end the session with some time to look at and discuss our work.

Course level: intermediate – some drawing skills essential. If you’re a beginner, please look at our Learn to draw course.  Sessions may involve walking and standing for some time as well as sketching outdoors, so please only consider joining the course if you are physically able to do so.

Course materials:  You will need a sketchbook (A4 or A3) and drawing materials. We will provide you with a suggested materials list once you’ve booked your place.

Your course tutor: Mario Lautier Vella has enjoyed teaching a variety of drawing courses since 2011.

A qualified art tutor and professional artist, drawing is a major part of Mario’s own practice. His award-winning drawings have been shown in a number of exhibitions. Mario’s 2017 solo show Home Truths featured 100 new drawings made as part of the 100 Day Project. His work can be found in collections across the UK, North America, Australia, Canada and Malta. Find out more

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If you want to join us as a drop in student, please add yourself to the Draw London mailing list by filling in the form below.  Everyone on the Draw London mailing list is emailed every Wednesday with info of where we’re meeting. If you fancy coming along, simply confirm by Thursday evening.  Please read our course terms and conditions before booking.

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