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Sketching Interior Spaces Part 1 (short course)

Why study this course?

This course is designed to give individuals with an interest in interior design and architecture an opportunity to develop their drawing skills in sketchbook format. Through both studio workshops and location visits, you'll be introduced to key media and processes with which to effectively record spaces and human presence.

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This course aims to build on your confidence when sketching interior spaces through periods of observation and demonstrate the use of a sketchbook for personal communication and visual research. A range of essential drawing media, skills and mark-making techniques will be introduced so that you can begin to develop a personal visual language.

It will give you the opportunity to:

  • visit some of London’s major galleries and museum spaces and sketch live interior situations through periods of observations
  • begin to use sketch drawing media and techniques effectively to document the importance of light, form, texture in defining spatial qualities
  • develop your confidence in the use of drawing as a means to explore and express a personal visual language
  • foster the keeping of a sketchbook as good practice

This course is taught by John Cash.

The course is aimed at anyone already studying interior design or architecture who wishes to develop existing skills, and those already with industry experience who wish to refresh and build on prior knowledge. It is advised that you have some basic drawing experience prior to course in order to make best use of workshops and location visits.

Course dates Not currently available
Length One day a week for five sessions
Day and time Saturday, 11am to 5pm 
Maximum class size 12
Contact hours 25

A 20% discount is available for:

  • those who are registered as unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • those whose sole or main income is a Department of Social Security (DSS) state retirement pension
  • those who are registered as disabled and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • full-time and part-time UK students on credit-bearing courses
  • London Metropolitan University students on year-long day courses
  • London Metropolitan University Alumni Association members
  • London Metropolitan University staff

If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.

You'll need to supply your own materials for this course and at a minimum you will need:

  • an A4 Daler Rowney Graduate Sketchbook (landscape format – plain black hardback cover)
  • a range of soft pencils – HB/2B/4B/6B/9B
  • a pencil sharpener
  • a plastic 12-inch transparent ruler
  • an eraser/putty rubber
  • a battery-operated eraser – Jakar is a good brand
  • a range of Faber Castell Black Ink Pitt Artist Pens – wallet of four with assorted nibs
  • a brush pen (black ink)
  • a tin of 12 colouring pencils
  • a Letraset ProMarker set (six colours) – neutral tones (greys)
  • Derwent Charcoal Pencils Blister (Set of 4)

Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

How to apply

Booking for this course isn't open at this time as the dates of the next intake are not yet confirmed. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive notification as soon as booking opens.

When to apply

Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Fees and key information

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