Thames Drawing Workshop by Kethi Copeland - art in London
Thames Drawing Workshop by Kethi Copeland - art in London

Thames Drawing Workshop

by Kethi Copeland

6 reviews
6 reviews
Join our Thames Drawing Workshop and bring your favourite Thames landscapes to the page.

Drawing Class

2 hour workshop

Beginner

South Bank SE1

Thames Drawing Workshop
by Kethi Copeland
Flexitime
from £70 per person

Classes

Single session

The Thames is home to some of the worlds most famous landmarks including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Royal Festival Hall and the Tate Modern Gallery. You'll be taken through the drawing skills needed to capture London's ever changing architecture and go home with your own stunning interpretations. The workshop is a great opportunity to meet people with a passion for drawing, and a passion for London! We'll stop off at various vantage points including views of the cities most sensational modern buildings such as the ‘Walkie-Talkie’ and ‘Gherkin’. Further down the Southbank, you're treated to views of the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral Old Billingsgate and the OXO Tower and of course the countries first stone fortress the Tower of London. We'll also pass modern architectural marvels including the brutalist National Theatre which is always a delight to draw. The workshop is a fantastic opportunity to practice drawing from life and refresh dormant skills. You'll be given different materials to try, using them to emulate the texture and shadows of buildings, creating rich etchings fit for any wall. Whether you draw as a hobby or want to progress your talent further this fun and friendly class is a great way to soak up London!

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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 3
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Annabel
1 Oct
Kethi was super friendly, welcoming and is extremely good at what she does as an artist and seeing her work prior to the start of the class was really inspiring. The venue on the Thames was ideal as there was never a lack of buildings to chose from, equally it meant that with each new drawing a new focal point could be picked and this prevented the 4 hours from feeling repetitive. In terms of the actual learning aspect there was not all that much teaching that went on, i have some experience in drawing and after each activity we would discuss where i could develop my drawings but there wasn't any teaching of new skills or exploring different ways to take on a drawing. As well as this i would probably say that 4 hours is slightly too long for the class and perhaps 3 hours would be better suited. That said, it was a super fun, light hearted afternoon of drawing and a very enjoyable way to spend a few hours in the sun on the Thames. I will definitely be taking another drawing class in the future!
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Annabel Turner
1 Oct
Kethi was super friendly, welcoming and is extremely good at what she does as an artist and seeing her work prior to the start of the class was really inspiring. The venue on the Thames was ideal as there was never a lack of buildings to chose from, equally it meant that with each new drawing a new focal point could be picked and this prevented the 4 hours from feeling repetitive. In terms of the actual learning aspect there was not all that much teaching that went on, i have some experience in drawing and after each activity we would discuss where i could develop my drawings but there wasn't any teaching of new skills or exploring different ways to take on a drawing. As well as this i would probably say that 4 hours is slightly too long for the class and perhaps 3 hours would be better suited. That said, it was a super fun, light hearted afternoon of drawing and a very enjoyable way to spend a few hours in the sun on the Thames. I will definitely be taking another drawing class in the future!

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Annabel
1 Oct
Kethi was super friendly, welcoming and is extremely good at what she does as an artist and seeing her work prior to the start of the class was really inspiring. The venue on the Thames was ideal as there was never a lack of buildings to chose from, equally it meant that with each new drawing a new focal point could be picked and this prevented the 4 hours from feeling repetitive. In terms of the actual learning aspect there was not all that much teaching that went on, i have some experience in drawing and after each activity we would discuss where i could develop my drawings but there wasn't any teaching of new skills or exploring different ways to take on a drawing. As well as this i would probably say that 4 hours is slightly too long for the class and perhaps 3 hours would be better suited. That said, it was a super fun, light hearted afternoon of drawing and a very enjoyable way to spend a few hours in the sun on the Thames. I will definitely be taking another drawing class in the future!
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Annabel Turner
1 Oct
Kethi was super friendly, welcoming and is extremely good at what she does as an artist and seeing her work prior to the start of the class was really inspiring. The venue on the Thames was ideal as there was never a lack of buildings to chose from, equally it meant that with each new drawing a new focal point could be picked and this prevented the 4 hours from feeling repetitive. In terms of the actual learning aspect there was not all that much teaching that went on, i have some experience in drawing and after each activity we would discuss where i could develop my drawings but there wasn't any teaching of new skills or exploring different ways to take on a drawing. As well as this i would probably say that 4 hours is slightly too long for the class and perhaps 3 hours would be better suited. That said, it was a super fun, light hearted afternoon of drawing and a very enjoyable way to spend a few hours in the sun on the Thames. I will definitely be taking another drawing class in the future!
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Annabel Turner
1 Oct
Kethi was super friendly, welcoming and is extremely good at what she does as an artist and seeing her work prior to the start of the class was really inspiring. The venue on the Thames was ideal as there was never a lack of buildings to chose from, equally it meant that with each new drawing a new focal point could be picked and this prevented the 4 hours from feeling repetitive. In terms of the actual learning aspect there was not all that much teaching that went on, i have some experience in drawing and after each activity we would discuss where i could develop my drawings but there wasn't any teaching of new skills or exploring different ways to take on a drawing. As well as this i would probably say that 4 hours is slightly too long for the class and perhaps 3 hours would be better suited. That said, it was a super fun, light hearted afternoon of drawing and a very enjoyable way to spend a few hours in the sun on the Thames. I will definitely be taking another drawing class in the future!
review
Annabel Turner
1 Oct
Kethi was super friendly, welcoming and is extremely good at what she does as an artist and seeing her work prior to the start of the class was really inspiring. The venue on the Thames was ideal as there was never a lack of buildings to chose from, equally it meant that with each new drawing a new focal point could be picked and this prevented the 4 hours from feeling repetitive. In terms of the actual learning aspect there was not all that much teaching that went on, i have some experience in drawing and after each activity we would discuss where i could develop my drawings but there wasn't any teaching of new skills or exploring different ways to take on a drawing. As well as this i would probably say that 4 hours is slightly too long for the class and perhaps 3 hours would be better suited. That said, it was a super fun, light hearted afternoon of drawing and a very enjoyable way to spend a few hours in the sun on the Thames. I will definitely be taking another drawing class in the future!
review
Annabel
1 Oct
Kethi was super friendly, welcoming and is extremely good at what she does as an artist and seeing her work prior to the start of the class was really inspiring. The venue on the Thames was ideal as there was never a lack of buildings to chose from, equally it meant that with each new drawing a new focal point could be picked and this prevented the 4 hours from feeling repetitive. In terms of the actual learning aspect there was not all that much teaching that went on, i have some experience in drawing and after each activity we would discuss where i could develop my drawings but there wasn't any teaching of new skills or exploring different ways to take on a drawing. As well as this i would probably say that 4 hours is slightly too long for the class and perhaps 3 hours would be better suited. That said, it was a super fun, light hearted afternoon of drawing and a very enjoyable way to spend a few hours in the sun on the Thames. I will definitely be taking another drawing class in the future!
review
Annabel
1 Oct
Kethi was super friendly, welcoming and is extremely good at what she does as an artist and seeing her work prior to the start of the class was really inspiring. The venue on the Thames was ideal as there was never a lack of buildings to chose from, equally it meant that with each new drawing a new focal point could be picked and this prevented the 4 hours from feeling repetitive. In terms of the actual learning aspect there was not all that much teaching that went on, i have some experience in drawing and after each activity we would discuss where i could develop my drawings but there wasn't any teaching of new skills or exploring different ways to take on a drawing. As well as this i would probably say that 4 hours is slightly too long for the class and perhaps 3 hours would be better suited. That said, it was a super fun, light hearted afternoon of drawing and a very enjoyable way to spend a few hours in the sun on the Thames. I will definitely be taking another drawing class in the future!

Class location

South Bank
1 Blackfriars Bridge
SE1 9UD
London

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Thames Drawing Workshop by Kethi Copeland - art in London

About your host, Kethi Copeland

Kethi Copeland tells us a story about the many layered experience of being in a city through the detailed line work of her architectural drawings and layers of screen-printed colour, offering a fresh perspective on what may be familiar surroundings. In her Walk By The River print series the twists and turns of the river Thames are rearranged to create one continuous line upon which the well known and under appreciated of London's riverside architecture co-exist.

Her beautifully hand-crafted and screen-printed designs are recognisable for their distinctive graphic style. Kethi uses humour and colour in her screen-printed and paper-cut designs used for stationery and digital prints to connect with the audience. Whether she's drawing city architecture or dressing up as a bunch of balloons for card designs, she has a love of colour and humour, noticing the extraordinary in the everyday. These characteristics run through the artwork she creates, including art prints, commissions, stationery, or running craft workshops.

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Notes

I will be providing the drawing materials for the class, including a sketchbook for you to keep. We will be walking between several locations on the riverside, and be standing to draw, so please wear comfortable shoes. The class will go ahead regardless of the weather. We will have a few scheduled breaks throughout the session. There will be opportunities to buy refreshments if you so wish. The end point of the session will be near to Tower Bridge (nearest station is London Bridge)

Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Thames Drawing Workshop
by Kethi Copeland
Flexitime
from £70 per person
Single session
from £70 per person