Top 10 Best Drawing classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Drawing can be made easy when you learn from the best. Go from sketching to creating a masterpiece under the direction of talented and experienced teachers in no time. Explore life drawing and portraiture, learn the fundamentals or get mindful - all you need to start is a pencil or a stick of charcoal!

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9. Charcoal and Pencil Drawing Class
Ready for a drawing adventure? Our class is perfect for everyone – whether you're just starting or already doodle-savvy. Our fun instructor is here to make drawing a blast! Experience the art of drawing with the versatility of pencils and charcoal. Explore essential techniques such as proportions, perspective, and shading. Curious about tonal maps? We'll guide you to bring your drawings to life. Master the Art Of: Mastering the finesse of elevating your drawings using pencil and charcoal. Crafting captivating shades that create a truly impactful wow factor in your artwork. Sharpening your drawing skills with keen observation and precision. Navigating the realm of tonal maps for a unique 3D dimension in your artistic creations. Participating in enjoyable exercises designed to simplify and enhance your overall drawing proficiency. Exploring various types of mark-making techniques, adding depth and diversity to your drawing repertoire. Uncover the intricacies of artistic mastery and elevate your skills to new heights! Draw inspiration from the beauty of real-life subjects and captivating photos. Your Instructor: Introducing our accomplished art instructors: These highly skilled individuals stand out not only for their proficiency but also as dedicated professionals actively practicing in the art field. With a wealth of expertise, refined skills, and unwavering passion, be prepared to experience the pinnacle of artistic excellence! One of our incredibly talented artists from the team will take the lead. To facilitate a smooth and enjoyable workshop for all, we kindly request that participants arrive 10 minutes in advance. Please be advised that we are unable to accommodate late arrivals exceeding a 10-minute delay to prevent disruptions to the ongoing class and inconvenience to others. Given that our studio is on the first floor, it would be unfair to ask other guests to wait while the class has already started to assist latecomers downstairs. We won't be able to answer texts or calls after the extra 10-minute allowance. A friendly reminder: Two days before your class, we'll be sending you essential information to ensure you're well-prepared for the upcoming session. Our workshops have received 5-star reviews, and we look forward to welcoming you to enjoy a relaxing painting class while acquiring valuable technical skills. Your comfort and success are our priorities, and we can't wait to share an enjoyable and enriching experience with you. Knowledge required Beginner friendly What you'll get All materials included. Free tea and biscuits (feel free to bring your own snacks). A glass of wine. What to bring Bag for your artwork.
Next available date:27th February 2024
12. Drink & Draw - Balham
Fancy a drawing class that doesn’t bore you to death? Want to learn how to do art? Join us for our amazing Drink & Draw class in Balham with our brilliant community and real life artist! Sip on a FREE beverage as you learn some new skills, chat with some fun people and make drawings you’ll be proud of. What If I’m Shit At Drawing? Then you should have signed up 10 minutes ago! Trust me, everyone can draw, you’ve just never been shown how. These classes are beginner friendly and super inclusive so you’ll feel right at home (even if you’re s**g a brick slightly about being the ‘newbie’). When? This class takes place on the first Wednesday of every month from 7pm-8:30pm. (except Feb when we make a V-Day special!) What's Included? All materials A brilliant instructor A free drink What Will I Learn? You’ll look at different techniques each month and make masterpieces that look like a professional drew it! You’ll learn how to shade, measure and create a masterpiece - even if you’ve never drawn before in your life! Meet The Host ArtistAnd is a wellbeing & art company run by China Jordan. Founded in 2019, ArtistAnd helps improve people's wellbeing by giving them the confidence to practise art and improve their creative skills. With an inclusive environment and atmosphere, ArtistAnd now teaches in corporate settings as well as classes online and in person for the public. Age Limit 18+ * Can't make this class? * That’s ok! Sometimes these things happen so we try our best to accommodate you. There is a limited number of tickets per class and we do get fully booked so if you do need to reschedule, please give 72 hours notice so we can rearrange your class. Refunds are not available. Feel free to email me at
Next available date:6th March 2024
13. Free to Be: Mindful African Art Class
Think you ‘can’t draw’? So, what? Collage art is all made up. As a self-taught artist, I am confident I can guide you through nerves, anxiety and self-judgement to focus your mind and create freely. We can collage in-person using vibrant African print textiles or you can join me online using my fancy print-it-yourself paper pack and trust me, you will surprise yourself with your artistic expression. My current workshops are called “Free to Be” and are curated to restore, be playful and explore your inner world. Your sense of curiosity, nerves, experimentation, trauma and authentic self are welcome and I hold a judgement-free space for expression. “In your workshop I reconnected to myself - your art class is a gift for the soul!” - J.R.M, Workshop Participant What to expect Each workshop includes: A warm welcome and check in with tea and aromatherapy to stir the senses Nourishing breathwork to regulate the nervous system Mindful movement to engage heart, body and mind coherence Grounding Ugandan rituals Sound healing to create deep relaxation and calm Introspective writing exercises to reconnect to your intuition, wisdom and desires Meditation to plant the seed of your artwork Creative exploration to express your authentic self in art. Who are you? What do you feel? What do you desire? Explore your identities, your dreams and reimagine yourself through art making. I offer a Pay What You Can model to allow us to support access for all. Two bursary spaces are held for people who experience financial hardship, disabled, Black and global majority, queer, women, Non Binary folk and working class people will be prioritised. Contact me on to donate to the bursary or apply for a free workshop space. **About the artist: Birungi Kawooya ** Birungi Kawooya is a collage artist and art tutor researching ways of being well in community, inspired by nature, Black feminists and Afro somatic movement. She creates using paper, paint, sculpture, natural fibres and batik indigenous to Uganda. Birungi has a strong collaborative art practice and makes artwork informed by community engagement. The World Reimagined and Kensington and Chelsea Art Week commissioned her to lead community workshops to inform designs for a 1.9 m globe sculpture and a 25 m long mural, respectively. With a focus on promoting mental well-being, Birungi leads Mindful African art programmes and creates spaces to help people work through anxiety, stimulate their imagination and connect to vibrant African textile designs. Birungi has led online and in-person art workshops for UAL, Black Mind, Sheffield Maternity Cooperative, Royal Borough of Greenwich and Peckham Platform. With the support of Njabala Foundation, 32° East - Ugandan Arts Trust and the Arts Council England, Birungi explored natural fibres during a five-month residency in Uganda. The artworks portray themes of trauma resolution, time travel, well-being through self-portraiture and sculptural installations inviting womxn to rest. She has artwork installed in Peckham Square and Freston Road and has exhibited at the New Art Gallery Walsall, the Portico Library, the Hastings Contemporary, the World Reimagined, Hammersmith BID, Mediacom, the Collective Makers, CasildeArt, Black Women Art Network, and Simply Gorgeous salon.
Next available date:24th February 2024
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