Sketching for the Scared!

Have some fun and learn a lot! Our friendly, talented tutors will teach you all the best tricks to really get to grips with the wonderful world of drawing. 

This beginners course is the perfect introduction to the basic principles of drawing, taught by our experienced and approachable tutors.  You’ll spend the day in the inspiring setting of the V&A, building your confidence with fun drawing exercises that will help you learn to see and think like an artist.  

Learning to use simple line and tone will enable you to recreate the museums amazing statues and artifacts on paper as 2-dimensional studies.  Learn lots of tips and techniques for observational drawing in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere!

But it’s not all work, work, work, as this is a Frui day course after all! We’ll also enjoy a short but lovely lunch (either your own packed lunch or something you buy from the cafe) and have a truly fun, inspiring and sociable day consisting of beautiful surroundings and jargon-free, down to earth tuition.

What should you bring?

 All the basic drawing materials are provided, however if you want to bring your own please feel free.  Some people might want to bring a sketch pad, otherwise lose sheets are provided by the tutors. Otherwise just bring yourselves, and a big dollop of creativity.  

Please note: It can get cold in the gallery, so please wrap up warm. 

Also, although we accept minors, they must be accompanied by an adult at all times, we have found that 6 hours can prove to be too long for them to focus, so we advise this particular course is best suited to adults. 

A little about Frui's approach to teaching...

Frui adopts a positive teaching approach, meaning our encouraging and supportive tutors focus on what you are doing right, not wrong. Not only are our tutors all practicing artists, they are also experienced tutors who will encourage you to develop your own artistic voice and help to draw out what is individual about your work.