Saturday 17 August 2019, 10:30am to 4:30pm at the RIBA
Sunday 18 August 2019, 10:30am to 4:30pm at the Wallace Collection
Develop your drawing abilities and learn new creative skills through exploration of the outstanding works of art and interiors of the Wallace Collection and the world-class architectural collections of the RIBA.
We will look more generally at how London’s architecture has developed throughout history, as well exploring at street level the neighbourhoods of Marylebone and Fitrovia, areas rich in local detail - but also a part of London’s varied urban fabric.
Build your confidence in using the built environment to progress your drawing skills in different media, whilst learning about the history of London’s architecture. Over two days, artist and teacher Wilson Yau will guide you in the studio and through visits to the Wallace Collection and the RIBA.
Suitable for all abilities, you will create using a range of media, from traditional paper-based techniques using pencil and pen, to experimenting with contemporary digital drawing using iPads. By the end of the workshop you will have produced a portfolio of architectural drawings, learnt new ways of creating images of the built environment, and gained a more in depth understanding of the capital’s architecture.
To see our upcoming series of creative workshops, see our learning programme for adults.
About the event
This event is led by artist and teacher Wilson Yau for students and adults aged 18 and over.
This course is a collaboration between the RIBA and the Wallace Collection.
This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to engage actively with architecture through drawing. No previous experience necessary.
This workshop will involve short periods drawing and walking outdoors on both days - weather permitting.
All drawing materials will be provided, however participants are welcome to bring their own sketchbooks. Online booking in advance is essential.
Please note that this event will take place at the RIBA, 66 Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 1AD on Saturday 17 August and the Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN on Sunday 18 August.
We strive to ensure our events are accessible for wheelchair users. Occasionally our offsite visits may involve steps and uneven terrain; please contact us to discuss the route for specific tours and events.