Build drawing skills

freehand spatial visualisation


This ten hour course will offer a thorough introduction to freehand spatial drawing over four evenings. You will develop confidence and learn how to communicate your ideas visually.

Develop your quick hand sketch, learn how to draw lines, basic shapes and three dimensional space and scale. These spatial visualisation skills will evolve by looking at simple objects and understanding how to draw them in space using only lines to describe volume. In the classes you will learn how to draw in proportion and use perspective and projection drawings to plan and put to paper the image in your head, then problem solve through drawing, building visual literacy. This course will improve your confidence to communicate visually, drawing from observation and also from imagination.

All materials will be provided including cartridge paper, pencils and pens, but you can also bring your sketchbook and your favourite pens.

The course is open to all students and is suitable for beginners.  

Course dates:

- Monday 20 November 2017, 6.30pm-9.00pm

- Monday 27 November 2017, 6.30pm-9.00pm

- Monday  4 December 2017, 6.30pm-9.00pm

- Monday 18 December 2017, 6.30pm-9.00pm

Cost: £200+VAT for four lessons


Ilga Leimanis is a London-based visual artist, one-half of the duo Ortelius Drew, and member of Five Years. Ilga teaches drawing and research-based process short courses at Central Saint Martins and also runs drawing workshops at architecture offices and at University of the Arts London. In addition to teaching drawing, Ilga is a published writer, researcher and founder of a monthly London location drawing group.