Build drawing skills: freehand perspective – 1 point

Crash course


This day-long session is for built environment professionals who wish to improve their freehand 1 point perspective drawing and ability to communicate ideas visually. The crash course session can be taken individually or together with the 2 point and parallel projection sessions to build a complete course.

During the four hour class, participants will evolve spatial visualisation skills by examining objects, understanding how to draw them in space using only lines to describe volume. Quick hand sketching, lines drawings, shapes and three-dimensional space and scale will also develop as participants learn to draw in proportion.

Perspective and projection drawings will be used to transfer images from imagination and plans to paper, and problem solve through drawing, building visual literacy. Options for how to draw surfaces and a development of personal style will also be discussed.

The session will start with a warm-up, working through the material together with quick sketches. The session will end with a chance to work on a longer and personal drawing of your subject, with one-to-one feedback.

All materials and a personal sketchbook will be provided. 

Spaces are limited, book now to avoid disappointment. 


Ilga Leimanis is a London-based visual artist and illustrator. Ilga has developed effective manual drawing skills and creative process courses, teaching at leading architecture and engineering practices in London and internationally. Ilga is a published writer currently working on a book on freehand perspective, a researcher, and founder of a monthly location drawing group.