The Drawing Gym for architects and spatial designers

The Drawing Gym is a course tailored to develop freehand drawing skills for better design development and communication. Adopted by a host of large architectural practices and at University College London, participants are provided with a set of tools for expressing ideas in the design process.

Emphasis lies on communication rather than virtuoso drawing performances. The Drawing Gym boosts skills and confidence initially with short refresher exercises in line weight, isometric, axonometric, oblique, two-point perspective and section drawing. Attendees are encouraged to make "conversational sketches" that apply these techniques to design or visualisation challenges in short time frames.

Tuition then advances through sketchbook exercises specifically to show how to set up two-point perspectives from street level, 3D "reveal" drawings in isometric, and thumbnail sketches. This is all in freehand, with occasional use of rulers and a set square. One evening is spent making pictorial and diagrammatic sketches around a building.

The course is taught using a combination of demonstrations, short films, one-to-one tuition, exercise sheets and reference to contemporary freehand sketches. Designed to suit those with some (possibly rusty) freehand drawing experience - but not absolute beginners - attendees are encouraged to progress at a comfortable pace in a stimulating and supportive atmosphere and will be expected to devote roughly one hour per week to homework assignments.

The course is designed by Trevor Flynn, Director of Drawing At Work. He and one other instructor from his team will teach the classes.

Dates for each session:

23 Feb 2016 
1 March 2016  
8 March 2016
15 March 2016
22 March 2016 

Cost: £285+VAT 

£245 + VAT for students

For group bookings please email events@buildingcentre.co.uk to recieve a discounted offer of £245 + VAT per person.

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Please note that places are limited.