Educational Body

Royal Drawing School

London, United Kingdom


  • 19-22 Charlotte Road
  • London
  • England
  • EC22A 3SG
  • United Kingdom

Regular hours

09:00 – 21:00
09:00 – 21:00
09:00 – 21:00
09:00 – 21:00
09:00 – 21:00
09:00 – 17:00

The Royal Drawing School is the place to learn to draw. We run over 350 different full and part-time drawing courses each year for adults and children of all ages and abilities from our studios in Shoreditch (London), out of house in museums and galleries and online. Our postgraduate-level course, The Drawing Year, offers 30 students the opportunity to focus on drawing for one year with no fees, a free studio space and, after graduation, alumni can apply for the School’s international residency programme and tutor training programme. Courses are taught by an experienced faculty of over 75 tutors, who are all contemporary practicing artists. 

The School hosts a number of exhibitions each year in our Shoreditch gallery including The Drawing Year End of Year Exhibition, The Young Artists Exhibition and solo shows by our alumni and other contemporary artists. There is also a termly series of lectures and in-conversations with artists, writers and art historians which are open to the public.

By offering tuition and resources to art students, artists, children and the public, we aim to address the permanent need for high-quality drawing teaching in the UK, filling a gap left by the steady erosion of observational drawing from the study of art in higher education and in schools.

The School was founded in 2000 by HM King Charles III and artist Catherine Goodman CBE.


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