Sketching Interior Spaces Part 2 (short course)

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Why study this course?

This course builds on the skills and techniques covered in the Sketching Interior Spaces Part 1 short course. The programme is designed to help you continue developing your drawing skills in sketchbook format in response to live spaces.

More about this course

This course aims to introduce you to specialist techniques, such as working with two-point perspective and more complex viewpoints, as well as developing a further understanding of the effective use of key drawing media. This includes aspects such as describing figures and movement, textures, light and shadows when observing and responding to interior environments.

You'll learn about the principles of two-point perspective and how to apply and explore its rules when sketching on location. Each week we'll visit some of London’s most exciting and prestigious museums and cultural spaces from which to record your observations and build confidence in developing your drawing skills.

The techniques taught will help you:

  • develop two-point perspective techniques
  • draw figures and capture movement
  • learn about mark-making and texture/materiality
  • work creatively with colour to describe light, tone and value

By the end of the course you'll have a solid foundation and understanding of the principles of two-point perspective and how to apply it effectively when responding to live interiors and environments.

This course is taught by John Cash.

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Who's this course for?

This course is suitable for those who have completed the Sketching Interior Spaces Part 1 short course and understand the basic principles of perspective and how to work with key drawing media, but who now wish to develop and refine their skills further.

For those who have not attended Part 1, basic knowledge of the principles and application of one-point perspective, as well as some prior drawing skills and ability across basic media outlined in Part 1, would be needed before attending this course.

What our students say

"Excellent course and John was a great, patient tutor."

Course dates

Course dates Autumn dates will be confirmed in August
Length One day a week for five sessions
Day and time Monday to Friday, 11.30am to 5.30pm?
Maximum class size 12
Contact hours 25


A 20% discount is available for:

  • those who are registered as unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit.
  • those whose sole or main income is a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) state retirement pension
  • those who are registered as disabled and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • full-time and part-time UK students on credit-bearing courses
  • London Metropolitan University students on year-long day courses
  • London Metropolitan University alumni members
  • London Metropolitan University staff

If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.

What's included in the price?

You'll need to supply your own materials for this course and at a minimum you will need:

  • an A4 Daler Rowney Graduate Sketchbook (landscape format - plain black hardback cover)
  • a range of soft pencils - HB/2B/4B/6B/9B
  • a pencil sharpener
  • a plastic 12-inch transparent ruler
  • an eraser/putty rubber
  • a battery-operated eraser - Jakar is a good brand
  • a range of Faber Castell Black Ink Pitt Artist Pens - wallet of four with assorted nibs
  • a brush pen (black ink)
  • a tin of 12 colouring pencils
  • a Letraset ProMarker set (six colours) - neutral tones (greys)
  • Derwent Charcoal Pencils Blister (Set of 4)

Terms and conditions

Please read our?terms and conditions?before booking.

How to apply

Booking for this course isn't open at this time as the dates of the next intake are not yet confirmed. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive notification as soon as booking opens.

When to apply

Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.