Workshop Free

Friday Night Sketch | Drawing Calm

A free drop-in evening of drawing throughout the museum on the first Friday of the month.

Supported by

MOO is an online print and design company headquartered in London, England. Passionate about great design and the difference it can make to the world, MOO offers a variety of premium print products including business cards, postcards, notebooks and more. With six locations across the United Kingdom and United States, MOO serves over 190 countries and was founded in 2006 by CEO and Founder, Richard Moross MBE.

What to expect

During the first Friday of each month, a professional designer or illustrator sets a sketching task inspired by the museum’s permanent collection or most recent exhibition. Participants are then invited to tour the museum and sketch what excites them about contemporary design and architecture, before sharing their finished work at the end of the evening.

This month’s sketch will focus on the theme of Drawing Calm. Led by illustrator and watercolourist Katie Rose Johnston, the event will begin with a short presentation in which Katie will share her work and approach to illustration. After this, you are invited to explore the Design Museum’s architecture and galleries, to create drawings that explore how drawing can create spaces of calm in public environments. All drawing abilities are welcome.

With thanks to MOO, the first 100 people to sign up for the evening will receive complimentary MOO products to sketch on and the opportunity to join a 15-minute workshop at the start of the evening.

Pescaria Brunelli, Bologna

Spirits of Girona


Berlin in Snow

Lisbon Tiles-pattern

A queue

Tuscan Bikers

Potsdam Backstreet

Friday 4 January

Katie Rose Johnston

Katie Rose Johnston is a multi-disciplinary illustrator based in London with an MA in Visual communication from the Royal College of Art. Alongside her editorial illustration she teaches a range of workshops exploring watercolour painting, illustration, drawing and mindful mark making. She has exhibited work in galleries including The V&A, The Royal Academy and Somerset House.

Background image | Tuscan Biking