The Drawing Gym

Learn simple tools for visualising and communicating ideas in this three-part introduction to drawing.

What to expect

Using the museum and its permanent collection as a starting point, explore drawing techniques for visualising and communicating ideas. Over three weeks you will learn how to draw isometric projections, scale elevations, diagrams and more.

Session One:
Discover the language of sketching: crating, estimating, and using grids to make sketches.

Session Two:
An overview of compelling techniques for thinking up and illustrating ideas using 2D and 3D diagrams.

Session Three:
Generate and depict ideas based on first hand observations of the museum.

This course aims to boost your drawing confidence and is open to all levels. In addition to the sessions, a series of online exercises and worksheets will be available.

Suzi Winstanley

Studies on an isometric grid

Pete Matcham curves volumes

Booking information

Members: £75
Adult: £90
Student/concession: £75

Please note the event is now fully booked.


Trevor Flynn

Trevor Flynn is Director of Drawing At Work. Founder of the Drawing Gym, he is a visiting lecturer at the Design Museum, The Architectural Association, Bath University and the Institution of Structural Engineers in London. He has illustrated a best-selling cookbook and a book by Richard Curtis about the making of the film Notting Hill.

Peter Ayres

Peter Ayres’ work with the Design Museum includes running creativity sessions for students and educators on the Design Ventura programme, as well as Sunday afternoon drawing workshops for young people. His ideas for, development, and delivery of special projects are visible in his work as co-director of Beep Studio.

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