Online Event Course

The Drawing Gym Spring 2021

Join this three-part course designed to boost drawing confidence
in participants of all levels by exploring techniques for
creatively visualising ideas.

This event has been postponed.

What to expect

Explore drawing techniques for visualising and communicating information, observing imaginatively and capturing ideas.

Over three weeks you will learn how to draw isometric projections, elevations, diagrams and maps to capture and codify elements of human behaviour.

Session One – Isometric sketching:
Use crating, estimating, and isometric grids to make 2d and 3d sketches of geometric forms and chairs in the museum’s collection.

Session Two – Diagramming:
Working with techniques for thinking up and illustrating ‘how to’ process-based diagrams. Understand and apply hierarchy in visual explanations, experiment with time narratives.

Session Three – Idea-capture:
Use sketch-note, cartography and novel observation techniques to examine underlying patterns of human and other behaviours. Produce a map of your investigations.

Participants will also have free access to The Drawing Gym’s online Foundation course resources, including exercises and worksheets for the duration of this course.

Walk-Talk by Michele Gauler

Diagram by Justin Nicholls

Trip by Ricardo Abreu

Booking information


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Adult: £65
Members: £50
Student/concession: £50

The price includes all three sessions.
Please note that tickets are limited for this event.
Suitable age range: 18+

This is an online-only event.
You will receive instructions on how to join the course in your booking confirmation email.


Trevor Flynn

Trevor Flynn is Director of Drawing at Work and founder of the Drawing Gym. He is a visiting lecturer at the Design Museum, UCL, 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 drawing workshops for young people. His innovative ideas for the development and delivery of special projects as visible through his work as Co-Director at Beep Studio.

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