Full-Day Drawing Workshop Plus Lunch for £49 with Sketchout (55% Off)

  • Held at the V&A Museum
  • Includes lunch at L'Opera restaurant
  • Tuition covers the fundamentals of line and tone
  • Choice of dates in May to July
  • Runs from 10.15am to 5.15pm
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Validity: Expires 20 Jul 2014.
Purchase: Limit 1 per person.
Booking: Required online: bit.ly/Ob892r. No cancellations.
Restrictions: Valid Sat-Sun 10.15am-5.15pm. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. New customers only.
Original values: Verified using our merchant's website on 2 Apr 2014.
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The Deal

A day of creative learning with Sketchout sharpens artistic skills at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Sketchbooks in hand, groups of up to ten will convene for a workshop (usually £100) that focuses on observing and replicating the line and tone of artefacts. An hour's break from 1.15pm will see tutors lead visitors to L’Opera, where sketchers receive lunch (£10), before returning to complete the session of classical sketching.

Groupon Asks Rosa Roberts, director of Sketchout, if she has any tips for people who are new to sketching.

G: What sorts of things can people make?

"People make five or six pencil drawings based on classical figurative sculptures. They will usually make some that are fairly accurate and true to life, and a few that are a little bit more expressive and intuitive. We like to provide a balance between technical instruction and exercises that help people to uncover and begin listening to their own creativity."

G: What sort of techniques can people expect to learn on the day?

"People will learn techniques like looking at negative space, the empty space around an object, and similar distances for proportion. Techniques that help them to loosen up, working on a mid-tone background and drawing as much with the rubber as the pencil itself."

G: What tips would you give a complete beginner?

"Draw big and give yourself space on the page instead of working on a little drawing in one corner. Don't sit too close to your subject and draw by eye first, then correct and measure later. Don't judge your own work too quickly, give yourself time and space to get into it before giving up. Get a nice sharp rubber so that you can correct mistakes precisely."

G: What do you enjoy most about your work?

"It really is a pleasure to help people connect with their own creativity. I love seeing the joy on people's faces when they have made something they are really proud of. Some people are very self-critical and it inhibits them. Its great to instil a bit of confidence and help them get over their blocks."

 The Victoria and Albert Museum London SW7 2RL
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