The aim of The Prince’s Drawing School is to raise the standard and profile of drawing through teaching and practise. It is one of only a few institutions in the world offering in-depth, quality tuition for those who wish to develop their observational drawing.
Founded in 2000 by HRH The Prince of Wales and artist Catherine Goodman, The Prince’s Drawing School has studios across London and runs a one year MA-Level course in drawing, awarding a full scholarship and free studio space in the heart of east London to every student, with living bursaries also available. Alongside the intensive one year course is a Public Programme of daytime and evening courses for adults in drawing. The fees are heavily subsidised and a comprehensive concessions scheme makes courses accessible to the widest array of students. In addition, The Prince’s Drawing Clubs provide sustained free drawing tuition for young artists aged 10-18 years with an aptitude or passion for drawing. 18 Drawing Clubs operate across 11 London boroughs.
In addition to our three main programmes we now offer a one year foundation course with drawing at its core that is free to all students aged 18 and 19 (with some full means-tested bursaries available for over-19s). The New Fine Art Foundation Course runs from our studios in the up and coming creative hub of Trinity Buoy Wharf, near the Olympic site.
The Prince’s Drawing School is part of The Prince’s Charities, a group of not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is President.