NB: we are unable to currently run this course please email classes@ovada.org.uk if you would like to be added to the mailing list.

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:00pm

Cost for 8 sessions:
Booking in advance essential:
£90 (£80 OVADA Associates)


Lisa Bates, Catalina Renjifo, Cally Shadbolt, Imogen Rigden

Experimental drawing at OVADA is an opportunity to work with a range of practising artists tutoring the sessions over a period of 8 weeks, exploring a variety of techniques designed to refresh your approach to drawing.

Experimental Drawing is a process that involves suspending preconceptions about traditional notions of drawing and instead embracing an open creative process through trial and error, often resulting in fresh and intriguing responses to what we see. 3D and lens based approaches may be included alongside more conventional ideas of draughtsmanship and drawing from the subconscious.

As the building block of all art and design, drawing can be used to access ideas that can then be developed into other media. All abilities are welcome to join us for this course, as our focus is not on the technical process of drawing, rather exploring its exciting possibilities.

“I got shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize. All thanks to OVADA for having brilliant tutors on the experimental drawing programme.” 

Please note: the classes are normally held in our first floor learning space, accessed via stairs only. If this would prevent you from attending, please contact us in advance so that we can discuss individual requirements.