Free Drawing School Online

10:00am-12:00pm, 21 September–14 December 2020

Free Drawing School Online led by Kirsty McKeown

Join the Free Drawing School live online every Monday at 10am.

A different drawing challenge is announced each week for you to get involved with at home between 10am-12pm guided live with artist Kirsty McKeown.

The Free Drawing School Online continues over the summer with many more challenges as we invite lots of guest artists to design the weekly challenge for you to join in with.

The Free Drawing School challenges are designed to be done at home with the resources you can bring together from your drawers and cupboards.

Materials needed on Monday 21 September:

Paper (any size any colour)
Selection of pencils and pens
Something to draw

The details of the challenge will be announced here and on social media at 10.00am.

You will have two hours in which to complete the challenge and post your work either in the comments on the Facebook event for others to see or on twitter or instagram with the hashtag #freedrawingschool.

You can also email your outcomes to

The Free Drawing School is made possible with generous funding support from The Robertson Trust and The National Heritage Lottery Fund.

photo of hands drawing a plant

Blind Contour Drawing



Good morning everyone,

This weeks challenge is blind contour drawing – we are going to be drawing without taking our pen or pencils off the page from the start to finish of our drawing.

Materials required:

Paper (any size any colour)
Selection of pencils and pens
Something to draw

Set a timer; this time is how long you will draw for.  5 or 10 minutes is a good place to start.

Pick a point on your object/space and place your pen or pencil on the page.  Slowly begin to draw the contours and shapes in front of you, without looking at your paper and without taking your pen or pencil off the page until the drawing is complete!

You are aiming to sync connect your eyes and hand and get them working in sync – it sounds easy but its quite challenging!

I’ll be here until 12, drawing along with you.  Don’t forget to share your drawings either on the facebook page, sharing via the hashtag #freedrawingschool or by emailing to


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