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Drawing Courses

Since 1997 the Drawing Academy has been offering high quality drawing courses with a unique mix of influences from russian academic drawing and american animation. There are no prerequisites for applying to The Drawing Academy’s courses.

Under guidance of Artem Alexev, who holds a phd from the St. Petersburg Art and Industry Academy, The Drawing Academy has developed into the ideal place to learn the craft of classical drawing.

One-semester courses in classical drawing
This course provides you with a good foundation for a creative career within design, advertising, architecture, animation, etc. It is an intensive and focused course offered two times a year. The students attending this course will learn the basic principles within the subjects of life drawing, both fast and long-term drawing, and sketching. About 2/3 of the students at the Bachelor programmes at The Animation Workshop have attended the semester course at The Drawing Academy.

NEW: Classical drawing semester course and intensive English!
From the fall 2017, The Drawing Academy offers the possibility to combine the semester course in classical drawing (see description above) with an intensive English course. The English course is for students who need to upgrade their English skills in order to be able to study in Europe. The teaching is aiming at preparing the students to pass either the qualifying English test for The Animation Workshop’s Bachelor Programmes, or other tests that proof sufficient English skills.

Weekend courses
We offer weekend courses on various drawing related themes. Please take a look at the submenu “weekend courses” for updated information about coming courses.

Summer courses
Spend a week at The Animation Workshop learning about classical drawing, comics or animation in good company of your fellow course participants. The Drawing Academy arranges courses every summer for those who wish to get a preview of life as a student at The Drawing Academy or for those who are simply interested in improving their skills in drawing, animation or comic creation. Many of the participants are young people, but people of all age groups are welcome.


Long Study Drawing 1 min film

Mads Peter Brandstrup Speed Drawing
Mads Peter Brandstrup Speed Drawing

Classical Drawing 1 min. film

Mads Peter drawing
Mads Peter drawing