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Drawing Courses

Since 1997 the Drawing Academy has been offering high quality drawing courses. There are no prerequisites for applying to The Drawing Academy’s courses, which are often used as a starting point for a career in the creative field.

At The Drawing Academy, we draw inspiration from the old renaissance masters and Russian academic drawing as well as American animation. That means that our students both learn how to draw quick sketches and long-term studies. 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.

TDA Classical – semester course
This course provides you with a good foundation for a creative career within animation, computer games, comics, illustration, design, advertising, etc. The students attending this course will learn the basic principles within the subjects of life drawing, both sketching and long-term drawing, with a strong focus on the human body. About 2/3 of the students at the Bachelor programs at The Animation Workshop have attended the semester course at The Drawing Academy.

NEW! TDA Portfolio – ten-week course
From the spring 2018 The Drawing Academy offers a new course: TDA Portfolio, which is a supplement to TDA Classical or similar drawing courses where a solid foundation in figure drawing is taught. The course is designed for students who are planning on applying to a bachelor education at The Animation Workshop and want to train the skills that they need to present in the portfolio. The course is for students who already have good classical drawing skills.

TDA English supplement – a supplement to TDA’s semester courses
This course is a three month long supplement to TDAs semester courses “Classic” or “Architecture”. It is a chance for coming students to combine an intensive drawing course with an English upgrade, preparing you for applying to an English language education on bachelor level.

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