Architectural Drawing Summer School

Bushra Mohamed of Kingston School of Art, part of Kingston University, takes students through items from the drawings archive at Drawing Matter Trust, based at Shatwell Farm, Somerset.  

Our 2017 Architectural Drawing Summer School, held in Somerset in association with Kingston School of Art and Drawing Matter Trust, gave a talented group of 17 year olds from across the country an intensive, hands-on introduction to the art of drawing.

Taught by Professor Andrew Clancy, Bushra Mohamed and Nana Biamah-Ofosu from Kingston and Niall Hobhouse from Drawing Matter Trust, the course (funded by the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust) was offered free to students between the first and second year of A Levels and nominated by their schools. Sixteen students – about 60% girls and coming from a mix of comprehensive and grammar schools and sixth-form colleges – were selected on merit from over fifty applications.

Students were accommodated in Vicars’ Close, Wells, the only intact mediaeval street surviving in England, from where they enjoyed privileged access to Wells Cathedral and other historic buildings.

Photographs from the summer school are available to view here. All photos © Ed Dowding.