Sketchout Drawing Classes in London Museums

What is Sketchout?

Rosa running drawing workshops in a London MuseumSketchout provides a variety of 1 day drawing workshops that make use of the visual and cultural wealth of London. Our sketching and drawing workshops take place in the city’s most beautiful, inspiring and culturally vibrant places. Sketchout tutors are passionate, experienced and articulate, providing guidance and support.

Current venues: The V&A, Tate Britain, National Portrait Gallery and Courtauld Gallery. Classes take place amongst the museums’ magnificent sculpture and visual art collections.

The art classes are kept small so there is plenty of one to one drawing tuition for each student. Classes are suitable for all levels of drawing and artistic capability from complete beginner to artistic/creative professional. This is possible because tuition is responsive to the individual. Whether you are a budding art student/artist or someone just looking to have fun and try something new in a group setting, Sketchout has the course for you.

Adult drawing workshops are for anyone over sixteen or children over ten (accompanied by an adult for the whole day). Classes can be mixed ages but are usually mainly filled by adults. We run workshops specifically aimed at teenagers during school holidays.

Click here to see dates for all our courses and book on to a course.

Sketchout is run by artist, author and tutor Rosa Roberts.


Rosa Roberts

Visual artist, art tutor and founder of Sketchout.

“I get great satisfaction when I see students of all ages and abilities, feel a sense of achievement and excitement as they exceed their own expectations, creating something really beautiful and full of life on paper. My aim is to show everyone who wants to, that they too can enjoy the satisfaction of being able to express themselves through art. I do this by encouraging a spirit of experimentation with materials and developing techniques to inspire students to connect with drawing in new, more exciting and tactile ways. I love explaining how to break down what we see with our eyes into forms my students can understand and recreate in an individual and creative way.”

A graduate of Fine Art at Central St Martins, London, Rosa began teaching drawing and painting to children and adults in 2009. She realised that it was something she really enjoyed doing. Intense observation of reality combined with the utmost spontaneity and freedom define both the way she works and the approach she seeks to encourage in her students.

In addition to teaching and running Sketchout, Rosa exhibits and sells her own art work.

Stella Tooth


Stella is  a figurative artist, specialising in portraits. She is the winner of the judges’ prize at Egypt’s first biennale (2013). Stella studied for five years under members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, John Player and BP Award winners at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art in Chelsea, whose famous alumni include Michael Ayrton and Walter Sickert.  On the school’s Post Diploma in Portraiture and  Portraiture Diploma courses she studied anatomy. Although she focused on life drawing and oil painting from the model, she also studied sculpture and printmaking.  Stella is currently working on a series of portraits of well-known broadcast news journalists and is available for portrait commissions.

Bella Ayres 

Artist, Tutor

“I have always loved drawing . My education in London and further training at Norwich School of Art & Design fostered this love and I was fortunate to be taught by tutors who believed that acquiring the fundamentals of drawing would enable the individual to communicate on many different levels. This was proven when I began facilitating therapeutic art and music workshops for children and vulnerable adults. Drawing is a powerful non verbal method of communicating and can feel liberating. It is great to be part of the Sketchout team and I fined it highly rewarding passing on tips and methods to enable others to increase their enjoyment of drawing.”

Drawing remains central to Bella’s work as an artist and she is never without a sketchbook. She’s a practicing printmaker, focussing mainly on traditional etching. Bella is also a musician often combining the two disciplines in her teaching. She lives and works in Brighton.