Architectural Drawing Summer School 2018
2530 August 2018

Alvaro Siza, RA Column sketchbook, 2013, DM 2618.4 IN SET

Alvaro Siza, Page from Royal Academy Columns Sketchbook, 2013.

25–30 August 2018
Bruton, Somerset

Second Architectural Drawing Summer School

The course is designed to give A-Level students with an interest in architecture and the built environment an insight into how professional architects record what they see, how this information connects to the buildings they produce and how the process of drawing can be used to test and develop an idea. 

Initiated by Robert Bargery of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust and Niall Hobhouse of Drawing Matter the course was developed in collaboration with Professor Andrew Clancy of Kingston School of Art and has forged connections with leading educators, thinkers and practitioners. Following the success of last year’s Summer School, the number of students had doubled from 14 to 28 and we have established new partners including Queens University Belfast, Bruton School for Girls and Hauser & Wirth Somerset. 

Our built environment has been shaped by countless different interests over many generations. Architects engage with – and contribute to – this complex creation with piecemeal projects which respond to particular ambitions and needs. During this year’s Architectural Summer School we hope to nurture the particular blend of sensitivity, ambition, nimbleness and robustness required to ensure that these interventions are carried out in an intelligent and positive way. 

– Professor Andrew Clancy, PhD MRIAI

Expert tuition will be led by Andrew Clancy, Professor of Architecture at Kingston, with a team of tutors from each of the universities. 

For the programme of the first and second days.


The Summer School is organised by the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust in association with Drawing Matter, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Kingston School of Art, Queens University Belfast, Reading University and Bruton School for Girls.