Art workshop at RWA Drawing School, Bristol

About RWA Drawing School

The RWA Drawing School (formerly Bristol Drawing School) is a hub for adult creativity and artistic learning. View all art classes and workshops.

The school offers a wide range of courses and workshops, with something to suit every skill level. Students benefit from full access to the RWA’s facilities, including free entrance to exhibitions during courses and workshops – a fantastic space to be inspired. 

The school began in 2007 with the aim of celebrating the importance and diversity of drawing. In 2011 it moved from Paintworks to the RWA and has continued to offer a diverse range of courses and workshops ever since.

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