Sketching Perspective – Online Course


COURSE DATES: Thursdays, 25th April - 23rd May 2024

TUTOR: Illugi Eyesteinsson


TIMES: 6:00pm – 8:00pm


FEE: £150


From the innovator, Brunelleschi to the master of illusion, Escher, perspective – one’s point of view – can be argued as the most fundamental principle of sketching. This brand new course focuses on the importance of perspective and spatial perception as the basis of realism, helping you develop and learn the laws of geometry to create form, dimension, distance and space within your works.

With a focus on producing quick freehand sketches of buildings, rooms, furniture, and stairs, using plans, elevation, and axonometric drawings, master both one and two-point perspective techniques. This course is suitable for all levels, those experienced artists who are looking to strengthen their fundamentals of drawing, as well as beginners.

Recommend booking by: April 11, 2024


All attendees must be aged 18 and over.

Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Students spend time learning the very basics of the taught medium, for example, how to mix colours, use different tools, set up an easel. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience, they tend to follow a more structured path than our other courses, ensuring each student receives the guidance they need from the tutor.

Students need to ensure that they have all the materials and technical equipment needed available from the first lesson.

You will need the following materials:

  • Sketchbook A4 or A3
  • Pens:Uni ball, micro and medium; Pilot V-ball 0.5 and medium and Optiflow Rollerball pens (can be purchased from Staples or other shops)


Illugi is an artist / architect / educator with Masters Degrees in both Architecture and Fine arts. He has taught Master classes on Perspective at the Art Academy, London Architecture and Architectural Drawing at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, Chelsea School of Art and Design, on the City University MA Creativity, Innovation Leadership program, and freehand sketching and visual thinking at the WK School of Art and Design Russia (London Branch). Recently he ran a two week intensives for the students at Satbayev Kazakh National Technical University (KazNTU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

We aim to foster a productive environment. We do not tolerate the following:

  • Screen-shotting or screen-recording at any point of the course (without expressed permission from the tutor or owners of the work)
  • Deliberate disruption of the session/conversation
  • Harassment, bullying, intimidation

We have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment and bullying, which we define as:

  • Negative comments about race/ethnicity, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, physical appearance, citizenship, or other protected categories (alt: Racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, xenophobic, antisemetic, Islamophobic and classist behaviour and language)
  • Intimidation or threats
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Any activity meant to convey or cultivate hostility
  • Ad hominem insults or other attacks
  • Encouraging the above behaviour

Please also avoid interrupting the tutor and fellow students without cause.


If you violate the code of conduct we retain the right to eject you immediately from the lesson. Future participation will be discussed and you will be notified of the appropriate course of action.

  • Please ensure that at all times you follow our Code Of Conduct.
  • You will be sent a link for Google Meets and Padlet link one week before the start of your course.
  • Please note that the Art Academy cannot be held responsible for student’s technology and/or connectivity. If for any reason (including technical) students are unable to take part, we will not be providing compensation. We are not responsible for any subsequent cost accrued from high data usage.
  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.
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Image /Illugi Eyesteinsson