Summer Course in Classical Drawing


Summer Course in Classical Drawing

The Drawing Academy

Spend a week of your summer holiday immersed in classical drawing in one of Europe’s best and friendliest drawing and animation schools!

About Summer course in Classical Drawing

  • Facts

    Title: Summer Course in Classical Drawing

    Language: English

    Credits: None

    Duration of the program: One week

    Next program: The next summer courses will be taking place in July 2021. More information about dates, content and application will be announced here in the beginning of 2021.

    Application deadline: None – but the course has limited seats so please apply early in order to secure a seat. Please note: Applications will open at the beginning of January 2021.

    Place: The course takes place at The Animation Workshop/VIA University College, Kasernevej 5, 8800 Viborg, Denmark 

    Fee EU/No-EU Citizens: The price for a summer course is DKK 3.700 or app. € 480, including teaching, materials, meals and accommodation in a simple, shared dorm (read more under “Housing”). However, for former students of The Drawing Academy’s semester course TDA Classical, the price is only DKK 3.200. Please write for more information about how to get the discount.

  • Structure and content

    Structure and content
    In this course, we work with classical drawing with and without a model. We have a very craft based approach to drawing, where anatomy and form are fundamental. We will be working a lot with the drawing of live models, both fast drawings where we practice dynamic, movement, and flow as well as more in-depth model studies with the opportunity for immersion. Apart from that there will be a number of drawing exercises without the use of a live model, which can include both sketching and longer studies. The course is primarily for young people who enjoy drawing. The teacher offers individual feedback based on each person’s level of skills so both beginners and highly skilled artists are welcome.

    Time schedule
    You will receive a detailed time schedule shortly before the course starts.

    Arrival: Monday, July 6, 1 pm

    Departure: Sunday, July 12, 1 pm

    Except for the first and the second day, there will be six hours of teaching every day. Additionally, most days there will optional activities in the evenings and afternoons.

    Participants who need to stay one day longer before or after the course are asked to email Maria Skov Pedersen på

  • How to apply

    Due to COVID19 the summer courses in 2020 are canceled. The next summer courses will be in July 2021. Please look into the new courses this Fall in animation, comic creation and classical drawing which were organized instead of the summer courses.

    Admission criteria
    The summer course is open for everyone who turned 16. Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a grown-up or have friends or relatives in Viborg or surroundings, where he/she can be accommodated.

    How to apply
    Applications open at the beginning of January 2021.

  • Teachers

    All teachers in the summer course are either a teacher, alumni or student of The Animation Workshop and have solid teaching experience.

  • Housing

    Accommodation in a simple dorm in or near the school or in your own tent is included in the course fee. The dorms are class rooms turned into sleeping quarters for that week, and you will sleep on the floor next to other participants. The camp site for tents will be right outside the school, so that you can use the toilets etc. in the school. Please note that you will need to bring along your own sleeping bag, sleeping mat, tent, etc. Of course, you are welcome to make your own sleeping arrangements as well. Here is a list of some of the hostels, bed-and-breakfast places etc. offering affordable accommodation in Viborg:




    Danhostel Viborg

  • Contact

    Maria Skov Pedersen is a teacher and coordinator at The Drawing Academy and Professional Training

    Maria Skov Pedersen

    Coordinator and teacher at The Drawing Academy and Professional Training

    T: +45 87 55 49 44