Summer course in Classical Drawing

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

Type and duration

Summer course, 1 week

Course dates

July 1-6, 2024

Course fee

DKK 3,900 (EUR 523), former students of TDA Classical get a DKK 500 discount


Course sign-up is first come first served.


The course is not accredited with ECTS credits

What you will learn

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 drawing 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 course schedule shortly before the course starts. Except for the first and the last day, there will be six hours of teaching every day. Additionally, on most days there will optional activities in the evenings and afternoons.

Arrival on Monday 1 July: 14:00 (2pm CET)

Departure on Saturday 6 July: 12:30 (pm CET)


Maria Skov Pedersen
  • Maria Skov Pedersen

  • Coordinator and Lecturer at the Talent and Skills Department
  • T: +45 87 55 49 44

Ready to apply?

Who can apply?

The summer course is open for anyone over the age of 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?

The course is first-sign-first-serve so you can sign up as long as there are open seats in the course and the link is available.

We keep a waiting list in case of cancellations, e-mail if the course is full and you would like us to put your name on the waiting list.

Payment and cancellation

You will be asked to pay for the course when signing up. When signed up, you can cancel your seat and get a full refund of the course fee until one month before the course starts.
Students taking part in TDA courses can sign up with TDA-discount. Please mail to sign up with TDA-discount.

Please note that you need to send us an e-mail in order to cancel.

Before course start

You will hear from us around a month before the course starts, keep an eye on your email account. We will, among other things, send you a questionnaire regarding practical issues, which we need for our planning so it is important that you respond to it as fast as possible.

Need more information?

  • All summer course participants are offered free accommodation at the school during the course in the following ways:

    • in simple shared dorms, youth camp style: sleeping bags and camping mats/air mattresses on the floor of designated rooms (bring your own equipment)
    • tent outside of the school (bring your own tent and equipment)

    There will be access to showers every morning in a nearby sports facility.

    We have space enough for everyone, but participants are asked to sign up for the dorms and tent spots for us to be able to prepare adequately.

    Participants who prefer a different kind of accommodation are asked to book alternative accommodation in town at their own cost.

    We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack in the afternoon on all course days, except for the half days. On the first day, we serve dinner in the evening, and on the last day we serve breakfast as well as a sandwich for lunch, which can also be enjoyed on the go if you are busy to catch a train/bus. These meals are included in the course fee. You can choose between mixed and vegan diet.

    Other accommodation options:

  • The price for a summer course is DKK 3,700 or app. € 480 including teaching, materials and meals.

    For former students of The Drawing Academy’s semester course TDA Classical, the price is only DKK 3,200. Please write for more information on how to get the discount.

  • Monday (July 1)

    • 14:00: Arrival
    • 14:30-17:30 Welcome, class starts
    • 18:00 Dinner
    • 19:00 Evening activity (optional)

    Tuesday – Friday (July 2nd to 5th)

    • 08:00 – 09:00 breakfast
    • 09:00 – 12:00 Class
    • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
    • 13:00 – 16:00 Class
    • 16:30 – 18:00 Afternoon activity (optional)
    • 18:00 Dinner
    • 19:00 Evening activity (optional)

    Saturday (July 6)

    • 08:00 – 09:00 breakfast
    • 09:00 – 12:00 Last day in class – exhibition, evaluation etc.
    • 12:00 Lunch
    • 12:30 Departure


Maria Skov Pedersen
  • Maria Skov Pedersen

  • Coordinator and Lecturer at the Talent and Skills Department
  • T: +45 87 55 49 44