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David Neat's Online Technical Drawing Course

  • online
  • crafts, interdisciplinary arts, theatre, visual arts, design
  • David Neat


This course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn the basics of technical drafting, whether you’re interested or working in .. theatre design; film and television design; interior design or architecture; product design or prop-making .. or in fact any discipline which requires accurate and ‘measured’ drawings.

What’s unique about this course is that it’s 1-to-1, just you and me, and it comprises five 2-hour teaching sessions which can be directly tailored to your individual needs. After each session you will produce a drawing using what you’ve learnt, and this will then be reviewed at the beginning of the following session. What’s also unique is that the session dates/times can be freely decided between us, and they can remain flexible so that, for example, you can decide how much time you need for the exercises, vary the times, do it quickly if you prefer, or wait longer between sessions if something else comes up. On the other hand, if you’ve already had some experience we can go into as much specific detail as the time will allow.

You won’t need more than the simplest equipment .. paper, pencil, ruler .. i.e. no drawing board required. But you will need a clean A3 cutting mat to use as a drawing ‘grid’, and to be able to send me A4 scans of your completed exercises so that I can review them properly. Zoom is the best platform for this work, but I’m open to other suggestions if you have them.

The cost of the course (including 10 contact hours, plus some correspondence time) will be £250. If you’re interested email me at with some info about your requirements and I’ll be able to give you more specifics about the ‘how to’ areas we’ll cover.    

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