Under the skin: life drawing workshop
Royal College of Physicians

Under the skin: life drawing workshop

RCP museum is partnering with London Drawing for the second year on a creative life drawing class inspired by the history of anatomical illustration to coincide with the exhibition: Under the skin: Illustrating the human body on display 1 February to 15 March 2019. 

Including a guided tour of the exhibition, draw from life with a live model and explore the fabric of the human body from the inside out with a series of guided drawing and creative techniques including chalk and charcoal, quick draw exercises, paper cutting and collage.

Observe in the exhibition how physicians, artists and printmakers have developed tools and techniques to illustrate human anatomy, creating Masterpieces of art and science and communicating what is hidden inside the human form. Then take to the easel yourself to experiment with some of these techniques!

About London Drawing

London Drawing is a collaboration between professional artists, tutors, Anne Noble-Partridge and David Price. Combining over 20 years of teaching experience and current professional practice, the artist duo have worked with major arts institutions, galleries including Tate Modern, the British Museum, the Barbican and the Design Museum. Their bespoke workshops are hands-on, creative sessions, designed to be challenging, fun and informative, using a combination of performers, sound, lighting, props, visual effects, drawing techniques and exciting materials to create a unique visual drawing experience. London Drawing aims to re-invent life drawing and drawing in an environment suitable for all levels of ability, designed to encourage confidence and inspire.

Booking information

Tickets £25 

Book tickets

Booking is essential and places are limited. Suitable for all levels of ability over 16 years. Ticket price includes Eventbrite booking fee, all materials for the class and light refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits). 

Under the skin: Illustrating the human body is a pop-up exhibition open to the public 1 Feb – 15 March 2019. Free entry.

Visit the exhibition to explore the artistry and innovation of anatomical illustration from the medieval world to the present day.

Find out more


The RCP is fully wheelchair accessible. Lifts and ramps are available in the building and medicinal garden. There is a glass lift in the main foyer, please ask reception staff for assistance. There is seating available on all floors of the building and in the garden. Our exhibitions are accompanied by large text captions which can be found on the 1st floor.


  • Toilets

  • Accessible toilets

  • Baby changing facilities

  • Cloakroom

Full accessibility information can be found on the RCP main website.