Learn Drawing for Design

Ruth Clayton teaches how to draw for your own designs in this online course
Drawing for Design: a beginners course

Learn Drawing for Design. 

 A unique step-by-step online drawing course for beginners. 

Learn how to draw your own designs by following along with guest tutor and artist, Ruth Clayton (Kidd), from the comfort of your own home. Follow and track progress online and begin drawing with confidence today. 

School of Stitched Textiles

As the UK’s largest distance learning provider of  accredited Textile courses we’re passionate about teaching and supporting people to learn new skills. 

Develop your drawing and design skills with our brand new online  drawing course for beginners. Aimed at complete beginners, this course will introduce you to key techniques and disciplines to really build your skills and confidence with design and drawing.  Our Drawing for Design course has so many wonderful tips and skills to explore.  

So, join renown artists, Ruth Clayton now and start learning how to draw and design today.

Online Teaching Platform

All of our beginner courses are taught online high quality tutorial videos and downloadable course content. Theses are accessed through our dedicated online teaching platform, the Creative Classroom.  With access to your own private learning dashboard you’ll be able to work your way through the course content, check off tasks as you complete them and track your progress throughout the course. 

You’ll get full access to your course for 12 months. 

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What You'll Learn

Learn what to draw and how to get your subject matter ready for drawing.

How to grid your paper for better accuracy.

How to combine drawings to make more complex designs.

Learn how to draw to create depth and perspective.

Practise techniques with different pens, pencils and materials, including collage, mark making and pattern creation.

Ruth Clayton filming Drawing for Design course at the School of Stitched Textiles

Drawing For Design Tutor


Ruth qualified as a Graphic Designer, specialising in illustration, at Leeds Metropolitan University in 1986. She then gained a teaching qualification at Manchester University.

Ruth ran the successful Art studio, ‘Wickerfish’ for 12 years where she taught adults to paint and draw as well as displaying her own paintings to sell. She now shares a studio with her partner Stuart Gray at Farfield Mill where they work and sell their paintings and clocks.

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