By: 11 February 2016
14-15 July 2016 – Drawing for Surgeons, London

14-15 July 2016 – Drawing for Surgeons, London

An acclaimed two-day drawing course aimed at improving the observational and recording skills of surgeons. Learn how to observe and record accurately through drawing, using long tailored artists’ techniques, in a range of materials, in order to support patient care through detailed and high quality descriptive drawings and operative notes. This course also  develops skills that can be used to communicate visually through presentation and publication and form part of lifelong learning.

Target Audience / Suitability

CT1, CT2, ST3-8, consultant and SAS Grades.


Day 1 is based in the Education department and focuses on the introduction and familiarisation of drawing techniques that enhance those observational skills that greatly contribute to improving the quality of drawing and visual communication. Delegates will explore shape, line, tone and colour in a variety of materials, in a challenging, innovative yet supportive and informal environment.

At the end of the first day delegates are able to visit the National Portrait Gallery to see and examine many of the techniques employed during the day in order to gain further insight and understanding

Day 2 is based in the Wellcome Museum of Anatomy and Pathology and offers surgeons more opportunities to further develop those newly acquired artistic skills in an environment that is more familiar, that takes them back towards surgery and closer towards their own specialisms and professional interests.

Additional Information

If you are attending this course as a participant in a non-training grade, this course has been allocated 12 CPD points counting towards your Continuing Professional Development.

Why take this course?

Develop an ability to draw with confidence and accuracy, improving your visual communication to patients and colleagues with detailed operative notes, illustrations for presentation or publication.

Delegate Feedback

‘Fantastic course. A perfect balance between artistic development and surgical relevance. One of the best courses I have been on. Great to have such a diverse mix of participants from location, specialty and seniority. Steve and Rowan were both excellent. The tour of the gallery with learned commentary from both of the above was the highlight, as for the first time, I could appreciate and understand the art on display much more clearly. Thank you.’

‘The faculty provide a perfect balance to bring real drawing experience into your practice.’


Event Title: Drawing for Surgeons

Date: 14 – 15 July 2016

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Contact details: or 020 7869 6300