Online Workshop: Speedy Sketching for Interior Designers

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Sharpen your skills and learn how to communicate your ideas quickly with hand drawn sketches.

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So often during a site or presentation meeting the question will be asked ‘but what will it look like?’

A quick and confident sketch from the designer can be the picture that paints a thousand words.


This is a practical workshop to give practicing interior designers confidence in creating simple hand drawn sketches to communicate quickly and easily with clients, colleagues, architects and contractors, about ideas, furniture, details and room scenes.


11.00am - Introduction to the tutor and the course

11.05am - Introduction to technical drawing

11.25am - Introduction to one point perspective

11.40am - Practical assignments 1, 2, 3: drawing a box, chair and room in one point perspective

12.30pm - Coffee break

12.40pm - Practical assignments 4, 5: Drawing a furnished room in one point perspective from a picture and from a floor plan using a grid

1.40pm - Practical assignment 6: Speedy sketch using your own floorplan

2.00pm - End


Confidence to quickly create free hand sketches to an estimated scale and proportion without the need to employ specialist equipment.


Membership type: This course is for BIID Registered Interior Designers, Associates and Provisional Associates.

Course Level: Participants should have basic technical drawing skills and be familiar with creating floor plans, elevations, and sections.

Devices: Participants will be encouraged to use smartphones/tablets to show videos or send photo files in real-time of their sketches to get feedback from the tutor during the course.

Materials: Participants should have to hand an A4 or A3 sketch book, pens/pencils of their choice and a ruler. A copy of a floorplan to use as the base material for the speedy sketch in practical assignment 6.

Maximum of 12 participants


Born and raised in Torre Annunziata in south of Italy, Gianfrancesco De Falco attended his hometown Liceo Classico “Benedetto Croce”, a scientific and humanistic school that proposes Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian, History and Philosophy as principal subjects. After five years of intense study, he enrolled at the University of Naples, Federico II, where he graduated in Architecture. Upon graduation, he was awarded a Certificate of Accreditation as a Teacher in Design and History of Arts in Higher Education in Italy and the Qualified Teaching Status in UK.

During his time at University, he focused his work on Product Design and in particular, Ready Made, participating with his works in various International exhibitions. He has a unique 25 years background in Interior Architecture and Design on international residential projects and 15 years of Interior Design teaching. He currently lives and work as Interior Architect and Interior Design Teacher in London.


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Once you have registered for this event, you will be emailed the Zoom meeting link. If this event is fully booked, please join the waiting list. If you are no longer able to attend, please inform the office so that we can give your spot to someone else.

The advertised price does not include VAT.

If you have any queries, please email the office at info@biid.org.uk or call 020 7628 0255.

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  2. The full delegate fee will be forfeited for non-attendance (for any reason) without prior notice or cancellation of your booking.
  3. A replacement delegate nominated and confirmed by you is permitted but must be confirmed in writing to info@BIID.org.uk prior to the event.
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  5. The BIID reserves the right to make changes to the programme.
  6. The BIID reserves the right to cancel the event if unavoidable circumstances arise.
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  10. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed under the laws of England and Wales and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

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Organiser British Institute of Interior Design

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The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) is the pre-eminent professional organisation for interior designers in the UK. Our growing membership represents both the commercial and residential sectors, in the UK and abroad.

Our Mission:

The British Institute of Interior Design is committed to encouraging and supporting creativity and competence in the field of interior design through facilitating best practice, practical professional support, development opportunities and education.

Our Standards: 

In addition to rigorous entry requirements which assess training, experience and professionalism, we require our members to continue their professional development throughout their career to ensure their continued expertise in design process, practice and regulatory matters.

The British Institute of Interior Design is the only professional organisation for interior designers which has been granted the prestigious and rare accolade of Institute status by the Minister of State as the pre-eminent body in its field.


The organisation was founded in 1965 as the Interior Decorators and Designers Association (IDDA). In 2001, the IDDA was amalgamated with the globally recognised International Interior Design Association UK Chapter (IIDA), to form the British Interior Design Association (BIDA). The Secretary of State recognised the BIDA as the pre-eminent body in the field in 2009 and granted Institute status so it became the British Institute of Interior Design.


The British Institute of Interior Design is a member of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), the All Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group (APDIG), the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI), the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and the Creative Industries Federation.

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