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Speedy Sketching for Interior Designers

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

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.


"Initially I was worried that there was too much technical content... but it actually made sense and was incredibly helpful to understand the technique, spatial arrangement etc.Very practical and inspirational!" 

"Huge Gratitude to Gianfrancesco - he is a brilliant educator whilst being inspirational and affirming in his approach. This is the best BIID CPD I have attended to date."


Designer membership - BIID Registered Interior Designers, Associates and Provisional Associates, BIID Student members, Affiliate members and Employees of BIID Registered Interior Design Practices

General admission - interior designers who are not a member of the BIID

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 your 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.

Additional Information

Once you have registered for this event and your ticket purchase has been verified, you will be emailed the Zoom meeting link and the course booklet the day before the session.  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 or call 020 7628 0255.

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