About me

Me sketching on an iPad
Me, sketching on an iPad

I’m a London-based artist and teacher. I believe anyone, whatever their age, can draw and use drawing to learn, express themselves and explore the world around them. It’s accessible to anyone and I believe it can improve wellbeing – hence my work in encouraging others to take up drawing and making. Digital now makes up the majority of my practice, though I believe digital art making complements traditional methods of creating art – it’s not a replacement. I’m a keen advocate of drawing, especially digital, as a way to foster creativity in relevant and accessible forms in young people, and an enjoyable way to reduce technological barriers for older people. I studied architecture (BA) at university and trained as an art teacher (PGCE and MA), combining both to use architecture to inspire creativity and foster learning. I do a lot of drawing, but my work also includes:

3D printing
Since 2016, I’ve been experimenting with designing in 3D on mobile and desktop devices to create 3d models for 3D printing or editing existing digital models to create new work.

I make handmade and laser-cut architectural models and these have been exhibited across the United Kingdom. In 2014 I contributed to a photographic exhibition at the Royal Academy, London.

– Content creation
Writing, research, photography, video making and recording podcasts for various websites.

I hold a PGCE and MA in education from the Institute of Education, London. I spent several years in state secondary schools as an art teacher. I’m now lucky enough to work as part of the public Learning team at the Royal Institute of British Architects, leading on digital learning and drawing workshops for learners of all ages and abilities.  I also freelance, teaching traditional and digital drawing techniques at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

– Tours
I’m an experienced tour guide and have combined this with architectural history and drawing to lead creative tours of single buildings or neighbourhoods.


Contact me

Email: mrwilsonyau(at)gmail.com

All the work on this website is my own and © Wilson Yau 2007-2018. Do share and attribute to this website, thanks!