Up to 30 students can participate in each workshop. Please reduce the size of the group if space is limited. School halls or drama studios are good workshop venues.
Students will work on the floor and must have space for large drawings and ideally be able to stretch out in every direction without touching another person.
Please note that the floor will become very messy with charcoal
Duration 9.30am-3.30pm including mid-morning break and lunch
Aimed at KS2 upper level
Duration 10am–2.30pm, including mid-morning break and lunch
Times can be reasonably adjusted to school timetables.
Photo: Karl Attard
Please specify gender preference of model if necessary (subject to availability).
Please respect privacy by ensuring only workshop participants are allowed in the room.
For groups of students under the age of 14, models are clothed in leotard/trunks.
Fan/blow heaters that reach to the centre of the room. A well-heated room is essential for nude or clothed models. Our models may remain clothed if they are cold.
A warm, private area where the model can change.
A thin mattress or gym mat for the model to lie on.
Clothing: Students should wear old, comfortable clothes to work on the floor and with charcoal.
Teachers: Teachers are welcome to take part in the workshop if there is enough space in the room.
Photo © Steve Hopper 2008
PLENTY of thick and medium charcoal (not compressed charcoal).
PLENTY of paper - up to 15 large (A1) sheets per person (slightly less for KS2).
Cartridge - cheaper white.
Sugar paper (not newsprint).
Coloured chalks and pastels.
Pencils/biros for writing.
Plenty of masking tape for taping sheets of paper together.
Blu-tack and area for displaying work (large wall space is fine).
Large sheets of card/cardboard can be used on uneven floors.
Students can bring in old cushions to kneel on if desired.
We really value your feedback and will send out questionnaires prior to the workshop for you and your students to complete and return to us.
The workshops are intended as part of the students’ on-going exploration of drawing, rather than additions to their course portfolios.
Royal Academy of Arts
0207 300 5995