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Capturing landscapes: Sketching with pencil and watercolour

Weekend art making course

Short course

● Fully booked

  • 2 July 2022, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 3 July 2022, 10.30am — 5.30pm
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Rodney Burn RA, Landscape sketch with a stately home, 1945.

Pen and ink with watercolour on paper. 265 mm x 375 mm. © Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Join artist Adebanji Alade for a weekend course exploring the artist’s sketch, and learn how to capture the essence of the world around you swiftly and effectively.

For hundreds of years, artists used pencil and watercolour to quickly capture the scenes of daily life - often filling whole sketchbooks. Whether sketching for inspiration, for future reference, or as a visual record when on the move, learning how to render the world around us spontaneously has always been an important skill for artists.

This course will introduce participants to the methods behind sketching, working en plein air (weather permitting) as well as from a variety of urban and natural landscapes. There is exclusive access to the many landscapes in the Royal Academy’s own collection, including works by Thomas Gainsborough RA, J.M.W. Turner RA and Dame Laura Knight RA.

Adebanji Alade is an award-winning artist, otherwise known as the ADDICTIVE SKETCHER. He is a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and The Chelsea Art Society, and was the BBC Artist in Residence for the One Show, BBC One. His works have been exhibited at the Mall Galleries, and he has taught numerous courses at The Art Academy and Heatherley’s School of Fine Art, Chelsea.

Covid-19 update: We are looking forward to welcoming you back in a way that ensures everyone’s safety. Numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing, and we will be following the latest government guidelines. In the event of another national lockdown or enforced closure, we reserve the right to move this event online or to a future date. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to discuss any accessibility needs, please contact academic.programmes@royalacademy.org.uk.

Minimum age 18.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 2 July 2022, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 3 July 2022, 10.30am — 5.30pm

The Clore Learning Centre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£420. Includes all materials.