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Drawing into Colour: reimagining the classics

Weekend-long practical course

Short course

● Cancelled

  • 6 June 2020, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 7 June 2020, 10.30am — 5.30pm

Booking opens to Friends of the RA at 10am on Tuesday 11 February. Booking opens to the public at 12pm on Wednesday 12 February.

Part of our

Angelica Kauffman

events programme
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Sarah Pickstone, Sarah Pickstone at work on ‘The Rainbow’, 2018.

© The Artist.

Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London/© David Parry.

Explore drawing techniques with Sarah Pickstone on this two-day painting course is inspired by her work, ‘An Allegory of Painting’ – a contemporary response of Angelica Kaufmann.

Due to the ongoing circumstances surrounding coronavirus, we regret to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel all events advertised for 2020 at this moment. If you have purchased tickets to an event, please contact us on 0207 300 8090 or tickets@royalacademy.org.uk and include your order number to arrange a refund. We aim to reply within 5 working days.

In anticipation of the Angelica Kauffman exhibition at the RA, Sarah Pickstone will lead a weekend workshop – drawing images from art history and translating the imagery into large-scale, experimental painting.

You’ll explore the techniques used in making these works while developing a greater understanding of picture making and a contemporary understanding of art in history. Beginning with charcoal and pastels, you’ll go on to explore techniques in acrylic and watercolours

Working from the initial images, participants will be encouraged to use their imagination and develop their confidence when working with line, colour and mark-making.

Sarah Pickstone is an award-winning artist and an alumna of the RA Schools. In 2018-19 Sarah exhibited An Allegory of Painting at the RA: two large installed paintings, in celebration of the life and work of Angelica Kauffman founding member of the RA.

Minimum age 18. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact academic.programmes@royalacademy.org.uk

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 6 June 2020, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 7 June 2020, 10.30am — 5.30pm

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

£480. Includes all materials, light refreshments and a wine reception at the end of day one.

Booking opens to Friends of the RA at 10am on Tuesday 11 February. Booking opens to the public at 12pm on Wednesday 12 February.