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Drawing lab

Four-week practical evening course

Short course

● Cancelled

  • 6 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 13 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 20 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 27 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
This event has now ended

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This four-week course, led by artist Robin-Lee Hall, explores different approaches to drawing the figure, focusing on both ‘traditional’ and experimental ways.

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.

The RA’s historic Life Room becomes a drawing laboratory where you’re encouraged to train your eye and use a variety of materials including chalk, pencil, ink and watercolour.

Participants will work through numerous drawing exercises and experiments including developing a personal response to the model, gestural drawing, working from memory, as well as drawing in a traditional manner.

The course is led by artist and former President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Robin-Lee Hall, who will guide participants through various, dynamic approaches to drawing the figure in both observational and imaginative ways.

Each session will end with a friendly critique.

Robin-Lee Hall is a practising artist specialising in egg tempera. She is a past President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. She has won the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture and has exhibited widely including in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery

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

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 6 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 13 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 20 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 27 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm

The Life Room, Royal Academy Schools

£420. Includes all materials, light refreshments and a wine reception at the end of day one.