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Life Drawing: light and shadow

Five-week practical evening course

Short course

● Cancelled

  • 27 April 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 4 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 11 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 18 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 25 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
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Thomas Stothard RA (1755 - 1834), Seated female nude(detail), c. 1800?.

Watercolour over pencil on wove paper. 186 mm x 124 mm.

Enhance your drawing technique in this five week course, focused on different approaches to working with light.

This five-week evening course will introduce you to a variety of wet and dry materials while working directly from different life models and poses each week.

During the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci juxtaposed the brightest lights against the darkest darks. The Italian phrase chiaroscuro (light and dark), was first used over a century and a half later by the Florentine artist and art historian Baldinucci.

Within the setting of The Clore Learning Centre, you’ll start to consider how chiaroscuro can inform and develop your practice. 

Andy Pankhurst is a figurative painter who graduated from Slade School of Fine Art in 1992. He received the Windsor and Newton Young Artist’s Award and currently exhibits with Browse and Darby.

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

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 27 April 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 4 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 11 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 18 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 25 May 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm

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

£520. Includes all materials, light refreshments and a wine reception at the end of the final session.