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Myths and legends: history painting from life

Weekend-long practical course

Short course

● Cancelled

  • 4 July 2020, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 5 July 2020, 10.30am — 5.30pm
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Angelica Kauffman, Design (detail), 1778-80.

Oil on canvas. 1300 mm x 1503 mm x 25 mm. ©Royal Academy of Arts, London; photographer: John Hammond.

Recreate the works of RA founding member, Angelica Kaufman paintings using live models, costumes and props.

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.

As the RA mounts a major exhibition of her work, we examine the pioneering painter Angelica Kaufman RA.

Artist David Price will lead and demonstrate using techniques familiar to the first female Royal Academician using charcoal, oils and canvas. With props, costumes and live models we will recreate a tableau based upon Kauffman’s work.

Through demonstrations and conversations, you will be encouraged to explore drawing and painting and create your own Kauffman-inspired masterpieces, allowing you to spend a weekend inside the shoes of the first female of the Academy.

David Price is a practising artist who studied at the Royal College of Art. A former Print Fellow at the RA, Price has over 25 years of teaching experience – specialising in both traditional and experimental painting techniques.

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

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 4 July 2020, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 5 July 2020, 10.30am — 5.30pm

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.