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Picasso and his processes

Five-week practical evening course

Short course

  • 10 February 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 17 February 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 24 February 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 2 March 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 9 March 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm

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Picasso and Paper

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Pablo Picasso, 'Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe' after Manet I (detail), Mougins, 26 January – 13 March 1962.

Musée national Picasso-Paris. Pablo Picasso gift in lieu, 1979. MP3488. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Marine Beck-Coppola. © Succession Picasso/DACS 2019.

Linocut on Arches wove paper, printed by Arnéra in six passes, in dark purple, then yellow, then red, then green, then light blue, then black, fifth state. 62 x 75.2 cm. "Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe’ after Manet, I, Mougins, 26 January–13 March 1962 Linocut, fifth state. Artist’s proof on Arches wove paper, printed in six passes in purple, yellow, red, green, blue and black, 62 x 75.2 cm Musée national Picasso-Paris. Pablo Picasso Gift in Lieu, 1979. MP3488 Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Marine Beck-Coppola © Succession Picasso/DACS 2019 ".

Inspired by the RA’s exhibition of works by Pablo Picasso, this course explores expressiveness in art through the use of a variety of materials.

Picasso’s subject matter was as diverse as his working methods. Looking at contemporary and historical themes often with classical or mythological imagery, he possessed an alchemist’s gift for transformation. At the centre of this creativity was a direct interrogation of the potential for expressiveness that his chosen materials had.

Working with basic materials such as paper, drawing media, ink and gouache, participants will explore multiple techniques to create pieces that respond to a range of visual challenges and inputs. This series of workshops will focus on connecting with the remarkable works by Picasso that feature in the Academy’s exhibition and recognising the artist’s diverse working methods.

Making expressive art involves an engagement with our materials; under the sway of our imaginations and experimentations, exciting discoveries can be made. In this course, participants will be working to unlock their creative potential through an inventive engagement with their materials. They will also learn more about the work of Picasso and explore some of the themes that inspired him, including visiting the exhibition and connecting directly with the works on show.

The number of participants is strictly limited to enable detailed feedback from the course tutor.

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

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  • 10 February 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 17 February 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 24 February 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 2 March 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm
  • 9 March 2020, 6.30 — 9.30pm

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

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

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