Drawing Impressionist interiors
Weekend art making course
3 February 2024 10.30am - 5.30pm4 February 2024 10.30am - 5.30pm
Clore Learning Centre | Burlington Gardens
£420. Includes all materials, light refreshments and a wine reception at the end of day one.
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Learn how to capture beautiful and poignant interior scenes, just like the Impressionists, in this weekend course.
In this weekend course you will draw with a range of dry media, including the Impressionists’ much loved soft pastels, to create your own creative compositions of interior space. Working directly from life models and a variety of staged sets, you will learn how to construct drawings where the figure exists in dialogue with their surroundings. During the weekend, your drawing and learning will be enhanced by a visit to the RA exhibition Impressionists on Paper: Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec which will help you to observe many of these works and techniques more closely.
From Berthe Morisot’s touching portrayals of domestic life, to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s vibrant renderings of the Moulin Rouge, the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists were known for their creative scenes of interior space. These artworks took inspiration from the intimacy and complexity of daily life, while simultaneously adapting the strategically flattened compositional structure of Japanese woodblock prints.
Course tutor Andy Pankhurst, a graduate of the Slade School, is represented by and exhibits with the London gallery, Browse & Darby. A long-standing tutor on the RA’s Courses and Classes programme, Andy is also co-author of the book What Makes Great Art, published in 2012 by Apple Press.
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