Saturday Sketch Club: drawing costumes
Saturday 9 December 2023 10.30 - 11.45am
£10 / £8 conc
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Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies' Digital Accelerator Programme
Learn how to draw costumes and clothes on the human figure in this online art class.
Start your Saturday creatively with this online art class. Capturing clothes on the human body is part of the artistic tradition: from costumed history painting to full-body portraits. Inspired by the 300th birthday of founding Royal Academy President, Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA, in this Saturday Sketch Club you will draw from two costumed life models. Learn how to capture texture, tackle drapes and shadows, and pick up new techniques for making dramatic clothing and costumes look real in your work.
Our Saturday Sketch Clubs are a series of online monthly art classes led by artists. Whether you're a beginner or a practicing artist, these live-streamed classes are designed for everyone. Sessions take place online via a live webinar. Attendees will be sent a link to join the webinar closer to the time.
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.
For this class, all you will need is a pencil, paper and a rubber.
If you have any accessibility needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our courses and classes programme
Our varied programme of short courses and classes provides an opportunity to explore subjects ranging from life drawing to the history of exhibitions and arts management, led by expert tutors and practising artists. These courses introduce traditional art-making processes, as well as perspectives on art history, theory and business.