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The Life Room, Royal Academy Schools
Learn from the experts with a free life-drawing class in the RA Schools, led by a special guest tutor.
Become part of a 250-year tradition of life drawing at the Royal Academy by joining our first ever live-streamed life class, led by renowned portraitist Jonathan Yeo.
Meet in the Front Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
A tour of ‘From Life’ in British Sign Language (BSL).
Free, booking required.
Meet in the Front Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts.
This audio described life-drawing workshop is designed for blind and partially sighted visitors.
Free, booking required.
General Assembly Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Jacob V Joyce leads a roundtable on how illustration has been and continues to be a tool for decolonising, queering and subverting hegemony.
£8, £5 concessions.
Artist, writer, broadcaster Dr Sarah Simblet will lead a detailed examination of the human body, explored through the eyes of the artist. With particular reference to physicality and aesthetic beauty, Sarah Simblet will make use of works from the RA’s historic teaching collection, as well as life models, to explore this complex subject matter.
£420. Includes all materials, lunch, and wine reception at the end of the second day.
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly. Entrance via the Keeper's House.
Join Annette Wickham, Curator of Works on Paper at the RA, to uncover the story of women and life drawing and explore the militant campaigns, changing attitudes and evolution of the professional female artist.
£10, £7 concessions.
Explore the traditional teaching methods and historic approaches to drawing, as studied within the RA Schools during the 18th and 19th centuries, in this weekend-long course led by award-winning artist and Head of Fine Art Processes for the RA Schools, Mark Hampson.
£420 Includes all materials, lunch and wine reception at the end of the second day.