From its foundation in 1768 the Royal Academy of Arts has provided a voice for art and artists. We are an independent charity led by eminent artists and architects—the Royal Academicians—and we pursue our mission through exhibitions, education and debate.
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The Life Room, The Royal Academy Schools
Leading art-world experts and international scholars introduce and de-mystify the fascinating world of antiquities and the ancient arts – with a view to the timeless forms, ideas and universal motifs that are so influential across the arts and culture up to the present day.
£360. Includes all materials, light refreshments at the beginning of each day and wine reception.
The Life Room, Royal Academy Schools
The tradition of landscape painting will be the inspiration for creating unique and colourful artworks using mixed media – including paint, collage and photo montage – led by practising artist Grace Adam.
£420. Includes all materials, lunch, and wine reception.
Learn the essentials of drawing the human form, working from both male and female life models, while also exploring line and tone, anatomy and proportion, in the Royal Academy’s historic Life Room – a space purpose-built for life drawing – with practising artist Adele Wagstaff.
£250. Includes all materials, light refreshments on arrival and a drinks reception at the end of the final session.
The Life Room, RA Schools, Piccadilly
This practical life drawing course focuses on the importance of proportion, form and space led by award-winning painter and figurative artist Andy Pankhurst
£420 Includes all materials, lunch and wine reception.
This practical course explores the descriptive and expressive possibilities of the drawn portrait using a range of materials and aesthetic approaches
£420. Includes all materials, lunch and wine reception.
Led by watercolour artist Sarah Holliday and working with still-life objects, this weekend-long intensive course will explore various techniques and possibilities presented by watercolour, a wonderfully versatile medium.
£420. Includes all materials, lunch, and a wine reception.
Join artist Adele Wagstaff for an intensive practical course focusing on drawing and painting the nude; through an exploration of pose and gesture, using the simplification of form and changing viewpoint to examine how the modern nude can be portrayed.
£420. Includes all materials, lunch, and wine reception at the end of the second day.
The RA Schools, Royal Academy of Arts
An intensive, expert-led summer course exploring the traditional teaching methods pioneered by the Royal Academy Schools, including working from antique classical casts as well as life models, exploring drawing, oil painting and printmaking.
£2,400. Includes all materials, light refreshments and lunch each day and drinks receptions throughout the week.