Sat, 13 Oct | The National Gallery

A Saturday Morning of Drawing from the Masters

2.5-hour traditional drawing class | 10.00am - 12.45 | max 7 | £39
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A Saturday Morning of Drawing from the Masters

Time & Location

13 Oct 2018, 10:00 – 12:45
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK

About The Event

For centuries artists have drawn from their predecessors in museums to further their abilities. Following this tradition, Nichola Eddery has designed a two and half hour workshop in one the most renowned art collections in the world, The National Gallery.

This lesson will be taught by artist herself and will offer her unique blend of classical training through drawing 16th and 17th Century Old Master paintings, by artists such as Correggio, Titain and Rubens, to name a few. Nichola has designed this workshop as a taster class, for those who are eager to experience an introductory class of traditional drawing. Through a step-by-step methodology, Nichola will provide demonstrations and exercises to help each student learn how to start a drawing, and learn how to achieve a clearer understanding of gesture, proportion, structure, light and shadow. This will be achieved through learning the inner movement curve, the envelope and the stages of the block-in.

This course will be comprised of two and a half hours of training in figurative drawing with an optional coffee break halfway through.

This workshop is designed for a small group of 1-7 people , so each student receives more one-to-one tutoring time with Nichola.

Structure of the Workshop

  • 10.00 am - 10.10 am Meet and greet in the Sainsbury Wing Entrance next to stairs
  • 10.10 am - 10.15 am Walk to level 2, room 9
  • 10.15 am - 11.25 am Drawing
  • 11.25 am - 11.35 am Optional break
  • 11.35 am - 12.45 pm Drawing
  • Course Details

    • 2.5 hours of tutoring
    • Max 7 places
    • This workshop is for adults over 18-years-old, unless a minor over 16-years-old has their parent's/guardian's express consent
    • Students in full time education receive a 10% discount and must provide their student ID on arrival to the lesson
    • All levels of drawing experience are welcome, including the complete beginner
    • Nichola will provide one-to-one tuition to each participant during the class
    • The programme will provide demonstrations and exercises to learn the introductory stages of a drawing; learning how to begin, proportion, structure, light and shade
    • Essential supplies are to be purchased before the course and this includes, A4 drawing pad, 2B pencil, putty rubber and an enclosed sharpener. This will cost under £10. The full list is on the Materials page and to access this page please click on the link at the bottom of every page labelled 'Drawing Materials and Suppliers'.
    • Students wishing to try red chalk or graphite and chalk on toned paper are welcomed to the class but must be purchased before the workshop commences
    • Stools will be provided and are to be returned at the end of class.
    • Knitting needle will be provided for measuring and are to be returned at the end of class

    Max weight for the stools is 90kg, but there are benches available in the chosen rooms too.

    Please read terms and conditions for the cancellation and refund policy and remember bookings made less than three days prior the workshop commences is non-refundable.

    Please inform Nichola if you require a parental consent, if you have any special requirements or have any questions at

    You do not need a Paypal account to pay. Please clink on the link and check out as guest to pay with debit or credit card.

    Price Per Person
    • 2.5 hours 10am - 12.45pm
    • Student 10% discount

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