Sat, 27 Oct | The National Gallery

A Saturday of Drawing from 16th and 17th Century Old Masters

5-hour classical drawing day | 10.15am - 4.30pm | max 7 | £79
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A Saturday of Drawing from 16th and 17th Century Old Masters

Time & Location

27 Oct 2018, 10:15 – 16:30
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 full-day workshop in one the most renowned art collections in the world, The National Gallery. This workshop will be comprised of five hours of classical training in drawing the figure. The morning and afternoon will be split into two, one hour and five-minute sessions with an optional twenty minute coffee break.

The drawing classes will be taught by Nichola, offering her unique classical drawing program that will involve drawing directly from 16th and 17th Century Old Master paintings such as Titian, Bronzino, Correggio, Rubens and Van Dyck. Nichola will offer demonstrations and exercises to give students the ability to learn the vital stages of drawing. The morning will start in the 16th Century rooms to learn how to start a drawing and learn how to achieve a clearer understanding of proportion, structure by drawing from different paintings through timed exercises. The afternoon will move into the 17th Century rooms where you will learn about value, light and shadow through line and tonal gradation by drawing from one painting of your choice .

Structure of Event

  • 10.15 am - 10.25 am Meet and greet in the Sainsbury Wing Entrance next to stairs
  • 10.25 am - 10.30 am Walk to room 6
  • 10.30 am - 11.35 am Drawing
  • 11.35 am - 11.55 pm Optional coffee break
  • 11.55 am - 13.00 pm Drawing
  • 13.00 pm - 14.00 pm Lunch
  • 14.00 pm Meet in room 18
  • 14.00 pm - 15.05 pm Drawing
  • 15.05 pm - 15.25 pm Optional coffee break
  • 15.25 pm - 16.30 pm Drawing

Course Details

  • 5 hours of tutoring
  • Max 7 places
  • All levels of drawing experience are welcome.
  • Nichola will provide 1-1 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.
  • On receipt, you will receive the password to access the drawing handbook to prepare for the classes. The drawing handbook link is located at the bottom of every page on this website and is labelled 'Drawing Handbook'. Click on this link and then enter the password. The handbook is an instructive document that will provide information on the fundamental principles of drawing, a list of supplies for the class, online suppliers, map of museums for meeting points and other useful information.
  • Essential supplies are to be purchased before the course and this includes, A4 drawing pad, 2B pencil, putty rubber, enclosed sharpener, and a ruler. This will cost under £10.
  • 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 needles will be provided for measuring and are to be returned at the end of class.

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

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

Please inform Nichola if you have any special requirements and please do not hesitate to contact Nichola if you have any questions.

Nichola will provide her mobile number on receipt.

Price Per Person
  • Full day 10.15am - 4.30pm

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