Learn to Draw the Portrait from Sculpture for a Half or Full day
Time & Location
About The Event
For centuries the classically trained art student has drawn from casts and sculpture as a traditional starting point to learn how to draw the portrait. Following this tradition Nichola Eddery has designed a four or eight hour classical drawing course over two days in the Victoria and Albert Museum. This class will focus on learning how to draw a portrait from the neoclassical busts.
This class will be taught by Nichola Eddery and will offer her unique blend of classical training by drawing directly from sculptures. Nichola will provide demonstrations and exercises to help each student learn the introductory stages of how to draw the portrait. This includes how to start a drawing and learn how to achieve a clearer understanding of proportion, structure, form, value, light and shadow through line and tonal gradation. In the morning you will learn the envelope, the inner curve, the inner movement curve and the early block-in. In the afternoon you will also learn the next stages of the block-ins, the box concept and learning the classic order of light.
Structure of the day
- 10.15 am - 10.30 am Meet and great in the front hall
- 10.30 am - 13.00 am Drawing
- 13.00 am - 14.00pm Lunch in the V&A Cafe
- 14.00pm - 16.00pm Drawing
- 2.5 or 4.5 hours of tutoring
- Max 7 places
- All levels of drawing experience are welcome, including the complete
- Students in full time education receive a 10% discount and must provide their student ID on arrival to the lesson
- Nichola will provide one-to-one tuition to each participant during the evening
- The programme will provide demonstrations and exercises to learn the vital stages of a drawing; learning how to begin, proportion, structure, form, value, light and shade and understanding how to convey the interaction of light on form through line and tonal gradation.
- 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 and other useful information.
- Essential supplies are to be purchased before the course and this includes, A4 drawing pad, 2B pencil, a grey 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'. The list can also be found in the drawing handbook.
- 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.
This workshop is for adults over 18 years of age, unless a minor over 16 year old has their parent's/guardian's express consent. Please inform Nichola if you require a parental consent form at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Max weight for Nichola' s stool is 90kg. If you prefer to use a V&A stool, they can be found near the members desk, but they are limited and often taken.
Please read terms and conditions for the cancellation and refund policy and remember bookings made less than three days prior the course 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 at email@example.com.
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.
- Full day£62£620£0
- Full day Student 10 % discount£56£560£0
- Half day£39£390£0
- Half day student 10% discount£35£350£0