Artists and scientists take a variety of approaches to drawing the human face and its ability to express emotion. They work from live models, from works of art, from anatomical or skeletal models or from specimens. In the Life and Death Drawing workshop, we question how the nature of the model affects the practice of drawing and the understanding of drawings itself.
Join us to practice your drawing skills by sketching from a life model, from anatomical models and from other works of art in this afternoon workshop facilitated by Dr Chiara Ambrosio, Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science, Dr Carole Reeves, Senior Lecturer in Science & Technology Studies, and Mat Paskins, Teaching Fellow, Science & Technology Studies.
When & Where
UCL Art Museum
Over 10,000 works of art make up the collections of UCL Art Museum, from the 1500s to the present day.
Works separated by centuries are linked by a desire to experiment with new materials, theories, and reproduction techniques in order to produce new meanings, share ideas and inspire.
Since the museum has its origins as a teaching and research collection tied to the history of the Slade School of Fine Arts, the collections present a unique archive of art education. Alongside outstanding examples of works by old masters such as Dürer, Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Turner, the Museum holds examples of early works by pioneering artists of the 20th century such as Gwen John, Dora Carrington, Winifred Knights, Stanley Spencer, Augustus John, Ithel Colquhoun, Diana Cumming, Euan Uglo, Paula Rego, Anna Maria Pacheco all former Slade Students, as well as works by Slade Professors such as Henry Tonks and William Coldstream.