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DRAWING IN FOCUS WEEK WITH LONDON DRAWING GROUP
Mon, 10 Apr 2017, 19:00 – Fri, 14 Apr 2017, 22:00 BST
LDG ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE
The ‘Drawing in Focus’ Week.
A FIVE DAY INTENSIVE DRAWING COURSE AT A VARIETY OF AMAZING VENUES ACROSS LONDON 10th-14th APRIL!
The Drawing in Focus Week has been designed to be an affordable, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the whole variety of classes that LDG teach; Life Drawing, Museum work, Gallery work, and Drawing the environment. The week is made up of five days of classes designed to inspire creativity, build confidence in students own work and style, and to allow the fantastic tutors at LDG to really make a difference to your drawing.
DID YOU KNOW - LDG is offering concessions to students and practicing artists for this course? Email us for a £20 discount!
Creating Composition: An introduction to LDG’s Drawing Tours, Working from the National Gallery Collection with a focus on composition, creating narratives and how to deal with the complexities of multi-figure paintings and drawings. Part of LDG’s mission is finding ways of making Art Historical paintings relevant and accessible to everyone, so expect a morning of guided gallery tours and an afternoon spent working directly from the paintings under the guidance of LDG tutors.
Hidden Gems: We at LDG are lucky enough to have access to the incredible Study Room of the British Museum’s Prints and Drawings Department. Working with the Bridget Riley Art Foundation within the museum, we have created a series of themed workshops which our Drawing in Focus Students will be able to attend, working from rare and unseen works on paper from the museum’s archive collections, as well as a talk on the works in question by our fantastic hosts the BRAF themselves.
*theme to be announced*
Drawing the Environment: So many of us are used to dealing with drawing by being in a room with a life model, or through working from gallery, but do we ever stop to realize the creative potential that is all around us? A walking tour of the LDG local area, (New Cross and Deptford, South London), encouraging students to make the most of everyday surroundings and teaching them to interpret spaces in different ways is our way of approaching the problem of drawing the space we exist in, led by our local expert/LDG tutor Lucy Mcgeown.
Drawing the Portrait: Hosted by our favourite south-london local (and our regular drink and draw haunt), Buster Mantis, Wednesday afternoon’s session will be an in-depth exploration into that most ephemeral of all drawing skills; the portrait. We know that many people are just not sure how to tackle a decent portrait, working from a number of models and under the technical guidance of Luisa-Maria MacCormack and Frances Stanfield, allow us to help you put a face to your figures.
Sculpture and the Imagination: Tate Britain. An introduction to another key theme of the LDG manifesto; working from sculpture. With a guided tour of some of the most fabulous works in the Tate’s collection in the morning, from Hepworth to Moore, Bacon, Gill and many more, the afternoon will be comprised of a series of exercises that will encourage you to push your drawings from direct observation into your own composed and imagined spaces, using the sculptures as reference points, those who struggle with working directly from the imagination will really benefit from the structure of this class.
Returning to our original home, the Lewisham Arthouse, the final day of the course will be an opportunity for students to work from a life model and from the work created throughout the week in a calm and professional setting with the guidance of all three tutors for personalized final tutorials, professional advice and help.