Journeys through the City: Drawing urban space course

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The City Centre

80 Basinghall Street

London

EC2V 5AR

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This six-week course, led by artist Alexandra Blum, will focus on drawing movement through time and space within the City. You’ll begin by dipping into visual examples, including the shifting viewpoints and architectural constructions within Early Netherlandish painting, and their influence on Alex’s own urban drawing practice. Then, using these discoveries as a starting point, you’ll draw from the fascinating city model, focussing on the network of spatial relationships it makes visible from both aerial and street level viewpoints. Next, you’ll venture outside putting ideas learnt so far into practice whilst drawing within the labyrinthine spaces of the Eastern Cluster and neighbouring City spaces.

The City of London boasts an incredibly diverse range of architecture, from state-of-the-art skyscrapers to Roman ruins and a total of 600 listed buildings and structures. Within this rapidly evolving urban environment, you’ll investigate the City by making drawings using: compressed space, peripheral vision, actual and implied movement and layering of space and time within an image.

We are also very excited that one session will involve drawing from height and participants will gain exclusive access to a tall building in the City of London.

Suitable for all levels of experience.


PLEASE NOTE: The course runs for six weekly sessions. Once you have registered you will receive a copy of the course document with an outline of all six sessions and what will be covered. Dates: Wednesday evenings, 20th February - 27th March

  • Price at top of page is inclusive of VAT (£165+VAT)
  • Alex is an artist educator at the Courtauld Institute of Art and teaches urban drawing workshops throughout London. Further information about her work can be found at www.alexblum.co.uk
  • All materials are included in the cost of the course.
  • One session will involve drawing from height and students will gain exclusive access to a tall building in the City of London
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80 Basinghall Street

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EC2V 5AR

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