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- UCL Art Museum, WC1E 6BT London
Life and Death Drawing: Universities Week
Saturday, 14 June 2014 from 13:00 to 15:00 (BST)
Artists and scientists take a variety of approaches to drawing the human body in movement, working with different aims. With the guidance of specialists from different disciplines, the Life and Death Drawing workshop is a chance to draw from live models, from works of art, from anatomical or skeletal models or from specimens while discussing how the nature of the model affects the practice of drawing and the understanding of drawings itself.
The class is suitable for adults of all levels, from beginners to more confident artists. All materials are provided. Part of Universities Week
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.
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