Two-day drawing course


Drawing and painting: learning from great artists. This is a practical course for beginners and experts who want to explore the methods and ideas of other artists by looking at their drawings and paintings. This course can be useful to help build a portfolio or for general interest. Over the two days we will look at a range of artists who work with landscape, still life and portrait subjects. Students will be helped to choose images to work from. Artists from the Renaissance to the present can be referenced. On the first day, after a short introduction we will begin to make drawings from visual sources provided by the tutor: for example we will look at the expressive ink drawings of Claude, Rembrandt, Palmer and Van Gogh and use them as a visual inspiration to explore our own drawing process. The tutor will demonstrate drawing methods and give one to one help. Advice will be given about the use of appropriate materials. We can develop work by setting up subjects in the studio if required, for example if the work referenced is a Chardin or Cezanne still life, we can create a still life in the studio. On the second day we will continue to complete work from the first day and also look at different artists, particularly artists who draw as a primary activity in contrast to those who prefer to paint directly/spontaneously. Artists’ work referenced will be from post-impressionists to contemporary. The students will develop their own work at their own pace with the tutor’s help. The emphasis of the course is to understand how you can use your discoveries. We can copy, interpret, and develop other artists’ works; the objective is to strengthen your own work by analysing what you see in these, not to simply mimic the look of a drawing or painting. The aim is to encourage students to work in galleries directly from the collections after the end of the course. Students will be provided with essential materials, but may also bring their own preferred materials. 5 Students can draw inspiration from the collections in the art galleries and museums of London, including the drawings at the British Museum and the paintings at Kenwood House. Tutor: Vincent Milne has been teaching at the HLSI for several years and also currently teaches art at Hampstead School of Art and Mary Ward Centre. He has a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting from Goldsmiths College

Date: Thursday 19 & Friday 21 June

Time: 10:30 – 4:30pm

Venue: HLSI Victoria Hall

Price: £100 (includes materials)

To book: Contact HLSI by email or call 020 8340 3343