Drawing in Museums
The group would draw from paintings and a wide variety of art objects in public gallery spaces. This will provide an opportunity to develop drawing skills and explore different techniques and materials, combining observational drawing activities alongside aspects of art history, including why artists use drawing as a first step in the creative process. All you will need is a pencil or two and a sketchbook. Examples of two previous drawing courses - each lasting about two and a half hours - are detailed below.
Tate Britain: Henry Moore's sculpture
Based in the Moore galleries at Tate Britain, the group will draw from several sculptures, concentrating on shape, form and tone. Norton, your tutor, will provide guidance on general drawing techniques as well as highlighting the importance of drawing in Moore's work.
The Wallace Collection: Drawing in the galleries
Experiment with different approaches to drawing, including mark making, perspective, composition and tone by sketching from paintings, armour and other art objects, to discover the underlying beauty and structure of key works in the Collection.