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Life Drawing Classes in London and Elsewhere

'Anyone can draw' is one of the principles of the Drawing School. You do not need to be a member or a Friend of the NEAC, and you do not need to sign up for a term or year or course. It is entirely possible to drop in to any of the courses without booking and draw in our classes, although probably best to email the day before to confirm that the class is running.

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The NEAC Drawing School Courses
at the Learning Centre, Mall Galleries

The NEAC Drawing School is at the Learning Centre at the Mall Galleries, where we hold our regular classes on Tuesdays.
Michael Kirkbride NEAC Curator Drawing School

Drawing School

Staffed entirely by members of the NEAC, many of whom have a wealth of teaching experience, the Drawing School offers a thorough and sound approach to drawing in its many forms, with small classes to ensure a personal and individual tutor/student relationship.

The Drawing School is at the heart of what the NEAC represents. We run courses at various venues, mainly in London, on drawing, sketching en plein air, and working from drawing to painting. Courses are constantly in development, so check back regularly to keep up-to-date.

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Weekly Life Drawing at Mall Galleries
April - July 2016

The sessions this term will be taught by Mick Kirkbride NEAC.
All levels of ability are welcome,with  some basic materials  provided. Poses vary from short to more sustained, with an emphasis on exploring the broad language of drawing through a flexible approach , and varied methodology.

Materials
Some basic materials are provided, but more information is given by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

Time and Date

Every Tuesday, 6pm to 8pm during Term Time.

Please enter via 17 Carlton House Terrace at the rear of the Mall Galleries. Please ring the 'Mall Out Of Hours' button to gain entry.

Summer Term 2016

Term begins on Tues 26th April [Please note there will be no session on Tues 31st May, 7th & 14th June, 5th July] and ends on Tues 26th July [10 weeks in total.]

Costs
You can book single classes online for £14.50 each here 

or block book 5 x sessions for £65 (= £13 per session) at these links: 
Block book 26 April to 24 May 

Block book 21 June to 26 July

Alternatively you can pay £15 to the tutor at the class if there are still spaces available.

Venue
Mall Galleries Learning Centre

Life Drawing with Anthony Williams
4th June 2016

Life Drawing 1-day Workshop with Anthony Williams NEAC RP PS

This intensive workshop will involve a series of short and long poses with the emphasis on working expressively but accurately. Short poses will be based on flamenco dance positions as the model is an experienced flamenco dancer. Following the short poses students will work on a more sustained pose for the rest of the day. Measurement systems and understanding tone will be the issues under investigation. There will be a plenary session at the end of the day.
About Anthony Williams NEAC RP PS -  Anthony trained at Farnham College of Art and Portsmouth University. He works almost exclusively in Egg Tempera, with an emphasis on intense observation and a heightened sense of realism. He has won many prestigious awards including the Lynn Painter Stainer's Prize in 2012.

Materials - Thin willow charcoal, putty rubber, 3B or 4B pencils, A2 or larger sketchbook. There is a materials shop on site if required.

A more extensive materials list is suggested at the bottom of this page.

Cost - £50.00 for the day.
There is a 10% discount for Friends and students with an appropriate student number booking online. If you are a student you will be asked to provide your Student ID at the workshop.
If you are eligible for a discount please email classes@neac.co.uk stating which discount you are eligible for and you will be emailed a special code to use when booking your tickets.

WHEN Saturday, 4 June 2016 from 10:00 to 16:00

WHERE The Heatherley School of Fine Art - 75 Lots Road, London, SW10 0RN

BOOK TICKETS https://aw1dayworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk

  

Narrative Figure Painting with James Bland
11th June 2016

Narrative Figure Painting 1- day Workshop with James Bland NEAC
This one day course allows students to explore narrative when painting from life. Based on his own studio practise, James will encourage you to tell a story using the human figure. The model will take up two poses - one active one passive, both of which will appear on the canvas at the same time as though in dialogue. James will demonstrate every stage where appropriate throughout the day, which will end with a plenary session.

About James Bland NEAC - James Bland holds an MA from Canterbury Christ Church University.He was 1st prize winner of ' The Windsor and Newton Oil Painters Award' at the 'Royal Institute of Oil Painters' in 2013.

Materials - Oil Paint / brushes - or your preferred colour medium ie - Acrylic, Watercolour or Pastel. A prepared canvas or board [max dimensions 36 inches] or other suitable painting support. No White Spirit!. There is a materials shop on site if required.

Cost - £50.00 for the day.
There is a 10% discount for Friends and students with an appropriate student number booking online. If you are a student you will be asked to provide your Student ID at the workshop.
If you are eligible for a discount please email classes@neac.co.uk stating which discount you are eligible for and you will be emailed a special code to use when booking your tickets.

WHEN Saturday, 11 June 2016 from 10:00 to 16:00

WHERE The Heatherley School of Fine Art - 75 Lots Road, London, SW10 0RN

BOOK TICKETS http://jb1dayworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk

  

Drawing with Patricia Cains
18th June 2016

Drawing: a mindful and reflective practice Workshop - Patricia Cains NEAC
This workshop focuses on trying out and learning techniques that develop self-awareness through drawing as a means of personal growth. Drawing connects mind with body and is a means of learning experientially. Knowing how to reflect upon what one does is the link between what we experience and how we gain knowledge. You will engage in exercises that promote reflective awareness, the qualities of which include paying attention, quieting conscious chatter, observing feelings,and accepting thoughts and sensations. Through these exercises you can create a foundation for a sustainable drawing practice that can enhance personal internal growth.

About Patricia Cains NEAC - Patricia is an artist and lecturer with an interest in drawing.She is a former winner of the Threadneedle and Aspect Prizes and was shortlisted for the Arts Laguna Prize in 2014.

Materials - A selection of wet and dry drawing media ie charcoal, a range of pencils, putty rubber, chalk / pastels, ink, watercolour, acrylic paint, brushes, A2 sketchbook. There is a materials shop on site if required.

Cost - £50.00 for the day.
There is a 10% discount for Friends and students with an appropriate student number booking online. If you are a student you will be asked to provide your Student ID at the workshop.
If you are eligible for a discount please email classes@neac.co.uk stating which discount you are eligible for and you will be emailed a special code to use when booking your tickets.

WHEN Saturday, 18 June 2016 from 10:00 to 16:00

WHERE The Heatherley School of Fine Art - 75 Lots Road, London, SW10 0RN

BOOK TICKETS http://pc1dayworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk 

About Heatherleys

Founded in 1845 Heatherley's is the oldest independent art school in London, and is among the few art colleges in Britain to focus purely on portraiture, figurative painting and sculpture, offering vocational and part time courses for all age ranges over 17.

New English Free Workshops and Demos
17th - 24th June 2016

Fri 17th June:
Drawing- breaking habits / exploring new avenues with Patricia Cain NEAC
A day of creative drawing to get your creativity unstuck, extend your repertoire, and experiment to increase your vocabulary of drawing. There will be no life model involved.
Patricia Cain is an artist, author and researcher in the practice of drawing. She won the prestigious Threadneedle Prize in 2010.
Some basic materials will be provided but you are expected to bring your own drawing media eg - charcoal,ink, pencil, chalk, or your preferred media. 
This event will be capped at 20 places. All levels are welcome.
Venue Mall Galleries Learning Centre 10:00-16:00
Book a ticket: https://pc-freeworkshop2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Tue 21st June:
Improve your Life Drawing skills with Julie Jackson NEAC
Drawing helps us to see and perceive the world more clearly. There are many ways of looking, but emphasis will be placed on developing notions of tone, line, composition and where to put it. The model will hold long and short poses, and all levels are welcome. Some basic materials will be provided such as paper, but it is advised that you bring your own drawing media ie - pencil, pastel, ink, watercolour.
Julie Jackson completed her MA in narrative illustration at Brighton. She was awarded the first NEAC scholarship, and exhibits annually with the NEAC and in regional shows.
This event will be capped at 12 places.
Venue Mall Galleries Learning Centre 10:00-16:00
Book: http://jj-freeworkshop2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Wed 22nd June:
Patterns in the Urban landscape with Melissa Scott Miller NEAC
Using the immediate environment of the Mall Galleries, you will study the natural patterns and rhythms in the landscape by looking at elements such as brickwork, leaves and foliage. You will then meet back at the Mall's Learning Centre to discuss composition and the use of observational drawing as a design tool.
Please bring your own materials for both painting and drawing, also a sketching stool would be useful.
Melissa Scott Miller is a graduate of the Slade School, and is also a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. She has won a number of awards including The Lynn Painter Stainer prize in 2008.
This event will be capped at 20 places. All levels are welcome.
Venue Mall Galleries Learning Centre 10:00-16:00
Book a ticket: http://msm-freeworkshop2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Thurs 23rd June:
Landscape painting with Paul Gildea NEAC
Taking the local environment of the Mall galleries as a subject, Paul will be leading a landscape painting workshop. The aim is to make one image in the morning and one in the afternoon. Paul himself will be painting alongside his students giving a direct insight into his working methods.You are requested to bring your own painting materials [this can be your own choice] although a sketching easel and/or stool are recommended. Also a packed lunch is advised. 
Paul Gildea is a graduate of Middlesex Polytechnic, and is a tutor in life drawing at Kensington and Chelsea college. He has exhibited extensively in the United Kingdom as well as in France and Germany.
Venue Meet outside Mall Galleries at 10.00am.
This event will be capped at 20 places. All levels are welcome.
Book a ticket: http://pg-freeworkshop2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Fri 24th June:
Portrait demonstration with James Bland NEAC
James Bland will demonstrate his approach to portraiture. Gain an insight into the working methods of one of the NEAC 's newly elected members. You are invited to either observe James painting or work alongside him. Please provide your own painting and drawing materials.
James is a graduate of Canterbury Christchurch University and has received many prizes including the Visitors Choice award in the 2014 Threadneedle Prize, and the Doreen Mcintosh Prize at the NEAC open. He has works held in many public and private collections both at home and abroad.
This event will be capped at 15 places.
Venue Mall Galleries Learning Centre 13:30-16:00
Book a ticket: https://jb-demo2016.eventbrite.co.uk


Need more information?

Email us at drawingschool@neac.co.uk or alternatively leave a message on 07494 343653.

Materials List for Drawing Classes

Recommended materials: Items in bold type are most necessary!

A variety of smooth and rough papers, different types of weight and colour, cut to same size as sketch book unless bringing a drawing board
Sketchbooks –preferably at least one large one and one small one
Black paper cut to same size as sketch book unless bringing a drawing board
Pencils: B – 4B
Graphite sticks
Charcoal
Black ink and drawing pen or gel pen/ sketching pen
White ink and drawing pen or white gel pen/ sketching pen
Watercolour brush
Water pot
Brown ink
Rags or tissues
Craft or Stanley knife
Pencil sharpener
Bag for rubbish
Putty rubber
Hard rubber
Pastels
Some wet colour medium: Watercolours and brushes, watercolour paper or other painting medium- oils or acrylics as desired with board or canvas paper support
Drawing board and larger sheets of paper if desired
Warm clothes and snacks
Packed lunch
Bottles of water for brushes
Something to sit on: stool or gardening kneeling cushion or a cushion in a carrier bag
Camera
Viewfinder – card or otherwise