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‘Contemporary Drawing: The theory and practice of drawing now' with Charles Williams

Drawing is the new big thing in the visual arts and in academic circles. You can study it at degree level, enter prestigious competitions like the 'Jerwood Drawing Prize', make drawings in gold leaf on walls, or choreograph dances that are actually drawings and represent Britain at the Venice Biennale. But how do you define it.

This day-long course aims to widen and deepen your drawing practice, using practical approaches and often absurd sounding exercises to ask questions about what it might mean and what you might do with it. It will be challenging and exciting and not necessarily about being good at drawing!. You'll need an open mind ...

About your tutor: Charles Williams NEAC RWS is currently Programme Director of the Fine Art & Fine and Applied Arts degrees at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has exhibited widely and has won many prizes. Charles was also a former curator of the New English Education Program.


Heatherley's School of Art
75 Lots Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 ORN


£55 for the day (+ booking fee).

There is a 10% discount for Friends of the New English 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 stating which discount you are eligible for and you will be emailed a special code to use when booking your tickets.

Dates & times

Saturday 6 October 2018

10:30 – 16:00


Please bring the media/ equipment you would normally use in any drawing session. This course is not really for beginners: the minimum requirement would be pencils, erasers, a craft knife and a sketchbook. Your tutor will also bring some basic equipment ie - paper and tape.

There is a materials shop on site if required.

There are tea and coffee making facilities on site and cafes nearby - but you might want to bring a packed lunch.

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