photo of the stairwell in the Wallace Collection

‘Learning from the masters’ short course with Daniel Shadbolt NEAC

Drawing from paintings helps us to understand processes and to imagine how the artist set about making the picture itself.

This short course of three afternoons will be spent drawing in the relatively quiet rooms at London's Wallace Collection.

From specific artist-focused study to an appreciation of a particular genre, we will draw from paintings to enrich our engagement. The notion of 'pictorial problems' will be approached in a manner which may then inform our own practice of drawing and painting.

About your tutor: Daniel Shadbolt has been teaching painting and drawing for fifteen years. He is a painter whose practice includes portraits among other subjects. Drawing informs what his paintings may become and have always been central to his craft.


The Wallace Collection
Manchester Square


£90.00 (+ booking fee) for all 3 x sessions above or you can book single sessions for £35 (+ booking fee) each.

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

  • Wednesday 22nd January 2020
  • Wednesday 5th February 2020
  • Wednesday 19th February 2020

Each session we will meet inside the Wallace collection on the first floor in the great gallery for 1pm and will finish at 4pm.


  • Sketchbooks or paper and drawing board (no larger than A2)
  • pencils 4B to B (or as you prefer)
  • Rubber and sharpener

Please note, No watercolours or paints are allowed in the gallery

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