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1-day life drawing workshop with Charles Williams NEAC RWS CertRAS

Charles Williams RWS NEAC CertRAS leads a life-class, concentrating on the tension between detail and the outline. Looking at the whole figure, the class will focus on determining the level of visual information needed in describing and representing form.

Masks must be worn at all times by students, and attention paid to social distance and the maintenance of hygiene. The class will have a maximum of eight participants.

About your tutor: Charles is a painter, writer, lecturer and currently Faculty Scholar at Canterbury Christ Church University, studying for a PhD (Practise As Research). He exhibits his work widely, in London, Europe and the USA. Formerly Programme Leader of the Fine Art degree programme at Canterbury Christ Church University, he is active in research both in and outside the University and he leads the cross-faculty Research Group ‘Drawing Edges’. He combines his academic career with a busy exhibition and publication schedule, exhibiting at the Studio 1.1 Galley in Redchurch Street, London, and was recently invited to take part in the biennial Susak Expo. He wrote the books ‘Basic Drawing’ (2011) and 'Basic Watercolour’ (2014), easy-going manuals of technique, and is also a writer for ‘The Artist’ magazine, where he contributes an occasional ‘musings’ column on various art world issues, and has written articles for ’Turps Banana’ on Annibale Carracci and Domenico Tiepolo.


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


£60.00 (+ booking fee) for the day

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 24 October 2020

10:30 – 15:45 


Please bring your own materials:

Paper, Masking tape, Pencils / charcoal, Rubber

Materials should consist of paper and drawing utensils – this is a workshop concentrating on the development of a visual response and the need for erasing, working over and re-assessment of drawings must be taken into account. There will be drawing boards and easels available.

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