'The devil is in the detail' 1-day workshop with Robert E Wells NEAC RBA

The aim of this one-day workshop is to explore, through observation, the anatomy of man-made structures and help informative decisions when depicting architectural details.

Although the day will be relatively informal with plenty of opportunity to explore subjects of personal individual interest, Robert has broken the day down into a loose framework as follows:

Meet at Heatherleys for a brief chat and proceed to the Thames Embankment to draw and record architectural and other details along the way. Visit the Albert Bridge, with the view to preparing studies to be used for a more detailed painting later in the day.

After a break for lunch to meet in the studio at 2pm for an overview of the information gathered and to create a more finished piece of work.

The afternoon will finish with a plenary session.

About your tutor:  Robert E. Wells NEAC RBA‭ is a Yorkshire-‬born artist, known for his cityscape paintings as well as rural landscapes and figurative works. He finds inspiration in the unusual aspects of everyday life, encouraging the viewer to create their own narrative interpretations of his often ambiguous and sometimes conflicting imagery.‬ member of the New English Art Club and The Royal Society British Artists, he regularly exhibits his work in solo shows.



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, 29 May 2021

10:30 – 16:00


What to bring: 

  • Whatever drawing / painting materials you are comfortable with
  • Sketchbook(s)
  • Preprepared board or canvas for a more detailed study - any size
  • Warm clothing, waterproofs and umbrella
  • Cameras, iPads and any other materials are gladly welcomed

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