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'Model sketchbooks' 1-day workshop with Robert E Wells NEAC RBA

The aim of the day will be to incorporate the use of a model, in the context of sketchbook studies.

Although the day will be relatively informal, Robert has broken the day down into a loose framework as follows:

Meet at Heatherleys for a brief chat and quick fire warm up studies with and without the model.

Walk to nearby park and record a series of drawings and paintings using the model as a focus in the natural environment.

After a break for lunch to meet in the studio at 2pm for an overview of the information gathered from our external visit, and to concentrate on an extended study of the model within the studio.

The afternoon will finish with a brief discussion of the day and an informal critic of the participants work.

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, 11 December 2021

10:30 – 16:00


What to bring: 

  • Whatever drawing / painting materials you are comfortable with
  • Sketchbook(s)
  • Warm clothing, waterproofs and umbrella
  • Cameras, iPads and any other materials are gladly welcomed

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