From its foundation to the present day, the RWA has had women artists at its heart. This diverse exhibition takes a walk through the RWA’s fascinating history and shines a light on the artists that shaped it.
The sessions this term will be taught by Mick Kirkbride NEAC. All levels of ability are welcome, with some basic materials provided. Poses vary from short to more sustained, with an emphasis on exploring the broad language of drawing through a flexible approach, and varied methodology.
We will be painting from the model in the same pose for one day. You will be encouraged to work with a family of limited colours. Choose colours you like and it can help to look at colours used by an artist you like. Compare two artist’s work, for instance Matisse and Coldstream, immediately you can see that colour choice is very unique to each individual artist.
This intense one day drawing workshop will give you the opportunity to develop your skills through a series of exercises focusing on a range of subjects including - landscape, portrait, drawing from observation, as well as using your imagination. Perspective will also be covered. The aim is to develop mark-making skills through the use of a variety of wet and dry media.
From the buses traversing the bridges, to the constant river traffic and the streams of people walking along the Embankment, the river here is a hive of activity. We will aim to capture this energy in paint.