Inspired by the Masters: 18th-century portraits in pastels
|Dates:||20 May 2019 - 24 May 2019|
|Time:||10:30 - 17:30|
|Location:||Windsor Castle & The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts|
|Tutor:||Dr Radu Leon|
Draw a portrait in pastels in the manner of 18th century artists. Render blushing cheeks and fashionable costumes inspired by the work of Jean-Étienne Liotard, Rosalba Carriera and others.
The course begins with a day at Windsor Castle, examining portraits in the Print Room and Conservation Studio.
Guided by your tutor, learn and practice methods used to achieve subtle tonal variations and shimmering effects. These methods are drawn from treatises by artists from the period.
This practical exploration leads to a completed portrait in pastels by the end of the week.
Who is this course for?
All levels of experience and ability welcome.
What should I bring to class?
Where will this course take place?
A note about Windsor Castle: As we are sure you would expect, a high level of security is in place at Royal residences. Participants will be required to present photo ID when visiting. Further guidance will be provided before the start of the course.
Below are details for planning your journey to Windsor:
By train: To Windsor & Eton Central or Windsor & Eton Riverside from London Waterloo or London Paddington (National Rail Enquiries Service 08457 484950 (UK)).
By coach: Green Line operates daily services from Victoria Coach Station, London.
By road: M4 to Exit 6. M3 to Exit 3. There is no visitor car parking at the Castle, so visitors are advised to use public car parks in the town centre. Details about parking can be found on www.windsor.gov.uk
What days do I attend?
Monday - Friday
Do you offer concessions?
Yes, we offer concessions for full-time students and OAPs.
To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.
What if I need to cancel or change my booking?
You can view our policy here.
Image courtesy of Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019
In collaboration with Royal Collection Trust.
Dr Radu Leon
Radu Leon earned a PhD in History of Arts in Venice, after having previously received an academic education in film and visual arts. He had training in TV Journalism from the BBC. His paintings and drawings were exhibited in London at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Private Views in favour of Marie Curie Cancer Care (2013-2017), at the Mall Galleries in the Pastel Society UK Annual Exhibition (2011), in the 'Venice in Peril' exhibitions at the W.H. Patterson Gallery (2012) and at The Osborne Studio Gallery (2015), and in the shows of the Société des Pastellistes de France (2013-2014).
Upcoming Courses with Dr Radu Leon
- Flowers in Pastels: Studies of 17th and 18th Century Masters Begins 7 May 2019
- Inspired by the masters: Depicting the country house and garden Begins 10 June 2019