Drawing from traditions — understanding different sensibilities and approaches in Art

Subject: Painting, Drawing
Dates: 5 August 2019 - 9 August 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Dr Clare Newbolt
Full price
£ 385

The pencil mark on the paper is primal, both are sacred. Each day of the course we will look to artworks from different traditions,  and draw to  so as to illuminate the essence of the object in space or painting they are looking at.

Looking and learning through drawing from artefacts and paintings in museums and galleries we hope to learn and have a deeper more profound understanding of Western and Eastern approaches and sensibilities.

Students will be expected to make many sketchbook drawings which will lead to a final worked up drawing on the last day back in the studio.

Through the process of drawing on a sheet of paper —it is the intention that the student will experience on more than one level the qualities of the object they are looking at and explore ways of articulating this.

Students will develop their ability to focus, to broaden and expand their drawing techniques with the aim of giving them a richer visual understanding.

With discussions in front of the art objects, students will start to interrogate its function and purpose, its contextual and universal relevance, the symbolic and choose to draw those elements which resonate most strongly in them.

Each day we look at a different tradition ( locations to be decided) on the 5th day we will work from the 4 previous days and chose a piece to develop and make into a larger piece.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

Please note that the class will meet at different locations throughout the week, and finish at the School of Traditional Arts on Friday. These locations will be specified closer to the start date of the course.

What should I bring to class?

  • Please bring a good quality artists' sketchbook, size A4 or A5
  • Different types of pencils, including graphite, charcoal, HB and B pencils - they should be water soluble
  • Rubber and sharpener

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?

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Tutor biography

Dr Clare Newbolt

Clare Newbolt is currently a lecturer in Drawing at the Royal Drawing School.  She attended Camberwell School of Art & Crafts (1973-1977) before living and painting in Italy for a year and in the USA for two years. In 2002 she had a three month residency at the Josef and Annie Albers Foundation, Connecticut, USA. Clare has illustrated cookery and children's books, exhibited textiles in Japan, and drawings in London and the USA. Her 'Colour Notes for Children' was published in 2006. In 2012 she was awarded a Doctoral Degree from the Prince's School of Traditional Arts 2012 entitled 'Art is the Imitation of Nature in Her Manner of Operation'. She has taught drawing and painting in schools to children of all ages, as well as to adults at the Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts, the Royal Drawing School, and from her studio in Cambridge.