Inspired by the Masters: drawing with chalk

Subject: Painting
Dates: 6 June 2017 - 7 June 2017
Time: 10:30-16:30
Location: Windsor Castle, Windsor SL4 1NJ
Tutor: Radu Leon
Full price
£ 150
Student and pensioner concession
£ 120

Drawing in chiaroscuro implied compelling representational powers and skill in rendering ‘illusions’ of depth, in tune with the visual sensibility of modern Europeans. Subject matter aside, this course explores how complex light effects and textures were achieved with the disarmingly simple, yet versatile medium of chalk.

During the first morning of the course you will visit the Print Room at Windsor Castle. There, you will look closely at masterful drawings by artists such as Leonardo, Hans Holbein the Younger, and others.

Then, handle chalk (black, white, red and coloured), guided by painter Radu Leon into using traditional methods handed down since the 15th century. You will produce two drawings of your chosen subjects.

In partnership with Royal Collection Trust

All images Royal Collection Trust/ © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

Tutor biography

Radu Leon

Radu Leon lives and works in Venice, where he currently pursues a PhD in Art History and teaches drawing techniques. He is academically trained as a film director, holds a Master's Degree in Visual Arts and a BBC World Service Diploma in TV Journalism. In the late 90's, he started in-depth research into the craft of painting. His work was exhibited in London at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Private Views in favour of Marie Curie Cancer Care (2013-2016), 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).

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