Inspired by the Masters: Drawing with chalk

Subject: Painting, Drawing
Dates: 30 October 2018 - 2 November 2018
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Dr Radu Leon
Full price
£ 350

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 versatile medium of chalk.

Study masterful drawings in the Prints and Drawings Room at the V&A.

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

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What should I bring to class?

All materials will be provided. You may find it useful to bring a notebook for note-taking.

What days do I attend?

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs. The reduced fee is £280.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

All images © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Tutor biography

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).

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