Flowers in Pastels: Studies of 17th and 18th Century Masters

Subject: Drawing
Dates: 7 May 2019 - 10 May 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Dr Radu Leon
Full price
£ 350

Explore representations of flowers and plants in modern Western painting from the 16th to 18th centuries.

Guided by your tutor, examine works by by Northern European and Italian masters, when the first botanical gardens began to flourish in Europe. Then,  look to 17th and 18th century depictions of elaborate flower works by Dutch and Flemish masters . You will observe the artists' quest for harmony underlying all these floral compositions as visual schemes, and geometric patterns begin to emerge.

The practical aspect of the course follows the colour and design principles of the 18th century masters. Use pastels to produce convincing and aesthetically gratifying representations of flowers – drawn from life in the traditional manner of the 18th century masters.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What should I bring to class?

All materials will be provided on this course.

What days do I attend?

Tuesday - Friday

This course includes a visit to the V&A museum on the 7th of May. On the 7th, meet your tutor at the Museum -enter the Sackler Centre from the Exhibition Road entrance to the Museum, where you can assemble in the Learning Centre Reception. From there, please take the lift to Level 4 to access the Prints and Drawings Study Room.

Please be sure to arrive on time, as you will not be permitted to enter the Study Room without your group, and you will be escorted to the room promptly at 10:30

Date Time Where
7 May 2019 10:30 - 13:00 Prints and Drawings Study Room V&A Museum, Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL
7 May 2019 14:00 - 17:30 The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
8 May 2019 10:30 - 17:30 The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
9 May 2019 10:30 - 17:30 The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
10 May 2019 10:30 - 17:30 The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs.

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

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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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