In the steps of Canaletto

Subject: Drawing
Dates: 22 October 2019 - 25 October 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Dr Radu Leon
Full price
£ 350

Explore Canaletto’s creative process using similar methods to the artist himself. This course includes a visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum where you will observe and sketch from masterful drawings by Canaletto and his contemporaries.

In the classroom, the tutor will demonstrate prospect drawing and painterly methods and techniques used in 18th-century drawings of city scenes. You will learn to draw your own version of a city and animate it with atmospheric effects in pen, ink and washes in the manner of 18th-century Venetian Masters.

Who is this course for?

All levels of ability and experience welcome.

What should I bring?

Students are asked to bring their own brushes: round, sable watercolour brushes in sizes 1, 3 and 5 and a round palette with wells.  Click here to view an example. 

All other materials will be provided.

What days do I attend?

Tuesday - Friday

Where will the course take place?

Date Location
Tuesday School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Wednesday Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
Thursday School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Friday School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG

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.

The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course.

By booking this course, you agree to our terms and conditions. Click to view.

Tutor biography

Dr Radu Leon

Radu Leon earned a PhD in History of Art in Venice in 2018. He teaches and lectures internationally in early modern and modern Western European art and the history of art education, with a focus on making. His works were exhibited in the Pastel Society UK and French Pastel Society shows, as well as The Osborne Studio Gallery. He supports the Marie Curie Cancer Care Private Views of the Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts.

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