Inspired by the Masters: painting a view

Subject: Painting, Drawing
Dates: 28 August 2018 - 31 August 2018
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: St Luke's Community Centre
Tutor: Radu Leon
Full price
£ 350

Study masterful drawings of landscapes and cityscapes by Jan Breughel, Simon de Vlieger, Zuccarelli, Canaletto, Richard Wilson and Constable during a museum visit.

Get acquainted with the principles and technical approaches used in views by the Dutch Italianate, Venetian vedutisti and British picturesque landscape painters.

Apply the principles explored in these Masters’ works to produce a series of sketches, first using chalks, pen and ink, then adding washes to suggest atmospheric effects.

Finally, using the sketches as a reference, draw your own city or landscape in the manner of early modern and modern Western European practitioners of the genre.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What should I bring?

Students will be asked to bring their own brushes. All other materials will be provided on this course.

What days do I attend?

Tuesday - Friday

Tuesday 10.30-13.00,  Print and Drawing room at the V&A Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

Wednesday- Friday 10.30-17.30, St Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central St, London EC1V 8AJ

All images © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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.

Tutor biography

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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