Inspired by the Masters: the flower piece

Subject: Painting, Drawing
Dates: 29 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Dr Radu Leon
Full price
£ 180

On the first day of this course, students will visit the British Museum to view first-hand and sketch from original drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, Jacques Le Moyne, Jan Breughel, and Jan van Huysum among others. Through drawing, students will gain a visual understanding of masterful mark-making and learn design and colour principles underlying Western European floral compositions.

On the second day, inspired by these drawings and in keeping with tradition, students will draw flowers from life and compose their own floral piece using materials and techniques similar to those used by Old Masters: quill and reed pens, brush and ink, as well as a palette of natural pigments made into coloured washes and dry pastels. 

Who is this course for? 

This course is for intermediate students: students who have previously drawn flowers from life, as well as have some familiarity with pen and ink

What should I bring to class? 

It is recommended that you bring a sketchbook and drawing pencils on the first day of the course. All other materials will be provided for the second day. 

What days do I attend?

Wednesday - Thursday 

Where does this course take place? 

Date & Time Location
29 May, 10:30 - 17:30 The British Museum Prints & Drawings Study Room *
30 May, 10:30 - 17:30 The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts

*Please be sure to read the British Museum's guide to using the Prints & Drawings Room before visiting. 

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?

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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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