Inspired by the Masters: the presentation drawing

Subject: Drawing
Dates: 31 January 2019 - 10 April 2019
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Dr Radu Leon
Full price
£ 385

This course draws on the long Western European tradition of producing, in parallel with sketches and preparatory cartoons, drawings made as visual proof of an artist’s skill. Such drawings were collected in portfolios or shown to commissioners and connoisseurs to convince them of a specific project’s worth. 

Based on the first-hand inspection of a number of masterful examples from the Renaissance to the 18th-century whose making will be historically contextualised and from which they will be able to sketch, students will learn through guided practice to design, compose and embellish a representational drawing of a subject of their choice. 

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?

This course will take place over consecutive Thursday evenings from 31 January to 11 April 2019. 

There will be no class on the evening of 7 March 2019.

There will also be an optional museum visit on Friday 1 February. The time and museum will be confirmed closer to the start date of the course.

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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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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