The Royal Drawing School Course at The National Gallery
Every Monday, From 9 January 2017 to 13 January 2017, 5 sessions. 10am – 5pm, £285
Venue : Royal Drawing School Shoreditch
After the frantic build up to Christmas, why not start the new year with an intensive visual detox at The National Gallery?
Over five days you will experience an in depth analysis of the historical background, materials and processes employed by the old masters. Unlike the familiar experience of hurrying through blockbuster exhibitions in order to see everything, you will have time to enter into a deep study of a couple of key paintings each day. We will make drawn transcriptions from a selection of the renowned and less well known masterpieces from the collection. This procedure of drawing directly from the classical tradition has always been the bedrock of profound art education, enabling us to understand the technical and emotional legacy of some of the greatest creative minds.
The tutors will encourage you to really look at the artworks and by entering into visual conversation produce drawings that record and express your encounters with them. We are not so much copying as opening our minds to some of the greatest artefacts that the human spirit has achieved. You do not need any specific art background to join us but enthusiasm and a willingness to reflect are essential! Among others we will be looking at artists such as; Van Eyck, Piero Della Francesca, Rembrandt, Goya, Chardin and Moroni.
Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel in Conversation with Jude Kelly
Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel (Part of the WOW festival)
10th March at 8pm, Royal Festival Hall, Prices between £15 - £25 + booking fees
Join Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel to launch their new book, WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere.
Imagine a sisterhood spanning all creeds and cultures – an unspoken agreement that women will support and encourage one another. So begins WE: an inspiring, empowering and provocative manifesto for change.
Change which provides a crucial and timely antidote to the have-it-all Superwoman culture, and instead focuses on what will make each woman happier and more free. Change which we can all effect, one woman at a time.
Written by decade-long friends, actor Gillian Anderson and journalist Jennifer Nadel, WE is not a theoretical treatise but instead a rallying cry to create a life that has greater meaning and purpose. Combining practical, psychological and spiritual tools, it is both a process and a vision for a more fulfilling way of living.
Gillian and Jennifer discuss their book in conversation with Jude Kelly, Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director and founder of WOW festival.
There is a special opportunity to purchase a copy of the book at a discounted price, offered to you when you purchase tickets.
Contemporary Approaches to Making at the Camden Arts Centre
Runs, 25 February - 25 March 2017, 5 week course, Saturdays, 10.30am – 1.00pm
Age 18 + (Full Price £130 with concessions available)
This course offers contemporary approaches to making, in relation to movement, materiality and participation. Working with a wide range of media, participants will consider the conceptual and technical ways that artists make work, with time for discussion and reflection throughout.
Over the course of the five weeks, participants will have the opportunity to observe, analyse, question and practice different material approaches to making:
Session 1: Clay, Contact and Immateriality
Session 2: Materials and Gesture in Sculpture
Session 3: Photography
Session 4: Performance Possibilities
Session 5: Participation and the Role of the Public
This course is led by artist Renata Bandeira. Renata completed her masters in sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2013. She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster, London. Her work spans film, installation, performance, sculpture and drawings.
Please book a place online. Completing the booking for the course signifies your agreement to the Learning Agreement which includes policies around refunds and cancellations, health and safety and conduct in addition to general information about the Centre. Download the Learning Agreement.
Fabric and Dress Course at the V&A Clothworkers' Centre
Fridays, 20 Jan – 10 March 2017, 10:30 – 13:00 at Blythe House, Cost £440 (concession fees available)
Join the team at the V&A for a unique object-led course at the V&A Clothworkers’ Centre and examine the evolution of men’s and women’s dress from the 17th to the 19th century.
Over the course of 8 weeks, you will explore fabrics; costume construction, embroidery, and printing; and changing social and gender identities. Supplemented with illustrated lectures and gallery talks at the V&A South Kensington, this course offers students a truly unique opportunity to inspect and study one of the most important collections of textiles and fashion in the world.
Five Day Intensive Upholstery Course at The School of Stuff
The course starts on the 3rd April 2017, and costs £475
The School of Stuff is a studio dedicated to teaching furniture crafts in Dalston. They started small and have remained small based at Hackney City Farm teaching upholstery evening classes. Over time they have added other core courses to their curriculum including cabinetmaking and furniture restoration, as well as other classes with a furniturey flavour, such as chair rushing and caning, and marquetry. We are also having a go at other crafts now such as rag rug making and even shoemaking. They have a well-equipped and rather lovely studio on the ground floor of an old industrial building on Shacklewell Lane.
Enjoy a 5 day intensive course, project based, but with small class sizes and suited to your needs. We run three of these every year, one at Easter and two in the summer. This course is five days of intensive tuition in traditional or modern upholstery.
Like their evening classes, it is project based, so you will learn what you need to know to upholster your particular chair, but we can help you structure your learning experience by pointing you in the direction of the right project or projects.
People work at different speeds, but you should be able to get a small armchair completed within five days. Because of the flexibility of this course, it is suitable for beginners and those who have already done some upholstery. Classes will start at 10.00am and finish at 4.00pm with an hour off for lunch.