July 3, 2020
Immersive narratives: An artists’ thoughts on taking liberties and constructing an alternative world
Summer School / Drawing: Immersive Narratives tutors, Rebecca Harper and Melissa Kime consider the role an archive of source material can have in the creative process. They give students an ...
July 2, 2020
The Foundation Year: Experiences from application to exhibition
The Foundation Year is an important journey of creative growth, three of our graduating students reflect on their motivations for starting that journey, how the School helped them along that ...
June 15, 2020
Drawing Self-Portraits: The Drama of Light and Shadow
Painting: Portraits and Self-Portraits tutor Sophie Charalambous sets some exercises that explore the use of light and dark in creating dramatic portraits.
June 11, 2020
Portraits and self-portraits: Creating a subjective palette
Painting: Portraits and Self-Portraits tutor, Ian Rowlands discusses why you might want to use a subjective palette when painting a portrait and how to choose it.
June 4, 2020
Drawing Exercise: Everything is Related
Here Painting a Head tutor, Robert Dukes discusses the challenges of relating the model to their surroundings and suggests an exercise to help students consider how to place figures in ...
May 31, 2020
Multi-layered printmaking at home
Tutor Rossen Daskalov takes you through the different processes you can use to build up a multi-layered print with press-free techniques. Rossen will be teaching on The Drawing Marathon this ...
May 28, 2020
Notes from New York
Drawing Year alumna Nell Brookfield has just finished her last term at the Pratt Institute in New York where she experienced both online learning and teaching. Nell talks about how ...
May 21, 2020
Drawing Your Home: Young Artists Exercise II
Young Artists tutor Paul Fenner wants young artists to explore their surroundings using the power of memory and drawing.
May 17, 2020
Drawing Exercise: The Claude glass
Drawing: Composition and Colour tutor, Will Topley introduces us to the Claude Glass and explains how it simplifies the tonal range and break downs an observable scene into manageable shapes. ...
May 14, 2020
Irene Montemurro: The Denis Mahon Award 2019-20
Irene Montemurro is the recipient of the Denis Mahon Award 2020. Presented to one outgoing Drawing Year student annually, the award allows them to continue their practice, providing them with ...
May 12, 2020
Drawing Paradise Exercise
Clare Newbolt, who is teaching Drawing Landscapes, Gardens and Natural Forms, asks us to embed our changing sensibilities in the natural forms we are drawing.
May 7, 2020
Graphic Narratives: Taster Exercise
Here Sarah Lightman, guest tutor for Summer Term Online (Drawing Graphic Narratives), discusses diary drawing and how we might use it to tell our personal day-to-day experiences.