The Body Clothed
The psychological power of dress and style forms the basis of this weekly course. Despite lockdown, the isolation and routine, people around us got dressed, and even dressed up - dudes in trim, stylish suits with even a jaunty little hat to complete the picture, in an empty West End. Now there are queues outside shops from Zara to Hermès. Clothing modifies us, presents us to the world, shows which tribe we are in, tells of history, status and aspiration. This is before we even consider film, television, or opera. There, we sit down in a world of make believe, and can have diversion, release, and inspiration. The costume is essential for narrative. We have missed it all, we long to go out, back into the glitter and the lights and – for some, even the crowds.
Back in the studio, drawing clothed models using colour and a variety media, music will play, dancers will dance and once again we can relish the in-person collaboration with our team of models who worked hard and imaginatively for us on Zoom. There will be a variety of poses from all day, to short. Our dancers might move across the room as you all draw!
The Royal Drawing School is committed to making all courses offered affordable and available to those interested in drawing from observation. Therefore, the Royal Drawing School offers a number of concessions on each course. These apply to term-time courses only. Students may only apply for one concession type.
To apply for a concession:
- first submit any documents/proof pertaining to the concession you are applying for, to email@example.com.
- contact the office on 0207 613 8568 to confirm your concession has been approved before booking and paying for your course.
Please check that your evidence:
- is dated within the last 6 months from the start date of your course, or within the last year if pertaining to council tax.
- shows your name as a claimant
- is presented to us in one of the following formats: PDF, JPG, .DOC or .DOCX
NHS staff receive a 20% discount; to apply participants must submit proof by emailing a photograph of their NHS staff badge to firstname.lastname@example.org before booking a course.
Full-time BA students studying for a degree in Fine Art receive up to a 75% discount. Those studying on design or applied arts degrees may also be eligible on a case-by-case basis. Student ID and proof of enrolment must be submitted. Please email a picture of your student ID to email@example.com and then call the office to book your place.
Primary and secondary school teachers who teach art receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof in the form of a letter from their head teacher or the head of the art department. Please e-mail a scan of this letter to firstname.lastname@example.org before booking your place and then call the office.
Individuals on job seekers allowance receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must provide evidence that you're receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance. Just provide a recent letter from JobCentre Plus/DWP confirming you're in receipt of this benefit. Unfortunately, we cannot accept Jobseeker’s Allowance appointment booklets as valid evidence. You may also apply if you receive Universal Credit under the conditions of being out of work. Please send a copy of your proof/official letter to email@example.com and call the office to confirm receipt, before booking your place.
Postgraduate alumni of the Royal Drawing School receive a 50% discount.
Individuals who receive disability support are eligible for a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently receiving this allowance. Please email a scan of your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and then call the office to book your place.
Tower Hamlet and Hackney residents are eligible for a 25% discount on courses at Shoreditch; to apply participants must show proof of living in these boroughs in the form of your most recent council tax bill. Please email a scan of your letter to email@example.com and then call the office to book your place.
Individuals over the age of 60 may apply for a 10% discount on courses at Shoreditch; to apply participants must show proof of being over 60. Please email a picture of your ID to firstname.lastname@example.org and then call the office to book your place.
All of our course rates are subsidised and we also offer a comprehensive list of concessions to make our courses accessible to the widest range of students possible.
Please note that once courses have started there may be further places available; please contact the office to join.
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