Christmas Holiday // Drawing at The National Gallery

The National Gallery holds one of the world’s greatest and most concentrated collections of paintings from the Western European tradition. This course is based on the simple premise that drawing from paintings is the best way of looking at them. In the past artists learned as much from looking at art, as from nature. In this course we will draw from many of the paintings in the collection by artists as diverse as Rembrandt, Sassetta, Duccio, Titian, Tintoretto, Artemisia Gentileschi and Raeburn and try to come to grips with what makes great art great. Stopping to draw these works, in your own way, and in your own style can be a tranquil or transformative experience.

The two tutors will each bring their individual approach and students will be encouraged to develop their own interpretations and extend these into their practice. All levels of experience are welcome.

Unfortunately, we do not offer concessions on our Christmas holiday courses.

All of our course rates are subsidised and we also offer a comprehensive concessions scheme. View all course fees and concessions.