City Gardens and Greenhouses
London's many parks and public gardens effectively make up the world's largest urban forest, with over 8 million trees. No part is too small or too broad to be inspired by. Throughout this course we will immerse ourselves in the centre of our subject, looking at the exquisite plants in the Victorian Greenhouses in Kew Gardens, at the views from atop Primrose Hill, at the lakes and gardens in Regent’s Park and other smaller inner-city parks. We will discover how drawing outside heightens our senses, sharpens our focus, and resets our approach to capturing a sense of place. As the Parks prepare for Winter, borders become more exposed, trees are stripped from their outfits, branches become more exposed and maintained gardens start to loose shape. The marks we use should reflect this change in energy. Looking closely at the rhythms, shapes, and characters of a composed parkland where structure and design creates order, as well as the wild areas where nature arranges itself, we will challenge our approach to drawing each week. The course is suitable for all levels.
In wet weather we will have access to conservatories, greenhouses and indoor gardens.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Postgraduate and Foundation Year alumni of the Royal Drawing School receive a 50% discount.
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