Drawing from Film (In the Studio)

Great films, like great paintings, are rich resources for visual ideas. The artistic vision of Eisenstein, Satyajit Ray, Bergman and Kurosawa is comparable to that of the great artists of the twentieth century. Exploring a film through drawing, the way we might explore a Rubens or Poussin, gives us the opportunity to see through those great filmmakers’ eyes. Each week a different film will be shown in its entirety, with students drawing either from stills in the studio or from the film in motion. The course will be led by three different artists, each with their own take on drawing from film. (Artist led but untutored).

Please note there will be no drop-ins available for this class in the Autumn Term.

Films this term will include:

Leviathan (2014), Andrey Zvyagintsev; Where is the friend's house? (1987), Abbas Kiarostami; The Talented Mr Ripley (1999), Anthony Minghella; Through the Olive Trees (1994)Abbas Kiarostami; The Crying Game (1992) Neil Jordan.

NHS staff receive a 20% discount; to apply participants must submit proof by emailing a photograph of their NHS staff badge to admin@royaldrawingschool.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 admin@royaldrawingschool.org 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 admin@royaldrawingschool.org before booking your place and then call the office. 

Individuals on job seekers allowance receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently on the job seekers register. Please send this letter to admin@royaldrawingschool.org before booking your place and then call the office. 

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 admin@royaldrawingschool.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 admin@royaldrawingschool.org 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 admin@royaldrawingschool.org and then call the office to book your place.

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