Easter Holiday // Drawing into Sculpture: Inspired by the V&A

This is a five day drawing and sculpting course that uses the rich collection of art at the V&A as the inspiration for our week's work. We will use drawing as our starting point; a means of attuning ourselves to our subject. We will begin by focussing on one piece from the collection as an exemplar to then 'unpack ‘ and find examples in other collections from around the world. We will examine the different cultures represented at the museum, and through drawing, find a way to understand the distinct attitude, philosophy and sensibility that the cultures bring to their feeling for and handling of materials and sub­ject. In the afternoons, we will work with a model, exploring the sensibility or approach discovered, to sculpt a head. At the end of the week it is intended that we will have a number of small heads and drawings each suffused with a distinctly different sense. This highly structured course is intended to appeal to those wanting to extend and develop their ways of seeing and working through art, examining the age old relationship between sculpture and drawing, and the draughtsmanship issues connected with using drawing as an interpretive and constructional tool. Beyond this we hope to have an enjoyable, stimulating and productive time. Suitable for beginners.

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

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