Young Artists Explore: Humans & Nature - Summer School Week 2 (15-18yrs)


Young Artists Explore: Humans & Nature

One-week summer holiday course for ages 15-18
16th – 20th August, Monday–Friday
10am – 4pm with a one hour lunch break

The process of making art is one of curiosity and discovery; as artists we are always searching for a deeper understanding of, and new ways to capture, the nature of our subjects.  

This course aims to direct our creative curiosity into the complementary subjects of humans and nature. We will delve into our human relationship with the natural world, as well as considering the notion of human nature. There will be an emphasis on observing, questioning, responding and reflecting, as we seek insight from artefacts from ancient civilisations and contemporary art, and observe humans and other animals in everyday life.  

Each day the group will meet at a new location, spanning museums and historical collections, contemporary galleries and outside spaces. Students are likely to visit locations such as the British Museum, the Wellcome Collection, the Natural History Museum and St James's Park. The confirmed schedule of venues will be announced before the start of the course. All materials will be provided, and all locations will be within walking distance of a London Underground station (Zones 1-2), with a full schedule issued to parents/guardians in advance.    


Book onto this course if you would like to develop the following skills: 

  • Portraiture and observing people 
  • Human and animal anatomy 
  • Drawing from observation 
  • Drawing from a living, dynamic environment