National Gallery - Drawing from Rubens Workshop by Nichola Eddery Atelier - art in London

National Gallery - Drawing from Rubens Workshop

National Gallery - Drawing from Rubens Workshop by Nichola Eddery Atelier - art in London

by Nichola Eddery Atelier

4 reviews
4 reviews
An introductory drawing workshop located in one the most renowned art collections in the world, The National Gallery.

Drawing Class

2.5 hour class

Beginner

Knightsbride SW7

National Gallery - Drawing from Rubens Workshop
by Nichola Eddery Atelier
National Gallery - Drawing from Rubens Workshop by Nichola Eddery Atelier - art in London
2.5 hour class
£39 per person

Overview

2.5 hour class

Daytime

Learn an introductory traditional drawing class with Nichola Eddery. Nichola will offer her unique blend of traditional training through drawing from the 17th Century Old Master paintings of Rubens. Nichola has designed this workshop for those who are eager to experience an introductory class of traditional drawing. The class will be modeled on 19th-century French atelier practices that were derived from the Renaissance Masters's traditions. The morning will begin with a brief history about the National Gallery and Rubens followed by demonstrations and exercises to help each student learn how to start a drawing and learn how to achieve a clearer understanding of gesture, proportion, and structure. Through a step-by-step methodology, Nichola will teach you the introductory stages through learning the envelope and the stages of the block-in which you will then apply these concepts through drawing from a figure from a Ruben's painting.

Nearly every great painter from the past was trained and many would have drawn from their predecessors in museums.  From Nichola's own training she knows the importance of continually learning and drawing from old master drawings and paintings. The National Gallery has an abundance of these treasures and through these works, she believes her programs will not only give her students the skills and ability to become a stronger draftsman, but the confidence to return to museums to continue their own practice and inquiries from masterpieces.

The class is designed for a small group of 1- 6 students, so each participant receives more one-to-one tutoring time with Nichola.

Structure of the Class (Half-day 10.30am - 13.00pm)

  1. 15 am - 10.20 am Meet and greet in the Sainsbury Wing Entrance next to stairs 10.20 am - 10.25 am Walk to gallery A
    10.30 am - 13.00 pm Lecture and Drawing

What you will learn during the day

Half-day - You will learn about how to start a drawing, proportion, structure, and gesture. This will involve learning the envelope, and the block-ins.

You will also receive access to Nichola's drawing handbook that will help you prepare for class, recommended art shops in London, instructional art books and suggestions on how to continue with your practice.

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Sat 30 Nov 2019, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Knightsbride, SW7 2RL
6 slots left

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Did you know that Peter Paul Rubens 1603 did a copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s lost fresco The Battle of Anghiari. For centuries artists have drawn from their predecessors to further their abilities. Follow in the footsteps of the greats and learn their traditional techniques.
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Daisy Agazarian
15 Oct
I had such a insightful morning learning the beginning skills of figurative drawing with Nichola. It was a spoiling treat to be able to learn to draw in the famous rooms of the National Gallery and by a brilliant teacher Nichola who can share her expansive knowledge of art experience and skills. I could not recommend this more and very much look forward to my next masterclass at the V&A with Nichola learning to draw from further great masters under her guidance.
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Ali
17 Oct
Nicola taught us a number of super insightful techniques in a very fluid way. It was all very seemless! We first did a couple of exercises in a quiet part of the gallery and then moved to one of the busy galleries towards the end of the session to put what we had learned into practice. Nicola was very thoughtful and explained every clearful. Would recommend!

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Daisy Agazarian
15 Oct
I had such a insightful morning learning the beginning skills of figurative drawing with Nichola. It was a spoiling treat to be able to learn to draw in the famous rooms of the National Gallery and by a brilliant teacher Nichola who can share her expansive knowledge of art experience and skills. I could not recommend this more and very much look forward to my next masterclass at the V&A with Nichola learning to draw from further great masters under her guidance.
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Ali
17 Oct
Nicola taught us a number of super insightful techniques in a very fluid way. It was all very seemless! We first did a couple of exercises in a quiet part of the gallery and then moved to one of the busy galleries towards the end of the session to put what we had learned into practice. Nicola was very thoughtful and explained every clearful. Would recommend!
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Roxanna Shah-Evans
12 Nov
The workshop was an introduction to drawing using the Atelier 'envelope' method. Nichola is a really skilled artist and an engaging teacher. I am a beginner to drawing and Nichola was very patient and encouraging. The group was small, so we all had lots of one on one time with her. Highly recommended to anyone who is interested in learning this classical style of drawing. The National Gallery is of course a very inspiring venue, and the class is early enough to avoid too many crowds.
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Ana
27 Dec
Amazing class- wish it had been longer!! Great experience with very small group, very useful to get guidance from Nicola, who was great in assisting throughout

Class location

Knightsbride
Cromwell Rd
Knightsbridge
SW7 2RL
London

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National Gallery - Drawing from Rubens Workshop by Nichola Eddery Atelier - art in London

About your host, Nichola Eddery Atelier

Nichola Eddery (1982) is a classically trained, a professional and exhibiting artist.  Over several years Miss Eddery has studied under many leading classical art teachers at ateliers in Italy, France, and the USA; Charles H Cecil, Florence, Studio Escalier, Paris and Loire Vallery, L' Ecole Albert Defois, Loire Valley, Ryan Wurmser, California and Israel Hershberg, JSS, Civita, Italy. During and since her studies, she has exhibited in London and internationally.  Nichola is passionate about sharing her Old Master techniques and has taught 1-1 and groups over the years. Since moving to London in 2017, Nichola has designed a variety of workshops and short courses offering her unique traditional drawing programs in three of London's most renowned museums.  

Nichola Eddery Atelier workshops and short courses are small classes designed for all levels of drawing experience, including the complete beginner.  Nichola welcomes adults of all ages as well as an A-level student, to learn and draw from classical antiquity in The British Museum, sculptures in the V&A and from Old Masters paintings in The National Gallery. 

Nichola's drawing classes offer a unique blend of classical training and are intended to enable her to share her knowledge of the fundamental principles involved in traditional drawing. Her classes will be modelled on 19th-century French atelier practices that were derived from the Renaissance Masters' traditions. The techniques shown in class are the backbone to representational art.

If you have any questions, please contact Nichola using the ‘contact host’ button on the website page.

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Notes

Please bring an A4 or A3 sketchbook, H & HB pencils, a putty rubber and barrel sharpener. Stools will be provided and a knitting needle for measuring.

Age Requirement

12

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

National Gallery - Drawing from Rubens Workshop
by Nichola Eddery Atelier
National Gallery - Drawing from Rubens Workshop by Nichola Eddery Atelier - art in London
2.5 hour class
£39 per person
2.5 hour class
from £39 per person