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Easter Short Course in the British Museum

5(2 reviews)
A traditional drawing course - one or two full-days drawing from the Parthenon Frieze (April 8 & 9)
Knightsbride
In-person
£63 pp
6hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

To purchase a one full-day on April 8, book the 6- hour workshop at £70
To purchase two full-days on April 8 & 9, book the 2 session block at £125

As a starting point, for centuries the traditionally trained art student has drawn from ancient sculpture. Following this practice, Nichola Eddery has designed a five or ten-hour traditional drawing short course in the classical antiquity rooms in the British Museum.

The class will be taught by Nichola herself and will offer her unique blend of traditional training through drawing directly from the ancient sculptures. She has designed…

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Things to remember

Please bring an A3 sketchbook or an A3 drawing paper on an art foam board (make sure you have two sheets of paper the same size under your chosen drawing paper and either use masking tape or use two drawing board clips to keep the paper in place), HB & 2B…

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Latest Reviews
5(2 reviews)
Michelle - April 11th
This is a fantastic drawing course in every aspect, even for a beginner such as myself. - The material itself is very systematic and structured, following a series of key steps that help set up and expand on your drawing skills. This can be very helpful no matter what your level of drawing, but especially so for a beginner such as myself who can sometimes struggle to know how and where to start. - The material is presented by Nichola in a very clear manner, and Nichola is always happy to help with further instruction, giving good advice for any aspect of drawing even if not directly covered by class material. - Nichola is very experienced and comes with many years of technical training; this is reflected in the way she teaches and her knowledge of the subject matter. Additionally, she is also kind and with her feedback and genuine with her enthusiasm, characteristics which definitely enhance the class experience. She provides constructive criticism in a gentle and guiding way. - The location for the course is absolutely amazing. Having a drawing course here gives you even more appreciation for the beauty of these old sculptures. Learning with Nichola has also made me more aware of how these sculptures have been designed to be aesthetically pleasing. I have come away with even more appreciation for them. All in all, a fantastic experience that I cannot recommend more highly. Thanks!
Amanda Bush - April 10th
It's always a pleasure to visit the British Museum and a greater pleasure still to attend this fantastic 2-day course in the Greek sculpture rooms. Nichola is an excellent tutor. The course began with a short explanation of the history of the carvings, then she distributed handouts to illustrate how best to approach the drawing. Nichola explained how to measure proportions of the bas reliefs and how to place the drawing on the sheet. While we were drawing, Nichola moved around the small group giving advice and instruction. On the second day we progressed to shading and modelling the drawings, again with all of the advice and encouragement necessary. The only minor problem with the course was that l found the level and length of concentration required over the two days was quite exhausting, but at the end l went home with quite a creditable drawing and a sense of great achievement, thanks to Nichola's well-judged advice and supervision. I thoroughly recommend this excellent course.
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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

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Your Teacher
Teacher

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…

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Class Location
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
Knightsbride
Cromwell Rd
Knightsbridge
SW7 2RL
London

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Easter Short Course in the British Museum

Reviews

Michelle - April 11th
This is a fantastic drawing course in every aspect, even for a beginner such as myself. - The material itself is very systematic and structured, following a series of key steps that help set up and expand on your drawing skills. This can be very helpful no matter what your level of drawing, but especially so for a beginner such as myself who can sometimes struggle to know how and where to start. - The material is presented by Nichola in a very clear manner, and Nichola is always happy to help with further instruction, giving good advice for any aspect of drawing even if not directly covered by class material. - Nichola is very experienced and comes with many years of technical training; this is reflected in the way she teaches and her knowledge of the subject matter. Additionally, she is also kind and with her feedback and genuine with her enthusiasm, characteristics which definitely enhance the class experience. She provides constructive criticism in a gentle and guiding way. - The location for the course is absolutely amazing. Having a drawing course here gives you even more appreciation for the beauty of these old sculptures. Learning with Nichola has also made me more aware of how these sculptures have been designed to be aesthetically pleasing. I have come away with even more appreciation for them. All in all, a fantastic experience that I cannot recommend more highly. Thanks!
Amanda Bush - April 10th
It's always a pleasure to visit the British Museum and a greater pleasure still to attend this fantastic 2-day course in the Greek sculpture rooms. Nichola is an excellent tutor. The course began with a short explanation of the history of the carvings, then she distributed handouts to illustrate how best to approach the drawing. Nichola explained how to measure proportions of the bas reliefs and how to place the drawing on the sheet. While we were drawing, Nichola moved around the small group giving advice and instruction. On the second day we progressed to shading and modelling the drawings, again with all of the advice and encouragement necessary. The only minor problem with the course was that l found the level and length of concentration required over the two days was quite exhausting, but at the end l went home with quite a creditable drawing and a sense of great achievement, thanks to Nichola's well-judged advice and supervision. I thoroughly recommend this excellent course.