Alexandra Blum art classes in London
Alexandra Blum art classes in London


Alexandra Blum

3 reviews
3 reviews

Artist Alexandra Blum has over 20 years’ experience of drawing urban space.

Her fascination with urban space was originally fuelled by spending 18 months in Kyoto, Japan with a Mext research scholarship, where she used drawing to explore the dynamic urban structure of Kyoto.

Back in London, recent projects include spending three years charting the transformation of Dalston, east London with drawings made from the streets, within the vast Dalston Square construction site and from within one of the completed flats, a home on the 17th floor. Drawings from this project were exhibited at the Geffrye Museum, London Transport Museum and Hackney Museum and awarded the David Gluck Memorial Bursary for Drawing.

In May 2017 she embarked on a new drawing project exploring the dynamic industrial spaces on the riverside by the Thames Barrier. Drawings from this series were awarded a prize in the ING Drawing Bursary 2017 and reached the finals of the Jackson's Open Prize 2018.

Alexandra is also passionate about teaching drawing. Amongst the many drawing workshops she has taught, she particularly enjoyed leading an urban drawing course based around the fabulous 'Canaletto and the Art of Venice' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace in 2017. Alexandra is also an artist educator the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she is especially interested in using drawing to help students explore ways of visualising space which are not restricted by linear perspective.

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16 Aug
Alexandra has a wonderful way of letting you see and draw the world through her eyes. She is full of enthusiasm and encouragement, with clearly planned out exercises that build your confidence and skill. This is a magical way to experience London in a new way.
17 Aug
I learned a new approach to my drawing and spent a very enjoyable weekend looking closely at industrial architecture. Venue was great and Alex is a lovely and inspiring teacher.
Jane Dunnett
19 Aug
I really enjoyed the workshop and feel that it has taught me some valuable strategies for capturing a complex scene. Alex made some helpful suggestions about our drawings and encouraged us to try new approaches.