Sept 21st, October 5th, and 19th, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Last weekend I went to see the magnificent Raphael exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Ashmolean Museum.
As you look at his drawings you feel as though Raphael is in the seat next to you; his observations, corrections, alterations and thoughts are as clear now as they were hundreds of years ago.
Over these three days you will draw a model adopting poses from Masters of Drawing. This is not so you can draw in the same style, but so the poses can inspire you, and you can find your own line.
I want to use Raphael as one of our guides. I am open to ideas for both Old Masters and Contemporary master artists. Henry Moore, Euan Uglow, Poussin, Rodin – please feel free to leave suggestions or comments.
For more information contact Kate Measham
Oxford is just up the road from where I live. I hope to go to this exhibition after half term has run its course.
Degas to Picasso
Creating Modernism in France
In works by Matisse, Manet, Chagall, Renoir, Degas, Léger and Picasso, this ground-breaking exhibition tells one of the most compelling stories in the history of art – the rise of modernism.
From 1800 to the mid-twentieth century, this story was played out in France, especially in Paris where international artists were drawn by salons and dealers, the creative exchange between poets and painters and the bohemian atmosphere of such places as Montmartre and Montparnasse.
With over 100 works from a private collection that has never been seen in Britain before, the exhibition plots a course from Romantic artists such as Ingres, Gericault and Delacroix via the dramatic artistic transformations of Van Gogh and Cézanne, to the radical experiments in Cubism by innovators such as Picasso and Braque.
||£11 Full Price with Donation for Gift Aid Purposes*
£10 Concessions with Donation for Gift Aid Purposes*£10 Standard Full Price
£9 Standard Concessions
£5 12-17 years & Art Fund Members
||*Gift Aid Tickets include an additional £1 voluntary donation allowing the Museum to reclaim tax on both the donation and the ticket price. More information is given on our booking pages. Standard ticket prices are shown below.
||Entry to exhibitions is free for Ashmolean Members and for Under-12s.
Opening Dates and Times
||10 February – 7 May 2017
||10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday, and Bank Holidays
||We are closed on Mondays
Visiting & Tickets
Timed tickets are in operation. Advance booking is advised, but tickets can be bought on the day of your visit at the Museum if tickets are available.
Below is a quick round-up of the courses on offer over the summer. I have to give numbers to the Ashmolean so would be grateful if those of you who are interested could get back to me quite quickly.
Ashmolean Museum; Drawing from Drawings
June 23rd, 12.00 – 4.30, £25, (includes exhibition entrance and guided tour)
A guided viewing of the Ashmolean Museum’s exhibition of British Drawings from Gainsborough to Hockney, followed by drawing in the cast room.
Inspiration from Longstock Park Nursery and Farm Shop
July 13th – 16th, 9.30am – 4.30pm, £260/ 4 days, (£150 / first 2 days)
Sketching and research on site at Longstock Park Nursery and Farm Shop developed into a finished piece at Wherwell Priory Studio.
4 x 4, Off Road Art
August 10th – 13th, 9.30 – 4.30, £260/ 4 days
Four days, four different sites, four different media, outside come rain or shine
For more information please contact Kate Measham at email@example.com
If you want to join this trip tomorrow please meet at the exhibition desk at 11.50am.
You will be given a guided viewing of drawings by great British artists from Gainsborough to Hockney, followed by a chance to draw in the museum’s cast room. These guided tours offer a fascinating insight into the exhibition and are well worth having.
- Tuesday, 23rd June 2015
- 11.50am at the Museum (timed entrance to exhibition) – 4.30pm
- £25 (to include entrance to exhibition, and guided tour, and discount in the museum shop)
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has an exhibition of their fabulous collection of British drawings and watercolours – one of the largest and most important in the world.
Samuel Palmer (1805–81): The valley thick with corn
Great British Drawings shows more than one hundred works by some of the country’s greatest artists, from famous watercolours by Gainsborough and Turner, to the outstanding draughtsmanship of Rossetti, Millais and Holman Hunt, to 20th-century works by David Hockney, Gwen John and Walter Sickert.