The Drawing Week – May

On the Shoulders of Giants


May 14th-16th, 2019

£90/day

£270/3 days, to include a guided tour at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


For more information about the course, or if you would like to book a place please contact me, Kate Measham – kate@artdrawpaint.com

There is so much to learn from artists of every period and from all parts of the world. The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has a fine and varied collection of paintings, drawings and  diverse artefacts such as  Michaelangelo’s studies for the Sistine Chapel, to a mantle or cape belonging to Pocahontas’ father.

83-1520-studies-of-the-heads-of-two-apostles-and-of-their-hands-black-chalk-touched-with-white-on-greyish-paper-499-x-364-mm-the-ashmolean-museum-oxford

You’ll choose a piece of work to inspire you for the rest of the week.

Research Day at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Tuesday, May 14th

10.00 – 4.30

We will have a guided tour of parts of the collection and you will have time to look around the rest of the museum.  You will have sketchbooks with you to take notes about various pieces. The museum has stools for anyone that would like to sit and draw.  Pencil and dry drawing materials are permitted – not paint or ink.

The hardest part of the week is deciding which picture to choose as the starting point. Once you have decided you will use your time to copy the work.  If there are others by the same artist you will take notes of these too.

“Bad artists copy. Good artists steal” (Picasso)

May 15th, 10.00 – 4.30

The Studio, Bransbury

But copying is a good place to start…

You will be copying your chosen work both as a whole and from various different areas.  By the end of today you will understand the composition, what impressed you about the work, and how to copy work and change the dimensions.

large kossoff poussin

Today you Steal…Tomorrow will be yours…

May 16th, 10.00 – 4.30

The Studio, Bransbury

Today is a transition from copying the chosen work into making it your own.

You may want to work on one piece, a series, or a book…who knows. You may decide to interpret a renaissance painting using collage, or to create a book from small areas of a Uccello masterpiece. Equally, you can spend the day drawing an oversized version of a Pre-Raphaelite nun.

For more information about the course, or if you would like to book a place please contact me, Kate Measham – kate@artdrawpaint.com

IMG_2539
My charcoal version of a picture by Nicolas Poussin, ‘The Triumph of Pan’