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Art & Drawing Summer School - 5 days

Art & Drawing Summer School - 5 days

Our five day Art and Drawing Summer School is based in our fully-equipped Central London art studio, ready for you to explore your artistry this Summer.

This art course is a unique opportunity to capture a range of subjects in a variety of mediums, our short course provides you with the tools and techniques to develop your drawing and painting skills. You will learn about and take influence from art history and contemporary art references. Absolute beginners are welcome, and those who want to brush up on their drawing and painting skills.

London is steeped in art and architecture to be explored, captured and replicated. You will spend time in the studio honing your skills under the guidance of our professional art tutors and explore the vibrant streets of London, sketchbook in hand. Exercise your ability to capture people, places, architecture and food using everything from pencil, pastels, watercolour and more.

Our Summer School programme takes place through the months of June - September. If you would like to study as part of a five day Art & Drawing School outside of these months, you can find details of the five-day intensive course that takes place all year round HERE.

Art and Drawing Summer School Course Content:

Part of our summer schools and art intensives programme, during our Art Summer School you will:

  • Learn or refresh the basics of drawing techniques with pencil and charcoal
  • Explore and experiment with colour by capturing still life with pastels and watercolours
  • Start your personal sketchbook of people, buildings and city scenes through outdoor observation
  • Improve your observation skills with portrait and life drawing
  • Gain confidence in your artistic skills as you master various mediums

Type

Art

Level

For All Levels

Equipment

No equipment needed

Art and Drawing Summer School Schedule

Day One

On day one you will get back to basics using pencil, charcoal and graphite to explore simple drawing skills and techniques that are a fun and expressive start to the course, focusing on shapes and structure.

Day Two

Develop and expand on your newly found drawing skills by earning to make objects appear three-dimensional using light, shade and tone. In preparation for drawing outside, you’ll work on perspective and other techniques related to capturing architecture.

Day Three

Explore one of Europe’s most exciting cities for art and architecture by taking your newly found skills onto the vibrant streets of London. Under the guidance of your tutors, you will learn to observe and draw people, food and buildings. Get creative with a personal storyboard of your own journey. There will be an optional visit to an art materials shop should you need to top up any personal supplies.

Day Four

Build on your newly found observational skills by taking a long hard look at yourself - with a self-portrait exercise! Later in the day, a life model will join the group and you will learn how to draw and paint the human form in a life drawing session.

Day Five

On the final day of the course, all your newly developed skills will come together as you create a drawing and painting collage. Celebrate all the art you have created throughout the week with friends and family as part of an end of course exhibition.

For the last day you will bring together all the skills you have developed throughout the week and create a drawing, painting or collage. To celebrate the art you have created throughout the week, there will be an exhibition in the evening for family and friends, with your work on display.

NB: Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on the group of students and their needs as well as weather circumstances.

Exhibition

The week will culminate in a private exhibition of your and your fellow student's work. Family and friends will be invited to visit and celebrate your art.

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Membership Subscription Details 

Membership to the Company will cover you for all classes, rehearsals and all shows from your joining date. The Company rehearses throughout the year, with the following breaks: Easter (one week break), Summer (3-week break) and Christmas.

To make membership fees more manageable, these breaks are accounted for within your monthly instalments across the year. This means there are no breaks in your monthly payments.

Online & Phone Bookings

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.

Cash & Cheque Payments

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

Cancellations Policy

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.

Please see Membership Subscription Details (above) for information on when and how you can cancel your ongoing subscription, once you have already started the Jazz Dance Company.

(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Membership Subscription Details 

Membership to the Company will cover you for all classes, rehearsals and all shows from your joining date. The Company rehearses throughout the year, with the following breaks: Easter (one week break), Summer (3-week break) and Christmas.

To make membership fees more manageable, these breaks are accounted for within your monthly instalments across the year. This means there are no breaks in your monthly payments.

Online & Phone Bookings

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.

Cash & Cheque Payments

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

Cancellations Policy

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.

Please see Membership Subscription Details (above) for information on when and how you can cancel your ongoing subscription, once you have already started the Jazz Dance Company.

(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

No Venue

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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