The Royal Academy visit Bishop’s Art Department to run an intensive one day life drawing workshop for Year 10 Art students.
The Royal Academy’s Outreach Workshop Programme is centred on life drawing. These workshops for students encourage an approach to art based upon observation, instinct and exploration. The workshop explores what kind of language charcoal can create and how that might be applied to drawing the nude. Today, students took on this challenge without knowing where it might lead; from moment to moment they were amused, surprised and engaged. The day involves play, speculation as much as concentration. At the end of it all, the students are pretty much exhausted; a sure sign that they have been working with commitment and energy. Drawings have been made, looked at and discussed, and together students have enjoyed an experience which was educational and uniquely memorable.