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Drawing the Figure: Apollo and the Male Nude Drawing the Figure: Apollo and the Male Nude Date: Saturday 30 January 2021 Times: 11.00-16.30 Location: Zoom (Online) Level: All Levels  Tutor: Karly Allen Course Description: Develop your own...

Date: Saturday 30 January 2021
Times: 11.00-16.30
Location: Zoom (Online)
Level: All Levels 
Tutor: Karly Allen

Course Description: Develop your own creative practice on this one-day drawing course exploring the most common subject in European art: the human body. Focusing on the male nude, through close study of our masterworks and guided drawing exercises, you’ll become familiar with its long history and idealisation in art, from youthful Apollo and heroic Hercules, to ageing river gods.

Taking the classical standing nude as our starting point, we’ll help you learn the basics of proportion and balance by reducing complex structures into simplified forms. Then focusing on more dynamic, twisting poses, you’ll explore the quality and direction of lines through the body and introduce shading and foreshortening to your work.

Please read the full course outline here, which includes joining information and details of the materials and equipment you will require to participate in this online practical course.

This course is part of a series on drawing the figure, including the Female Nude (28 November 2020) and Bodies Entwined (27 March 2021), which can be booked individually or as a series.

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Drawing the Figure: Gods Entwined Drawing the Figure: Gods Entwined Date: Saturday 27 March 2021 Times: 11.00-16.30 Location: Zoom (Online) Level: All Levels  Tutor: Karly Allen Course Description: Develop your own...

Date: Saturday 27 March 2021
Times: 11.00-16.30
Location: Zoom (Online)
Level: All Levels 
Tutor: Karly Allen

Course Description: Develop your own creative practice on this one-day drawing course exploring the most common subject in European art: the human body. Looking at figures entwined in combat or embrace, our focus for the day will be the spatial and emotional relationship between multiple bodies, and the potential for making exciting and dramatic drawings.

Through close observation of masterworks in the Collection including Baroque sculpture and paintings by Boucher and Le Moine, we’ll experiment with speed and mark-making to support longer periods of drawing. You’ll be guided through several exercises that will help you to understand the basic structure of the figures, capture the twists and tensions of the body, and locate the visual centre-point of a complex pose.

In the afternoon, working with more advanced materials, you’ll be supported in a sustained drawing exercise to develop a two-figure composition, exploring tone and colour to help unify your intertwined forms.

Please read the full course outline here, which includes joining information and details of the materials and equipment you will require to participate in this online practical course.

This course is part of a series on drawing the figure, including the Female Nude (28 November 2020) and the Male Nude (30 January 2021), which can be booked individually or as a series.

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Making Connections with Art: Still Life Making Connections with Art: Still Life Dates: Tuesdays 23 February; 2 and 9 March 2021 Times: 18.00–19.45 Location: Zoom Webinar (Online) Tutor: Jo Rhymer Level: All Levels  Course Description: The...

Dates: Tuesdays 23 February; 2 and 9 March 2021
Times: 18.00–19.45
Location: Zoom Webinar (Online)
Tutor: Jo Rhymer
Level: All Levels 

Course Description: The Wallace Collection’s extraordinary range of painting and sculpture offers inspiring and thought-provoking images which are as relevant today as when the works were first created. Discover how we can make meaningful connections with them by looking slowly.

This three-session course is designed to help you develop visual analysis skills by looking at paintings in detail. Concentrating on a small number of still life works, you’ll develop core skills in active looking that can be applied beyond the course, as well as increasing your familiarity with the artworks selected.

Still life paintings – the representation of inanimate objects – can be traced as far back as Greco-Roman images and the subject remains popular with artists and viewers today. While the items depicted are mostly inactive, we’ll discover that the paintings are nevertheless alive with their intriguing compositions, textures, use of colour and potential meanings. There is often more to still life paintings than initially meets the eye and their invitation to sustain close exploration, offers delight to the keen observer..

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Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit www.zoom.us/support.

Each course session duration is 105 minutes, including a five minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

You will be emailed the Zoom Webinar ID and Passcode 48 hours in advance of the first course session.

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Interiors and the Art of Living at the Time of Riesener and Marie-Antoinette Interiors and the Art of Living at the Time of Riesener and Marie-Antoinette Dates: Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 March 2021 Times: 11.00–12.45 Location: Zoom Webinar (Online) Tutor: Christylle Phillips Level: All...

Dates: Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 March 2021
Times: 11.00–12.45
Location: Zoom Webinar (Online)
Tutor: Christylle Phillips
Level: All Levels 

Course Description: As we stage a display in the museum of our most sumptuous pieces of Riesener furniture, this course seeks to look at them in the context of interiors, and what Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, diplomat and ex-Bishop of Autun, famously called the time of 'la douceur de vivre', literally the sweetness of being alive.

Riesener was the most celebrated cabinetmaker in Paris in the two decades before the French Revolution. He was Marie-Antoinette's favourite cabinetmaker, and delivered furniture to Louis XVI and the royal family, and aristocratic and wealthy patrons. We’ll take examples of Riesener's work, as well as pieces from other cabinetmakers, as our starting point for exploring contemporary interiors and daily occupations such as gaming, reading and writing – and the accessories needed for these activities, such as candlesticks, inkstands or game counters. We’ll also consider evolving styles, the use of textiles and panelling, and the taste for Chinese and Japanese lacquer to help you build a broader understanding of the interiors, furniture and decorative arts of the period

Please read the full course description here


Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit www.zoom.us/support.

Each course session duration is 105 minutes, including a five minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

You will be emailed the Zoom Webinar ID and Passcode 48 hours in advance of the first course session.

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The Passion of Christ in Art The Passion of Christ in Art Dates: Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 March 2021 Times: 11.00–13.00 Location: Zoom Webinar (Online) Tutor: Dr Richard Stemp Level: All Levels  ...

Dates: Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 March 2021
Times: 11.00–13.00
Location: Zoom Webinar (Online)
Tutor: Dr Richard Stemp
Level: All Levels 

Course Description: From Palm Sunday until Easter, a week later, the story of Christ’s Passion is one of the most dramatic sequences of any religious narrative – and indeed, of any story, fact or fiction. Packed into the space of eight days, from the Entry into Jerusalem, until the Resurrection, is a remarkable combination of devotion and betrayal, love, loss, defeat and death – followed by miraculous new life.

All of this is depicted in the Wallace Collection’s breathtaking array of paintings, sculptures, manuscript cuttings, ivories and even jewellery. In this short course, timed for Easter week, we will examine them in detail to help distinguish the different elements of the story, explore the ways in which each was interpreted, and discuss the wider implications for art and faith. You will also discover the intricacy and subtlety of some of the Wallace Collection’s smaller works of art, which are often harder to see during a visit – one of the many advantages that online learning brings.

Please read the full course description here


Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit www.zoom.us/support.

Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

You will be emailed the Zoom Webinar ID and Passcode 48 hours in advance of the first course session.

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Drawing Narratives Drawing Narratives Dates: Saturday 20 February 2021 Times: 11.00–16.30 Location: Zoom Meeting (Online) Tutor: Luisa Rivera Level: All Levels  Course...

Dates: Saturday 20 February 2021
Times: 11.00–16.30
Location: Zoom Meeting (Online)
Tutor: Luisa Rivera
Level: All Levels 

Course Description: From children's picture books to graphic novels and illustrated articles online, visual storytelling remains a key aspect of modern publishing. Join our introduction to the key methods and techniques of narrative illustration, taking inspiration from some of the greatest visual storytellers of the past. Working with the Wallace Collection's superb range of narrative-led artworks, we’ll take our lead from the likes of Murillo, Boucher and Rubens to learn how their approaches still inform the foundations of character and story development in illustration today.

Our day is divided into three parts. We’ll beginning with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of narrative illustration alongside simple techniques for using pencil effectively, including hatching, burnishing, blending and gradation. Next, we’ll learn how to create characters and develop them in a convincing visual space, through variation in tonal value and colour. You’ll apply this approach in recreating one of the Wallace Collection's paintings, in your own illustrative style, before lunch. Finally, we’ll spend the afternoon employing the methods and techniques we’ve learned to respond to a mock brief, helping you to create your own narrative illustration.

Please read the full course outline here, which includes details of the materials and equipment you will require to participate in this online creative course.

 

Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Meeting. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit www.zoom.us/support.

You will be emailed the Zoom Webinar ID and Passcode 48 hours in advance of the first course session.

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An Evening at the Wallace Collection: Lockdown Tour with the Director An Evening at the Wallace Collection: Lockdown Tour with the Director Date: Tuesday 9th February 2021 Times: 18.00–19.00 GMT Location: Zoom Webinar (Online) Event Description: Join Director of the Wallace...

Date: Tuesday 9th February 2021
Times: 18.00–19.00 GMT
Location: Zoom Webinar (Online)

Event Description: Join Director of the Wallace Collection, Dr Xavier Bray, for a digital evening tour of the museum. As visiting the museum in person is not currently possible, let Dr Bray walk you through your favourite galleries and reacquaint you with some of the Collection’s masterpieces.

The evening will also include a solo performance in the galleries by Thomas Carroll, renowned cellist, and Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Orpheus Sinfonia.

Following the tour, Dr Bray will be joined live by other Wallace Collection curators for further discussion and questions.

Booking options include: a standard ticket, a ticket with donation or a ticket with donation and luxury hamper.

The Wallace Collection is a charity and we are extremely grateful for your donations during this difficult time. All hampers have been developed with the finest fresh ingredients especially for this evening. They will include a half-bottle of champagne, savoury nibbles and Wallace Collection goodies.

Joining Information and Format: This event will be broadcast through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit www.zoom.us/support.

You will be emailed the Zoom Webinar link, ID and Passcode 48 hours in advance of the event.

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