November 2014

The second of five special Art workshops at the ORNC will take place on 21 November 2014 exploring perspective drawing in the Chapel of St Peter and St Paul, and other areas of the site not normally open to the public. Led by artist James Willis, this series of workshops provides the chance to explore the magnificent architecture of the ORNC in new creative ways, using a variety of artistic skills and medium. The workshop  is aimed at anyone who is interested in exploring the magnificent architecture or the ORNC through drawing and learning new skills, and who enjoys working on location as part of a small friendly group. All levels of experience are welcome. 

The first workshop, held in September, gave participants the chance to capture the magnificent panoramic views over the site from the Chapel Dome. After a sketching session high above the Greenwich rooftops, the group then worked-up the drawings using sepia ink, with amazing results. One member of the group Mark Norris said ‘I really enjoyed the special access to the chapel dome and the different views of Greenwich. Having local experts on the site and a very good art teacher really added to the experience. I would heartily recommend this day to anyone interested in art with the added bonus of magnificent surroundings the course was held in.

James Wills has works in both private and public collections including the Soane Museum (where he was the Resident Artist for some years), Luton Hoo Hotel and the Bentham Col-lection. He also lectures on painting techniques and concepts, Georgian architectural drawing and its historical context, the development of British Art in the 18th Century and art in Renaissance Venice.

The daylong workshop, priced £40 including teas and coffees, starts at 10.00am. 


Upcoming workshops in 2015

Friday 13 February – Reserving white paper in Watercolour

Friday 13 March – Baroque Courtyards and Colonnades

Friday 17 April – Using Watercolour to Explore Wren’s architecture

And more to follow soon…

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