Sarah Jaffray, Project Officer for the Bridget Riley Art Foundation will be leading a looking, discussing and drawing workshop within the Prints & Drawings room at the British Museum. The event will be held on the 29 April from 11am.
This is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some amazing works. We will talk about experimentation – concentrating on technique and materials. For example Degas working with printmaking materials to get certain types of lines in his drawings or Raphael as one of the first artists to use graphite and how it provided a different line quality to the chalk that was typically used.
You will also find out how you can take advantage of this space yourself, search the collection online and book in to view work. The Department of Prints and Drawings contains the national collection of Western prints and drawings, in the same way as the National Gallery and Tate hold the national collection of paintings. It is one of the top three collections of its kind in the world. There are approximately 50,000 drawings and over two million prints dating from the beginning of the fifteenth century up to the present day.
OCA Academic Development Officer Joanne Mulvihill-Allen will also be on hand on the day to answer any OCA related questions or queries over lunch.
Spaces are limited owing to the room restrictions. Register your interest in attending by completing the booking form. There is a £10 booking fee for this event
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