Last summer several of our students, alumni and tutors were invited to draw the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant from the roof of the City of London School, situated on the north bank of the river Thames directly opposite Tate Modern. Braving wind, rain and cold, the artists sketched for several hours recording the hundreds of passing boats taking part in the flotilla. These drawings, and some pieces developed from sketches made on the day, are now on show in the Artists of the Pageant exhibition at JMW Turner’s House, Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham. The exhibition runs until this Saturday 16th June, supporting Turner’s House, which has recently re-opened as a museum to the artist who spent much of his life travelling and sketching on the river. You can find more information about the exhibition at the Thamescapes website.
Extract from Waterscroll – Max Naylor
Jubilee Drawing – Phoebe Cope, 45 x 150 cm
Pageant – Richard Burton
The view from the roof of the City of London School
Live action drawing by the artists as the pageant sailed past
Many of the artists used watercolour, ink and wet media for an appropriately wet and windy day!
Next term we’ll be running a new course, Turner in London, combining drawing from art and drawing outside in London and including a lecture by a leading Turner expert and access to special collections. Weaving together biographies of Turner’s life, students will explore the thematic development of his work, from the Grand Tour and mythology through to typography and almost colour abstraction, in parallel with his increasingly ambitious use of a wide range of materials.
Bookings open in mid to late June at www.princesdrawingschool.org. For more information contact us on 020 7613 8568 or firstname.lastname@example.org