WORKSHOP: Observational Drawing with Nesta Fitzgerald


Saturday 29 June, 10am – 4pm,  Bookings

“To draw what one sees without prejudice takes something very like courage.” Matisse 

On this observational drawing course run by Nesta Fitzgerald on Saturday 29 June students will explore Messums’ medieval barn and the surrounding countryside through the process of observational drawing. Using the barn as a focus students will take time to draw what they see and importantly develop ways of imparting what they find, considering the barn’s aesthetic, its function and why we are drawn to draw it. This one-day course will aim to develop confidence in drawing outside – enabling those to deal with and embrace the challenge of changing light and weather and the practical demands of working in a portable way.

Nesta FitzGerald received a Masters in Illustration from Kingston University and has been working as a commercial illustrator since 2009. She recently completed a one-year drawing programme at the Royal Drawing School to reengage with drawing by hand and in the landscape. She has created artwork for Chiswick house, Selfridge’s, Waddeston Manor as well as hotels and museums in the UK and Ireland. She has recently started making etchings of woodland animals in the UK.

Lunch included
All materials provided
No experience necessary

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