Drawing Inspiration - A drawing course at the British Museum

In collaboration with the British Museum this summer, the Royal Drawing School will be running a drawing course inspired by the exhibition Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece and drawing from the British Museum's collection. The course is runs across five Sundays and is taught by Royal Drawing School tutor Marcus Cornish, tickets are available to book through the British Museum website now.

Drawing Inspiration
Sunday 3 June – 1 July / 10.30 – 1pm
(5 sessions across 5 Sundays)
Tutor: Marcus Cornish

Rodin said, ‘It is very simple. My drawings are the key to my work.’ Though renowned for works that revolutionised the art of sculpture, Rodin was also a prolific and experimental draughtsman who produced more than 10,000 drawings. He used his many visits to the British Museum to work on preparatory sketches and studies, inspired by the objects from Greece, Egypt, China and Assyria.

Drawing enabled Rodin to experiment more freely and spontaneously with line and form before realising his ideas in stone and bronze, but he also saw it as central to the evolution and expression of his vision – as an art in its own right.

In this series of stimulating and experimental workshops over five Sundays, led by sculptor Marcus Cornish, see the Museum’s collection through Rodin’s eyes, and explore the artist’s ideas and techniques. Open to all abilities, materials included.

Presented in collaboration with the Royal Drawing School.

If you can't commit to a five week course but are still interested in exploring the connection between artists and the British Museum, the School along with the British Museum and UAL are running a study day, Artists in the Museum: drawing encounters on Friday 15 June, more details can be found here.