The National Gallery Trafalgar Square London WC2N 5DN

Working with The Masters 1 Day Workshop with Elise Ansel

18th October 2017 | 1 Day | The National Gallery Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN


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About The Course

October 18th | 1 Day Workshop | 10am – 4pm | The National Gallery 

This one day workshop with internationally recognised American painter Elise Ansel, will be an incredible opportunity to be tutored by a hugely successful and boundary pushing contemporary painter, who is rarely available in the UK.

The course will be a day spent at The National Gallery, working from the Masters, making drawings and colour studies.

Students will have the opportunity to explore the collection and sketch from a range of paintings before choosing one masterpiece that they would like to focus on in depth, studies will be made in a range of quick sketches, in both black and white and colour, using graphite pencils and felt tip markers, before embarking on a longer sustained drawing of the masterwork. 

The purpose of this workshop is not to ‘copy’ the masters, though this may be a preliminary stage in the process for some students. But rather to study a single master painting in depth through the process of drawing in order to use it as point of departure for an original work of contemporary art.

Balance due no later than six weeks prior to the course date see Terms and Conditions for full details.

About The Tutor

Elise Ansel

Elise Ansel was born in New York City. She received a BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University in 1984. While at Brown, she studied art at both Brown and RISD. She worked in the film industry before deciding to make painting her first order medium. She earned her MFA in Visual Art from Southern Methodist University in 1993. Elise has exhibited her work all over the United States and in Europe. She is currently represented by Danese/Corey in New York City, Cadogan Contemporary in London, and Ellsworth Gallery in Santa Fe.

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Price: £95.00 Date: 18th October 2017 Location: London Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Medium: Watercolour, Pencil, ipad