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Workshops // Coming up // Drink & Draw: Pre Raphaelite: Legend of King Arthur
29 September

Drink & Draw: Pre Raphaelite: Legend of King Arthur

Swashbuckling Cornwall (SC) heads to Camelot and The Legend of King Arthur during this 2hr untutored costumed life drawing taking inspiration from work of the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Unlike normal sessions run by SC this session will feature a longer tableau pose allowing attendees to capture their own take on the Arthurian legend. 

This event is part of FORM art festival taking place in Falmouth on the 29th-1st October, find out more here:

This Event is not affiliated with Falmouth Art Gallery or 'The Legend of King Arthur: A Pre-raphaelite love story' 

This session is untutored and suitable for 16+. 

Please bring your own art supplies as none are provided. 

Want to dress for the occasion? Sure, why not!

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Who where the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood

The name Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood referred to the groups’ opposition to the Royal Academy’s promotion of the Renaissance master Raphael. They were also in revolt against the triviality of the immensely popular genre painting of time.

Inspired by the theories of John Ruskin, who urged artists to ‘go to nature’, they believed in an art of serious subjects treated with maximum realism. Their principal themes were initially religious, but they also used subjects from literature and poetry, particularly those dealing with love and death. They also explored modern social problems.

What is Life Drawing?

Life drawing or figure drawing is the drawing with pencil, ink, charcoal, paint or whatever you choose of a figure from life. Most often associated with drawing the human form nude.

What is Costumed Life Drawing?

The biggest difference with costumed life drawing is that the model has clothes on, you will be able to see how mail clings to the body of how a sword held. In our case we are also expanding this to not only clothes our model but also bring a character to life.

Why do it?

There are many reasons to do life drawing, one of the most common reasons is the suggestion that it will make you a better artist.  True, practice can help you improve and develop skills and these sessions offer you a specific time to focus on creating art. Do not however be put off if you have never tried life drawing before, this can be your introduction. Maybe you are the next Da Vinci just waiting for the right moment.

Drink & Draw: Pre Raphaelite: Legend of King Arthur 

Friday 29th September 2023, 5.30pm 

Tickets: £10 + £1 Poly Fund includes glass of wine (non alcoholic options avaliable) 


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