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What is the purpose of art criticism, and what does it take to become a successful critic?
Led by Thomas Marks, writer and editor of Apollo magazine, this course offers a unique opportunity to learn about the curious history of art journalism while honing your own skills as a writer and critic. Includes light refreshments on both days and a drinks reception on Saturday evening.
Fundraising is an essential activity for any arts and cultural organisation and critical for both private and public, as well as big and small institutions.
The boundary between art and commerce is linked with creativity and innovation.
From its foundation in 1768 the Royal Academy of Arts has provided a voice for art and artists.
We are an independent charity led by eminent artists and architects—the Royal Academicians—and we pursue our mission through exhibitions, education and debate.
Join international scholars and art world experts for a 10-week series on memento mori and vanitas, exploring the aesthetic and philosophical themes around the transience of life – treated by artists across disciplines and cultures and over the ages from ancient Egypt to the present day.
Successful events can attract attention, create opportunities, and nurture new and ongoing support.
Hear acclaimed American architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien talk about their recent work, including the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, which is due to complete in 2021. This exclusive evening event will take you on a journey of operatic excellence in the RA’s historic Life Drawing Room. Includes drinks reception, limited-edition original print and programme created by RA Schools Student, Hamish Pearch The RA Schools’ Head of Fine Art Processes and renowned figurative artist Mark Hampson leads this specialist digital workshop.
Explore the possibilities of electronic drawing and painting using Apple’s i Pad Pro and Apple Pencil technologies in conjunction with photographic and traditional analogue methodologies. Includes all materials, lunch and wine reception at the end of the second day. Christmas starts at the Royal Academy with a glass of sparkling wine and a luxury Christmas wreath-making workshop, using fresh foliage from the Tregothnan estate in Cornwall. Includes wreath-making and a glass of sparkling wine. Join international scholars and art world experts for a 10-week series on memento mori and vanitas, exploring the aesthetic and philosophical themes around the transience of life – treated by artists across disciplines and cultures and over the ages from ancient Egypt to the present day.
Study the fundamentals of drawing in this back-to-basics practical course. Includes all materials, lunch, and wine reception at the end of each day.
Participants will work from specially selected objects, as well as from both male and female life models to explore line and tone, perspective and scale, measuring and foreshortening. The RA’s historic Life Room will be transformed into an elaborate tableau using theatrical props, costumes, drapes and life models for this experimental drawing course. Includes all materials, lunch, and wine reception at the end of the second day.