at: the Royal Drawing School Shoreditch
until: Tuesday 17 January 2017 (Monday to Friday 9am—9pm)
It opened on Friday and includes over 300 works by the MA level postgraduate students.
It's always worth taking note of what The Drawing Year students are up to as many of them go on to feature prominently in the "selected artists" lists I post on this blog in relation to prestigious national art competitions from time to time - and some of them win the big prizes!
|The Best of The Drawing Year|
Drawings by Matthew Booker, Emma Inge and Eleanor Watson
The Drawing Year
The Drawing Year is a one year postgraduate level course run by The Royal Drawing School founded by HRH Prince of Wales (and previously known as the Princes Drawing School).
The place to learn to draw. Drawing is a primary language. It is a crucial route to innovation across the creative disciplines and beyond, from fashion, fine art and animation to filmmaking, product design and engineering.Important features of the Drawing Year are:
- post-graduate MA level
- bursary/scholarship approach i.e. no fees
- free studio space
- one year - three terms of 10 weeks each
- Students are expected to attend:
- a minimum of two taught full days a week at classes
- Wednesday evening forum, lecture series and
- personal studio practice days.
The Drawing Year is a full scholarship MA-level course offering up to thirty students the opportunity to focus on drawing from observation for one academic year. There are no tuition fees for The Drawing Year – all students are awarded a full scholarship and receive a free studio space.Find out below how to learn more about the course and how to apply for a place.
The Drawing Year postgraduates
Those taking part in this exhibition are as follows.
I was rather surprised at the extent to which students didn't have websites and/or have done little to make themselves easily found on Google.
- Euphrosyne Andrews,
- Daniel Blumberg,
- Matthew Booker,
- India Boxall,
- Becky Brewis Becky graduated from Oxford University of Oxford in 2010 with a degree in English (2.1) and then spent a delayed postgraduate year at the Royal Drawing School doing The Drawing Year (MA-level bursary) September 2015-December 2016 (Twitter)
- Grace Exley Prior to the Royal Drawing School, she studied at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford. This is a podcast about her drawings.
- Oscar Farmer
- Aisha Farr - studied English and Ancient Greek at the University of St Andrews and UCL prior to The Drawing Year.
- Holly Froy
- Shanti-Om Gorton - graduated from Brighton University with a BA Fine Art Painting
- Thomas Harrison - While a student on the Drawing Year, Tom Harrison had a drawing of a view from a flat selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015. He then went on to win the £8,000 First Prize. This is a blog post about that achievement - Below are two more views of the view of scaffolding from a flat.