Drawing Rubens at The National Gallery

26 May 2017

Regular hours

11:00 – 21:00

Cost of entry

£30 Including Drawing Materials

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Join London Drawing Group for a day-long immersive Drawing Workshop and Tour of the National Gallery focusing on the work of the Flemish Master, Peter Paul Rubens.



Based on the 2016 exhibition; After Rubens, which saw one of LDG’s tutors exploring her own work through immersing herself in the study of the incredible variety of Peter Paul Rubens paintings in the National Gallery, Drawing Rubens is a chance for Luisa-Maria to bring her love of Rubens’ dynamism, flair and compositional drama to the lives and drawings of her students. From his late-life marriage to the young and beautiful Helene Fourment, who posed for many of his greatest works, to his unusual role as an artistic diplomat, and even how he influenced generations of artists after him, Drawing Rubens is an excuse to experience the Flemish Master at his best and most intruiging. 

The morning’s class will be made up of a short introduction to the Rubens’ epoch, life and work, followed by a series of tailored drawing exercises led by Luisa, designed to help you understand the artists techniques in a new way. The afternoon will be made up of longer exercises building to a long drawing with the aim of combining all that you have learned throughout the day into a final work.


 An A2 drawing board will be provided, along with 6 sheets of high quality drawing paper and class-specific drawing materials. HOWEVER, Please bring a sketchbook and pencils for shorter drawing exercises. We recommend that you either ‘pack light’ or remember to bring £1-£2 for the cloakroom (as otherwise we end up falling over backpacks)!


 London Drawing Group is excited to announce the arrival of our new series of spring classes “Drawing from the Masters,” hosted at a variety of London’s finest galleries and museums including the National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery. Made up of 5 classes spread over 5 weeks, which can be booked individually or at a discount for the full 5-week course, we will be taking a closer look at some of the true masters and the techniques they employed in their works.

 Translating their works through drawings and studies, through these classes we will introduce you to their works, their lives, and the lessons that we can learn from them as contemporary artists, or even those artists who are just starting out.

 Each class is based on the life and work of a different ‘master’, each of whom had drawing as an integral part of their artistic practice in different ways, other classes in the series including Rembrandt, Rodin, and our two technique based classes, Drawing Movement, and Chiaroscuro/Caravaggisti.

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