From the shrunken heads of fallen enemies to anatomical and erotic sculptures so small that they nestle inside walnut shells, the Wellcome Collection boasts some of the most bizarre and fascinating artefacts on show in London today, originally amassed by Sir Henry Wellcome, a pharmacist, explorer and collector, this eclectic collection reflects the individual nature of a very unique personality. In its newly refurbished halls, LDG students will begin to unravel the cultural stories, collector’s tales and downright oddities of the Wellcome Collection’s permanent collection, with a morning’s lecture on the artefacts by our resident LDG Drawing Tour Tutor Luisa-Maria MacCormack, interspersed with carefully curated drawing exercises. Throughout the afternoon’s class, students will have the opportunity to continue working in the collection or to retire to quiet drawing in what is perhaps the most well-stocked (and comfortable) reading room in London (yep, we said it, come along if you don’t believe us!), with tutors offering one-on-one guidance on creating more sustained drawings inspired by the morbid anatomies of the museum!
This class is truly going to be absolutely unique and a total treat for all those interested in anatomy, oddity and of course, the incurably curious ;) with exercises tailored to the exceptional content of the Museum, we will be exploring how collections can inspire our drawings, bringing about unexpected combinations of forms and styles, everyone wellcome, from amateur to professional artists, this class will offer something for everyone!
Materials are not provided, we advise an A4 Sketchbook, and whatever portable medium you prefer working in, pencils, pens, etc.
Lunch is not provided, so please bring some along or you will be able to get some in the lovely Café.