Where Drawing Meets Words

26 Sep 2017 – 28 Nov 2017

Event times

10am - 5pm

Cost of entry


Royal Drawing School Central

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bond Street Station

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How do you stimulate the imagination? Where do ideas come from; can you go out and look for them? How do you respond to other people’s imaginative worlds, whether visual or literary?


Every Tuesday, 10 sessions, £385
From 26 September 2017 to 28 November 2017, 10am – 5pm

Tutors: Sophie Herxheimer and Emily Haworth-Booth

How do you stimulate the imagination? Where do ideas come from; can you go out and look for them? How do you respond to other people’s imaginative worlds, whether visual or literary? 

This course is taught by an artist/poet and an author/illustrator who both inhabit the place where words and pictures collide. It is suitable for fine artists who want to explore the role of story in their practice, illustrators who want to abandon formulas, writers who want to put pictures with their words, or anyone new to image-making who would like to build a visual vocabulary in relation to narrative, poetry and the sequential image. 

Through a range of experiments in drawing, collage, listening, looking and printmaking, we will consider how to create exciting tensions and harmonies- between words and pictures, tone and colour, texture and ideas, working towards developing fluency in our individual practice. Throughout the term there will be opportunities to draw from life, both inside the studio and on location in London, as well as from our inner worlds, and in response to writing. Each week time will be set aside to work towards a personal project in which we can bring our visions to life.

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