250 drawings by students of the Royal Drawing School's Young Artists programme will be on display at the Young Artists Exhibition 2016, opening on Thursday 15 September 2016. This is a rare opportunity for these young artists to show their work in a professionally curated public exhibition at the Royal Drawing School’s large gallery space in the creative East End. The opening night will be attended by artists and creative professionals alongside the students and their teachers and parents, and all the work is for sale with the proceeds going directly to the child.
The idea for the Young Artists programme was born from a suggestion made by David Hockney when he visited the School in 2006. Sir Quentin Blake, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Shirley Hughes OBE and Axel Scheffler are also supporters of the Young Artists programme, and have shown their belief in the importance and work of the programme by attending the annual exhibition as guests of honour in recent years.
Young Artists Programme
Our programme for young artists offers a unique opportunity to students from all backgrounds, who want to develop their drawing skills. Teaching, inspiration and encouragement is provided by professional artists who are alumni of our postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year.
Students aged 15 to 18 are eligible for our Young Associates programme, whilst those aged 10 to 14 can join our weekly Drawing Clubs. Both fee-paying and full scholarship places are available on these programmes. The Royal Drawing School also offers one week holiday courses in the Easter and Summer school holidays for young artists aged 11–15 years.
Exhibition webpage: http://royaldrawingschool.org/lectures-events/young-artists-exhibition-2016/