YEAR 12 ARTISTS GAIN FANTASTIC INSIGHT INTO CHARCOAL DRAWING TECHNIQUES
Our Year 12 students participated in an online drawing workshop with Jeanette Barnes as part of their Architecture A-level unit. The two-hour session focused on developing charcoal drawing techniques based on cityscapes. The students completed a number of compositional studies as well as a larger more ambitious A2-size charcoal study based on famous landmarks in London.
Mrs James, Lead Teacher for Art, said: “This amazing experience has given our students a fantastic insight into the drawing approaches utilised by professional artists such as Barnes.”
After completing a Fine Art degree at Liverpool Polytechnic, Jeanette Barnes studied Fine Art at the Royal Academy Schools and Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. For the past twenty-five years she has worked on large energetic drawings of the urban landscape. Jeanette has exhibited in many group and solo shows including several times at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition and has work in many corporate and private collections. She has been awarded various scholarships and prizes, including the Hugh Casson Drawing Prize at the 2013 RA Summer exhibition. Jeanette has taught at the Royal Drawing School for a number of years and has been a tutor on the Royal Academy Outreach Programme for over twenty years.
You can find out more about Jeanette Barnes here.