Drawing the Jewellery Quarter

1 day with Ed Isaacs RBSA

  • Starts 2 Aug
  • 65 British pounds
  • RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA

Service Description

£5 discount for RBSA Friends, Members, Associates, Next Wave Associates and students. Enter the code WORKSHOP5 at the checkout. Click 'Enter coupon code'. Course description: The RBSA is situated in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter with a wealth of fascinating building and canal and street scenes just waiting to be drawn. This workshop will be a good introduction to the area and to urban drawing. It will also provide some useful tips for some more experienced sketchers. Topics covered will include understanding perspective, composing your scenes and appreciating architectural detail. Using the gallery as a base, we will be out and about with our sketchbooks in the surrounding area. In the event of bad weather preventing sketching outdoors, then we will work from photographs of buildings in the Jewellery Quarter. Please note that this workshop will include walking and sketching outdoors. It is not suitable for people with limited mobility. Course aims and skills/knowledge to be taught This course has been designed with two key aims in mind: • To reinforce the importance of accurate draughtsmanship and drawing what is there rather than what you think you see. • To look at ways of developing your personal style. You may wish to bring your own sketching stools. Course outline for the day Morning activity • Introductions and explaining the aims of the course. • Sketching outdoors – learning about composition, deciding what it is you want to draw and fitting it on the page. • Sharing work and feedback Afternoon activity Introduction and presentation on the use and style of line. • Sketching outdoors – looking at perspective and foreshortening. • Sharing work and feedback After you book a place you will be emailed the full workshop outline which includes the material list and a list of the materials provided.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

• If you, the customer cancels your booked workshop, we are unable to offer you a refund. • Transfers to an alternative workshop may be possible depending on the circumstance and is of the discretion of the RBSA Gallery. • In the event of under-subscription, workshops may be cancelled or re-arranged. We will give you as much notice as possible if this happens and you will be able to transfer to another course or receive a full refund. The RBSA is unable to refund additional expenses, such as travel and accommodation. • If you are booked on a workshop and do not turn up on the day, a refund will not be given.


Contact Details

  • RBSA, Brook Street, Birmingham, UK

    0121 236 4353

    rbsagallery@rbsa.org.uk