OCASA financed a drawing workshop lead by OCA tutor Michelle Charles at the British Museum on 27th March 2015. Drawing 1 student, Brian Harvey has written the following report on the workshop:
Objectives: gain a personal perspective on the range of work in the exhibition, reflect on the experience and to think about your own potential, and network with other students. More importantly to copy works of art by sketching.
Artworks to copy: after an introduction we headed for the Greek and Roman statute rooms on the ground floor to draw the life size statutes. A very interesting first drawing project to copy in the Greek room, most challenging, requiring great concentration.
We all had a wonderful day thanks to Michelle our Tutor who was running around helping us all with our drawings, and although we only had a 2 hour slot Michelle stayed on at the British Museum until late in the day discussing various aspects of our work and how it could be improved for the future. A umber of students had quite a few questions about their drawing work, which of course; our Tutor Michelle spent a lot of extra time explaining. It must be stated that our Tutor, in total gave up her whole day so we, the students could benefit from her experience and on behalf of us all we truly offer our most sincere thanks to Michelle in giving up her time for this project.
Personally I gained a considerable amount of experience from a one to one Tutoring as learning is much quicker with help from someone on site explaining best approaches; especially a highly experienced lecturer of Michelle’s status. Thank you again.
Jocelyn Harwood adds:
It was a really stimulating and helpful experience, and also so nice to meet everyone else as well as Michelle. The value of face to face teaching really cannot be underestimated, hopefully OCASA will support many more of these sorts of event.