"Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer and clearer still, until your eyes ache." - David Hockney

At a Glance

  • In-person course
  • 3 sessions: 27 January, 23 February and 5 April 2023
  • Tutor: Marianne Walker
  • Fee: £239
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The Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum and the Courtauld have some of the most spectacular works of art in their collections, and on this three-session course we invite you to spend time with the artist Marianne Walker drawing from these great artefacts.

Over the course of the three sessions this Spring we will visit some of the country's most prestigious museum and drawing collections in order to make pencil studies from the works on display. The collections we will visit are the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Courtauld, where we will be able to study the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Dürer and Goya and others.

Numbers on the course are very strictly limited, with no more than nine people able to sign up due to security restrictions on accessing the collections.

You do not have to have experience of drawing to take part in the class, but this course is primarily aimed at people who have some experience of drawing, even if only a beginner's level, and would like to work with Marianne and these astonishing collections, on improving your drawing skills.

The deadline for enrolment is 15th January, and because of the very low numbers we suggest early enrolment.

Fee does not include transport, art materials or lunch.

Class Recordings

These classes are not recorded

 

Attendance Certificate

 

Successful completion of this course leads to the award of an Imperial College attendance certificate

 

Terms and conditions apply to all enrolments to this course. Please read them before enrolment

Course Information

Course Programme and Materials

Course Programme (may be subject to some modification or change)

Week 1: Friday 27th January 2023The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

  • We will meet ahead of time outside the Courtauld and then proceed to the prints and drawings study room where you will make pencil copies after the pre-selected Old Master drawings on display.
  • You will need pencil and paper, and pencil sharpener, erasers are not permitted in the study room. 
  • You will be briefed on the rules of attending the study room ahead of time.
  • We will meet at 9.30am - please do not be late or you will not be able to get into the drawing room - and the drawing session will run from 10.0am – 1pm with a break for lunch, then 2-5pm.
  • Please provide your own lunch or you can buy lunch on site in the cafe. 

Week 2: Thursday 23rd February 2023 - The Victoria and Albert Museum Prints and Drawings study room, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2RL

  • We will meet ahead of time outside the V&A and then proceed to the prints and drawings study room where you will make pencil copies after the five pre-selected Old Master drawings on display.
  • You will need pencil and paper, an eraser and pencil sharpener, drawing boards will be provided.
  • You will be briefed on the rules of attending the study room ahead of time.
  • We will meet at 10am - please do not be late or you will not be able to get into the drawing room - and the drawing session will run from 10.30am – 1pm with a break for lunch, then 2-5pm.
  • Please provide your own lunch or you can buy lunch on site in the V&A cafe.

Week 3: Wednesday 5th April 2023 - The British Museum Prints and Drawings study room, British Museum main site, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

  • We will meet ahead of time outside the British Museum and then proceed to the prints and drawings study room where you will make pencil copies after up to ten pre-selected Old Master drawings on display.
  • You will need pencil and paper, an eraser and pencil sharpener, drawing boards will be provided.
  • You will be briefed on the rules of attending the study room ahead of time.
  • We will meet at 10am - please do not be late or you will not be able to get into the drawing room - and the drawing session will run from 10.30am – 1pm with a break for lunch, then 2-4pm.
  • Please provide your own lunch or buy it on site in one of the British Museum's cafes.

Your Tutor

Marianne Walker is a London-based artist who gained an MA in Sculpture from Wimbledon College of Art in 2002 and received the Observer Magazine New British Artist Award for her final exhibition, a pencil drawn installation.

Marianne sees her practice as sitting right on the cusp between drawing and sculpture. She is always attempting to draw across three dimensions, to bring the drawn mark into the real world. To date she has made drawings into films and installations as well as more traditional works on paper.

Marianne is an experienced adult education tutor, with expertise not only in face-to-face teaching but the world of online learning in art.

Course Fees and Rate Categories

SessionsStandard RateInternal RateAssociate Rate
 3 £239
£239 £239
The single-fee rate quoted is for the three course sessions


Rate Categories and Discounts


Standard Rate

  • Applicable to all except those who fall under the Internal Rate or Associate Rate category, respectively.

Internal Rate

  • Current Imperial College students and staff (incl. Imperial NHS Trust, Imperial Innovations, ancillary & service staff employed on long-term contracts at Imperial College by third-party contractors)
  • Individuals enrolling under our Friends & Family scheme

Associate Rate

  • Alumni of Imperial College and predecessor colleges and institutes
  • Austrian Cultural Forum staff
  • City & Guilds College Association members
  • Francis Crick Institute staff, researchers and students
  • Friends and Patrons of the English Chamber Orchestra
  • Harrods staff
  • Historic Royal Palaces staff
  • Lycee Charles de Gaulle staff
  • Members of the Friends of Imperial College
  • Members of the Kennel Club
  • Members of the London Zoological Society
  • Members of the South London Botanical Institute (SLBI)
  • Members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Natural History Museum staff
  • National Health Service (NHS) employees
  • Residents of postcodes SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10 and W8
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council staff
  • Royal College of Art and Royal College of Music tutors and other staff
  • Royal Geographical Society staff
  • Science Museum staff
  • Staff of Exhibition Road Cultural Group (Discover South Kensington) organisations
  • Students (non-Imperial College)
  • Teachers and other staff of UK schools
  • Tutors and other staff of institution members of the Association of Colleges
  • Tutors and other staff of other universities and higher education institutions
  • Victoria and Albert Museum staff

Late enrolment

It is possible to enrol on many CLCC Evening Class and Lunchtime Learning programmes after the course has started. For non-language courses this is subject entirely to agreement by the tutor. For language courses it is subject to agreement by the language Coordinator conducting level assessment. If you want to join a course late do bear in mind there might be work you will need to catch up on, particularly in language courses.

Term Dates

SessionsSpring termSummer termSummer School
3 Friday 27th January 2023, Thursday 23rd February 2023, and Wednesday 5th April 2023 n/a n/a
* This is a three-session course

Enrolment Process

Web enrolment opens 30 November 2022

Enrolment and payment run through the Imperial College eStore. When enrolling:

  • Do check on the drop down menu above called "Course Fees and Rate Categories" to see if you are eligible for a discounted rate and also do make sure you select that rate when enrolling on the eStore
  • If you are a first-time eStore user you will need to create an account before enrolling. You can do this by entering an email address and password. This account can then be used for any future enrolments via the eStore.

When you have enrolled you will be sent the following email notifications:

What is sentWhen is it sentWhat does it contain
1. Payment confirmation Is sent instantaneously following submission of your online application
  • This is a receipt for your payment and includes payment date, order number and course title
  • Confirmation of your place on your chosen course will follow later
2. Enrolment confirmation Is sent within 10 working days. Please treat your payment confirmation as confirmation that your applicant details and payment have been received
  • Re-confirms your course choice
  • Shows your course's term dates
  • Confirms the day and time of your course
3. Programme information Is usually sent on Friday late afternoon the week before term starts
  • Contains joining instructions for your course, incl. tutor contact details
If you need further help with the above information please ring 020 7594 8756

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about the content or teaching of this course please contact the Course Tutor, Marianne Walkermwal23@hotmail.com

 If you have any questions about your enrolment or payment processes please contact the Programme Administrator, Mr Christian Jacobi, eveningclass@imperial.ac.uk