Drawing Nature: Tone and Composition

This one-day workshop with Stephen Hall covers the way light falls on natural forms and how to approach constructing and drawing a composition.

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
Organiser: learning@linnean.org
020 7434 4479 ext 228

ART CLASS 10:00 - 16:30, Monday 16th December 2019

This course is for adults and is suitable for beginners and for those wanting to refresh their skills.

There will be a maximum of eight participants with one tutor so that individual attention can be given.
All materials will be provided, although participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have them.

A full listing of upcoming workshops can be found here: Discovery Workshops

Accuracy and Scale

This one-day workshop covers the way light falls on natural forms and how to approach constructing and drawing a composition comprised of multiple natural objects.

Aspects explored include: the relationship between light and shadow, how to create a balanced composition, the use of space as a consideration, using grids and comparative relationships between specimens of varying sizes.

The day will start with a series of exercises building up to a final detailed drawing, complimented by feedback and discussion.

This workshop is part of a series and can be done individually or in combination with the other workshops, and is suitable for a range of abilities from beginners upwards.

This class costs £45 and is open to all.

  • Registration is essential to secure your place.
  • Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 9.45 and the workshops will begin at 10.00.
  • Basic materials, as well as teas and coffees, will be provided.
  • The workshops include an hour lunch break. Participants are encouraged to take their lunch outside the Society as there are no convenient facilities for eating - the Discovery Room itself is home to some of the Society's unique historical collections.

PSSST! Did you know the Discovery Workshop programme is non-for-profit, with any leftover income cycling back to subsidise places for those who are unable to pay? To apply for a subsidised or free place, please send an email to learning@linnean.org, noting which workshop/course you are interested in attending.

About the facilitator

Stephen Hall

Stephen Hall is a research graduate from The Royal College of Art, underpinning a 20-year studio practice delivering a range of various disciplines including graphic design, illustration, animation, interactive design to international and national clients. Complementing this has been an equally impressive educational career lecturing and teaching across various renowned UK colleges and universities. Drawing sits at the heart of his all his work.

See Stephen's artist profile here.