How to draw: Hands

Saturday 23 June, 11am–4pm

Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 1

John Close

£40/£38 conc./£36 Members and Patrons

Learn how to draw this notoriously difficult subject under the guidance of an art tutor

For centuries artists have found hands challenging to draw. This workshop gives you the opportunity to try for yourself and learn tips, while considering how artists have used hands to tell stories and convey emotions.

Artist John Close will help you create your own drawings, based on a mixture of direct observation, personal interpretation, and invention.

The day includes close-looking at paintings and opportunities to draw in a closed-off room in the Gallery.

Beginners are welcome and all materials are provided.

Tutor's biography

John Close is a figurative artist who has exhibited in the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2015) and has taught life drawing classes for institutions such as the Hampstead School of Art, Mary Ward Centre, Cubitt Education, and Central St Martins. He has also led special workshops for the Royal Academy, Zabludowicz Collection, The Science Museum, and Goldsmith College.

Image above: Detail from Jan van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait, 1434