New Perspectives: Photography and Sketching (Option for ages 13-15)
In this Photography and Sketching course you’ll practice your artistic skills in a number of practical sessions. You’ll learn about different aspects of scenic art, sketching, composition and photography in the beautiful setting of Oxford University and its exquisite architecture. You are introduced to the theoretical concepts surrounding different artistic schools, which can then be applied in your own work.
This course is all about encouraging you to find and turn on your creativity. You’ll work both individually and in small groups developing skills in sketching, drawing and composition. You are encouraged to see your surroundings with a photographer’s eye, and to take photos which you can later use as a backdrop to their sketches. On-site sketching visits range from the Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum, housing art and artefacts from all over the world, to its picturesque Botanical Gardens. The course is primarily about your individual ways of seeing and capturing creative images.
There are few places in the world better suited to a sketching and photography workshop than the city of Oxford. Admired by artists, writers and poets throughout history, Oxford’s stunning architecture with its famous ‘dreaming spires’ is sure to inspire you to produce your best possible work. Oxford contains examples of every significant architectural period in British history from the Saxons onwards, so whether you are interested in medieval towers, Gothic spires or the sharp lines of Functionalism, Oxford’s architecture will offer something to catch your eye. Alternatively, it may be the abundant parkland, such as Christ Church meadow, or the rivers that flow through Oxford that draw your attention as an artist or photographer.