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Journeys Through the City: Drawing Urban Space Course

20 February - 27 March
Organized by: The City Centre
Venue: , The City Centre
80 Basinghall Street

This six-week course, led by artist Alexandra Blum, will focus on drawing movement through time and space within the City. You’ll begin by dipping into visual examples, including the shifting viewpoints and architectural constructions within Early Netherlandish painting, and their influence on Alex’s own urban drawing practice. Then, using these discoveries as a starting point, you’ll draw from the fascinating city model, focussing on the network of spatial relationships it makes visible from both aerial and street level viewpoints. Next, you’ll venture outside putting ideas learnt so far into practice whilst drawing within the labyrinthine spaces of the Eastern Cluster and neighbouring City spaces.


The City of London boasts an incredibly diverse range of architecture, from state-of-the-art skyscrapers to Roman ruins and a total of 600 listed buildings and structures. Within this rapidly evolving urban environment, you’ll investigate the City by making drawings using: compressed space, peripheral vision, actual and implied movement and layering of space and time within an image.


We are also very excited to include one session that will involve drawing from height, with participants gaining exclusive access to a tall building in the City of London.


Suitable for all levels of experience.