Silverpoint Drawing workshop Dr David Cranswick

Silverpoint Drawing workshop Dr David Cranswick


Silverpoint, along with copper point and gold point, was the main tool for drawing from the 14th century onwards until the development of graphite in the early 19th century. Drawing with metal point is a very different technique to drawing with graphite pencil, it gives the work a luminosity and refinement of line that is unique to this medium.
Students will be taught how to prepare traditional silverpoint grounds and will be guided through the stages of silverpoint, copper point and gold point drawing. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover this extraordinary technique. Students are welcome from all levels of experience, no previous drawing experience is required.

Dr David Cranswick trained at the Royal Academy, London, and has a PhD in traditional painting materials and techniques.

David teaches at The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts as well as universities in Azerbaijan and China;
he is artist in residence at Cowdray House.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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Daniel Docherty at SacredArtofGeometry
SAOG Studios
Emerson College
Forest Row, (1 hour from London)
East Sussex
RH18 5JX

Suitable for

  • Adults
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