Join The Courtauld for an evening of culture after dark at our latest ‘After Hours’ event!
To celebrate our latest exhibition of new and recent works by Peter Doig – including paintings and works on paper created since the artist’s move from Trinidad to London in 2021 – this After Hours event will grant attendees the opportunity to make, hear and learn about the artists practice.
This After Hours event will transform the third floor of the gallery into an immersive drawing class inspired by colour and abundance in Doig’s pictorial landscapes. Take the time to make pieces of your own art with guidance from artists, experts and Doig’s own works. This event is open and accessible to all. All materials will be provided on arrival.
Please note that valid identification will be required for staff, student, volunteer, friend and partner tickets.
Our After Hours series is produced as part of the Open Courtauld strand hosted by The Research Forum. This strand is all about sharing advanced research in art history, curating, and conservation, and is part of our Courtauld Connects project. After Hours will broach contemporary issues in society through participatory activities that encourage new perspectives and thinking, focused on The Courtauld collection.
Meet the artists and experts!
This drop-in life drawing workshop will focus on drawing the clothed figure through Peter Doig’s lens of his varied lived-in landscapes. Looking at Doig’s strong use of colour we will be using specific materials and paper for mark making. Aiming to replicate the fluidity of his brush marks through process and to give a sense of identity within a space. The workshop will take place in the Great Room surrounding his new work as well as old masters.
Marco and Sophie are both recent graduates of the Royal Drawing School. Furthermore they have both been selected to go on a residency together at Dumfries House in May 2023.
Sophie Nicole Dodds studied Bespoke Tailoring at the London College of Fashion and has worked for designers Wales Bonner, John Skelton and Roberts Wood as a textile hand-worker and currently as a costume maker for Academy Costumes. In 2020 she completed her MA Design: Expanded Practice at Goldsmiths, where her making focused on expanded fashion practices. She became drawn to everyday moments of wear and the importance of the ‘archive’ became central to her work. Focusing primarily on printmaking, drawing and cloth her work looks at lived-in moments and unworn loss. In 2021 she designed and created two displays at The Courtauld Gallery for a project called Illuminating Objects, using items from their collection.
Marco Robert Allegretti graduated from The Slade School Of Fine Art, UCL. His work revolves predominantly around painting. Creating enigmatic images that use light and colour as a primary source of inspiration. Memory plays an important role in the work, its interpretation are vital to the marks and movements which appear. The surface and irregularities in the drawings, paintings & prints form the most important factors within his compositions. Subtle intricacies lead to an obsessive attention, and marks of images that lay beneath can be traced often reappearing helping form the final image.