Are you interested in improving your drawing skills? Why not subscribe to this short drawing course ‘Elements of Drawing’ delivered by painter and former Master of the Ruskin School, Stephen Farthing RA.
In June 2011 the Ashmolean Museum and the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, launched “The Elements of Drawing” a major new online resource of John Ruskin’s Teaching Collection.
John Ruskin (1819 – 1900), a key figure in the development of modern art, put together an extensive teaching collection of drawings, manuscripts and photographs to provide a resource for ordinary men and women, who “might see greater beauties than they had hitherto seen in nature and in art, and there by gain more pleasure in life”.
Now, with superb, user-friendly design and high quality digital
photography, over 1,470 works, including Ruskin’s own drawings and
those by other artists such as JMW Turner, are available to see online
in an invaluable new archive for scholars, artists and the general
Download The Elements of Drawing from iTunes – Video Tutorials hosted on Oxford on iTunesU
Web exhibition and education resources:
The Elements of Drawing video series on the web: