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Rembrandt Masterclasses at the National Gallery

Rembrandt Masterclasses

Event preview

THE WORLD of comics and classic art collide as SelfMadeHero teams up with the National Gallery in London to offer two unique drawing masterclasses in December (5 and 6) with leading Dutch graphic novelist, Typex.

This coincides with the Rembrandt: The Late Works exhibition, which is on display at the Gallery until January 18, 2015.

Typex is the writer and illustrator of Rembrandt, the acclaimed graphic novel biography of the artist, which was specially commissioned for the reopening of the Rijksmuseum. He will lead two practical workshops alongside artist and lecturer Aliki Braine. Aimed at 18-25 year olds, the sessions will looked to introduce a new audience to the work of the Dutch master.

Aliki Braine will provide an introduction to Rembrandt’s career and working methods before Typex leads participants in a drawing class on Friday, December 5 in the Gallery itself. The focal point is the portrait of Hedrickje Stoffels, Rembrandt’s mistress, who features as one of the main characters in Typex’s graphic novel. During the tutorial, he will also talk about his career.

On Saturday, December 6, Typex will lead a more experimental, free-flowing class at the Pigott Education Centre Entrance. Alongside practical demonstrations, he will help participants create storyboards using Rembrandt’s paintings and drawings for inspiration – an invaluable opportunity in graphic novel storytelling for budding writers and illustrators.

Admission is free. Spaces are limited to 30 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Paper and drawing materials are provided.

Full details:

Friday, December 5: National Gallery from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/calendar/talk-and-draw-5-december-2014-18-30.

Saturday, December 6: Drawing Studio, National Gallery from 10.30am – 12.30pm. www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/calendar/talk-and-draw-6-december-2014-10-30.