Last edited on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 3:22 PM by Juliet Franks
The Ruskin offers a selection of short courses outside of term for a small groups. Teaching is via masterclass, workshops, talks and group crits, with visits to local museums, private collections, meadows and gardens.
You will be able to book a place from Wednesday 1st February 2017 on the University's online store!
All of the courses are non-residential and are held in the studios of the school. The Ruskin provides core art materials for each programme and light refreshments during each course.
The Ruskin will continue to offer a series of unique and highly specialised courses on the study of Human Anatomy and 2017 will see the introduction of a new anatomy course.
Tutor and artist Sarah Simblet, who teaches our first year BFA students a one-year course in anatomy, and sculptor and medical artist Eleanor Crook together teach Art & Anatomy, (Course One and Course Two); Head and Neck (Portraiture) Anatomy; and Sculpting the Body: Anatomy, Life Modelling and Écorché.
The summer programme will also include courses in Drawing, such as Botanical Drawing, Drawing Trees, and the Drawing Book, subjects based on books by Sarah Simblet In addition, there will be two courses on an Introduction to Life Drawing that will be taught by Ruskin alumna and artist, Tara Benjamin-Morgan.
For 2017, the Ruskin will be offering a selection of new courses in Painting, to include Chinese ink painting and calligraphy, and painting and collage. These courses will be taught by artist and alumna, Clova Stuart-Hamilton and artist and tutor, Weimin He.
All the courses are based in the studios at 74 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG unless otherwise indicated.
Exploring the Exotic Still Life : Monday 24th July - Friday 28th July
An Introduction to Life Drawing : Monday 24th July - Wednesday 26th July (Course based at 128 Bullingdon Road, OX4 1QP)
Deconstructing the Cubist Still Life : Monday 31st July - Thursday 3rd August
Art & Anatomy, Course One: Monday 31st July - Sunday 6th August
Head & Neck (Portraiture) Anatomy : Tuesday 8th August - Saturday 12th August (Day one at 74 High Street and remaining 4 days at 128 Bullingdon Road, OX4 1QP)
The New Sylva, Drawing Trees with Sarah Simblet: Friday 11th August - Tuesday 15th August
Sculpting the Body : Anatomy, Life Modelling and Écorché : Friday 18th August - Tuesday 22nd August (Day one at 74 High Street and remaining 4 days at 128 Bullingdon Road, OX4 1QP)
Botanical Drawing : Monday 21st August - Sunday 27th August
An Introduction to Life Drawing, Course Two: Monday 28th August - Wednesday 30th August (At 74 High Street, OX1 4BG)
The Drawing Book : Saturday 2nd September - Friday 8th September
Art & Anatomy, Course Two: Saturday 16th September - Friday 22nd September
All bookings for Ruskin courses are made on the University's online store.
Please note, the Ruskin cannot reserve a place for you in advance or receive cash or part payment/deposits for a course. All payments should be made in full at the time of booking via the University's online store.
If you are eligible for one of the discounted rates, please remember to bring some ID with you for the first day of the course.
Once you have placed a booking on the online store, you will receive an email and so will the Ruskin, that confirms your place. Two weeks before the start of your programme, you will then receive full details about the course including a daily schedule.
Please contact the School for more enquiries: email@example.com
Please note the Ruskin's cancellation policies for the summer short courses and term time life drawing classes, as below. These policies are in contrast to the terms and conditions listed on the online store.
Summer short courses: Any booking that is cancelled more than one month before the start date of a course will receive a full refund. Cancellations received within one month of the start of a course will not be refunded.
Term time life drawing course: Cancellation at least a week before the start date will entitle a full refund. Cancellation less than a week in advance and up to the day of the first session will ensure a 50% refund. Any cancellation subsequent to the first class will not be refunded.
The Ruskin reserves the right to cancel a course up to one month before the start date of a course, beyond that point, a course will be guaranteed. If a course is cancelled by the school, participants will be refunded in full.
All of the courses that we offer are open to participants who are aged 16 and over. Each course begins at 10am and concludes at 5pm, with the studios open for access from 9.15 am and during the lunch break. On occasions when a programme involves off site working, participants will not be able to remain in the studios alone, the studios are closed during those sessions. Two weeks before the start of each programme, a full timetable, with daily schedules, is distributed to all participants.
The Ruskin courses are non-residential. The School can recommend University Rooms to arrange accommodation in one of the colleges, many course participants have stayed in colleges around the city over the years and have enjoyed the experience! Alternatively, the Tourist Information Centre has a comprehensive selection of accommodation suggestions, including hostels and hotels in the centre of Oxford and B&Bs in the surrounding villages.
There is no parking available at the Ruskin, and limited local parking, street parking in the city is largely for 2 hours only. Please refer to the Oxford City Council website for information on car parks and the city's Park and Ride service that can each provide longer parking options.
During each course, the Ruskin provides refreshments of tea, coffee, juices etc. Coffee breaks and lunch breaks are built into each day and participants are welcome to remain in the studio during these times, or take breaks as and when they need them as well. In addition, there is a bountiful supply of cafés and restaurants near to the school.
Travel directions to the Ruskin are also available on our website.
If you are an alumni of Oxford University and need to arrange for an alumni card, or replace a lost card, please click here
There is limited disabled access at 74 High Street - please contact the office for more information: 01865 276940
For any further queries about any of the Ruskin’s short courses, please contact Juliet Franks via the email address : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ruskin School offers three eight week life drawing courses during the academic year. Classes take place on a Saturday morning for members of the general public, with two evening classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays for University staff, students and alumni.
Each course is taught by different tutors and is held in the Drawing Studio at 74 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG. More information can be found here