Ruskin Summer Programme 2020
The Ruskin School of Art is launching its Summer Programme 2020 with a core schedule of courses with Sarah Simblet and Eleanor Crook. The Summer Programme will be augmented with further short courses led by other Ruskin tutors and alumni, which will be added early in 2020. Booking is now open and 'Early Bird' discounts are available until Saturday 29 February 2020.
Set in the Ruskin’s studios, with small class sizes and expert tutors who are all practising professionals, our summer short courses will give you experience of a real art school, and a taste of Oxford, the University, its museums and collections, and surrounding gardens, parks, meadows and the river Thames.
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All our courses are suitable for both beginners and more experienced artists.
Summer Programme - schedule of courses
- Saturday 18 – Friday 24 July (7 days)
- Art & Anatomy (1) - with Sarah Simblet and Eleanor Crook
- The Ruskin’s popular Art and Anatomy course is an immersive programme dedicated to understanding, appreciating and making art from human anatomy, taught through drawing, sculpting, practical demonstrations and richly illustrated lectures and talks.
- Monday 27 – Friday 31 July (5 days)
- Anatomy & Expression: sculpting the head – with Eleanor Crook
- Eleanor Crook leads participants in a deeper exploration of the head as a 3-D form, an anatomical structure, the seat of personality and the subject of expressive creativity. Sessions include drawing the head from life, sculpting facial musculature, and use of found materials.
- Saturday 8 – Fri 14 August (7 days)
- Form & Flora: contemporary botanical drawing - with Sarah Simblet
- Sarah Simblet takes the fascinating and diverse world of plants as rich inspiration for learning techniques for experimental and traditional drawing. Participants work in the Ruskin’s studios and the nearby University of Oxford Botanical Gardens, and the banks and meadows of the river Thames.
- Monday 24 – Sunday 30 August (7 days)
- Drawing Lab: experiments on paper - with Sarah Simblet
- An inspirational course in experimental drawing, taught by Sarah Simblet. Participants enjoy studio sessions on materials and techniques, visits to museums and meadows, and talks on the history, contemporary practice and diverse role of drawing in our lives.
- Monday 31 August - Friday 4 September (5 days)
- Self-Assemblage: sculpting a personal history - with Eleanor Crook
- Eleanor Crook explores the construction of identity, inspired by the collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum. Participants will excavate the artist/maker/self as a layered history of memories, ideas, and collected objects, and using assemblage, create their own cabinet of the self.
- Monday 7 – Sunday 13 September (7 days)
- Art & Anatomy (2) – with Sarah Simblet and Eleanor Crook
- A repeat of the Ruskin's popular Art and Anatomy course is an immersive programme dedicated to understanding, appreciating and making art from human anatomy, taught through drawing, sculpting, practical demonstrations and richly illustrated lectures and talks.
Fees and Booking
Early Bird Offer: Bookings made before 23.00GMT on 29 February 2020 receive a discount - don't miss out.
- 7-day courses
- Early Bird Standard Fee: £1,015.00 (until 29 Feb 2020)
- Standard Fee: £1,075.00
- 5-day courses
- Early Bird Standard Fee: £780.00 (until 29 Feb 2020)
- Full Standard Fee: £820.00
- Students and customers over 65 receive a 5% discount on the standard fee
- Members of the Univesity of Oxford (staff, students, alumni) receive a 10% discount on the standard fee
- Returning customers who have previously attended a short course in the Ruskin Summer Programme receive a further discount.
- If you apply for a discounted place, you will be asked to provide your staff/alumni/student card or proof of status on the first day of the course.
- If you apply as a returning customer, you will need to provide details about which course you took in which year.
- Does include: all tuition, visits, and materials; light refreshments are provided during the teaching day
- Doesn't include: meals, accommodation.
- These courses are non-residential – participants must arrange their own travel and accommodation. To enjoy the full Oxford University experience, we recommend booking accommodation in nearby colleges through University Rooms (guests must be 21 or over, or accompanied by someone over 21).
All these courses can be booked at the Oxford Universtiy Online Store: https://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/short-courses/the-ruskin-school-of-art/ruskin-short-courses
- Please note the Ruskin's cancellation policy for the summer short courses. These policies are in contrast to the terms and conditions listed on the online store and take precedence over that policy.
- The fees include a non-refundable deposit of 15% of the FULL FEE.
- Customers who cancel more 2 months before the start of a course will receive a refund of any fee(s) paid minus the deposit.
- Customers who cancel less than 2 months but more than 1 month before the start of a course will receive a refund of 50% of the fee(s) paid.
- Cancellations received within one month of the start of a course will not be eligible for any refund.
- Where a customer wishes to cancel a place on one course and transfer to another, this refund policy will normally apply.
- The Ruskin strongly recommends that customers take out travel insurance against loss of the course fee in case they need to cancel at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
- 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, customers will be refunded in full.