Tate Modern Course

Picasso in Print

Pablo Picasso, ‘Nude Woman in a Red Armchair’ 1932
Pablo Picasso, Nude Woman in a Red Armchair 1932. Tate. © Succession Picasso/DACS 2018

This four week, practical course uses a variety of print and drawing techniques to explore the artist’s creative processes at a pivotal time in his long career

​1932 was an extraordinary year for Picasso, a time of invention and reflection, a year that cemented his celebrity status as the most influential artist of the early 20th century. Drawing on this ‘year of wonders’, this four week, practical course led by artist, Sheila Wallis, uses a variety of print and drawing techniques to explore the artist’s creative processes at a pivotal time in his long career.

Session One

Drawing languages were central to Picasso’s practice. Using found imagery as a point of departure, you will be supported in making a series of drawings exploring line and form. Involves visiting The EY exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy and a brief illustrated introduction to Sheila’s painting practice.

Session Two

You will have the opportunity to engage with monotype printing, creating unique prints with this most painterly of printmaking techniques.

Session Three

Discover, as Picasso did, the age-old intaglio technique of drypoint and produce a print that explores the creative use of line.

Session Four

Further visit the Picasso exhibition, studio time to continue with your own work and contribute to a group discussion that considers the achievements of what you have produced during the course.

Tate Modern

Clore Studio

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Dates

28 May – 18 June 2018 at 18.45–20.45

Pricing

£150

Your booking will be for the first session but your ticket is valid for the whole course

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