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Introduction to Silverpoint Drawing


One Day Course
Saturday 8 June 2024 / 10.00am – 4.00pm

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A One Day Course – Introduction to Silverpoint Drawing

Learn how to make silverpoint drawings like the old masters.

Silverpoint emerged in the late Gothic/early Renaissance era and was used by master draftsmen such as Jan van Eyck, Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer and Raphael, continuing with Rembrandt into the 17th Century.

By the end of this course you will be able to create delicate, lasting drawings, characterised by this traditional fine line drawing technique.

You will learn how to prepare paper to make it suitable for the drawing. And through a series of drawing exercises, you will build your confidence drawing with a silver stylus.


All Levels. Beginners welcome.

Saturday 8 June 2024 / 10.00am – 4.00pm

Tutor: Gabriel Chaim
Course #: SA49

Please note: The traditional methods taught on this course use animal products.

Materials List

Please bring these materials with you:

  • A silverpoint stylus – essential.
  • Notebooks or any other device they prefer to take notes with.


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