‘To watch Jonathan drawing in front of you is the best way to learn the Old Masters techniques – Watching a Verrocchio emerging from the hand of Jonathan is a joy to watch and the best way to learn. Jonathon is an inspirational teacher and shares his passion of the Old Masters paintings and drawing techniques but in such a wonderful and practical way that you learn and see how you can apply this to your own work. Jonathan inspires one to look, learn and apply the many drawing methods used by the great Old Masters.  The courses are not just about drawing but about art history taking us right up to todays contemporary artists.”

Judy Boyt  MA FRSS

The Courses impart technical and practical knowledge about the Old Masters’ methods of drawing. There is a close analysis of both textual, theoretical evidence from the Renaissance combined with an expansive overview of the visual evidence to provide an immediate sense of living contact with the masters of the Renaissance and their process and approach to drawing.

The courses are recorded and you can stream them via a Zoom Link for a full week after the live class. The recording will give you access to everything covered in the live class but when you attend live you can ask questions to me directly which is the main advantage of live participation online.
The sessions start with an introductory talk where I present ideas and techniques before demonstrating how to go about applying the process discussed. The demonstrations are live and you have a birds’ eye view of my drawing board and the reference side by side. The demonstration is there to guide you visually as I narrate the process live and in close technical detail. You are thus indeed encouraged to draw along and this is the purpose of this class structure. The process and technique of all drawings is rooted in historical drawing methods used in the 15th and 16th centuries.
I set homework in most of the classes and am very relaxed about deadlines. The more you do and the more variations of the out of class assignments you attempt the more improvement you will see in your drawing.