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Art at the palace

10 October 2019

Some of Westminster City’s talented artists have been learning more about Leonardo da Vinci’s art on a visit to Buckingham Palace.

Last week, 15 of our Year 9 and 10 art pupils participated in a model drawing workshop, based on da Vinci’s inspirational work, at the Queen’s Gallery. 

Ms Elaine Chance, Head of Art at Westminster City, explains: “Our pupils were encouraged to experiment using pencil, chalk and charcoal in new and different ways to capture the human form. Pupils described the workshop as very enjoyable and said it really helped them learn more about scale and proportion.”

The workshop was followed by a tour of the Queen’s Gallery’s new exhibition: Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing. Marking the 500th anniversary of the death of da Vinci, this exhibition brings together over 200 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings from the Royal Collection, forming the largest exhibition of his work in over 65 years.

The Queen's Gallery is a public art gallery at Buckingham Palace which exhibits works of art from the Royal Collection on a rotating basis. About 450 works are on display at any one time.

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