About this course

Please note that this drawing day is only bookable by West Dean Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students (FDAD). The focus of Drawing Day is to explore drawing in its broadest sense and to develop confidence in self-directed study. Chris Gilvan-Cartwright will introduce the subject and provide support and guidance throughout the day. To book your place click the BOOK NOW button.

If you wish to book a tutorial, this will be on the same day with Rachel Johnston and must be booked together with your drawing day by telephone.


Chris Gilvan-Cartwright

Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, aka The Baron Gilvan, is a painter, performer and animator.
Graduating from Central St Martins he won the Royal Overseas League bursary to paint in India and Nepal. He designed the BBC Proms logos for two seasons, has exhibited extensively and performed at the Jerwood Gallery Hastings. Chris also trained at Kracow Academy of Fine Arts, Poland, and University of Brighton. He has taught over 20 years from Foundation to Degree level. Chris is a member of Central Illustration Agency and has illustrated 20 children's books, including 'Becoming Me', Frances Lincoln Publishing.

Rachel Johnston

Rachel studied painting before completing an MA in Fine Art Tapestry at the Royal College of Art. She has explored visual practice with communities around the UK to produce commissioned and public art and was a senior lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Chichester with a specialism in textiles and socially engaged art projects. She has exhibited widely including in the Cordis Prize for Tapestry exhibitions. 


Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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