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Charcoal Workshop with Royal Society of Sculptors - Highlights

Yodomo instructor and charcoal artist Richard Rochester led a workshop for the Royal Society of Sculptors’ Third Thursday event for the month of July. 

Royal Society of Sculptors Charcoal Workshop

On the third Thursday of every month, the Royal Society of Sculptors holds an evening of learning and creativity. Last month, on July 18th, Yodomo instructor and charcoal artist Richard Rochester led a workshop that taught participants how to draw with confidence using charcoal. 

Richard explained the vast history of charcoal, the versatility of the medium, and the importance of creative pursuit in mental wellbeing. He demonstrated a variety of techniques for using charcoal, explaining the different types to use, and attendees were able to try out the medium themselves. 

The workshop took place at the Royal Society of Sculptors’ Dora House, a beautiful listed building in Kensington. Participants left with their own charcoal masterpiece and the know-how to continue their creative journey using charcoal. 

About the Royal Society of Sculptors

The Royal Society of Sculptors is an artist-led organisation created over 100 years ago in support of the careers and development of sculptors. Today, the Society leads the conversation on sculpture and the arts in general by providing talks and workshops in its Kensington space.

About Richard Rochester

Richard Rochester is a charcoal artist with over 10 years of experience in using, teaching and innovating charcoal in the arts. He teaches at Cass Art Islington, Cass Art Bristol and art groups across South-West England. His forthcoming book on charcoal Charcoal. Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner will be published in 2020 by the Guild of Master Craftsmen Publishing. This workshop follows the success of Richard’s previous Yodomo-organised workshops at Clerkenwell Design Week. He'll also be hosting workshops as a part of Art in the Park in Leamington Spa on August 4th. 

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