Landscape, Composition and Depth @ The Courtauld Gallery

Working from the landscape paintings in the Courtauld Gallery, this course will demystify and the explain the processes and techniques involved in creating depth in the rendering of mainly naturalistic landscapes paintings and drawings.

Through explanation and demonstrations and  your own attempts you will  come to understand the power of techniques such as overlapping forms, layering, using diminishing sizes and converging and leading lines in the  composition of great landscapes.

Landscape, composition & depth: The Courtauld Gallery is a full colour course and you will have full explanations and demonstrations in how to use a range of good quality materials such as pastel pencils, water soluble coloured pencils, water brushes and intense water soluble pastels.

The day will start at 10.15 inside the Courtauld Gallery and finish at 5.15. There is a break for lunch from 1.15 to 2.15.

All materials and stools  are provided except Sketchbooks. Please bring your own A3 Sketchbook for use during the day.

To see dates and book a place please click here.

Please note that The Courtauld Gallery charges an entry fee of £7 that you will need to pay on the day. This charge is not included in the price of our course. This is the only gallery we work in that charges an entry fee.

Participant work from landscape, Composition & Depth: The Courtauld Gallery


Landscape, Composition & Depth: The Courtauld Gallery. Example of work produced.


Landscape, Composition & Depth: The Courtauld Gallery. Student work.


An example from Landscape, Composition & Depth: The Courtauld Gallery