About Draw at home
Traditional training; modern methods
Draw at Home provides online drawing courses which allow students to learn flexibly around their other commitments, using easy to use technology students learn traditional drawing techniques from the comfort of their own home. Our courses can be studied full time, part time or as one-off lessons, and are broken down into manageable assignments for beginners all the way through to advance students. Following an introductory call students are provided with their assignment and access to an extensive online database of course resources and reference images to aid their learning. We use the Google Classrooms learning system which is easily navigable and enables
students to access the course information at their leisure, it also enables clear communication between the student and tutor throughout coursework assignments. We have taught a very wide demographic of students spanning primary-age children to retirees of all abilities, using this extensive experience we have developed accessible and comprehensive drawing courses to suit all ages, skill sets and individual goals.
Founder Christopher A E Gray, is a classically trained artist who has spent over a decade honing his craft in the traditional techniques, whilst tutoring at London Fine Art Studios and at 100 year old Central London institution City Literary Institute.
Christopher A Engleheart Gray
Having completed a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Falmouth Arts University Chris felt that the arts training given in the major universities lacked comprehensive and thorough teaching in the fundamentals of the visual language. With this desire to learn more about the traditional approaches to drawing Chris devoted the next 10 years to honing his traditional drawing and painting skills, focusing on portraiture, figure, landscape and classical still life across the traditional mediums of oil, watercolour, pastel and intaglio printmaking.
He received the prestigious De Lazlo Foundation Scholarship which enabled him to study at London Fine Art Studios (one of only two studios in London teaching the traditional craft of drawing and painting within the atelier setting) where he then after only 3 years became a senior teacher and has continued to teach.
During his career so far Chris has won multiple awards including the Lynn-Painter Stainer Award. Federation of British Artists “One to watch award”, Young artist award and the John Purcell award at the Pastel Society; exhibited in various gallery and exhibition spaces (London, Edinburgh and Falmouth); assisted artists Arabella Dorman and worked with the Julian Barrows Estate, worked as an Art Consultant on film projects with Pinewood Studios; competed in the television programme ‘Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year’ aswell as featuring in the Sky Arts Little book of portraits; and lead collaboration projects between the London Fine Art Studios and Kings College London, The National Portrait Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery (running workshops and tours for the recent ‘Rembrandt’s Light Exhibition’), and The American School in London.
For more of Chris’s work please visit www.caegray.com