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Prince’s Drawing School becomes The Royal Drawing School

The Royal Drawing School has been established in London it was announced on Tuesday by The Prince of Wales.

This is the first fine arts organisation since 1956 to be granted a title by Her Majesty.

The Royal Drawing School was formerly known as the Prince’s Drawing School. Charles and artist Catherine Goodman founded the school in 2000. It is located in Shoreditch, Hackney among design studies and galleries, and a perfect location for the budding artist.

Charles who visited on Tuesday announced that the school would still be “open to all, regardless of background.”

The school now displays a new logo featuring Charles’ crest of feathers.

“It is my firm belief that drawing is one of the most direct ways of engaging with the world and, like music and dance, needs to be taught and practised throughout an artist’s life,” noted Charles, who himself is a keen painter and lover of art.

“I’m more and more persuaded of the need for a drawing school as a permanent part of the UK’s educational resources,” Catherine Goodman, artistic director of the school and co-founder commented.

Classes are taught by teachers and artists from The Royal Academy, The Royal College of Art and The Slade.

Since 2000, more than 3,000 students have attended courses and the Postgraduate Programme has over 130 alumni.

Not only for adults and postgraduate students, The Princes’ Drawing School offers a programme for young people aged 10-14 in their Young Artists Programme.

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