John Ruskin assembled 1470 diverse works of art for use in the Drawing School he founded at Oxford in 1871. They included drawings by himself and other artists, prints and photographs. These were arranged in series and placed in special cabinets.
Use the website to browse through the cabinets. Click on an image to read Ruskin’s comments and instructions and to find out more about each object.
Visit the Learning section for ideas for using the website and collection, including a video-based drawing course delivered by Stephen Farthing R.A. where he presents eight practical drawing classes using John Ruskin’s teaching collections to explain the basic principles of drawing.
- Tip of the pencil
- The edge of the pencil
- Toned paper
- Drawing with a brush
- Measured drawing
- With colour
- Field notes
Instructor: Stephen Farthing R.A.