The first class I've signed up for at the Art Academy London was Developing Drawing with Francesca Corra. I loved the promise to "develop new skills of mark making and self-expression, using a range of starting points such as the life model, still life, and natural forms." It sounded like exactly the thing my drawing needed.
In the first class we were introduced to a small room of treasures next to the studio, and asked to arrange a still life composition to draw. I've partnered up with a lady who was also drawn to the shape of the egg carton. All three three items were painted-over, so there were no reflections or metal or glass to draw me into details.
I like the composition but I can't help but notice this was my first time since getting back to drawing that I was faced with an A1 paper. Daunting as it is, I've covered a good portion of it, especially given I was working in graphite. But if I compare it to how I use A1 paper now, 2 months later, I am happy to see a lot more freedom and area of movement.