Our adult art workshop programme continue to offer a variety of inspiring and creative courses, including lino cutting, topographical drawing and charcoal. The workshops have become known for their excellent teaching and small class sizes, allowing for more focused instruction.
Come and enjoy this unique museum and collection with the eyes of an artist!
All workshops start at 10.15am with coffee and registration from 10:00am. Please note the Museum does not open until 10:00am
The Museum provides materials for all workshops held in the Art Room. For workshops held in other locations, we ask participants to provide their own materials
The workshop fee includes light refreshments and lunch during the day unless otherwise stated. Lunch is not provided on Saturday workshops or on workshops held in other locations
Unless stated otherwise, workshops are suitable for all abilities, from complete beginners to experienced artists
The workshop will end with a brief review session between 3.30 and 4:00pm
Further details of workshops will be sent out to participants after booking
Bookings for the Art Workshops can be made online (please see below).
Taking place at the London Southbank, this workshop presents an opportunity to develop architectural drawing skills and techniques while capturing the rapid change of the London skyline. We will draw to explore traces of the past, the juxtaposition of new and old and consider if recent developments point towards a particular future architecture for the city.
This workshop will start at Sir John Soane’s Museum in order for participants to see drawings of building sites from Soane’s own office that are rarely on display to the public. The group will then move to a live building site (location TBC pending permissions) to record through drawing the details and activity of a modern-day building site – a true work in progress.
Moving from short sketches to extended studies of architectural elements, this workshop will develop your observation and drawing skills while exploring how drawing from classical forms continues to be useful for contemporary practice. The workshop will include a visit to the exhibition, Drawn from the Antique: Artists and the Classical Ideal.
Inspired by the current exhibition, this practical workshop will help you develop monoprinting techniques. After visiting the exhibition you will spend the day creating a series of classically-themed monoprints.
Taking inspiration from the Museum’s exhibition, Drawn from the Antique, this week-long workshop will focus on the artistic education of artists and the importance of the antique as a model. The week includes opportunity to draw in the Museum when it is closed to the public, a visit to the Research Library to view items from the Soane collection not normally shown to the public and a day in the Royal Academy’s Life Drawing Room. The Soane Summer School is a popular and well established week of intensive creative study which aims to help participants develop their skills, knowledge and confidence.
Spend a day at the fantastic RA Life Drawing Room and improve your drawing skills working with a life model. The day will focus on aspects of the current exhibition at the Soane Museum, Drawn from the Antique.
Using a dry papier mâché technique and building onto a wire frame, we will make 3-dimensional figures based on antique statues. These 3D studies will be based on close scrutiny of the antique sculptures in the Museum.
Life Drawing in the Museum: The Classical Ideal and the Nude
Friday 18 September | 6:00-9:00pm | £45 |
Lucy Brennan and Marianne Holm Hansen
Join artists Lucy Brennan and Marianne Holm Hansen at the Soane Museum for a unique experience – for the first time, life drawing will be taking place in the Museum’s historic rooms. Participants will have the opportunity to work on short, fleeting views of a semi-draped figure promenading around the back of the Museum and on longer views of a posed nude in the mirrored Library-Dining Room. This exceptional evening will end with a review of the work over a glass of wine in the Museum’s Art Room.
Materials provided (only pencil is permitted in the Museum)