Adult Art Workshops

Spring 2015 season

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!


June 2015

Space and Light in Watercolour

Friday 5 June | £55 |

Lucy Brennan

Interpret Gandy’s watercolours to create your own space and light interior based on the Museum. This workshop includes a visit to the Research Library to see some original watercolours.

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Work in Progress: The London Skyline

Thursday 11 June | £50 |

Marianne Holm Hansen

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.

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Work in Progress: Building Sites

Friday 19 June | £50 |

Benedict O’Looney

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.

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July 2015

Classical Ideals: Line, Light, form

Friday 3 July | £55 |

Marianne Holm Hansen

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.

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Drawing Studies from Casts at the V&A

Thursday 16 July | £55 |

Lucy Brennan

Improve your drawing skills with a study day at the V&A cast collection working in a range of dry media and focusing on aspects of the current exhibition at the Soane Museum, Drawn from the Antique.

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Monoprinting after the antique

Friday 24 July | £55 |

Lucy Brennan

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.

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Soane Summer School: The Academic Tradition

Monday 27 July - Friday 31 July | £270 |

James Willis

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.

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Life Drawing at the RA

Tuesday 28 July | £65 |

Lucy Brennan

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.

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August 2015

Modelling the Antique: 3D workshop

Friday 14 August | £55 |

Jessica Palmer

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.

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Soane Museum Study in Oils from Lincoln’s Inn Fields

Thursday 27 August 2015 | £55 |

Lucy Brennan

Spend the day in Lincoln’s Inn Fields creating an oil study of the Museum’s exterior with foliage en plein air.

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September 2015

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)

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