Adult Art Workshops

August - December 2014 Programme

The art workshop programme continues to offer a wide variety of inspiring and creative courses, including the ever-popular drawing and watercolour classes. The workshops have become known for the 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!

 

October 2014

‘A Kind of Portrait’ - Soane at Pitzhanger Manor

Tuesday 2 October | £55 |

Lucy Brennan

Soane described his façade of Pitzhanger Manor as ‘a kind of portrait.’  In the run-up to the Soane Museum’s next exhibition, which focuses on portraiture, spend the day at Pitzhanger Manor before it closes for refurbishment in January 2015. This drawing day will focus on the façade and the language of architecture that makes Pitzhanger ‘a kind of portrait’.

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Topographical Drawing over Saint Paul’s

Wednesday 3 October | £55 |

Benedict O’Looney

Spend the day developing your topographical drawing techniques with architect and draughtsman Benedict O’Looney. Working at One New Change, you will capture the magnificent view of St Paul’s Cathedral and its surroundings.

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Lines of Inquiry

Friday 10 October | £55 |

Marianne Holm Hansen

Explore how drawing with line can help us to engage with Soane’s architectural styles and ideas. The focus for this day will be on using drawing as a tool for looking, recording and developing ideas, but we will also consider the use of line in architectural drawings to render form, light and shade.

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Architectural Paper Cutting

Thursday 16 October | £55 |

Jessica Palmer

This is a day-long study of architectural features, processes and the history of architecture. We begin the day with the Curator of Architectural Drawings, learning about how Soane worked, trained his apprentices and displayed his ideas. We then build a series of 3-dimensional architecturally-inspired objects deploying skills familiar to architects of cutting, measuring and attaching pieces of card to represent aspects of buildings.  

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Hogarth’s Characters in Oils

Friday 24 October | £55 |

Lucy Brennan

It is 250 years since Hogarth died and yet his faces and characters live on. See Hogarth’s work in the Museum’s current exhibition and the permanent collection then spend the day in the studio working from Hogarth’s characters in oils.

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November 2014

Lino Cut from the Museum

Thusday 6 November | £55 |

Lucy Brennan

Create a high contrast lino cut image of the Soane Museum inspired by the prints in the current Face to Face exhibition.

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Hogarth 3D Character Studies

Friday 7 November | £55 |

Jessica Palmer

Using a dry papier mâché technique and building onto a wire frame, we will make 3-dimensional figures based on characters from A Rake’s Progress. These 3D studies will be based on close scrutiny of the paintings, the individuals within them, their movement and mood.  

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Exploring Architecture through Portraits – after Piranesi

Thursday 13 November | £55 |

Lucy Brennan

Create a drawing after Piranesi in pen, ink and red chalk using the characters and imaginary portraits in Hogarth and Howson as a starting point. A practical drawing workshop exploring Piranesi, portraiture & architectural fantasy. The day includes a visit to the Museum’s current exhibition and time in the Research Library to see Piranesi’s drawings

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Charcoal Interior with Light

Thursday 2 November | £55 |

Lucy Brennan

Inspired by the mark-making of Kossoff, Rego and Howson in the current portrait exhibition, create a high contrast drawing to reflect Soane’s use of light in his interior spaces. Includes a drawing visit to the exhibition and Museum. (Please note earlier start)

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Building Sites and Architectural Details

Friday 21 November | £55 |

Benedict O’Looney

Soane encouraged his assistants to draw on building sites to improve their knowledge of the building process. A rare opportunity to draw on a building site, this course will give participants the chance to hone their skills in drawing architectural details by spending the day in the Old Waiting Room at Peckham Rye station, a conservation project currently being undertaken by Benedict O’Looney Architects.

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Architectural Viewpoints

Friday 28 November | £55 |

Marianne Holm Hansen

Use drawing to explore Soane’s architectural ideas and vision and learn how to render your own using one- or two-point perspective.

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December 2014

Modelling Architectural Fragments

Thursday 4 December | £55 |

Jessica Palmer

In this workshop, we use dry papier mâché techniques to model architectural fragments which we have observed and sketched from the Museum’s collection. Pliant paper is first molded into shape then embossed and layered with other paper to develop an understanding of the detail of the fragment.

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