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!


July 2015

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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