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Spring Season Highlights

What will inspire you this Spring?

We’ve picked out some of our highlights from this season’s selection of courses, talks and workshops.

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Drink and Draw

Every second Thursday of the month

Join us every second Thursday of the month to flex your creative muscles with a different artistic activity every time, have a drink and meet new friends.

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Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

Saturday 28 March 2020

This full day taster workshop will give you a chance to try your hand at both pointed nib and brush lettering, so that you can explore the various effects that can be achieved with each and see which you enjoy the most.

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Owl Life Drawing

Thursday 28 May 2020

Artist Claire Murthy will guide you in drawing our feathered friends in a workshop inspired by Gilbert White’s beautiful illustrations of birds on display in the Print Room.

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Book binding equipment including white thread, rulers, tools and a finished bound book.

Bookbinding Course

Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 May 2020

Spend your weekend crafting a series of small handmade books, learning and experimenting with a range of different materials and techniques.

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The Art of Typography

Thursday 11 June 2020

Using Barnett Freedman’s decorative lettering as a starting point, renowned graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge illustrates the history and power of beautifully designed typography and lettering.

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Art and Mindfulness Day Retreat

Saturday 6 June 2020

A day for exploring different aspects of mindfulness practice, using art engagement to look into mindfulness of body, emotions and thought.

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Celia Paul in Conversation with Simon Martin

Thursday 21 May 2020

Painter Celia Paul explores what it has meant to establish herself as a female artist in her own right and step out from the shadow of being Lucien Freud’s muse.

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Spring School 2020

Tuesday 21 – Friday 24 April 2020

Four days of stimulating and creative studio time, drawing inspiration from our rarely seen archive, collections and spring exhibitions.

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Painting by Graham Sutherland depicting ruined buildings with a slight abstract appearance in sombre greens, greys and black.

Witnesses to War [Art History Course)

From Wednesday 13 May 2020

War art encompasses far more than battle scenes. This short course focuses on the British war art scheme and the role of the War Artists’ Advisory Committee from 1939-45 in selecting some of the leading artists of day to record the war in all its aspects for posterity.

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For more events, browse our What’s On.