This one-day practical workshop is in-person only and will take place in the Museum's Learning Studio and galleries

Booking is essential

With artist Kieran Stiles

At the centre of many art forms is drawing and mark-making, where creative ideas spring into life.

On the workshop you'll learn about some of the mark-making methods and ideas behind the work of inspirational artists and explore how to develop your own creative process through drawing. 

You'll discover the influence of Da Kooning and Giacometti on the work of Jenny Saville, where the focus is on capturing energy and movement.

Colourful portrait with red background by Kieran Stiles in the style of Jenny Saville

Portrait by Kieran Stiles in the style of Jenny Saville

Working on board prepared with a red ground, learn how to depict the sculptures in the Museum using a combination of acrylic paint and expressive layers of mixed media drawing materials including pigment sticks. This very immediate way of working allows for a lot of control where corrections can easily be made by over-drawing, so its great for experimenting with surprising colour combinations without worrying about mistakes. 

All materials are provided and you'll be able to take home your creations.


This event is in-person only in the Learning Studio

Tickets are £105 for the one-day workshop


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