Orleans House Gallery has an exciting new programme for adults this autumn - from painting classes, creative writing, workshops and art history lectures.

Art History Lectures


Weekly Masterpiece

In this 10 week programme we explore the history of European art great masterpieces, starting from the Ancient Greeks throught to the second half of the 20th Century.

Each lecture is a self-contained exploration of a particular period and so can be enjoyed as a stand-alone session or as part of the series.

The sessions include a one hour lecture followed by Q&As.

  • 1 November
  • 8 November
  • 15 November
  • 22 November
  • 29 November

More Information

  • Tuesdays 1.00-2.30pm, Orleans House Gallery
  • £120 for the full series online or £15 drop-in
  • Delivered in partnership with Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff, Art Historical London

Talk & Draw - Dementia Friendly

Talk and Draw

Join this conversational session which focuses on an art piece in our gallery. The group will be engaged in a light arts and craft activity based around the collection or current exhibition. Hosted on the first Thursday of the month.

More Information

  • Bookings through Richmond Alzheimer’s Society, please contact 020 8877 0033 or richmondservices@alzheimers.org.uk for further details.
  • Thursdays 10.30am-1.00pm, Orleans House Gallery
  • £6 per person, materials and light refreshments provided

The Painting Class

Painting Class

Portraits, Oil

Responding to our Reinventing the Selfie exhibition, on display from 6th October to 4th December, these sessions will explore the art of portraiture. Working with artist Anna Saunders you will look at portraiture, considering how to build the structure of the head, paint flesh tones and obtain a likeness. The course is aimed at both beginners and students with experience of portrait or other painting.

  • 2 November
  • 9 November
  • 16 November
  • 23 November
  • 30 November

More Information

  • Wednesdays 10.30am-12.30pm,
  • Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
  • £150 for a five week programme, materials included. Book online

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Master Class in Creative Writing

Develop your creative writing and learn how to generate inspiration from poetry, gallery exhibitions and even the world around us.

London poet, Agnieszka Studzinska has an MA in Creative Writing from the UEA, and is currently working towards her PhD at Royal Holloway. Her first debut collection, Snow Calling was shortlisted for the London New Poetry Award 2010.

More Information

  • Thursday 17 November ,10.30am-3.30pm
  • Stables Gallery, Orleans House Gallery
  • £40 for the single workshop, materials included. Book online
  • Part of the Richmond up Thames Literature Festival

Scissors Paper Cloth

Scissors Paper Cloth

Crafty Makers: Upcycled Jewellery

Working with Jewellery Artist, Eden Silver-Myer to create unique pieces of art by recycling everyday objects. These would make perfect gift ideas for Christmas, or just a little treat for yourself. This course is aimed at beginners as well as those more experienced with crafting jewellery at home.

  • 10 November
  • 17 November
  • 24 November
  • 1 December
  • 8 December

More Information

  • Thursdays 7.00-9.30pm
  • Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
  • £100 for a five week programme, materials included. Book online

Meet the Artist

Meet the Artist

Series of workshops delivered by the KAOS artists in response to their exhibition:

KAOS: Re-Inventing the Selfie

A wide variety of works will be exhibited, including drawing, painting, paper sculpture, textiles, ceramics, collage and mixed media.

More Information

  • Stables Gallery, FREE
  • 6 October - 4 December