Check out our brand new spring programme for adults. We are also offering a 10% discount to Richmond Card holders across all the programmes listed.

Talks & Lectures

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Materiality in Japanese Art: Tradition & Innovation

Saturday 21 January, 1.00-2.30pm Stables Gallery, Orleans House Gallery £5

Delivered in partnership with Dr Akiko Yano, Mitsubishi Corporation Curator (Japanese Collection) at the British Museum.

Reflecting on current exhibition Lose Your Mind, Dr Akiko Yano will consider the materiality of traditional Japanese art, before moving on to the continuity and innovation observed in contemporary forms.

Great Masters of Landscape Painting

Tuesdays 1.00-2.30pm Coach House, Orleans House Gallery £60 for the full series online or £15 drop-in

Delivered in partnership with Mariska Beekenkamp-Waldimiroff, Art Historical London.

In this series of 5 lectures we will look at the art of landscape painting. From it’s first appearance during the Golden Age of Dutch Art, to Modern interpretations.

  • 21 February Jacob Van Ruisdael & the Dutch Masters
  • 28 February Nicolas Poussin & Claude Lorraine
  • 7 March JMW Turner & John Constable
  • 14 March Claude Monet & Impressionism
  • 21 March Henri Matisse& Fauvism


Painting Class: Botanical Illustrations

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Wednesdays, 10.30am-12.30pm Coach House, Orleans House Gallery £120 for a four week course, materials included

Responding to our Botanical Beauty exhibition, these sessions will explore the art of botanical illustration. Working with artist Anna Saunders you will learn how to capture the delicate beauty of nature, with step-by-step tuition, create form, mix colours and paint surface textures with watercolours. The course is aimed at both beginners and experienced painters.

  • 22 February
  • 1 March
  • 8 March
  • 15 March

Life Drawing

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Thursdays, 7.00-9.30pm Coach House, Orleans House Gallery £30 per workshop, materials included

Draw from a life model under the guidance of an artist and learn simple and effective techniques to develop and enhance your drawings. All abilities welcome.

  • 23 February
  • 23 March
  • 27 April

Creative Writing: Painting to Paper

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Thursdays & Fridays, 10.00am - 12.00noon £25 per workshop, materials included

Delivered in partnership with London poet, Agnieszka Studzinska

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

Sessions will focus on developing a creative dialogue between the writer and the art work, based on a series of writing exercises and responses to the exhibition.

  • 21 February Stables Gallery, Orleans House Gallery: Playing the Changes
  • 30 March Stables Gallery, Orleans House Gallery: Eric Jiani
  • 21 April Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall: A Personal Portrait

Mindful Mark Making

Saturday 28 January, 11.00am-3.00pm Stables Gallery, Orleans House Gallery FREE drop-in session, materials included.

Explore the current exhibition Lose Your Mind through music and drawing. All ages and abilities welcome!

Visit the free exhibition

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Lose Your Mind

Stables Gallery, Orleans House Gallery 8 December 2016 - 5 February 2017


English as an Additional Language (EAL)

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Wednesday 10.30am-1.00pm Whittaker Ellis Suite, Old Town Hall, Richmond

Delivered in partnership Richmond EAL Friendship Group, Free

This programme is a great opportunity to improve your English language skills through arts and craft activities, storytelling and exploring the Orleans House Gallery collection. Sessions will be led by an English language tutor and an artist.

  • 22 February
  • 1 March
  • 8 March
  • 15 March
  • 22 March

Please contact please contact Charlotte Cranidge at or call 02088316000 for further information

Talk & Draw - Dementia Friendly

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Thursdays 10.30am-12.30pm, Orleans House Gallery £6 per person, materials and light refreshments provided

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.

Bookings through Richmond Alzheimer’s Society, please contact or call 020 8877 0033 for further details.