At Orleans House Gallery we offer adult audiences an exciting and engaging range of lectures, talks and creative workshops. Find a programme suitable for you and book today.

Great Masters of Landscape Painting

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  • Tuesdays 1.00-2.30pm
  • Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
  • £60 for the full series online or £15 drop-in
  • 10% off for Richmond Card holders

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

For more information or to book your place please visit our website

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
  • 10% off for Richmond Card holders

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

For more information or to book your place please visit our website

Life Drawing

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  • Thursdays, 7.00-9.30pm
  • Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
  • £30 per workshop, materials included
  • 10% off for Richmond Card holders

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

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Creative Writing: Painting to Paper

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  • Thursdays & Fridays, 10.00am – 12.00noon
  • £25 per workshop, materials included
  • 10% off for Richmond Card holders

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

For more information or to book your place please visit our website