We have an exciting range of new workshops and lectures coming this summer. For further information please visit our website www.richmond.gov.uk/arts or call 02088316000.

Art History Lectures

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

Great Masters of Landscape Painting, Part 2

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Continuing on from the very successful landscape series at Orleans House Gallery, we have added 3 more lectures:

  • 18 April: Post Impressionist Landscapes & Vincent van Gogh
  • 25 April: Surrealist Landscapes & Salvador Dali
  • 2 May: David Hockney & the modern landscape

More Information

  • Tuesdays 1.00-2.30pm
  • £36 for the full series online or £15 drop-in
  • Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
  • 10% off for Richmond Card holders

Animals in Art

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Animals have appeared in art for millennia as decorative motifs, objects of wonder, and symbols of human triumphs and foibles. These 3 lectures will look at some of the most well known and loved works of art, the symbolic representations of animals and their meaning.

  • 9 May: Animals in Art: Famous Images
  • 16 May: Animals in Art: Symbolism & Meaning
  • 23 May: Animals in Art: George Stubbs, the greatest English Horse painter

More Information

  • Tuesdays 1.00-2.30pm
  • £36 for the full series online or £15 drop-in
  • Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
  • 10% off for Richmond Card holders

Playful Illusions

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This series of lectures will explore the perception of form and meaning through a number of works of art, choosing a different theme each week.

  • 6 June: Mirrors in art
  • 13 June: Dressing up
  • 20 June: Picturing the dead
  • 27 June: Trompe l’oeil
  • 4 July: Participatory Art

More Information

  • 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

Painting Class: Landscapes, Watercolours

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Explore watercolour painting techniques such as layering, light and colour intensity in this extended six week course. Led by an experienced artist, use each session to develop new painting methods to improve your technique. Suitable for all levels, beginners welcome.

  • 19 April
  • 26 April
  • 3 May
  • 10 May
  • 17 May
  • 24 May

More Information

  • Wednesdays, 10.30am-12.30pm
  • £180 for a six week course, materials included
  • Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
  • 10% off for Richmond Card holders

Painting Class: Capture Colour and Form, Acrylics

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Using acrylic paint, learn how to mix colours and apply them to your painting. Starting with a still life subject, we’ll explore ways of using colours to compliment and communicate 3D form. Build up your painting week to week with this tutor led, guided course. Suitable for all levels, beginners welcome and materials included.

  • 7 June
  • 14 June
  • 21 June
  • 28 June

More Information

  • Wednesdays, 10.30am-12.30pm
  • £120 for a four week course, materials included
  • Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
  • 10% off for Richmond Card holders

Life Drawing

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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.

  • 27 April
  • 25 May
  • 22 June
  • 20 July

More Information

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

Creative Writing: Painting to Paper

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Delivered in partnership with London poet, Agnieszka Studzinska

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

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 (Beginners are welcome).

  • 21 April

More Information

  • Tuesdays, 10.00am – 12.00noon
  • £25 per workshop, materials included
  • The Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Richmond TW9 1TP

Talk & Draw – Dementia Friendly

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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

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