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

To book either email artseducation@richmond.gov.uk or call 020 8831 6000 or online

Expressionism and Impressionism, Acrylics

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Discover ways of using acrylic paint to make your mark on canvas. Learn more about colour, mark, gesture and the parts within a painting in this four week course offering an introduction to Impressionism. Experiment with paint and enjoy the freedom of expression week-to-week.

  • 20 September
  • 27 September
  • 4 October
  • 11 October

More Information

  • Capacity 15
  • Wednesday 10.30-12.30pm
  • Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
  • £120 for a four week course, materials included
  • 10% off for Richmond Card holders
  • Suitable for all levels, beginners welcome

An Introduction to Oil Painting

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Either begin using oil for the first time, or revisit oil paints for practice in this four week course. Structured to teach you more about oil paints from types and colours through mixing, mediums, application and technique.

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

More Information

  • Capacity 15
  • Wednesday 10.30-12.30pm
  • Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
  • £120 for a four week course, materials included
  • 10% off for Richmond Card holders
  • Suitable for all levels, beginners welcome

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. Suitable for all levels, beginners welcome. This term we will be using The Contemporary British Painting Prize and Liquid to Solid: the mutability of glass to generate ideas and stories.

  • 19 September The Contemporary British Painting Prize
  • 17 October The Contemporary British Painting Prize
  • 12 December Liquid to Solid: the mutability of glass

More Information

  • Capacity 8
  • Tuesdays, 10.00am – 12.00noon
  • Stables Gallery, Orleans House Gallery
  • £25 per workshop, materials included
  • 10% off for Richmond Card holders
  • Suitable for all levels, beginners welcome

Art History Lectures

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

Modern Thinkers

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This lecture is an introduction to the key thinkers of the early 20th century. Covering the transformation and styles of famous such artists like Matisse, Rothko, Cézanne, Picasso and Hirst. Exploring the movement between Fauvism and Cubism and Abstract expressionism onto Pop Art.

More Information

  • Capacity 30
  • Tuesday 19 September, 1.00-2.30pm
  • Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
  • £12 online or £15 drop-in
  • 10% off for Richmond Card holders

Black Renaissance

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In this series we will be focusing on an introduction of black figures in European Renaissance Art, including the two famous images of St Maurice and Black Magi.

  • 3 October
  • 10 October
  • 17 October

More Information

  • Capacity 30
  • Tuesdays 1.00-2.30pm
  • Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
  • £36 for the full series online or £15 drop-in
  • 10% off for Richmond Card holders

This series of lectures is part of our Black History Month programme.

Masterpiece a Week

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This series of lectures will look at some of the greatest Masterpieces in Art History. Each week we will explore a well-known artist and their work, chronologically moving through European Art, starting with Michelangelo and his Sistine Chapel and ending with the contemporary Rosetta Vase by Grayson Perry.

Each lecture can be enjoyed as a stand-a-lone sessions or as part of the series.

  • 31 October: Sistine Chapel ceiling, Michelangelo
  • 7 November: Christ driving the moneychangers from the temple, El Greco,
  • 14 November: Portrait of Madame de Pompadour at her Tambour Frame, Drouais
  • 21 November: Religious Procession in Kursk Province, Ilya Repin
  • 28 November: The Harlequin’s Carnival, Joan MirĂ³,
  • 5 December: Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Frida Kahlo
  • 12 December: The Rosetta Vase, Grayson Perry

More Information

  • Capacity 30
  • Tuesdays 1.00-2.30pm
  • Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
  • £84 for the full series online or £15 drop-in
  • 10% off for Richmond Card holders

Life Drawing

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Allow your creativity and skills to develop whilst growing in confidence during each session. Aimed at both beginners and experienced artists.

  • 21 September
  • 19 October
  • 16 November
  • 14 December

More Information

  • Capacity 15
  • Thursdays, 7.00-9.30pm
  • Coach House, Orleans House Gallery
  • £30 per workshop, materials included
  • 10% off for Richmond Card holders
  • Suitable for all levels, beginners welcome

Talk & Draw – Dementia Friendly

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First Thursday of the month 10.30am-12.30pm, Orleans House Gallery

Join this monthly 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.

  • 7 September
  • 5 October
  • 2 November
  • 7 December

More Information

  • £6 per person, materials and light refreshments provided