Join this new series of tutored workshops with Ann Witheridge, director of London Fine Arts inspired by the exhibition Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity on display at Leighton House Museum from 7 July to 29 October 2017
£35 individual session; £90 full course
— Session 1: Visual Language. Tuesday 25 July 10am — 1pm
Student artists and Artists will first have a group discussion looking specifically at his use of design, values and colours and learning how to use his techniques to make their own pieces. Each artist will select an art work from the show to examine, making drawings and colour note studies. Artists will then join in the learning centre to paint watercolours from the studies and then go back to the paintings with further clarity.
Session 2: Alma Tadema's use of Interiors. Tuesday 15 August 10am — 1pm
Group discussion looking at Alma Tadema's use of interiors in his paintings. Students will then make drawings from the paintings and from the amazing rooms in Leighton House in order to work out a compositional sketches and colour note studies.
Session 3: The figure in Alma Tadema’s work. Tuesday 12 September 10am — 1pm
Students and artists will draw in sketch pads from the figure model who will be posing in the Arab Hall. Focus will be on proportion, gesture and the figure within the setting. Students will then take the studies to the learning centre to develop the colour notes, returning to the Arab Hall later with the model.
— Small sketch pad, easily held in museum. No bigger than A4
— Pencils (can include colour crayons) eraser, watercolour kit
— Watercolour pad. Notebook
>> Please note that tickets are non-refundable. For further enquiries please contact Leighton House Museum on firstname.lastname@example.org