Orleans House Gallery - what's on

Capability Now

13 February to 19 June 2016

Part of a national series of events celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, an architect and designer responsible for the creation of nearly 300 of England's finest Georgian landscaped parks and gardens.

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Calling all volunteers

We are looking for volunteers for our adult programmes, which include Talk and Draw: Dementia Friendly, Chat and Draw: Thursday Art Social and IMAGINE: for people living with dementia.

For more information or to join contact artseducation@richmond.gov.uk

Chat and Draw is in partnership with the London Borough of Richmond Public Health Team.

Activities for adults

Art History - One Masterpiece at a Time

In this series we will be taking a journey from through 20th century from Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon to DNA Zygotic by the Chapman brothers.

Lectures will take place on Tuesdays during term time from 12 January to 22 March 2016 between 1 and 2pm.

The cost is £15 per lecture or £12 if you book more than one.

Find out more about the Art History Lecture Series.

The Painting Class: Saturday Masterclass on Oil Painting

Follow step-by-step instructions and learn the key elements of making an oil painting, working in stages to build up colour, texture, tone and detail. Take away a finished painting at the end of the session.

The class takes place on Saturday 13 February 2016 from 10.15am to 3.30pm.

The cost is £47 for a full day. No arts knowledge is necessary, and materials are included.

Booking is essential, all bookings are final and non-refundable. You can book online, or call us by telephone on 020 8831 6000.

More adult art classes

Activities for children

February half term activities - Springtime, Landscape & Nature!

Get creative this half term! Visit our exhibitions and work with professional artists specialising in a range of different art forms.

Be inspired by our new exhibition Capability Now and themes of landscape, nature and spring!

Find out more about holiday activities.

Star Club

Three immersive workshops exploring play and story-making for 4 to 7 years. Combining movement, story -telling, music and art, Star Club takes inspiration from the exhibitions and surrounding natural environment of Orleans House Gallery. We will learn about creative performance making, communication and group work, building to a small showcase as part of the Music & Drama Festival.

Mondays 29 February, and 7 and 14 March, from 3.45 to 4.45pm. £6 per session - book online.

After School Art Clubs - spring term

Exciting weekly workshops offer budding young artists the opportunity to explore a broad range of artistic media and practice with our experienced gallery artists.

Spring Term Art Clubs take place from the week beginning 11 January until the week beginning 21 March, with a week off for half term in the week beginning 15 February. This is a 10 week term costing £100.

Find out more about art clubs.

Activities for families

Sunday Afternoon Art

Join us at Orleans House Gallery for relaxed and creative drop-in art sessions for all the family. Sessions take place on the first Sunday of every month from 2 to 3.30pm, and are suitable for children aged 4 and above.

Visit Sunday Afternoon Art for session details.

See Saw - Every Friday morning

Suitable for children under 5, See Saw allows children to learn, play and explore in our multi-sensory sessions designed to encourage creativity, curiosity and develop skills in communication, co-ordination and social interaction.

No booking necessary just drop-in on the day.

More family activities

Contact the Arts Service

The Arts Service at Orleans House Gallery

Telephone: 020 8831 6000
Fax: 020 8744 0501
Email: artsinfo@richmond.gov.uk
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Updated: 8 February 2016