Orleans House Gallery - what's on

The Borough's Collection

25 June to 24 July 2016

Richmond is a borough of collectors. For the first time we invite residents to share their own hidden collections, to offer a glimpse of the types of artwork that we as a borough collect and cherish.

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Summer holiday activities

Monday 1 to Friday 26 August 2016

Join us throughout August for a series of workshops for all ages including early years drama workshops and an exciting new family programme! This year we will be inspired by nature, landscape and summer running full day and short workshops for ages 4 to 9+, and a special 3 day course for 11 to 15s.

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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

Coffee Morning Poetry

Join us for a coffee and take part in a lively discussion, lead by creative writer Agnieszka Studzinska, on Ekphrastic writing.

You will explore the displays in the Octagon Room and Main Gallery and look at a variety of poems that have used visual art as a source of inspiration. All levels are welcome and materials will be provided.

  • Date: Tuesday 5 July
  • Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Cost: £25

Booking is essential. All bookings are final and non-refundable. To find out more or to book contact us by telephone on 020 8831 6000.

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Saturday Life Drawing Masterclass

Draw from a life model under the guidance of an artist and learn simple effective techniques to develop and enhance your drawings. All abilities welcome.

  • Date: Saturday 9 July
  • Time: 10.30am to 3.30pm
  • Cost: £40

Booking is essential. All bookings are final and non-refundable. To find out more or to book contact us by telephone on 020 8831 6000.

Book online

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Activities for children

Amazing stories! - May half term

Join us for a week of workshops inspired by your favourite stories. Get creative this half term with a range of full and half day workshops, aimed at children and young people of all ages.

Find out more about Amazing stories!

To kick off our half term week join us this‪‎ bank holiday ‬Monday for a family workshop inspired by the stories and characters of Orleans House Gallery! Drop in 2 to 3.30pm.

After School Art Clubs - summer 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.

Summer Term Art Clubs take place from the week beginning 18 April until the week beginning 11 July 2016, with a week off for half term on the week beginning 30 May.

This is a 12 week term costing £120. Monday club - no session takes place on Monday 2 May (bank holiday) so this is an 11 week term costing £110.

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: 22 July 2016