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 Lecture Series

Delivered in partnership with Art Historical London, Orleans House Gallery is offering two three-part series of art history lectures:

  • Art Concepts - 19 April to 3 May 2016
  • Women in Art - 14 to 28 June 2016

Each of our engaging lectures is a self-contained exploration of a particular period or theme and can be enjoyed as a stand alone session or as part of the series.

Lectures will take place on Tuesdays from 1 to 2pm. The cost is £15 per lecture, or £36 for a series of 3.

Find out more about the Art History Lecture Series.

Springtime Safari Nature Walks and Talks

Join us for our two-part Dawn Chorus Walk and Talk event at Orleans House Gallery, led by ornithologist, illustrator and author, Jan Wilczur.

  • Learn about the birds of the Dawn Chorus and how to identify them through their song - Sunday 24 April from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Hear the Dawn Chorus on International Dawn Chorus Day - Sunday 1 May from 4.45 to 6.45am.

Additionally, on Sunday 1 May from 8.15 to 10pm, there will be an evening Bat Walk at Twickenham Riverside.

For more information and to book visit: www.swlen.org.uk or call SWLEN on 0208 892 0590.

More adult art classes

Activities for children

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

Springtime Safari

Springtime Safari brings wildlife and people together through environmental education and creative activities. This year, we will be holding Springtime Safari on Sunday 1 May from 1 to 4pm in the Gallery and surrounding grounds. Join us for a free afternoon of wildlife, pondlife, storytelling and arts and crafts.

Find out more about Springtime Safari.

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: 25 April 2016