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Sketchbook Saturday

Holiday landscapes

Develop your creative skills in a thematic session drawn from our collection and beyond
Date
Saturday, 30 July 2022
Time
10.30 am - 12 pm BST
Available online only

About

Sketchbook Saturdays are morning-long creative sessions with the aim of exploring the various ways in which artists have approached their own image making.

Suitable for beginners, as well as those wanting to improve their current skills, each month we explore a particular theme or subject through practical activities based upon the art and artists found in our collection.

From drawing techniques and materials, to the ways that artists today have taken inspiration from the past, develop your own toolkit of ideas for making art at home. 

In this session, artist Robin-Lee Hall will be looking at landscapes that reflect the holiday season. We will be exploring light, space and colour from three very different works in the collection, in a variety of techniques.

Image: Detail from Richard Parkes Bonington, 'An Estuary in Northern France', about 1825-7

Your tutor

Robin-Lee Hall is an award-winning portrait painter and Past President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. She has exhibited in and around London including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. In 2010 she won the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture and Gold Medal at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition. In 2017 she collaborated with the National Portrait Gallery demonstrating traditional drawing techniques in a series of videos that were installed in ‘The Encounter’ exhibition. As well as being a practising artist, Robin delivers workshops, tours, talks and iPad drawing sessions at several galleries around London.

Materials

We encourage you to have as many of the materials listed in advance as possible, to make best use of the time:

  • Three sheets or more of watercolour paper and three sheets of light neutrally toned pastel paper (A4 size or larger)
  • A soft pencil (2B or more) and charcoal pencil 
  • A rubber
  • A selection of soft pastels and watercolour paints
  • Kitchen roll
  • Masking tape.
Creative sessions

Sketchbook Saturday

Holiday landscapes

Develop your creative skills in a thematic session drawn from our collection and beyond
Date
Saturday, 30 July 2022
Time
10.30 am - 12 pm BST
Available online only

Online tickets

Standard: £25
Concessions: £12

This is an online session, hosted on Zoom

Please book a ticket to access the event. You will receive an E-ticket with instructions on how to access your online events, films and resources via your National Gallery account. 

Please note, only one ticket can be booked per account. Bookings close one hour before the event.

Concessions are for full-time students, jobseekers, and disabled adults.