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Sketchbook Saturday

Insects of art history

Develop your creative skills in a thematic session drawn from our collection and beyond
Date
Saturday, 19 June 2021
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, led by artist Maria-Alejandra Huicho, we'll take a closer look at details of insects found within the National Gallery Collection. We focus on techniques to depict the various textures that bring these insects to life such as see-through wings, metallic shells or furry coats.

Your tutor

Maria-Alejandra Huicho is an artist and cultural producer working in London and Peru. She developed Fotógrafos Residentes, a photography residency in Lima’s Children’s Hospital and has been shortlisted for the Deutsche Bank Awards and the Joan Wakelin Bursary.

Materials

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

  • A4 and A5 paper
  • A hard pencil
  • A soft pencil
  • Coloured pencils
  • A white coloured pencil and/or blender pencil
  • A rubber
  • A drawing board
  • Masking tape
  • Kitchen roll or clean cloth
  • A magnifying glass (optional)

Format

This session will last 1.5 hours.

Sessions take place online, in small group sizes, allowing you to interact with the artist and each other, and share your work for discussion.

Creative sessions

Sketchbook Saturday

Insects of art history

Develop your creative skills in a thematic session drawn from our collection and beyond
Date
Saturday, 19 June 2021
Time
10.30 am - 12 pm BST
Available online only

Tickets

Standard: £25
Concessions: £12

This is an online event hosted on Zoom. Please book a ticket to access the event. You will receive your link to access the event in your email confirmation.

Bookings close one hour before the event.

Please note, this is a live event. A recording will not be publicly available after the talk.

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