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Sketchbook Saturday

Unity in art

Develop your creative skills in a thematic session drawn from our collection and beyond
Date
Saturday, 23 October 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, join artist Matthew Burrows to explore how artists in the National Gallery Collection use motifs to create unity and diversity within a composition. Discover how various elements are included in order to give artworks a sense of cohesion and help us to make sense of the work as a whole.

Your tutor

Matthew Burrows is an artist living and working in East Sussex. He studied as an undergraduate at Birmingham School of Art and graduated with a Master’s degree in painting from the Royal College of Art, London. In 2020 Matthew was awarded an MBE as founder and director of Artist Support Pledge.

Materials

For this session please use of any drawing materials and paper you feel most comfortable working with.

Creative sessions

Sketchbook Saturday

Unity in art

Develop your creative skills in a thematic session drawn from our collection and beyond
Date
Saturday, 23 October 2021
Time
10.30 am - 12 pm BST
Available online only

Tickets

Standard: £25
Concessions: £12

This is an online session, hosted on Zoom. Please book a ticket to access the event. Only one ticket can be booked per account. 

You will be emailed an E-ticket with instructions on how to access your online events, films and resources via your National Gallery account.

Bookings close one hour before the event begins.

Please note, a recording will not be publicly available after the workshop.

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