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Interpreting History Through Illustration Workshops

13, 20, 27 May
Tickets: £50 for all three sessions

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Join award-winning illustrator Nick Ellwood as he takes you through drawing tips, practical activities, and feedback to develop your drawing abilities over a series of three masterclasses. Take part from the comfort of your own home and learn new skills or develop existing ones with an experienced teacher and professional.

These workshops are running alongside our exhibition Mischief and Misadventure, featuring artworks and illustrations by Nick, inspired by the Painted Hall. Take the class, and then come and see it for yourself.

Bringing history to life, studying one of workshops about how to create engaging and vivid visuals that help to re-examine the past.

This course will support illustrators, artists, budding historians, educators and designers alike, helping to develop skills in research and enquiry into topics from our rich history as well as questioning topics as well as going on to present your ideas through drawings, illuminations, calligraphy and for the more ambitious creating an exhibition to tell your story.

Taught by professional illustrator and art director Nick Ellwood, you will be guided through a series of practical assignments with each session delivered online that offers opportunities to collaborate, share ideas and develop your projects with expert guidance.

Workshops will take place online at 6pm on 13, 20, and 27 May.

Tickets are £50 for all three sessions, maximum 12 people per session, each session will be 2 hours long.

Funded by the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. The Culture Recovery Fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England, using funds provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.