Group of artwork by LSA lead artists

You do not need any previous experience and the workshops are free, with materials provided. Each workshop is about making portraits with a lead artist. 

Council Room, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA. 

There is a café at the museum. Booking at the museum is essential as there are limited places for each session (see below). Don't miss  ‘Little Selves’ (25 March – 25 June 2017), a fascinating show at the museum of small portraits by contemporary artists and students in the area and rarely-seen miniatures. 

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Next workshop . . .

Photograph of pre-school children's workshop

for pre-school children with adult

Thursday 25 May 2017 – 10.30am to 1.30pm

‘You and I’ – with artist Gillian Adair McFarland

The child and mother/father/carer work together on a collaged portrait of themselves in inks, papers and fabric.  For pre-school children with accompanying adults. . . read more

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For children 8 to 13 years

Tuesday 30 May  - 1pm to 4pm

Cubist Card Portraits– with artist Mark Hancock

Produce a cubist portrait and transform it into a 3D portrait head, finished with acrylics. For children 8 to 13 years.  Read more . . .

Cyanotype by Jo Sheppard

For children 0-13 with adult

Wednesday 31 May – four 30-minute sessions between 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Blueprint Selfies – with artist Jo Sheppard

Make a small cyanotype (blueprint) selfie using collage materials and drawings. For children 0-13 with accompanying adult.  Read more . . .

Drypoint printing by Jo Sheppard

For children 8 to 13 years

Saturday 3 June – 1.00pm to 4pm

Scratch and Print – with artist Jo Sheppard

Scratch marks onto an acetate sheet, then print using a printing press. For children 8 to 13. . . .read more

Portrait by Christine Johnson-Hume

For adults

Tuesday 13 June  - 1.00pm to 4.00pm

‘Portraiture using dry mixed media’ – with artist Sue Graham

Work from a live model using pencil, charcoal, chalks and pastels. For adults. Read more

Past workshops . . .

'Hands' by Ruth Singer

For adults

Sunday 26th March:  1pm to 4pm

Hands – with artist Ruth Singer

Explore drawing on paper and combine with embroidery, fabric and paper collage. For adults. Read more . . .

Portrait by Jane French

For adults

Tuesday 11 April – 10.30 am to 1.30pm

A Monochrome Portrait – with artist Jane French

Make a small tonal oil portrait using photographic references. For adults.  Read more . . .

Portrait by Maria Collingham

For adults

Saturday 22 April – 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Portraiture – Gaining a Likeness – with artist Dr Maria Collingham

Explore approaches to portraiture for a more convincing likeness. For adults. Read more . . .


To book a place in any workshop, please telephone New Walk Museum & Art Gallery:

T: 0116 225 4900