Explore narrative in Assyrian sculpture using ancient materials
Drawing workshop: ancient designs - SOLD OUT

Sunday 27 January 2019,
Sackler Rooms
Tickets £95
To book, call 020 7323 8195


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Spend a day working alongside artist Adrian Dutton and understand how artists inspire their study of ancient art through the use of traditional materials, as you’re expertly guided throughout this hands-on drawing workshop.

You will start the day with a drawing session surrounded by the Museum's iconic collection of Assyrian objects, including magnificent reliefs and sculptures from the Northwest Palace at Nimrud.

In the afternoon, you will move to the British Museum's art studios where you will develop your earlier studies into larger-scale chalk and pastel work, using ancient drawing materials such as red bole, sienna, and ochre.

Finally, you will end the day in a private opening of the BP exhibition am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria where you will enjoy a further drawing session.

All materials and refreshments are provided.


13.00 Introduction (tea, coffee and biscuits)
13.30 Draw from the Assyrian sculptures
14.30 Art Studio (tea and coffee will be available)
15.30 Break to enjoy an afternoon tea of cake, scones and sandwiches
16.30 Art Studio
17.30 Private viewing of the BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria and drawing session
18.45 Closing summary
19.00 End

Adrian Dutton has been running art and life-drawing classes in London for 12 years. Sociable and friendly, his classes are highly regarded in London and have featured in publications including Time Out. Dutton studied at De Montfort University and The Prince's Drawing School (now the Royal Drawing School). He has exhibited widely in the UK and also in Germany and the US. His Bethnal Green Life Drawing Group has a client base of more than 2,000 students, and he has taught and lectured widely, including at the National Portrait Gallery.

Age: 16+

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