Thu 9 - Fri 24 May 2013, 10am to 5pm
All demonstrations and events are free with admission:
Thursday 9 May, 2.30pm
President's Tour of the exhibition with Alastair Adams.
Alastair Adams, President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, will give an artist’s insight into some of the works in the annual portrait exhibition as he takes the tour round and will be available for questions.
Monday 13th May, 6:30pm
Three laws of portraiture, lecture
Richard Wendorf, former Harvard Professor and Director of the American Museum, will talk on his premise that there are three laws of portraiture drawing in the works on show at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ annual exhibition.
He will be taking questions afterwards.
This is a free event but please book a place in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your request
Tuesday 21 May, 2pm
Portrait Demonstration by Simon Davis
Simon Davis will be working on a portrait in the gallery using his multiple photograph technique.
Simon takes his own photographs to gain an overall understanding of the sitter and uses a combination of them to gather the more complex details of the sitter’s likeness.
Simon, in his other life is the famous comic strip illustrator for a British comic called 2000AD
Thursday 23 May, 2pm
Inbox: A discussion on a documentary self-portrait project using mobile phones
Victoria Mapplebeck is a senior lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is also a director of creative documentary films and series for cinema, TV and the web.
Victoria will talk about her current project InBox, funded by Channel Four and Creativeworks London. This is an animated documentary, and multi-platform storytelling project, exploring the stories and memories hidden in our phone memories. InBox will explore how mobile phones have changed our ideas around communication, privacy and intimacy forever.
This event is free with the cost of entry
Visit the Royal Society of Portrait Painters for more information
Biscuit. I've kept you half
Mon 27 May - Sat 1 June 2013, 10am to 5pm (closes 4pm on final day)
Thursday 30 May
2pm Artists talk with Bartholomew Beal and Eleanor Watson
2.40pm Performance of extracts from Samuel Beckett's Endgame performed by Lucy Bairstow and Jessica Murrain of Theatre with Legs. This performance will comprise a 7 minute extract performed every ten minutes throughout the hour.
Pastel Society UK
Tue 11 - Sat 22 June 2013, 10am to 5pm
Artist demonstrations are free with admission to the exhibition.
Wednesday 12 June, 11am to 3pm
Sue Relph is demonstrating Caran d'Ache products. Her model will be Sebastion Amoah
Wednesday 19 June, 1pm to 5pm
Roy Wright will be demonstrating a 'Work in Progress'
Thursday 20 June, 11am to 3pm
Ann Wilkinson will be demonstrating in the gallery
Friday 21 June, 2pm to 4pm
John Tookey will be demonstrating pastel drawing on the theme of Townscape with People in the gallery.
A special series of Pastel Workshops for the amateur and professional artist.
£50 per day or £45 per day if booking four. To book, please email: email@example.com
The workshops cover a wide range of subjects and will be tutored by members of the Pastel Society. Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch and their normal range of materials. A limited number of easels will be available on a first come, first served basis, but participants are advised to bring an easel. Drawing boards will be available. Models will be provided, but where the subject is landscape, participants are recommended to bring sketches to work from. *Early booking is advisable
Tuesday 11th June, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Movement & Colour, Eiko Yoshimoto
Wednesday 12th June, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Secrets of the dust (Exploring the remarkable medium of pastel), Tom Walker
Thursday 13th June, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Portrait workshop, Caroline Bays
Friday 14th June, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Caran d’Ache Workshop
From sketch book to finished work, Jenny Halstead (with outside sketching, weather permitting)
Saturday 15th June, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Life drawing for all abilities, Sue Relph
Sunday 16th June, 10am - 4.30pm
Exploring colour and composition with pastels, John Tookey
Wednesday 19th June, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Still life with flowers, Ann Wilkinson
Thursday 20th June, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Portraits, Roger Dellar
Friday 21st June, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Portraits and body language, Ken Paine