Weekend Workshop: Conversation Piece Painting: painting portraits in pairs

12 January - 13 January 2019, 11:00-17:00

Education Studio

Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Mary and Margaret Gainsborough, the Artist’s Daughters, Chasing a Butterfly by Thomas Gainsborough © The National Gallery, London.
Mary and Margaret Gainsborough, the Artist’s Daughters, Chasing a Butterfly by Thomas Gainsborough © The National Gallery, London.

These intimate art weekends enable you to explore, develop and improve your creativity. Working alongside leading artists and photographers, take inspiration from the Gallery and look at portraiture in new, exciting ways. Class numbers are limited to 12. All materials are provided.

Inspired by the exhibition Gainsborough’s Family Album, this practical oil painting workshop, led by portrait artist Robin-Lee Hall, looks at how the artist explored informal group portraiture within his family. Over the weekend participants will visit the exhibition, sketch and paint from life/photos & develop a small double portrait oil sketch.

Robin-Lee Hall is an award-winning artist who works predominantly in egg tempera.

Her themes range from figures, faces and interiors to slightly ‘off-set’ still life paintings based around traditional British confectionary, toys and cakes. She is an elected member of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and in 2010 she won the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture. In 2014 she became the Society’s President.

She lectures at the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery.

Part of the programme of events complementing Gainsborough’s Family Album.