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Weekend Workshop: My (De)generation

26 October - 27 October 2019, 11:00-17:00

Education Studio

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

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.

Acknowledging the 100 year anniversary of the formation of the Weimar Republic, artist Sadie Lee leads this weekend painting workshop looking at some of the fascinating styles and subjects that influenced artists of the era. The British writer Christopher Isherwood wrote personal accounts of his experience of inter-war Germany and his books were the inspiration for the 1972 film Cabaret.  Set against a backdrop of economic depression and the chaotic void which gave rise to the Nazi Party, Cabaret evoked the atmosphere of sexual hedonism and debauched escapism of the underground scene of the time. Participants will work from Weimar-inspired models, producing sketches and photographs as starting points for paintings. Suitable for those with some experience of painting. All materials provided.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 8 August 2019.