Paint a PORTRAIT inspired by Fred Appleyard (FoR ages 9+) 

Our current exhibition (21 Jun 2024 - 18 Sep 2024) tells the story of Fred Appleyard’s (1874 – 1963) artistic career, one that seems to have been lost to art history. Working successfully as an accomplished Pre-Raphaelite styled painter at the turn of the century, Appleyard moved to Hampshire after the First World War and became captivated by his surroundings, changing his painting approach to British Impressionism. Find out more about the exhibition here.

Join us for a painting class where we'll explore Appleyard's style and techniques to create our own portraits! 

Fred Appleyard - Geoffrey Walton as a Young Boy, 1922
Fred Appleyard - Geoffrey Walton as a Young Boy, 1922

In this workshop for young people aged 9 and above, our experienced instructors will help children learn about the life and work of renowned artist Fred Appleyard. Drawing inspiration from his eye-catching portraits, participants will experiment with various painting techniques and colour palettes to capture the essence of a person's facial expressions and individuality using acrylic paints and a range of painting tools.

Grown-ups are welcome to accompany and support their young person. Don't forget that after all that creativity, families can enjoy refreshments at our Arc café.

Event: Tuesday 13 August 10:00am-12:00pm / Thursday 29 August 10:00am-12:00pm

Tickets: £22 per child, includes all materials

  • a selection of paints

Dates and times

  1. Tue 13 Aug 2024
  2. Thu 29 Aug 2024
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