20th March 2023

Come have a Merrie Tudor Tyme Workshop

Come and explore Tudor song, music, and dance. Bring all the family to learn to sing, play instruments, and dance along in Merrie Tudor Tymes.

20th March 2023

Drawing from the Great Chamber Portraits with Stephanie Forrest

Drawing from the Great Chamber Portraits with Stephanie Forrest

Fire-up your creativity with a morning drawing from our portraits in the Great Chamber with artist and tutor, Stephanie Forrest. This magnificently restored room has played host to grand royal occasions and was the backdrop to decades of Tudor plotting and intrigue. It is the only Tudor chamber to survive in London and, with its remarkable collection of portraits, remains the jewel in the crown of this ancient site.  Working from our cast of historic characters, from Elizabeth I to the Duke of Monmouth, you will be guided through some technical exercises to grasp composition and tone. You will then discover ways of rendering different textures, from hair to lace and silks, through experiments with mark-making in a range of materials, all provided by the museum. Stephanie will support you to develop your drawing skills as well as inspire you to work in new ways from the art of the past. All levels of experience welcome.

Stephanie Forrest is a tutor at the Royal Drawing School and was awarded the ACS Drawing Prize in 2019. She has work in the Royal Collection and Government Art Collection.

18th January 2023

A Portrait fit for a Queen, family workshop

Draw the Queen Red. Queen Elizabeth I has arrived at the Charterhouse on the way to her coronation. Visitors will enjoy an audience with the future Queen and discover why she needs her portrait painted. But don’t forget, the portrait needs to look it’s best — it needs to portray her majesty with splendour, power, and, of course, beauty. Come and draw a portrait fit for a queen!

Ages: 8+

Cost: 1 adult + 1 child £2 / 1 adult + 2 children £4 / 1 adult + 3 children £6

14th January 2021

Design your own coat of arms

Here’s an idea for children and for teachers – a design project that combines history with talking about your own family and what makes it special.  Get creative with our ‘Design a coat of arms’ activity – and if you send us your designs, we’ll choose our favourite and send you a cuddly soft Talbot dog!

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