Would you like to explore your creative side and spend a few hours painting with watercolours in the inspiring setting of the Lady Lever Art Gallery?
As part of our Picturing Venice exhibition free, event programme we have linked up with Wirral artist Steven Hersey to run watercolour workshops exploring painting composition and technique.
The first of two workshops was held this week and resulted in some beautiful artworks from our participants, all of whom honed their artistic skills with guidance from Steven by focusing on image making techniques in the free 3 hour workshop.
All participants created a watercolour painting of a typical Venetian scene, which they were able to take away with them. This free workshop will be repeated on 22nd July, 1 – 4pm and can be booked online.
Do come and join us!
Quotes from this weeks group included:
“Lovely way to spend an afternoon! Inspirational. Thank you Steve.”
“Really enjoyed the workshop and learnt new techniques.”
“Excellent tuition in easy stages.”
“First class! Pace and content well judged. Great and well worth attending.”
In her latest blog behind the scenes at the Lady Lever Art Gallery South End redevelopment project Angelica Vanasse gives us an insight in to her work with local schools and explains how their input will form part of the new displays opening in Spring 2016.
The South End development project at the Lady Lever Art Gallery isn’t just about the incredible restoration and conservation of the galleries, but also about developing relationships with local schools and community groups. As part of the project, year 10 students from Prenton High School for Girls recently reinterpreted Wedgwood pottery from the Gallery’s collections in the form of miniature porcelain sculptures. Their tiny creations will be used as part of the new displays in the South End, bringing a fresh perspective to our displays when they reopen next year. Read more…
28 May 2015 by Megan
We have taken the opportunity to tour these artworks to
Sudley House due to the Lady Lever Art Gallery’s South End development project, which is currently underway. Read more…
8 May 2015 by Ann
I’ve been talking about our exciting project to restore and redevelop the South End galleries at the Lady Lever for quite a few months now and have been itching to get on site to see how the work is progressing. Read more…
15 April 2015 by Ann
Angelica Vanasse, Education Project Assistant for the Lady Lever Art Gallery has been working with local schools and their art departments on a very special exhibition, now in the final week of the ‘Fresh Perspectives: Art from Wirral Schools’ she tells you why you need to make time to see the work of our young local artists. Read more…
1 April 2015 by Lisa
We think it’s great to sometimes have the opportunity to show off our collections in other countries.
Our art gallery curators are excited to be working with a Japanese organisation to tour 68 works from the fine art collections to four exhibitions venues in Japan.
23 March 2015 by Sam
Our photographer Keith Sweeney has taken these fascinating pictures as part of his behind-the-scenes work preparing for a new exhibition. He explains:
“This painting, ‘Grey Venice’ by Charles Napier Hemy from the Walker Art Gallery’s collection, is one of many pictures of Venice from our collection that has been considered for inclusion in the upcoming Picturing Venice exhibition, which opens at the Lady Lever Art Gallery on 1 May.
22 January 2015 by Ann
It’s been a busy few months at the Lady Lever Art Gallery since receiving the great news that our bid for a Heritage Lottery Fund grant for the South End redevelopment was approved!
As part of the South End redevelopment project at the gallery, the Education team is working on a wide range of projects with schools, communities, and families. Working closely with local communities is a key aspect of the Education team’s ongoing activities at the gallery and the South End redevelopment project. Read more…