Hertfordshire Year of Culture

January workshops

Join local artist and teacher Mario Lautier Vella for a series of drop-in sessions for all ages and get your 2020 off to a creative start.  What will you discover in Watford Museum's collections and how will it inspire you?

Unless otherwise stated sessions are free but donations are welcome.

Saturday 25 January - About Face

11am to 1pm

Find out how to begin working with portraiture using drawing and collage to explore shape, colour and anatomy

Thursday 30 January - Have a Go: Painting

7 to 9.30pm

Attendees must be 18 or over and be present for the start of the session at 7pm.  Find out about brushes, paint, supports, colour and painting techniques before creating your own artwork.  £15 - all materials provided.

March workshops

Try something new at Watford Museum this Spring with local artist and art teacher Mario Lautier Vella - have a go at drawing, painting, pastels and life drawing in fun, structured 3 hour sessions (tea break included). Please note our March workshops are not drop-in sessions and places must be booked in advance - all attendees are required to be present for the start of each session.

Saturday 7 March - Have a go: drawing

11am to 2pm

This 3 hour session for beginners will introduce you to different ways of drawing using pencil and charcoal.  Basic material provided.  £15, ages 18 and over.

Saturday 14 March - Have a go: pastels

11am to 2pm

Discover how to work with soft pastels and explore colour theory, mark making and lots more. Basic materials provided. Previous drawing experience useful. £15, ages 18 and over.

Saturday 21 March - Have a go: painting

11am to 2pm

Enjoy an introductory session to painting using acrylics. Discover how to work with paint, brushes and colour and create a quick painting inspired by an object in the museum. Previous drawing experience useful. £15, ages 18 and over.

Thursday 26 March - Have a go: life drawing

7 to 10pm

Explore different ways of starting life drawing and how you can draw the human body working with shape, proportion and more. We will be working with a nude model throughout the evening.  Basic materials required. Previous drawing experience useful. £15, ages 18 and over.



194 High Street


WD17 2DT


Thursday - Saturday
0:00 - 17:00




Tel: 01923 232297


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