Please select from the following dates and times when booking:

Saturday 4 February

  • 9.30am – 12.00pm - Fully booked
  • 1pm – 3.30pm - Fully booked

Saturday 11 March

  • 9.30am – 12.00pm 
  • 1pm – 3.30pm - Fully booked

£35 per person, per half day workshop

Capture the beauty of figurative sculpture in Chatsworth's Sculpture Gallery through this half day observational drawing workshop.  This gives you exclusive access to our historic sculpture collection during the closed season.

Our experienced tutor will provide an overall structure and focus to the session, helping you to develop your own drawing abilities and interests. You will be guided through initial sketches, measuring techniques, and developing aspects of line and tone using dry media. We will emphasise how to capture the three dimensional form, using sculptures by Alabcini, Bartolini and Monti as our inspiration.

This workshop is open to all abilities. Our tutor will be on hand to help you progress your skills, discuss and review your work as required.  You are also welcome to use this session to develop your own practice using the figurative sculptures as your model.

All materials are provided.

Due to the historic environment and environmental controls in place, please do not bring any wet materials on the day, although you are welcome to bring your own sketchbook and dry materials (please note that these materials will be checked for suitability on the day). No food or drink (other than water in sealed drinking bottles) is permitted in the Sculpture Gallery.

Please meet at least 10 minutes before the start of your session outside the car park takeaway shop. A member of staff will escort you to the gallery for the session.

Looking for somewhere to stay?

We have a collection of hotels, inns, cottages and restaurants on and around the Chatsworth Estate that will make your visit even more special. Visit the Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants website to find out more and to book online.

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