Organised by National Gallery
Our regular creative sessions consider a National Gallery painting in two ways
Gallery Educators Claire Mead and Jenny Staff together explore Michelangelo's 'The Manchester Madonna'.
First, listen to a brief talk then respond by making your own work in this short, artist-led drawing session. Please have to hand a sharp pencil, paper and a rubber.
The session will take place online and will last about 1 hour.
Sometimes we might suggest using different drawing or craft materials so, if you are able to, keep a pencil case of different colours, a ruler and a pair of scissors nearby, as well as anything else you might like to experiment with.
Image: Detail from Michelangelo, ''The Manchester Madonna'', about 1497, possibly as early as 1494
Claire Mead is a curator and educator working with museums and heritage sites in the UK and beyond to make their collections and programming more inclusive, with a strong focus on feminist and LGBTQI narratives. Her work includes consulting, collections research and engagement, curating exhibitions, workshops, talks, tours and drag performance.
Jenny Staff is a Gallery Educator with 20 years’ experience. She is a process-based artist and educator and is passionate about devising accessible and playful ways to engage with art.
The John Armitage Charitable Trust