Courses and Workshops
Take a course in art appreciation, learn more in specialist study days, and visit some of the Museum's Study Rooms to see items not currently on display.
The Oxford Company of Musicians
With Arne Richards, musician
Sunday 9 March, 10.30am–3.30pm
Come and find your voice in a fun day of singing with music from around the world and across the centuries, reflecting the objects in the Ashmolean. There will be a chance to show-off what you’ve learned in an informal performance in the Atrium at 3.15pm. No experience or ability to read music required.
Booking essential - Tickets £15/£12 (includes lunch and refreshments) - Click here to book online now
Cézanne and the Modern Exhibition Workshop
Still Life and the Life Around You
With artist Pamela Kay
Saturday 15 March, 10.30am–4pm, Education Centre
This one-day workshop includes a visit to the ‘Cézanne and the Modern’ exhibition after which you will spend the day painting and learning how to use still life compositions in the world around you. Cost includes light refreshments. Please bring a watercolour box of pans or tubes, brushes, pencil, and watercolour paper.
Booking essential - £75/£70 - Click here to book online now
Cézanne and the Modern Exhibition Workshop
Cézanne: the Father of Modernism
With artist Kieran Stiles
Friday 21 March, 10.30am–4pm, Education Centre
Paul Cézanne’s revolutionary painting influenced generations of artists from Picasso onwards. This practical workshop will show you how to use Cézanne’s ‘dual perspectives’, geometric division of form, directional and expressive brushwork in your landscape painting. Bring a photograph from which to work. Cost includes materials and light refreshments. Booking essential.
Booking essential - £65/£60 - Click here to book online now
Art Appreciation: Just One Picture
With David Addison, art historian
Five one-hour sessions in which you have the chance to study and discuss in detail one of the Ashmolean’s great Western Art paintings.
Booking essential - Tickets £8/£7 per session - Click here to book online now
Wed 5 Mar, 11am–12pm
Harold Gilman (1876–1919) - Interior with Mrs Mounter, 1916–17
Wed 12 Mar, 11am–12pm
David Teniers (1610–1690) - A Distillery with an elderly Man buying Gin from a Woman, 1640s
Wed 19 Mar, 11am–12pm
Walter Sickert (1862–1942) - Ennui, 1917–18
Wed 26 Mar, 11am–12pm
Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792) - James Paine, Architect and his Son, James, 1764
Wed 2 Apr, 11am–12pm
John Linnel (1792–1882) - Christ’s Appearance to the two Disciples journeying to Emmaus, 1835
Looking Forward, Looking Back
The Story of British Painting in the 19th Century
With Peter Vass, Fellow in History Education, Oxford Brookes University
Tuesdays 4, 11, 18 & 25 March, 1.30–3.30pm
This short course will help you appreciate the most important aspects of British painting in the 19th century, set in the context of their times. Using works in the Ashmolean galleries, participants will be encouraged to discuss their thoughts on some key paintings on display.
Booking essential - Tickets £45/£35 (includes refreshments) - Click here to book online now
Cézanne and the Modern Exhibition Short Course
The Life & Work of Cézanne
With David Addison, Art Historian
Wednesday 26 March, 2, 9 & 16 April, 2–4pm, Education Centre
This four-week course explores the creative genius of Paul Cézanne, one of the pioneers of modern art.
Booking essential - £40/£30 - Click here to book online now
Study Room Visits
The Ashmolean is home to over 1 million remarkable objects and works of art – only a fraction of which can go on display at any one time. The Museum’s study rooms are open to visitors throughout the week to see works not currently on display, but why not try one of these special sessions to introduce you to the departmental study rooms?
Free, but booking is essential.
John Sell Cotman and the Norwich School
With Katherine Wodehouse, former Print Room Assistant
Tuesday 11 March, 3.45–4.45pm
Look at the Western Art Print Room’s collection of watercolours, drawings and prints by nineteenth century landscape.
Free but booking is essential - Click here to book online now
Science & Engineering Week Event
Conservation Studio Visit
Meet the Ashmolean's Conservators
Wendesday 19 March 11am–12pm & 2–3pm
A behind-the-scenes visit to the Ashmolean’s conservation studios where you can meet the conservators and see how art and science work together.
Free, but booking is essential - Click here to book online now
How to book for Ashmolean events
Tickets can now be booked through ‘Tickets Oxford’ at the Oxford Playhouse.
There are 3 ways to book:
1. Online www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford
2. Phone Box Office: 01865 305 305
3. In person at the Box Office Box Office at the Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford (directly opposite the Ashmolean)
Transaction fee: Tickets Oxford charge a small fee of 75p per transaction for charging events. There is no transaction fee for booking free events.
For further enquiries, please contact the Education Department on +44 (0)1865 278 015