Oxford's Weekend Starts Here...
Free Admission, All Welcome!
On the last Friday of each month, the Museum will open its doors from 7.00 – 10.30 pm, giving visitors the opportunity to see the collections and major exhibitions after hours. Interactive events including theatrical performances, creative workshops and lively talks will be on offer, with drinks and dinner in the rooftop Dining Room on Level 4 and a bar in the vaulted Café on the Lower Ground Level.
Come Draw With Me
Friday 28 June 2013
7.00 – 10.30pm
During the 'Master Drawings' exhibition, for one night only the galleries at the Ashmolean will become drawing studios filled with artists ready to help you start drawing or develop your skills.
Throughout the museum spaces, artists will be inviting you to leave your mark with large scale drawings recording Come Draw with Me.
Workshops and demonstrations will give you the opportunity to take up drawing or perfect a technique. With some of the greatest names in the history of art on the walls in the museum, this is the opportunity to learn from Old Masters and contemporary artists.
Come Draw with Me will be curated in association with The Campaign for Drawing.
Workshops and Events
Chichi Parish will be inspiring LiveFriday visitors to create cartoon strips taking inspiration from the collection.
Weimin He will be working with dancer Aimeé Payton and groups of visitors to explore an artistís ability to draw movement in the Chinese cursive calligraphy style. His workshop will bring calligraphy, drawing, dance and music together.
Steven Follen will be working with visitors in the Forecourt to produce a large scale chalk drawing inspired by patterns from the Islamic Middle East gallery.
Cathy Miles will demonstrate how to draw with wire. Building on her special interest in European ceramics, Cathy will use the Ashmolean's ceramics collections as her inspiration for the eveningís workshops.
Adrian Brooks will invite groups to try their hand at drawing on graphic pads.
Artist Tamarin Norwood will host a workshop combining writing and drawing. A film projection of her work Keeping Time will be accompanied by poetry readings.
For those wanting to leave their mark, artist Miranda Creswell will be inviting people to sketch small landscape scenes which will be linked together by their horizon lines to create one large panorama.
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