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Summer Holiday Fun: Sketching Nature

Join us at our summer sketching session to create some nature-themed artworks. Inspired by Ruskin’s focus on close observation of nature, this workshop will involve looking closely at objects from the natural world – sea shells, feathers, stones and leaves, including objects from our beautiful garden. We’ll examine them through magnifying glasses and sketch our observations to make our own nature studies.

Our workshop is part of the city-wide Ruskin in Manchester, celebrating the legacy of John Ruskin (1819-1900) in Manchester, in the year that marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of this visionary thinker, with a programme of public events taking place across summer 2019.

Ruskin In Manchester is supported by the Guild of St George (the education charity founded by Ruskin in 1871) and Manchester Metropolitan University.

£1 per child, with accompanying adult with usual House ticket

Images of paintings/sketches by John Ruskin:
WA.RS.RUD.203 John Ruskin, Feather of a Kingfisher’s Back, enlarged, probably October 1871
Image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.
WA.RS.REF.089 John Ruskin, Study of Gneiss Rock, Glenfinlas, July 1853 – February 1854
Image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.



7th Aug 2019

1pm - 3pm

Family Friendly

And we've got a house. Yes! we really have

Elizabeth Gaskell, 1850