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Constable: The Making of a Master - Events

Pop-up Performance.
Pop-up Performance.

Sat 05 April 2014–Sat 27 December 2014

FAMILY EVENT: Join the performance team for fun and interactive gallery plays and activities. Events rotate each week – please see below for details. Suitable for all the family including early years unless otherwise stated (programmes for ages 2+ also available first Saturday of every month).

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The Imagination Station - October Half Term 2014
The Imagination Station - October Half Term 2014
Free entry

Sat 25 October 2014–Sun 02 November 2014

FAMILY EVENT: Discover the names of clouds and create your own weather themed piece of art inspired by the dramatic skies and landscapes in John Constable’s paintings.

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Curator Talk: Constable: The Making of a Master
Curator Talk: Constable: The Making of a Master

Fri 19 September 2014 11:00

Join Curator of Paintings Ana Debenedetti as she gives an insight into the exhibition, highlighting some of the key works on display and the processes behind the show.

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The Making of a Master Constable Study Day
The Making of a Master Constable Study Day

Sat 04 October 2014 10:30

STUDY DAY: Celebrate The Making of a Master of landscape painting, John Constable, whose work has created an enduring ideal of the British landscape.

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Alastair Sooke - The Genius of Constable
Alastair Sooke - The Genius of Constable

Fri 17 October 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK: Alastair Sooke is Art Critic for the Daily Telegraph, reporter on The Culture Show and has presented a wide range of arts programmes including the BBC’s Modern
Masters and Treasures of Ancient Rome.

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Mixed media landscapes
Mixed media landscapes

Sat 08 November 2014 10:30

2 DAY PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Discover the essential skills needed to create stunning mixed media landscapes. Following a visit to the exhibition Constable: The Making of a Master, you will learn how to work with ink, pastels and monotype to achieve good composition, layering and three-dimensionality in your work.

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Photography Inspired by Constable
Photography Inspired by Constable

Mon 17 November 2014 10:30

3 WEEK PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: As photographers, we are always looking to shoot beautiful, inspirational photographs. Great creativity however, always starts with great technique.

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Constable: The Making of a Master
Constable: The Making of a Master
Free entry

Wed 19 November 2014 13:00

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: The V&A’s major exhibition Constable: The Making of a Master will reassess John Constable’s influences, techniques and legacy to offer a new interpretation of Britain’s best-loved artist.

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The Hidden Constable
The Hidden Constable

Wed 19 November 2014 15:00

V&A Paintings Conservators, Clare Richardson and Nicola Costaras, will describe the discovery and their technical investigation of Constable's sketches.

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Masters of British Landscape: Gainsborough, Constable, Turner, and the Pre-Raphaelites
Masters of British Landscape: Gainsborough, Constable, Turner, and the Pre-Raphaelites

Tue 25 November 2014 11:00

FOUR WEEK COURSE: From Gainsborough and Stubbs, to Turner and Constable, Whistler and Nash, British art is renowned for the work of its great landscape painters. This course investigates the contribution of Britain’s greatest landscape artists and seeks to explain why landscape painting became the central expression of the British visual imagination.

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BSL Talk: Constable: The Making of a Master
BSL Talk: Constable: The Making of a Master

Fri 28 November 2014 18:30

BSL TALK: This major exhibition will reassess John Constable’s influences, techniques and legacy to offer a new interpretation of Britain’s best-loved artist. Discover how great works of art are created as Constable’s most famous masterpieces are united with his revolutionary oil sketches: expressive evocations of land, sea and sky that allowed him to transfer the freshness of the outdoors into his exhibition paintings.

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The Land, Sea and Sky (in Stitch)
The Land, Sea and Sky (in Stitch)

Sat 29 November 2014 10:30

2 DAY PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Drawing inspiration from Constable: The Making of a Master, learn how to create an evocative textile interpretation of the British countryside.

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Supported by the Friends of the V&A

With thanks to Winsor & Newton