Weekend course
Painting the Renaissance

Saturday 11 July 2020 - Sunday 12 July 2020

  • Saturday 11 July 2020 - Sunday 12 July 2020

  • Seminar Room 1, V&A South Kensington

  • Course price £225.00 - £250.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

Over two days packed with lectures, behind-the-scenes sessions and a hands-on painting workshop, gain an incomparable insight into the history and practice of watercolour painting during the Renaissance. Inspired by our ground-breaking exhibition 'Renaissance Watercolours: from Dürer to Van Dyck', we have brought together the exhibition curators, art historians and a traditional watercolour painting expert to help you deepen your understanding of this elusive and misunderstood art form. Click "Download Programme" to find out more.

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Course Leaders Elana Kudelka & Karl Finn

Elana and Karl have worked in a number of the UK's top museums and galleries, and share a wealth of experience in museum learning and course coordination. For this weekend, they bring together lecturers, curators, researchers, and colleagues from the V&A and beyond to chart the origins and development of watercolour within the Renaissance period.

I have taken many Weekend Courses at the V&A and I come away feeling inspired, stimulated by the facts, and wishing to know even more. Previous Course Student

Course Overview

During the weekend you will study works from the period up close, in a print room viewing session led by the exhibition curators. The weekend concludes with a hands-on session guided by a watercolour expert, where you will experiment with Renaissance watercolour techniques and try your hand at producing your own image.

Please note that due to the practical nature of this event, this course is strictly limited to 18 attendees.


Further Information

• All painting materials will be provided • Painting session suitable for beginners • Refreshments served • Price reductions available for jobseekers (ES40 holders) and registered disabled people

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Weekend course: Painting the Renaissance

11 July 2020 - 12 July 2020

£225.00 - £250.00

Need help enrolling? Talk to the admissions team:

+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)