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Free Family Art Workshop: Who’s been sitting in my chair?

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Get involved in this free community drawing project brought to you by Leeds artist The Perky Painter with the support of Leeds City Council, part of Leeds Museums and Galleries 200th Birthday Celebration.

“Who’s been sitting in my chair?” celebrates the often-overlooked chair. Challenging you to explore Leeds Museums and Galleries to find your favourite chair from the vast historic collections. From the treasure trove of chairs in the Discovery Centre, the homely seats of Thwaite Mills House, to the ornate chairs of Lotherton Hall and Temple Newsam, pick a chair that appeals to you. Take a photo and draw your chair, share it using #MyChairLeeds. Then travel back in time to imagine “Who’s been sitting in my chair?”

In this free online drawing workshop specially designed for children and families, you’ll learn still life drawing techniques taught by Leeds artist The Perky Painter. You’ll capture what makes your favourite chair special and use your imaginations to draw your historic sitters.

Share your drawings after the session in the online community gallery by posting on social media with #MyChairLeeds. The artworks will be composed into a short film celebrating the Leeds Museums and Galleries collection and 200th Birthday. There will be the chance to show your drawings in our online get-together on Sunday 18th July where everyone is invited.

Leeds Museums and Galleries will be sharing their favourite chairs too, so if you can’t make a visit in person, you can still take part using inspiration from the online gallery.

Find out more at: www.perkypainter.com/mychairleeds

Here you’ll find a helpful downloadable drawing guide and artist video with tips for sketching on the go.

Join the free online drawing workshops taught by The Perky Painter live via Zoom:

Children & Families – Sunday 4th July 10-11am

Adults – Wednesday 7th July 2021 7-8pm

Get-together for everyone – Sunday 18th July 10-11am

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