A man seated in a gallery space draws with a pencil on a piece of paper and clipboard resting on his knee. Beside him another man can be seen partially off-frame, and in the foreground the hand of another figure leans into view drawing with pencil onto a mounted clipboard.

Event information

Various dates

Please note this event only runs on specific days.
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Clore Centre for Education

Rooms A and B


  • £40 (Members)


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Join us for an afternoon life drawing workshop to explore the drawing techniques used by Michelangelo.

Inspired by our exhibition Michelangelo: the last decades, London-based artist and tutor Adrian Dutton will teach you some of the key techniques for drawing the human form and share tips used by artists to simplify complex anatomy. Using life drawing models and references to drawings in the exhibition, this relaxed workshop welcomes all levels – whether you're new to drawing or an experienced artist. All materials will be provided.

Booking information

  • These workshops will run on the following dates:
    • Thursday 4 July at 15.00–18.00 – sold out
    • Monday 22 July at 17.30–20.30 – book now
  • Please note that a limited number of tickets will be available for this workshop, to ensure Members have the best possible experience.
  • Please meet 10 minutes before the start time in The Clore Centre for Education. View the Museum map for more information.
  • You must be 16 or over to attend this workshop and if you are aged 16–18, you must have parental consent to attend. Please contact friends@britishmuseum.org to provide parental consent.
  • Please note that this workshop will feature nude models.
  • In line with current government and NHS guidance, face masks are not mandatory but guests are welcome to wear them if they wish.

About the tutor

Adrian Dutton is a fine artist with a background in Art History and Painting. After graduating from The Royal Drawing School, he set up London Life Drawing and, for the past 21 years, he has taught drawing and painting across London, through independent classes and in institutions such as The Courtauld, National Portrait Gallery and British Museum. Dutton currently specialises in teaching fundamental life drawing skills, with an emphasis on human anatomy and traditional drawing techniques.