Sat, 23 Apr


Manchester Art Gallery

Re-creating the Goddess of Venus in Manchester Art Gallery

Life drawing inspired from Rossetti's Astarte Syriaca masterpiece.

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Re-creating the Goddess of Venus in Manchester Art Gallery

Time & Location

23 Apr, 10:00 – 12:30

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, UK

About the event

Join us in bringing Rossetti's Astarte Syriaca (Goddess of Venus) painting to life for the first time in Manchester Art Gallery! Allow your inner Pre-Raphaelite to unfold in this truly amazing setting?

Order of the day

10.00 - Arrival - You will be greeted by your host Lisa in the foyer.

10.15 - Educational Talk - Heading to where Astarte Syriaca lives in the gallery we will tell you ALL about this triumphant piece of art.

10.30 - Life Drawing - An actual real life human will be posed as the painting for us to sketch in a variety of timed poses. Lisa will guide you through some creative drawing techniques.

11.30 - Break - Complimentary tea/coffee and a homemade biscuit.

12.00 - Life Drawing Part 2 - We will return after the comfort break with some longer timed poses.

All the equipment will be provided;

- Drawing boards

- A selection of papers and art materials

- Complimentary Tea/Coffee and a homemade biscuit

- Brushes

- Paint

Please note we will not be able to offer refunds but your tickets will be valid for 2 years to transfer to another event; 72 hours notice will be needed.

For more information or for any questions please contact Lisa 07896238645 or





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