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Ways of Sketching

John Singer Sargent, ‘Dorothy Barnard’ 1885–6
John Singer Sargent, Dorothy Barnard 1885–6. Tate

Join us for an introduction to sketching in Tate Britain's galleries with artist and art historian Frank Wasser

Learn the key skills and techniques for sketching and gain a unique look at some of Britain's most prominent artists, from the Romantic era Turner to the surrealist Eileen Agar. Make your own sketches of some of the major works of sculpture in the collection.

The sketching session includes materials to take home with you, including a set of Winsor & Newton: John Singer Sargent Sketching Pencils, produced in collaboration with Tate.

This session is for adults aged 16 and over.

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The Duveens Commission – RUPTURE NO.1: blowtorching the bitten peach is an immersive installation which includes sudden loud noises. Quiet hours will be available on select dates for those who require a quieter visit. During this time the sounds for the Duveens commission will be turned off.

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Tate Britain

Manton entrance

Meeting Point: Top of the Manton stairs

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit


12 February 2022 at 11.00–13.00

12 March 2022 at 11.00–13.00

9 April 2022 at 11.00–13.00


£90 / £80 for Members

Booking is essential