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Sketch Club

Sketch Club

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Date: Friday 1 Dec 2017

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 12:30 - 15:30

Cost: Free, no booking required

Drop in and draw with us every Friday afternoon.

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Whether you can stay for ten minutes or the full three hours, the free Gallery Sketch Club is open to everyone and all materials will be provided.

Each week, we will have a different 'Friday Focus' so you can pull up a stool and enjoy looking at works you may never have noticed before.

Use your time to hone your sketching skills, chat with fellow art appreciators or simply indulge your creativity in a calm, inspiring atmosphere.

No need to book in advance. Just turn up and draw!

Life Drawing with Rob Oldfield

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Date: Saturday 2 Dec 2017

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Cost: £10, booking required

Join us in our monthly Life Drawing class with Gallery favourite and experienced artist and tutor, Rob Oldfield.

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This workshop is open to everyone, from newcomers who want to take up a hobby through to experienced artists looking to hone their sketching skills.

Materials will be supplied but please feel free to bring your own too.

Rob Oldfield has been leading our life drawing classes since August 2014 and everyone is a fan! Rob is a York-based artist, graphic designer, sign-writer, art technician and tutor. He has modelled for life classes for many years as well as teaching life drawing to his students. As a tutor, Rob encourages, advises and listens so please do come along and take advantage of his skills and experience.

Suitable for ages 18 +

Please note there is a £10 charge for this workshop.

To book your place, please visit our online booking system:



For further information please contact the Gallery by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or telephone: (0113) 343 2778

Sketch Club

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Date: Friday 8 Dec 2017

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 12:30 - 15:30

Cost: Free, no booking required

Drop in and draw with us every Friday afternoon.

Show description +
Whether you can stay for ten minutes or the full three hours, the free Gallery Sketch Club is open to everyone and all materials will be provided.

Each week, we will have a different 'Friday Focus' so you can pull up a stool and enjoy looking at works you may never have noticed before.

Use your time to hone your sketching skills, chat with fellow art appreciators or simply indulge your creativity in a calm, inspiring atmosphere.

No need to book in advance. Just turn up and draw!

Christmas in the Collections

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Date: Tuesday 12 Dec 2017

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Court

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Cost: Free, drop-in activity

Join us for December’s Tuesday Treasure as we wrap up the year with a seasonal delve into the University's Special Collections.

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Drop in between 12 noon and 2pm to explore some of the festive delights that our fabulous collections have to offer!

Free and open to all.

Lunchtime Talk: While Shepherds Ate

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Date: Thursday 14 Dec 2017

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Court

Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Cost: Free, booking required

Food historian Eileen White examines what food was eaten by the shepherds depicted in two medieval plays that told the story of the birth of Jesus.

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In this free talk, Eileen will discuss what the shepherds ate, the menus to which they refer and links to traditional food of the north of England. 

Dr Eileen White is co-curator of 'Cooks and their Books: Collecting Cookery Books in Leeds'. She is also one of the organisers of the Leeds Symposium on Food History.  Eileen regularly edits the proceedings of the Symposium: volumes include 'Feeding a City: York'.  Eileen has a PhD from the School of History at the University of Leeds and has had a number of books published, such as 'The English Kitchen' and 'The English Cookery Book'.

This is a free event but places are limited so please book in advance online:



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