Each month the RIBA will host a friendly creative workshop, where you’ll explore architecture and the RIBA's collections and exhibitions to make art. Aimed at retirees or those aged over 55, you'll be working alongside others in a studio environment. All workshops are led by an artist or experienced RIBA staff who will support you learning new creative skills or improve existing talents. Each session will use a different media and all materials will be provided.
Carers and friends of participants are welcome. Light refreshments will be offered.
Free and drop in, no need to book.
Meeting point and accessibility
Please meet in the reception of the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, promptly at 1.30pm on the day. From there, you will be accompanied to the workshops space, which will be accessible by lifts but please contact us first if you have any specific access requirements.
List of workshops
The type of activity is not guaranteed and may change at short notice.
- 25 April - Pencil drawing
- 30 May - Watercolour
- 27 June - iPad drawing
- 25 July - Creating in 3D: model making, 3D scanning and 3D printing
- 29 August - Pen
- 26 September - Lino Printing
- 31 October - Acrylic
- 28 November - Collaging
We may take photographs of these workshop for our records and publicity, as we like to talk about and share everyone’s achievements from our workshops! We understand if you do not want photos to be taken - please tell us on the day of your visit if you’d rather not have yourself and/or your work photographed at any time.