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Art created during a RIBA art workshop. Credit: Wilson Yau, RIBA

Explore and Make: Creative art workshops for ages 50 and over

Our programme of creative art workshops for those aged 50 or above takes place online each month. Using architecture and the RIBA's collections as inspiration, you will create your own art in these artist-led online workshops. Free, but booking is essential.

Let’s get creative at home. Book a free place on 'Explore and Make', our programme of online monthly art workshops for those aged 50 or above. With us you will explore buildings and architecture while you make your artwork. No experience is required, suitable for all abilities.

All sessions last 45 minutes and led by artists or RIBA staff, using only basic stationery or household items. Inspiration for these interactive online workshops come from images in the RIBA’s world-class architectural collections of books, drawings, photographs, and archives. Booking is essential.


For January's 'Explore and Make Online' we will be experimenting with using rubbings to make architectural images. Book here for 10.30am Thursday, 27 January 2022 .

Future workshops

Bookings for the following online workshop (taking place 24 February 2022) will open closer to the date. Please check this page again for updates and booking, or sign up for our newsletter.

We hope to be able to restart in-person sessions at the RIBA HQ building in London in the future.