Evening events, Visual art, Painting & drawing

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Dear Scotland

The National Theatre of Scotland gets its referendum on with this evening of 20 short, sharp monologues inspired by the gallery's portraits and written by writers such as AL Kennedy, David Greig, Jackie Kay, Janice Galloway, John Byrne and Louise Welsh.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0131 473 2000

Fri 25 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0131 473 2000

Sat 26 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0131 473 2000

…and 5 more dates until 3 May

Aye Candy

New paintings by Karen Bones, Jody Kelly and The Notorious Gasoline Company.

The Virginia Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 2 May

Free / 0141 552 5699

Opening event.

  • 18:30

Advanced Drawing and Painting

Increase your knowledge of practical skills and visual art theory in this ten-week course with tutor Robert Wilson, who studied at Duncan of Jordanstone and Chelsea School of Art.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

£110 for ten weks / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 24 Apr–26 Jun 2014.

Thu 1 May

£110 for ten weks / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 24 Apr–26 Jun 2014.

Thu 8 May

£110 for ten weks / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 24 Apr–26 Jun 2014.

…and 7 more dates until 26 Jun

Deco Diva: A Portrayal of the Artist Tamara DeLempicka

Kara Wilson's theatrical project explores the life and art of Tamara de Lempicka.

The Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

Sat 7 Jun

£17.50 / 0141 946 6600

  • 19:30

Adult Life Drawing Course

Develop your life drawing skills with professional tutoring.

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 20 May

£110 inc materials (£95 Salford residents/) / 08432 086000

  • 18:30 – 20:30
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Animals Of The Drawing Circus

The Drawing Circus bring three extravaganzas of themed figure drawing to the Spielgeltent; Sketch models in circus attire. Models will pose as Animals of the Drawing Circus. All abilities are welcome & drawing materials are provided.

The Famous Spiegeltent & Garden, Brighton

Wed 14 May

£6

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Art on the Hill

Recent work from Glasgow artists.

Church on the Hill, Glasgow

Fri 2 May

Free / 0141 636 9171

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Artism

Work of varying scale and scope from artists with autism living and working in the UK and USA, who use art as a form of communication and a coping mechanism. This is a show about empowerment, inspiration, positivity and the fact that we should never judge a person by their condition.

Free Space Gallery, London NW5

Wed 23 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30

Thu 24 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30
…and 12 more dates until 13 May

B Alive Art: Workshop

Have a go at life drawing from a male or female model. Some easels provided.

Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading

Tue 29 Apr

Lounge

£7 ( £6) / 0118 986 6788

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Tue 6 May

Lounge

£7 ( £6) / 0118 986 6788

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Tue 13 May

Lounge

£7 ( £6) / 0118 986 6788

  • 19:00 – 21:30
…and 6 more dates until 24 Jun

Charity Art Auction

A chance to purchase a wide range of works, all in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care. With auctioneer David Lay of Lays Auctions.

The Exchange, Penzance

Sat 3 May

Free / 01736 363715

  • 20:00 – 22:00
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Chinese Calligraphy & Brush Painting Class

Learn the ancient art of calligraphy and brush painting under course leader Chi Zhang. Suitable for both beginners and improvers. Cost includes all materials.

The Confucius Institute for Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

£75 (£60) / 0131 662 2180

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Tue 6 May

£75 (£60) / 0131 662 2180

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Tue 13 May

£75 (£60) / 0131 662 2180

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Tue 20 May

£75 (£60) / 0131 662 2180

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Craig Robinson

Debut Art and The Coningsby Gallery are proud to present the first solo exhibition of works by renowned illustrator Craig Robinson.

Coningsby Gallery, London W1T

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 020 7636 7478

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Curators’ Conversation

The curators of Space Station Sixty Five and Beaconsfield join forces to explore the Finnish art scene via walkabouts of the exhibitions Northern Souls and IC-98's Arkhipelagos, respectively.

Beaconsfield, London SE11

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 020 7582 6465

  • 18:00 – 20:30

Dr Sketchy's Life Drawing: Workshop

Life drawing with Dr Sketchy's Leeds.

Leeds University

Thu 8 May

£5 / 0113 343 2778

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Drawing for Beginners

Head off on your way to technical drawing perfection at this course designed to develop botanical illustration skills as well as general fine art skills. Booking is essential.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Apr

£80 (members £72) for ten weeks / 0131 248 2909

Please note: This course runs 23 Apr–25 Jun 2014.

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Wed 7 May

£80 (members £72) for ten weeks / 0131 248 2909

Please note: This course runs 23 Apr–25 Jun 2014.

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Wed 14 May

£80 (members £72) for ten weeks / 0131 248 2909

Please note: This course runs 23 Apr–25 Jun 2014.

  • 18:30 – 21:00
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Dwell

A multidisciplinary show by recent graduates who have been living and making work in a car park for the last 6 months.

The Car Park, London SW6

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Enantiodromia

Simon Callery, Lawrence Carroll, Angela de la Cruz and Onya McCausland push back against the rise of image saturation in contemporary life by focusing on materiality and exploring its effect on narrative within their paintings.

FOLD Gallery, London EC1R

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 020 7253 3039

Artist talk and exhibition tour with Simon Callery and Onya McCausland.

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Finbar Ward: Make Be More Than One Start

The materials of painting – stretchers, linen and timbers – comprise Finbar Ward's first solo show.

FOLD Gallery, London EC1R

Fri 23 May

Free / 020 7253 3039

Opening event.

  • 18:00 – 21:00

I Am $ for You

Third year Painting Printmaking students from Glasgow School of Art present a two-part exhibition spanning painting, installation and performance.

Fleming House, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 07928 898434

  • 19:00

Glasgow School of Art

Wed 30 Apr

Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery

Free / 07928 898434

  • 18:00

Ian McMillan & Tony Husband: The Tale Of Walter The Pencil Man

An illustrated story by the Radio 3 presenter and the satirical cartoonist, about a young boy from a Yorkshire pit village caught up in the horrors of the First World War.

The Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wed 30 Apr

£5 (£3) / 0191 232 0192

  • 19:00
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Leo du Feu: Landscapes and Birds of Scotland

Scottish artist Leo du Feu talks about his new artist's book.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

Free (ticketed) / 0131 622 8222

  • 18:30

Life Drawing

This is a new style class presenting surreal and contemporary tableaux of the body.

The Rose Lipman Building, London N1

Tue 29 Apr

£10

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Wed 30 Apr

£10

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Thu 1 May

£10

  • 19:30 – 21:30
…and 26 more dates until 27 May

Life Drawing In The Keeper's House

The sessions will be run by the painter and teacher Michael Kirkbride.

Royal Academy of Arts, London W1J

Thu 24 Apr

Sir Hugh Casson Room, The Keeper's House

£12 booking required / 020 7300 8000

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Thu 29 May

Sir Hugh Casson Room, The Keeper's House

£12 booking required / 020 7300 8000

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Thu 26 Jun

Sir Hugh Casson Room, The Keeper's House

£12 booking required / 020 7300 8000

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 6 more dates until 18 Dec

The London Salon Painters' Exhibition

A lively independent exhibition in the heart of Covent Garden celebrating beauty and painting from a group of young classically-trained artists. An evening of good food, wine, live music, dancing, costume and live painting performed on stage.

Seven Dials Club, London WC2H

Thu 29 May

£75 inc meal; £10 / 07760 488119

  • 18:00 – 00:00

Michael Salt: A Touch of Light

An evening to enjoy art.

The Book Club, London EC2A

Wed 14 May

£13; £9 early bird / 020 7684 8618

  • 19:00 – 22:30

Elle Jé Photography Studios & Gallery, Nottingham

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 01949 844166

  • 18:45 – 21:30
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