British Motor Museum announces programme of spring workshops

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A packed lineup of lecturers and photography workshops has been scheduled at the British Motor Museum as part of its ongoing lifelong learning programme. The workshops will enable participants to get to grips with automotive photography, artwork and even to get behind the wheel of their first classic. 

Cars through the Lens – 18 March – £40pp

This introductory workshop will help participants take the perfect photograph of a car and learn how to use the different settings on their camera. Topics covered include controlling light and composition, the rule of thirds and perfect angles. Photographer Lara Platman will help participants advance their skills in taking photographs of reflections, interiors and details. The ticket price includes entry into the museum and morning coffee.

Lights, Camera, Cars – 19 March – £75pp

Also run by Lara Platman, this course will enable participants to further develop their photography skills and experiment with lighting. Just six places will be available, ensuring each participant receives personalised and individual guidance. 

Sketching from Automotive History – 1 April – £40pp

Art teacher and accomplished pencil sketcher Richard Cook will cover basic drawing hints and tips and rules of composition for pen and ink sketchers of varied abilities. You’ll also learn how to draw metal and painted textures, such as polished and matt surfaces as well as receiving individual tuition and pointers. 

Cars trough the Lens goes Studio – 8 April – £75pp

Complementing the skills learned in the ‘Cars through the Lens’ workshop, this course takes budding photographers’ newfound skills from the classroom to the studio, where they will have the opportunity to experiment with composition and lighting. 

Automotive History in Watercolour – 8 April – £40pp

Art teacher Richard Cook returns to the museum to pass on his watercolour experience, focussing on techniques to allow participants to paint cars and automotive memorabilia. There will be plenty of practical hints and tips and time to experiment with different compositions. 

‘Classic Virgins’ Experience Day – 22 April – £90pp

The ever popular Classic Virgins Day offers would-be classic car owners the chance to get up close and personal with a variety of different automobiles, as well as the chance to speak with a range of experts who will be on hand to pass on their knowledge. The day includes helpful workshop based basic maintenance sessions as well as the opportunity to ride in classic cars. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, as well as entry to the museum. 

‘The British motor industry, what is the road ahead?’ – 24 March – £25pp

This year’s spring lecture will cover the future of the British motor industry, and will include expert comment from the likes of Sir Greg Knight MP, motoring journalist Steve Cropley and professor David Greenwood. 

Click here for more information www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call 01926 645033

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