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Artist Trickery of the 15th Century

13 May, 10.15 – 2.00

Artist Trickery of the 15th Century

Learn to draw like St Luke in this free workshop. Have a go at silverpoint drawing before making your own oil paint to create a masterpiece inspired by St Luke Drawing the Virgin & Child. The work created will then be used as part of a Children’s Celebration event in August, marking the recent acquisition of this beautiful painting. Suitable for age 8+, but places are limited. Booking required.


Richard III and the Wider World

28 June, 10.30 – 3.00, £3.00, inc. light refreshments

Richard III and the Wider World

Richard III and historical enthusiasts are invited to a varied programme of talks looking at the Northern attitude towards the King; 15th century Netherlands; dress of differing social levels in medieval society, and continental art at the royal court. Booking required.


Bouts’ Family Fun Day

12 August, 11.00 – 4.45

Bouts’ Family Fun Day

View a display of work inspired by the recently acquired Bouts’ painting, St Luke Drawing the Virgin & Child, before joining in with a selection of drop-in workshops for children and adults, creating collages inspired by the painting’s patterned floor and making a split-pin St Luke. Gallery Trails will also be on offer.


Part of Cartas and Charters Family Fun Day

1 July, 10.00 - 4.30 (at Durham Cathedral)

Part of Cartas and Charters Family Fun Day

Join The Bowes Museum Education Team to learn about the recently acquired masterpiece St. Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child by Dieric Bouts. There will be craft activities, talks and videos to illuminate the story and techniques behind this important work.


Gallery Talk – St Luke Drawing the Virgin & Child by Dieric Bouts

24 April, 2.15

Gallery Talk – St Luke Drawing the Virgin & Child by Dieric Bouts

Join Dr Howard Coutts to learn about the acquisition of this rare 15th century painting, and also about its context within the Museum collection and other contemporary works.


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