Claire Thomas’ second portrait painting session (see last week’s blog) took place on Sunday. She has led art workshops at the museum before and everyone clamored for yet another return after these enjoyable and successful portrait classes.

Two elegant Volunteers, and one handsome one, acted as models, and patiently sat as we peered at them and scribbled away.

A variety of media was used – pencil, charcoal, pastels and water colours – with Claire working with small groups of beginners, and supporting others as needed. Coming in to the museum for this kind of activity is an ideal way to get started with art, or to take an opportunity to paint quietly when it isn’t always practical to do so at home.

Watch out for more sessions from Claire!