Our latest exhibition of art work from our collection, Painting the Hamlets, launched on Thursday 22 November, and we have received a wonderful response from those who have visited so far, delighted to see paintings normally in storage on display in many cases perhaps for the first time.
We have programmed a number of events to tie in with this theme of painting and drawing East End streets.
Creative workshops: East End Urban Sketching Club
Watercolours and inks
The East End has inspired many artists. This spring, create your own artistic vision of East London street scenes using historical imagery from our collections over the course of three workshops led by Idea Store Learning tutor Ginny Hawke. You will be using watercolours and inks, experimenting with sepia, mark-making with acrylic, and in the final session, sketching live from an East End street scene.