British Motor Museum launches its spring programme of workshops

Following on from its £1.1million refurbishment, the British Motor Museum is to host a series of motoring related workshops this spring as part of their ongoing lifelong learning programme. 

The ever popular ‘Classic Virgins’ Experience Day will return on 9 April from 10am – 2pm.  This is a hands-on, informative day is aimed at those considering buying and owning a classic car. Experts will deliver guidance on the theory of classic car ownership and provide workshop based basic maintenance sessions. After the workshop session there will be free rides in a variety of classic cars. The cost is £90 per person to include lunch and refreshments throughout the day as well as Museum entry. Pre booking is essential.

Also taking place on 9 April - ‘Drawing from Automotive History’ 10:15am – 3:45pm with Richard Cook, an art teacher and accomplished pencil sketcher. The day is designed to suit pen and ink sketchers of varied abilities from beginner to competent amateur. Discover a range of valuable techniques for producing a car study from start to finish. The course will cover basic drawing hints and tips, rules of composition, finding a new angle, drawing metal and painted textures such as polished and matt surfaces and individual tuition and pointers designed to improve drawing. Whilst the focus is on drawing cars, this workshop will suit all keen sketchers. The cost is £37 per person to include the course, morning coffee and entry to the Museum - pre booking is essential.

‘Cars through the Lens’ will take place on 16 April from 10am – 4pm with motoring photographer Lara Platman.  The workshop will help participants take the perfect photograph of a car and learn when and how to use different settings on their camera. Topics covered will include how to control light and composition, the rule of thirds and perfect angles, and how to make photography fun. Lara will help participants advance their skills in taking photographs of reflections, interiors, panoramic and detail. The cost is £37 per person to include the course, morning coffee and entry to the Museum - pre booking is essential. 

A brand new workshop 'Cars through the Lens goes Studio’ will take place on17 April from 10am – 4pm.  The workshop will enable particpants to develop their photographic techniques in a studio setting, showing them how to achieve the best composition and lighting along with testing their abilities and learning new skills along the way. The workshop is the perfect addition to complement skills learnt in previous ‘Cars through the Lens’ workshops, however, it is not a necessary requirement. The cost is £37 per person to include the course, morning coffee and entry to the Museum - pre booking is essential.

Emma Rawlinson, Family and Lifelong Learning Officer at the British Motor Museum stated,

We’re delighted to offer these fascinating workshops to enable participants to learn valuable skills in photography, drawing and classic car ownership.

To find out more information please visit the website at  or to book a place call  01926 927823.



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