Museum launches workshop series
The newly reopened British Motor Museum is launching its spring programme of motoring related workshops next month.
Starting the new series at Gaydon, Warwickshire on 9 April is the popular Classic Virgins Experience Day aimed at those considering buying and owning a classic car. The schedule includes a mix of theory and workshop-based basic maintenance sessions.
There will also be the opportunity to ride in a variety of classics. The cost is £90 per person for the day (10am-2pm) with lunch and refreshments throughout the day and museum entry.
Also on the same day, art teacher Richard Cook will present Drawing from Automotive History (10.15am-3.45pm). Aimed at pen and ink sketchers of abilities from beginner to competent amateur, a range of techniques will be studied for producing a car study from start to finish.
Motoring photographer and CCW contributor Lara Platman presents a Cars through the Lens workshop on 16 April (10am-4pm), to help participants take the perfect photograph of a car and learn how to use different camera settings.
A new workshop, Cars through the Lens goes Studio on 17 April (10am-4pm) shows how to develop photographic techniques in a studio.
Pre-booking is essential. The price for the part-day courses is £37 each, and includes coffee and museum entry.
‘We’re delighted to offer these workshops to enable participants to learn valuable skills in photography, drawing and classic car ownership,’ says Emma Rawlinson, the museum’s Family and Lifelong Learning Officer.
Gaydon’s workshop sessions are very popular.