Create and Make
Our Create and Make activity
sheets explore famous artworks and inspiring
spaces in Leighton House and encourage everyone
to get creative. You will need art materials and ideally
access to the internet for research and a printer if you want to
keep the booklet.
Download the activity sheets below:
ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE
ECHO AND NARCISSUS
ICARUS AND DAEDALUS
Looking for more
inspiration? Watch the series
'Myths and Legends: Stories from Leighton House' with fabulous
Woolf on our YouTube channel.
Artists in Conversation
The Artists in Conversation series, co-hosted
by the Yunus Emre Institute,
explores the classical and traditional arts and crafts of Turkey.
The talks are aimed to showcase Leighton House and Frederic, Lord
Leighton’s travels and appreciation of Turkey and highlight the
work of the Institute. ⠀
The series features classical
calligraphers Nuria Garcia and Soraya Syed, ceramist and
illustrator Laurelie Rae, illumination artist Ayesha Gamiet and oud
player Bilen Işıktaş.
WATCH THE FULL SERIES on our You Tube channel
The Artist Studio
Artists are always inspired by each other.
Encountering someone else’s creativity encourages imagination and
inspires further artistic expression.
Find out how three
contemporary artists have responded to Leighton House collections
using their craft and learn how to create your very own piece of
art inspired through this series of video tutorials. ⠀
- How to cut a Victorian silhouette with Alison
- How to embroider a flower from the Arab Hall with Lora
- How to
embroider Leighton House with Ekta
WATCH THE CRAFT TUTORIALS on our You Tube channel
INSPIRED BY ISLAMIC ART
Teaching artist Laurelie Rae hosts four
online workshop demonstrations on Zoom, exploring how the British
Arts and Crafts movement was influenced by Islamic Art and
analysing how artists applied its key principles across their work.
Students will learn how to recreate traditional Islamic art motifs
and patterns, looking at the beautiful examples in Leighton’s Arab
BOOK SESSION 1: Carnations, Cypress and Vases >> 4
November 5 – 7pm
BOOK SESSION 2: Tulips and Roses >> 11 November, 5 –
BOOK SESSION 3: Cloud Watching and Rumi >> 18 November,
BOOK SESSION 4: Grapes and Pomegranates >> 25 November,
All sessions are FREE however we’d highly
appreciate a donation towards our current crowdfunding campaign to