International Women's Day: Workshop Free

Friday Night Sketch | New Monuments for Women

A free drop-in evening of drawing throughout the museum during the Friday Late opening.

Supported by

MOO is an online print and design company headquartered in London, England. Passionate about great design and the difference it can make to the world, MOO offers a variety of premium print products including business cards, postcards, notebooks and more. With six locations across the United Kingdom and United States, MOO serves over 190 countries and was founded in 2006 by CEO and Founder, Richard Moross MBE.

What to expect

During the Museum’s Friday Late opening, a professional designer or illustrator sets a sketching task inspired by the museum’s permanent collection or most recent exhibition. Participants are then invited to tour the museum and sketch what excites them about contemporary design and architecture, before sharing their finished work at the end of the evening.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, this sketch will focus on the theme of New Monuments for Women. Led by illustrator Alva Skog, the event will begin with a short presentation by Alva on her work and approach to illustration. After this, you are invited to draw a monument or portrait of a woman or non-binary person you admire. Drawing on the museum’s collection and architecture for inspiration, we will work with exaggerated perspective, space and body positions to create a series of images.

With thanks to MOO, the first 100 people to sign up for the evening will receive complimentary MOO products to sketch on and the opportunity to join a 15-minute workshop at the start of the evening.

Please note that the museum is open until 21:00, please help yourself to a drink after the workshop.

Booking information

Adult: Free
Student/concession: Free
Members: Free

Alva Skog

Alva Skog is a Swedish illustrator based in London. Her work is influenced by feminism and feminist issues and this effect how she represents gender, female and non-binary identities. Clients she has worked with include The Guardian, Apple, Expo and It’s Nice That.