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Lichfield museum to host workshop for artists

An event is being organised for artists at Lichfield’s Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum.

Award-winner Carole Collier will be leading the evening which give people the chance to create their own portrait paintings and look at the Museum’s art collection.

Local artist Carole has lived in and around Lichfield for most of her life and has received four awards from the Lichfield Society of Artists – including a double success in 2008 when her work was voted best drawing and best portrait at the bi-annual exhibitions.

Portraits are Carole’s most visited subject. She explained:

“I love painting people. I enjoy capturing my subject’s character in my work.”

The workshop will use photographs as inspiration and participants are encouraged to bring their own source material along, be it a picture of a loved one or an image from a magazine.

The event takes place on May 18 at 6.30pm. The session is suitable for all levels, including beginners. Tickets cost £10 for the evening, which includes all materials, refreshments and a taster tour with Museums and Heritage Officer Joanne Wilson.

Joanne said:

“We are delighted to be holding this event for Adult Learner’s Week. The idea came from the fantastic portrait collection at the Museum and we are looking forward to seeing how this, teamed with Carole’s fun and experimental approach, inspires those taking part.”

For more information or to book tickets visit the Museum on Breadmarket Street, call 01543 264 972 or email

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