Just as 18th century master Joshua Reynolds experimented with colour, so can you at the Wallace Collection's Experiments in Paint Late event on 5 June.
Join a life drawing class in the recently-refurbished Great Gallery and be inspired by the Titian, Rubens and Van Dyck paintings hanging on its walls. Learn the secrets of perfect make-up from Spob O'Brien, Head of Development of British independent brand Illamasqua. Try edible pigments with The Marshmallowist, who will be handing out unique sweet treats. Listen to the psychedelic pop of London-based band FURS, playing live in the Collection's courtyard.
The event will capture the experimental energy of Reynolds and the vibrancy of his colours, which you can explore in the Collection's current exhibition Experiments in Paint.
What better way to kick-start the summer? Begin the evening with a complimentary Pimm's in the garden provided by Peyton and Byrne, then go explore the hugely impressive collection after-hours and learn more about this London treasure trove with curator tours, artist talks and interactive art installations.
Experiments in Paint Late takes place on Friday 5 June, 6pm-9.30pm, at The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1U 3BN. Tickets are £12 for adults and £10 for students and include one complimentary Pimm's provided by Peyton & Byrne.
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