This is a sponsored article on behalf of the V&A's Adult Learning Programme.
Did you know that the V&A runs regular classes for people like you?
Many choose to dip into London's history, drawing on the museum's unrivalled collections of art and design. A great example is coming up soon: Creative Quarters: Artists and London traces the capital's numerous artistic enclaves and movements.
What inspired the Camden Town Group or the Bloomsbury Set? Why did so many artists settle in Chelsea? The course traces the history of London's art scenes, from Tudor court painters, to the rise of Hoxton and Dalston as artistic scenes in the 21st century.
Holbein, Hogarth, Hepworth and Hirst — it's all here.
Courses are led by expert tutors, chosen for their knowledge and passion for the subject. The tone is informative but enjoyable, — aimed at the interested and curious rather than existing experts.
And with the V&A's bounteous collection just through the door, you really couldn't have a better classroom.
Interested? Creative Quarters: Artists and London runs on Tuesday evenings from 10 May-28 June. Book your place here.
The V&A runs many other courses on a wide variety of subjects. The year-long London Life and Times: Medieval to Modern course is particularly fascinating, with experts like Leo Hollis, Jerry White and Joe Kerr taking on the mantle as lecturers. This year's course is fully subscribed, but the museum will be running it again from the autumn.
The Victoria and Albert Museum is on Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL.