Scottish Maritime Museum’s current exhibition ‘Age of Oil’ showcases the works of artist Sue Jane Taylor from her residences on North Sea oil platforms Brent and Murchison. Taylor produced artworks, films and hundreds of sketches, capturing day to day life and work on the platforms. 

Join Sue Jane for this immersive workshop as she discusses the importance of artist sketchbooks and explains how she used them to create the final pieces on display in ‘Age of Oil’.

In this practical session you will have the opportunity to explore the Scottish Maritime Museum’s industrial objects and the sights of Irvine Harbour through your own sketches.

This event will be held during ‘Scotland’s Energy Journey’ weekend on Sunday 17th March as part of ‘British Science Week 2019’.

Tickets to this workshop include all day entry to the Scottish Maritime Museum. Please bring your own sketchbook with you, some art materials will be provided. There are sixteen places available. 

The workshop is suitable for people aged 16+

Tickets:  Full Price: £10  Concessions: £8

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Age of Oil: Artist’s Sketchbook Workshop

Time: 10:30am – 1pm

10:30am: Tour of ‘Age of Oil’ with artist Sue Jane Taylor

11pm: Teabreak

11:15am: Sketching Irvine Harbour

11:45am: Comfort Break

12pm: Sketching in the Museum

12:45am: Look and share your sketches (optional)

Outside activities are weather dependent, if inclement weather occurs an alternative session will be held inside the museum.

Inclement weather alternative sessions:

11:15am: Sketching industrial objects in the education space and/or sketching objects in the ‘Age of Oil’ exhibition.

Banner image: 'Arrival of Danish Blades',  Sue Jane Taylor sketchbook pages.