British Motor Museum launches its autumn programme of workshops

Written by: Elmtree Press

The British Motor Museum is delighted to announce its autumn series of motoring related workshops. Topics covered include photography, drawing and classic car ownership. Each course includes entry to the Museum so participants can visit the extensive collection of  British historical cars.

'Lights, Camera, Cars’ will take place on 14 October.  This course complements ‘Cars through the Lens’ with a greater focus on experimenting with lighting and flash guns. The cost is £75 per person.

‘Cars through the Lens’ will take place on 15 October and helps participants take the perfect photograph of a car and learn when and how to use different settings. Topics include how to control light and composition, the rule of thirds and perfect angles and how to make photography fun. The cost is £40 per person.

The popular ‘Classic Virgins’ Experience Day returns on 21 October.  This hands-on, informative day is aimed at those considering buying and owning a classic car. Experts will deliver guidance on the theory of classic car ownership and provide workshop-based basic maintenance sessions. After the workshop session there will be free rides in a variety of classic cars. The cost is £90 per person.

‘Writing your Motoring Memoirs’ will take place on 21 October and provides participants with the tools to write their own unique story. Participants will learn how to successfully access more of their earlier life; create a structure for their work; what to include; how to write it, and the options they will have when the memoir is finished. The cost is £50 per person.

‘Cars through the Lens goes Studio’ takes place on 11 November and aims to develop participants photographic techniques in a studio setting, showing them how to achieve the best composition and lighting.  The cost is £75 per person.

‘Automotive History in Watercolour’ takes place on 18 November. The workshop will take participants through the steps to create a watercolour painting including practical hints and tips to help understand colour, shade and light as well as basic composition. The price is £40.

The final workshop is ‘Sketching from Automotive History’ which takes place on 19 November. This workshop will guide participants through a range of techniques for producing a car study from start to finish. Build confidence in sketching by developing techniques while exploring tone and composition. The cost is £40 per person.

Emma Rawlinson, Family and Lifelong Learning Officer at the British Motor Museum stated, “We’re delighted to again offer these fascinating workshops to enable participants to learn skills in photography, drawing and classic car ownership along with expanding their motor industry knowledge. Please note pre-booking for all our courses is essential”.

To find out more information please visit the website at or to book a place please call  01926 927823.