House of Fools

This April fools day House of Illustration invites you to a Saturday afternoon of unexpected and experimental drawing workshops

When, Where

Inspired by the energetic spontaneity expressed in our current exhibition, join us for activities including:

- Gallery drawing tours... Explore Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies and Somebodies by sketching your way through the exhibition. Sketchbooks and materials provided.

- Experimental figure drawing workshop in the Clore Studio... Creatively challenge yourself by working fast and big.

You will be drawing from the figure in every exercise with models provided to act as your muse. Be prepared to be a muse for others, too. Working on paper, you'll also experiment with a variety of mediums including pencil, marker pen, crayon, oil and chalk pastels and paint. 

This drop-in afternoon is free with gallery entry - buy tickets in advance below to secure your spot.

Materials supported by Cass Art.


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Adult ticket with gift aid£8.25 £8.25
Concession ticket with gift aid£5.50 £5.50
Child ticket with gift aid£4.40 £4.40
Family ticket with gift aid£19.80 £19.80
Adult ticket£7.50 £7.50
Concession ticket£5.00 £5.00
Child ticket£4.00 £4.00
Family ticket£18.00 £18.00

Ticket information:

Your ticket covers admission to ALL current House of Illustration exhibitions that are open on the day of your visit. Please make sure you have checked our What's On page for full details. House of Illustration is open 10am-6pm, Tuesday-Sunday. Final admission is at 5:30pm.

Please help us by choosing a ticket which includes a 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation. If you add 10% we are able to claim Gift Aid on the entire ticket price which is a huge help. If you are not a UK taxpayer please select non Gift Aid tickets.

Concessions: senior (over 65), student, job seeker, disabled.

Children: aged 5-18, under 5s go free (up to four per parent or guardian).

Family: up to 2 adults and 3 children.

Any paying disabled visitor can be accompanied by their carer free of charge.

National Art Pass holders can present their card at the front desk for a 50% discount on entry (not available online).

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. All tickets sales subject to our general terms and conditions.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid admissions allow us to reclaim tax on the full value of the ticket price, as well as the donation. This means an extra 25p in each pound. 

If purchasing more than one ticket at the Gift Aid price the additional tickets must be for family members.
By selecting Gift Aid tickets you are confirming you are a UK taxpayer and that you are paying income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount of tax that all charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for each tax year (6 April to 5 April). Council tax and VAT do not qualify.