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Visit Hogarth’s House

Hogarth's House Hogarth Lane, Great West Road

Hogarth's House, built around 1700, was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth (1697 - 1764) from 1749 until his death. He bought it as a weekend and summer home, away from the noise of his other home in what is now Leicester Square. Hogarth had a ‘painting room’ at […]

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Waggle Dance Wednesdays (8-12 year olds)

Hogarth's House Hogarth Lane, Great West Road

Waggle Dance Co offers storytelling & creative dance workshops designed for 8-12 year olds. (No previous dance experience necessary.) The explorative session with Jess, will give you a chance to co-create movement that captures imaginations and individuals dance personalities. We are looking forward to being a part of Hogarth's House summer line up. See you […]

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Printing workshops: Blind Embossing and Debossing

Hogarth's House Hogarth Lane, Great West Road

Try your hand at this printmaking technique with the printing press at Hogarth's House Unusually for the time, Hogarth made many of his own prints. Learn more about printing and the processes that went into making the prints you see on display in the House. Each workshop will cover Hogarth as a printmaker, the blind […]

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Printing Workshops: Drypoint

Hogarth's House Hogarth Lane, Great West Road

Try your hand at this printmaking technique with the printing press at Hogarth's House  Unusually for the time, Hogarth made many of his own prints. Learn more about printing and the processes that went into making the prints you see on display in the House. Each workshop will cover Hogarth as a printmaker, the drypoint […]

Talk – At Home with the Hogarths: a talk by Val Bott

Hogarth's House Hogarth Lane, Great West Road

A talk relating to the special exhibition: At Home with the Hogarths In this illustrated talk, local historian Val Bott will draw upon the research behind the At Home with the Hogarths special exhibition. Elizabeth Eingerg’s catalogue of Hogarth’s paintings, published in 2016, provided rich detail about family members, servants and the Hogarths’ circle. Val […]

Creative Workshops: Sketching in the Mulberry Garden at Hogarth’s House

Hogarth's House Hogarth Lane, Great West Road

A four-week sketching session in the Mulberry Garden at Hogarth's House on Thursdays with artist Christine Covill In this relaxed environment during these sessions you will look at some basic techniques, being inspired by the natural world especially from the garden and mulberry tree. You will use pencils and charcoal to create drawings through observation, […]

Chiswick Book Festival – 300 Years of Creation and Recreation

Hogarth's House Hogarth Lane, Great West Road

Chiswick House and Gardens sprang into international awareness when they were created in the early 1730s by the third Earl of Burlington and William Kent. The Villa may well have been the prototype for Montecello in Virginia and the Gardens were a harbinger of the ‘English Landscape Movement’ which greatly influenced garden design throughout the […]

Hogarth & his Animals: a talk by Elizabeth Einberg

Hogarth's House Hogarth Lane, Great West Road

A talk by Elizabeth Einberg at Hogarth's House Unlike George Stubbs or John Wootton, Hogarth was not a specialist animal painter, but he could paint any animal he wanted with natural force. Art experts consider his relationship to the animals he put in his pictures was different from anyone else's. None of them are merely […]

Blind Debossing Workshop (Ages 8-12)

Hogarth's House Hogarth Lane, Great West Road

A special family-friendly blind debossing workshop for half term. Did you know Hogarth made many of his own prints? Why not follow in his footsteps? Blind debossing is when an image is produced onto the paper without ink and it makes fabulous works of art. No ink needed. Participants will create a debossing plate, watch […]

Hogarth’s drawings: sketches, studies and plans – talk by Sheila O’Connell

Hogarth's House Hogarth Lane, Great West Road

A talk on William Hogarth's drawings by Sheila O'Connell Some artists draw constantly, filling sketchbooks with records of whatever they see and planning their paintings with detailed studies before putting brush to canvas. This wasn't William Hogarth's way. He didn't make a great number of drawings, but those that survive (about 100) reflect his energy […]

Creative Workshop: Introduction to Relief and Intaglio Collagraph Printing

Hogarth's House Hogarth Lane, Great West Road

A two-day creative workshop with artist Charlotte Cranidge 1:00pm - 3.30pm  on 12 & 13 November Introduction into relief and intaglio collagraph printing, making a series of prints that draw inspiration from the Mulberry Gardens. Over the weekend, you'll focus on creating collagraph plates using simple found materials, textured papers, glue, resins and more. Learning […]