TATE Collection: How-To Guides

Each set has a step-by-step guide helps you explore each artist’s specific way of working. Discover these five beautifully boxed sets that are perfect for creative souls who love to learn new techniques and express themselves.

TATE Collection III: John Singer Sargent


Learn how to draw portraits; observe form and experiment with mark making. Use coloured pencils to create delicate lines and shade and tint the paper to create different colour atmospheres.


Learn how to sketch and mix with colour. Experiment with the methods and approaches used in watercolour, working in layers to create your own compositions.


Learn how to mix complementary colours to create softer tones and tints. Discover how to use oils to create a range of methods and approaches.

TATE Collection II

Ithell Colquhoun: Drawing Ink

Utilise ink’s versatility on paper to mix new colours, lay out washes and add detail in the style of Ithell Colquhoun.

Gillian Ayres OBE: Acrylic

Create a textured acrylic painting using vibrant colour and eye-catching patterns like those found in Gillian Ayres’ (OBE) work.

Learn more about TATE Collection II

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