Adult Learning at <br> Hogarth's House

Adult Learning at
Hogarth's House

Our new public programming has an expanded offer of talks and creative workshops. 

Creative workshops

Our creative workshops are inspired by our Mulberry Garden and/or themes of Hogarth’s work and are often lead by local artists. Our team also lead regular printing workshops on Blind Embossing/Debossing and Drypoint using the intaglio printing press in our Weston Studio.

Check our What’s On for upcoming workshop dates.


Our expanded talks programme covers a range of topics that touch on Hogarth, other residents of the House, Georgian life and gardening.

Check our What’s On for upcoming talk dates.

Virtual series: Midday Modern Conversations

This Spring and Summer, members of our team are having conversations with specialists and experts on a range of intriguing topics including: 18th century lapdogs, printing, mulberry trees and more! Our conversations will, we hope be a little more coherent than those taking place in the Hogarth work that was the inspiration for the series name.  Videos available on our YouTube channel and below. Podcast available from

A Midnight Modern Conversation by William Hogarth, 1732.
Midday Modern Conversation – Hogarth & his pugs with Dr Stephanie Howard-Smith

In this first in our Midday Modern Conversations series, John Collins speaks to Dr Stephanie Howard-Smith, Historian of human-dog relationships in Georgian Britain, about pets in the 18th Century and Hogarth’s relationship with his beloved pet pugs.

Special image credits to Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, the Everett Collection and the William Hogarth Trust. Music from
Midday Modern Conversation – Printmaking
Special thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the new intaglio press at Hogarth’s House as part of the Hogarth’s Mulberry Garden Project. Music from

In our second Midday Modern Conversations series, Beth Bryan chats with Kath VanUytrecht and Richard Roberts, London College of Communications Print Technicians and Printmakers, about printmaking techniques that can be done with the new intaglio printing press at Hogarth’s House.

Midday Modern Conversation – Mulberries
Image credits to: Tarek Saila (CC 2.0 license, Ed Schipul (CC 2.0 license and Katri Salonen
Special thanks to the Urban Tree Festival for having us as part of their 2021 programming and to the ‘Hogarth’s Mulberry Garden’ project funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the London Borough of Hounslow.

Our May edition of Midday Modern Conversation was live as part of Urban Tree Festival! Watch part of John’s conversation with mulberry expert Dr Peter Coles.

Midday Modern Conversation – Hogarth & Theatre
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This month, Beth is joined by Pulp Rocket Theatre co-founders Sam Whitaker Hill and James Musgrave to chat about Hogarth’s life and work from their perspective as actors and their experience writing The Angry Musician, a family-friendly outdoor performance at Hogarth’s House this July that is based on Hogarth’s print The Enraged Musician.

A special thank you to our partners

We are proud partners with the William Hogarth Trust and the Hounslow Creatives Network both of which greatly support the development of our adult learning offer.