The British Motor Museum is to host series of motoring-related workshops this autumn, enabling participants to learn new skills in photography, creative writing, drawing and classic car ownership.

After a successful outing in April, the popular ‘Classic Virgins’ Experience Day returns on October 20. This is a hands-on, informative day aimed at those who wish to buy and own a classic car. Experts will deliver guidance on the theory of car ownership and provide basic practical workshop-based maintenance sessions and there will also be the opportunity ride in a variety of classic cars.

For those interested in photography, the Museum is offering three workshops. ‘Cars through the Lens’ on October 6 is aimed at the aspiring amateur photographer while ‘Lights, Camera…Cars’ on October 7 focuses on developing lighting skills for the more advanced. Finally ‘Cars through the Lens goes Studio’ on November 17 is perfect for those looking to develop photographic techniques, composition and lighting in a home studio setting.

Five art-based workshops will also take place. The first, ‘Sketching and painting Land Rovers’, take place on October 7 and will be led by artist and Land Rover enthusiast Maria Clancy. Retired art teacher Richard Cook will then lead the more general ‘Sketching from Automotive History’ on October 20 and ‘Automotive History in Watercolour’ the following day, Richard’s ‘Automotive Sketching in Perspective’ on November 24 will cover techniques such as one and two-point perspective, with an advanced version taking place a day later for those wishing to gain an understanding of three-point perspective.

For those interested in creative writing, Sharon Bradshaw, a poet and bestselling author of historical fiction, will deliver ‘Motoring Memoirs’ on 20 October. Participants will be guided through creative writing techniques and the skills they need to create their own memoirs.

Each course includes refreshments entry to the Museum so participants can visit the extensive collection of British historical cars, with lunch also provided for the Classic Virgins day.

Booking is essential for all workshops, either via British Motor Museum or by calling 01926 649649.