Irene Wise is a fully trained and experienced teacher, working in universities, art colleges, museums, adult and informal education, and as an artist in schools.

Please contact Irene if you would like to discuss an idea for a possible talk or workshop.

Creative Workshops

Irene offers art, drawing and illustration tuition, workshops and portfolio surgeries.

Irene has run interfaith workshops for Jewish and Muslim adults and young people, focusing on art and calligraphy.

Informal Lectures

Irene lectures on art, literature and film and gives talks on the collections in the British Library and other public museums and galleries. Research interests include the representation of the Holocaust and human rights in art, literature and film; art of the Weimar Republic, and the work of Jewish artists.

Recent talks include:

Illuminated manuscripts and early printing (religious and secular texts). / History of Book Illustration / About Face: Portraits / Emotions in Art / Holocaust Art / Anne Frank / Charlotte Salomon / Cynthia Pell / Maurice Sendak, / World War Two Poster Design / Isaac Rosenberg (with poet Aviva Dautch) / Informal film talks