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Events at The RWA, Bristol's oldest art gallery
Experience art exhibitions, gallery events and Drawing School classes at Bristol's oldest art gallery
Price, low to high
Price, high to low
Date, new to old
Date, old to new
Children and Families
Drawing School Course
Drawing School Workshop
Lectures and Talks
Printing from Plants
26 Apr 19
A class that teaches how to capture the delicate shapes and textures of leaves and turn them into handmade prints.
27 Apr 19
Portraits in Oil
27 and 28 Apr 19
This workshop will take participants through a three stage process to produce an oil painting portrait from a live model.
4 and 5 May 19
Degas Monotype Printing
11 and 12 May 19
Drawing from a model and learning to translate them into monochrome print using a press.
NEW! Using Sculpture to Inform Painting
18 and 19 May 19
Drawing, collage and working directly into constructions/sculptures using a variety of materials from wire, card, paper, paint, ink and found objects
Drawing Animals at Bristol Zoo
20 May 19
Taking place at Bristol Zoo, this art class provides a fantastic opportunity to draw from nature.
NEW! Fantastical Figure Drawing
24 May 19
Draw directly from the exhibits and then looking for ways to explore abstracting from the figure whilst also using its essential form to underpin the structure of the drawing.
Untutored Life Drawing
2 Jun 19
Drawing with Rollers
8 Jun 19
Learn to create expressive and vibrant images using rollers and inks.
Book Signing & Family Collage Workshop
25 May 19
Join Jesse Hodgson, the illustrator of Tiger Walk, for a reading and book signing in the gallery
The Impressionists Use of Colour
9 Jun 19
Learn to use colour in the style of the Impressionists.
Look Imagine Write - Stories that start with art
23 May 19
Join writers, artists, children and teachers for a celebration and prize-giving event
Introduction to Drawing
15 Jun 19
Have a go at drawing in a relaxed and supportive environment
Paul Thirkell RWA: The Shadow of a Dream
21 May – 23 June 2019
A solo show of works by RWA Academician Paul Thirkell
Academicians' Annual Meeting 2019
11 May 19
Annual Meeting for Academician Members
16 Jun 19
Spend a day drawing the elegant interiors of the RWA.
Modern Art in Somerset
27 Jun 19
A visit to Taunton to see an exhibition of works by the 20th century artist Doris Hatt
28 Jun - 30 Jun 19
Learn to draw the human figure, paying attention to proportion and perspective.
NEW! Material Surface
22 and 23 Jun 19
Explore ways of animating the surface of a painting with textural interventions.
7 July 19
This class will delve into the art of creative theatrical costume and character drawing.
8 Jul 19
Learn how to produce accurate botanical drawings using line and tone in graphite and pen.
Life Drawing: Full Day Pose
9 Jul 19
Develop a drawing over an entire day, as the model will provide the same pose throughout.
Drawing the Human Head
9 Jul 19
An in-depth look at the structure of the head, through drawing the model from 360 degrees.
Drawing with Clay: Yoga Sculpture
10 and 11 Jul 19
Learn how to build a clay sculpture based on the dynamic and streamlined poses of the yoga model.
12 Jul - 14 Jul 19
A class to approach composition and techniques for large scale drawing and painting.
Oil Painting for Beginners
15 Jul - 18 Jul 19
A four day workshop for those with little or no experience of working in oils. Learn to visually describe the fall of light over simple solid forms, first in monochrome and then in colour.
NEW! Drawing Fire
11 Jul 19
Capture the shapes and patterns that define fire’s appearance with pastel and erasure.
NEW! Make a Sketchbook
13 and 14 Jul 19
Explore various collaged and painted materials and generate a series of themed works to create a sketchbook. We will use these drawings to make the body of a simple A5 sketchbook, which will be folded, stitched and glued.
Art and History in South Wales
5 Sep 19
An opportunity to visit St Fagans National Museum of Wales – an open-air museum near Cardiff
Art and Architecture in Sussex
19 - 21 Oct 19
An exciting 2 night/ 3 day visit looking at Art and Architecture in Sussex
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