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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
Summer Junior Drawing School - Hot Air Balloons
9 Aug 19
Create a willow and tissue-paper hot air balloon inspired by the Bristol Balloon Fiesta
Summer Junior Drawing School - Pyrography
22 Aug 19
Explore the use of heated tools to make beautiful drawings on wood in this art workshop for kids
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
167 Annual Open Exhibition
29 Sept – 1 Dec 19
An open exhibition showcasing hundreds of artworks from artists across the UK and internationally
Art and Architecture in Sussex
19 - 21 Oct 19
An exciting 2 night/ 3 day visit looking at Art and Architecture in Sussex
Andrew Lanyon: Nature's Laboratory
10 July - 8 August 19
A collaborative exhibition of Cornish artists on the theme of nature. Free entry
NEW! Figuration to Abstraction
23 Sept 19
Explore your imagination and creativity and discover your personal language of abstraction
Fumifugium: Pollution-fighting Family Workshop
7 Aug 19
Design and build your own anti-pollution devices using recycled ink and modelling materials - Free for families!
Experimentation and Technique
4 Nov 19
Discover experimental drawing techniques in structured sessions that are both fun and challenging
Portrait and Figure Drawing
23 Sept 19
Establish a solid foundation in drawing from a life model
Old Master Techniques
24 Sept 19
This painting class teaches participants to recreate works by the old masters. Prepare the canvas, create sketches and transfer drawings to canvas with paint
Illustration for Picture Books
24 Sept 19
Learn to draw children's book illustrations. Explore character design, narrative, illustrating a text, page composition and world creation
Drawing, Paint and Colour: PART 1
25 Sept 19
Explore the technical, practical, intuitive and expressive qualities of paint and colour and their relationship to drawing
26 Sept 19
Develop skills by drawing still life, as well as abstract images based on found patterns and textures
26 Sept 19
Learn to draw in a supportive environment. Lessons will include how to look, how to handle materials and how to select from a subject.
6 Sept 19
Learn from the master print-makers of Mexican history and embrace their unique approach to mark making with the medium of Lino.
Creative and Experimental Figure Drawing
4 Oct 19
Experiment with materials and mixed media to develop exciting ways of drawing from the model
8 Nov 19
Create multi-layered, mixed media prints, using a variety of processes and printmaking techniques
Botanical Art: Seasonal Treasures in Watercolour
29 Nov 19
Learn how to depict seasonal fruits, seedheads and other botanical treasures in line, tone and watercolour.
Watercolour and the Nude
8 Sept 19
Enjoy an exciting day working directly from female life model who will hold a range of long and short poses. Explore a variety of media as well as the more traditional technique of watercolour painting
Life Drawing into Life Painting
10 Sep, 11 Sep and 12 Sep 19
Explore the relationship between life drawing and oil painting. The workshop will improve your accuracy with regard to mark-making, colour, and handling paint.
14 Sept 19
This special drawing class teaches students to capture the character and movement of animals.
Portraits in Oil
14 and 15 Sept 19
This workshop will take participants through a three stage process to produce an oil painting portrait from a live model.
Printing from Plants
17 Sept 19
Participants will capture the delicate shapes and textures of leaves and turn them into handmade prints.
Paired Life Drawing
29 Sept 19
Draw from two experienced models; one male and one female. Moving through a range of quick and sustained poses.
Untutored Life Drawing
6 Oct 19
This half-day untutored life drawing class provides an opportunity for students to practice their drawing and painting.
Drawing the Coast: Erasure Techniques
19 Oct 19
Explore erasure techniques and their historic use when creating spectacular tonal drawings, with the aim of improving observation and mark-making skills
From Figure to Feather
25 Oct 19
An opportunity to draw a majestic bird and his handler in the studio.
Introduction to Woodblock Printmaking
26 and 27 Oct 19
A two day introduction to woodcut printing. Participants will learn how to design, cut and print a multiple-block colour woodcut.
Create a Comic or Visual story
23 and 24 Nov 19
Explore the interplay of word and image
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