Adult Education

Discover more about local or family history, explore fascinating museum objects and use our buildings and collections to inspire creative activities.

To Book or request further information on courses at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shropshire Archives and Ludlow Museum Resource Centre contact: museumeducation@shropshire.gov.uk 01743 258881/258884 or ask at the front desk at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH

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The Power of the Past

Creative Writing Class with Kate Innes

Have you ever looked at an old photograph or painting and longed to live inside it for a while? Have you ever touched an old coin or tool and felt a fleeting connection with the last person to use it?

Images and objects from the past have the power to fire our minds, and to take us to new and exciting realms of the imagination. When we take time to look very closely at these special remnants of the past, they have a wealth of experience to reveal. These resources can become stepping-stones – unique paths into the past.

Writer Kate Innes leads five workshops that will explore these rich pickings. With access to paintings and special artefacts from the museum vaults, and using buildings, maps, letters and landscapes, course participants will have the opportunity to uncover layers of meaning in the things that remain and use creative writing to give those meanings a new voice.

When: Wednesday May 10th for five weeks 2017  (not including 31st May – half-term week)Time: 10.00 – 12.30

Tutor: Kate Innes

Place: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Cost: £65 (including refreshments)      

 www.kateinneswriter.com

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Ludlow Museum Resource Centre 

3 Day Summer Still Life Workshop :   Tuesday 29th – Thursday 31st August 2017

10.00 am-4.00pm   £105 per person

Tutor: Angela Gladwell M.A. (Royal College of Art)

 

Working from observation is both enjoyable and rewarding and this 3 day school is an excellent opportunity to produce a finished painting.

For this workshop several still life set-ups will be provided allowing plenty of room for close viewing, and we will be using the sort of materials that won’t deteriorate during the course including specimens from the collection of Ludlow Museum. You may leave all your equipment in place till the end of the 3 days and wet paintings can be collected when dry later in September if necessary.

Please bring your painting materials of choice, watercolour, acrylic, or oil and an easel if you have one. Aim to work about A2 size. Oil paint is particularly good for still life it being a wonderfully plastic medium allowing plenty of time to model forms. Whatever paint you choose please also bring paper and pencil for sketching out the composition. The Resource Centre can provide drawing boards, water jars, and palettes for oil paint.

This course is suitable for all abilities as tuition is on an individual basis, and advice can also be given on what basic materials are needed for different types of paint and how to use them.

Tea and coffee will be provided and there will be a lunch break of an hour. Bring a packed lunch or try the various eateries in Ludlow. If you have any questions about the course , or need any advice about what to bring please contact the tutor …anggladwell@yahoo.co.uk

 

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