Adult Education

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

To Book or request further information on courses at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shropshire Archives and Ludlow Museum Resource Centre contact: [email protected] 01743 258881/258884 or ask at the front desk at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH 

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TUE 14th JAN – 24 MAR 2020,

9.45AM – 11.15AM Ten Tuesdays, no class on 18 Feb

READING LATIN LITERATURE

Tutor: Margaret Thorpe. at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

 Cost £80

Would you like to read a selection of stories from Ovid’s Metamorphoses in the original Latin with an enthusiastic group and the help of a tutor? If you love Latin literature and have studied the language for two or three years, however long ago, this course is for you! You will also have the chance to revive your knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary.

We shall be using: Ovid Metamorphoses IX-XII ed. D.E. Hill published by Aris and Phillips. This contains the Latin text, an English translation and good notes.

Booking and further details – Tel. 01743 258881

Email: [email protected]

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TUES 14 JAN – 24 MAR 2020

11.30AM-1.00PM, 10 Tuesdays, no class on 18 Feb

INTERMEDIATE LATIN

Tutor: Margaret Thorpe at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Cost £80

This class is not suitable for beginners, but for those who already have a good understanding of Latin inflections and grammar. We are using the final book of the Cambridge Latin Course, Book 5 and as we reach the end of this book we shall be consolidating our knowledge of important grammatical forms. This is a reading course based on the archaeology and literature of the Roman world, so that in addition to the language there is also an opportunity to discuss Roman social and political life.

Booking and further details – Tel: 01743 258881

Email: [email protected]

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 Alexander & the Hellenistic Age

Tutor:  Martin Thorpe at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Between his accession to the throne of Macedon in 336 and his death in 323 Alexander destroyed the Persian Empire and expanded the Greek world from the Mediterranean to Afghanistan.  The course will consider how this success was achieved, including the character of Alexander, and its long term effects in the next two hundred years (the Hellenistic Age) .

8 Sessions: Tuesdays, 2.00 – 3.30pm; January  14, 21, 28;  February 4, 11; March 3, 10, 17; no session on February 18, 25 2020

£70 per person. To book: [email protected]

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Athens in 5th Century

Tutor: Martin Thorpe at Shropshire Museums Collections Centre in Ludlow (next to library)

The 5th century BC is often regarded as the pinnacle of Athenian culture.  The city enjoyed success in many fields and we shall consider several of these e.g. political thought, democracy; tragedy & comedy, moral philosophy.

3 sessions: Thursdays, 10.00 – 1.00pm   February 27; March 12, March 26 2020

£52 per person. To book: [email protected]

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EMBROIDERIES OF THE CORBET BED

A practical day course

Friday 6th March 2020

An image of the Corbet Bed at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery which features in the new exhibition, Uncommon Threads.

The Corbet Bed

The Corbet bed, on display in Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery displays beautifully embroidered hangings created by the ladies of the Corbet Bed Embroiderers’ Trust. On this practical day course participants will have the opportunity to learn about the embroidery patterns,

fabrics and silks of the Tudor period and create your own sample

There will be two groups-

1.Master the basic techniques of embroidery and produce your own slip to take home.

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2. Learn how to finish your embroidery slip and apply it to a fabric for use or display.

 When: Friday 6th March 2020 Time: 10.30am -3.30 pm      

Place: Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery   Price: £30

Tutor: Ladies from Corbet Bed Embroiderers’ Trust

To book: [email protected] or 01743 258881

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Round Basket workshop with WILD CRAFTIST

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Saturday 7th March 2020 10am-3.30pm

Round Baskets Workshop

To book: visit www.wildcraftist.com

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Shoulder Bag workshop with WILD CRAFTIST (2 day course)

at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Saturday & Sunday 16th & 17th May 10am-4pm

Oval Shoulder Bags 2 Day Workshop

    To book: visit www.wildcraftist.com

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Art Classes with Angela Gladwell at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

 

SPECIMENS FROM THE SHROPSHIRE MUSEUM COLLECTION

Friday 15th to Sunday 17 May, 3 days

11.00am-3.30pm

Tutor: Angela Gladwell M. A. (RCA)

Cost: £65

 

This is a 3-day drawing and painting workshop where you will be able to make a finished study from a choice of interesting specimens: birds, insects, shells and social history.   The course is designed to build on observation skills and with individual tuition. A more detailed list of materials will be sent on enrolment. You will need watercolour paper, some ordinary paper for workout drawing and water-based materials of choice.

 

FLOTSAM AND JETSUM

Shells, minerals, seaweed and things that may be found on the beach.

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June, 3 days

11.00am-3.30pm

Tutor: Angela Gladwell M. A. (RCA)

Cost: £65

 

A 3-day drawing and painting course working from observation. You will need to bring water-based painting materials and pencils and perhaps black fibre tipped pens and watercolour paper A2, and a board. The final piece should be about A2 size and some simple paper should be brought for initial sketches. Tuition will be on an individual basis and will be suitable for all abilities. For both courses there will be a demonstration of how to stretch watercolour paper and advice about what choice of materials to buy for those unsure as to where to start. A more detailed list of what to bring will be sent to those enrolling.

Angela Gladwell will be exhibiting her work on the museum balcony gallery between 28th March & 28th June

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Zarzo Basket Making Workshop with WILD CRAFTIST

at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Saturday 11th July 2020 10am-4pm

Zarzo Baskets

To book: visit website www.wildcraftist.com

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Words from the Vaults 2020

with JEAN ATKIN

Back to the Vaults!  This course is a sequel to previous courses run by poet Jean Atkin

at Shropshire Museums Collections Centre (next to Library), Ludlow.

 April / May 2020

Poet Jean Atkin leads six new creative writing workshops to explore our boxed, bottled, and taxidermied past, housed in the climate controlled stores of Ludlow Museum Resource Centre.  Each workshop will last 2 hours, and will include a tour of the stores. Course participants will have access to handling objects and time to gain inspiration from a fascinating collection of specimens, art works, costumes and curious objects.

Sessions include:

Through Other Eyes: a tour of the fine arts store, which contains paintings, early photographs, vintage advertisements and posters rich with atmosphere and unfinished stories. Frills and Dandies: a tour of the Costume Store, a treasury of textiles, textures and hand-sewn skill, and Deep Time: a tour of rare and marvellous geological and fossil specimens. 

 Jean Atkin is a widely published and award-winning poet and writer whose work has been featured and commissioned for BBC Radio.  Jean is currently poet in residence at Hargate Primary School in West Bromwich, Troubadour of the Hills for Ledbury Poetry Festival, and in 2019 was BBC Local Poet for Shropshire for National Poetry Day.  She tutors for Arvon and The Poetry School. She will provide a series of imaginative prompts and exercises to help you develop new work and will also advise on editing and seeking publication.  The sessions are very friendly and open to poets and writers at all levels of experience.  www.jeanatkin.com

DATES: Tues 21st April, 28th, May 5th, 12th,19th,26th 2020

Time: 10am-12pm

Cost: £65 per person

To book: 01743 258881 or email [email protected]

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Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories

with Philip Healy at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

The ghost story comes into its own in the late Victorian and Edwardian period. With mist swirling outside the window, and huddled around the log fire, the late Victorians and Edwardians thrilled to the tale of supernatural events. What was it in the culture of the time that encouraged the writing and reading of the ghost story? How was the ghost story influenced by the rise of science and the decline of orthodox religion? What was the impact of the growing interest in the operations of the mind? What role did the Society for Psychical Research play? We will examine these and other questions in a reading of ghost stories by M.R. James, Henry James and other writers of the period.

Dates: Mondays 28th Sept, 5th 12th 19th Oct & 2nd 9th November 2020

Cost: £60 per person

To book: 01743 258881 or [email protected]

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