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: 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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Meet the Romans

with Martin Thorpe

This course aims to provide an introduction to the history and culture of Ancient Rome and is based around the lives of some of its most famous (and infamous) characters – real and fictional. As well as their real life achievements or their role in outstanding works of literature, these figures all reveal something about Roman values and social assumptions. No knowledge of Latin is required.

Martin Thorpe read Classics at Cambridge. He has been an active member of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers, serving as chairman and president. He has been tutor for a number of adult education courses locally.

Where:   Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, SY1 1LH

Date:     Tuesdays- September 19th – November 21st 2017 (no class on 10th and 17th Oct)

Time:     2pm-3.30pm

Cost:       £70 (includes refreshments)

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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)

 An image of paintings to demonstrate the adult education programme at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

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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Life Drawing with Mark Warner at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Monday 11th September 2017 for 6 weeks 6-8pm £67.00

All abilities welcome

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Small Latin and less Greek:

English literature and the Classics.

Adult education course with Martin Thorpe 

Join tutor Martin Thorpe on this short week course as we consider the influence on English literature of the literature of Greece and Rome.

Some of the topics we may consider include:

  • How much Latin and Greek did English writers know in the original and what authors did they read?
  • How much can you get out of a translation?
  • ‘Latin is a language as dead as dead can be’. What makes a language dead? Are the Classics dead? When did they die?
  • How does the influence operate? Translation, inspiration, imitation & parody
  • The literary traditions: epic, tragedy, satire, lyric, comedy, history all have their origins in Greece or Rome. What about the novel? the film?

Martin Thorpe read Classics at Cambridge. He has been an active member of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers, serving as chairman and president. He has been tutor for a number of adult courses locally.

Where: Ludlow Museum Resource Centre, 7/9 Parkway SY8 2PG

Date:     Thursdays: 2nd 16th 30th November 2017

Time:   10am-1pm

Cost:     £45.00 ( includes refreshments )

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We also run a learning and education programme for schools and families.

 

 

 

 

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