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 

Download the What’s on at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery guide Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 here:

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2019 Autumn and Spring Art Course

with Angela Gladwell M.A. (Royal College of Art)

at Ludlow Museum Resource Centre

The idea for this course is to make a portrait. However, it may not necessarily be a conventional one.    We will look at the features of human faces by drawing from observation, but we will also look at the faces of animals, birds, the eye-spots of butterflies and moths (using specimens from the Ludlow Museum collection) and we will refer to the work of artists like Frieda Kahlo, Arcimboldo, the great Elizabethan black portraits, the caricatures of Hogarth, the bird men of Max Ernst, and some of the great portrait photographers.

As usual the first term will be for research through drawing and painting in preparation for the second term which will be to produce a finished portrait. Here I want to emphasise that this final piece can be anything from a conventional depiction of someone to an unconventional and inventive painting depicting any sort of character not forgetting any visual components that will serve to add to the type of person or creature that is being shown. It could be worked out as a photomontage, is it half human and half something else; is there a place for ornamental clothing, background landscape, the disguises and masks of the Venetian Carnival?

This course will suit all abilities in that as well as tuition in basic drawing and painting, we will talk about materials, and composition.

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

Spring Term– Every Monday from 7th January 2019 for 9 weeks

Time:  10am-12.30pm or 1.30-4pm

Cost:    £100 per term ( includes tea/coffee)

To book: contact Suzanne 01743 258881 or email [email protected]

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NEW FOR JANUARY 2019

Blues workshop with Tim Daley

 

The Blues Guitar Workshop will take place at the  Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery  starting at 2p.m. for one hour every Saturday from 5th January to the 9th February ( 6 sessions – 5 students per group)  You will then have a choice to continue your development as a blues player after half term with an extended course.

The workshops are designed for adults at intermediate level and will look at a variety of aspects of blues playing from the early pioneers such as BB King, Freddie King etc… to players like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton through to Texas Blues players such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and up to more modern players such as John Mayer.

The course will incorporate relevant theory so that you take away a real understanding of how the blues works and how you can use your knowledge in a variety of musical situations. Relevant tablature and theory will be provided as well as online support between lessons.

Your tutor will be Tim Daley who is a highly experienced player and fully qualified teacher. He has been playing for over 30 years and works as a guitar teacher full-time in a number of different settings as well as being endorsed by Music Bros Shrewsbury.

You will need an electric guitar and small practice amp (though this can be provided if necessary)

The cost of the course is £15 per session. Payment can be made in two deposits of £45 each: one at the start and one 3 sessions in to help spread cost. We can also refund occasional missed sessions if you are unable to attend on a particular date.

If you would like to book please contact Tim at the email address below. Furthermore, if you have any queries regarding the course do not hesitate to contact him.

[email protected]

www.timdaleyguitar.co.uk

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Greek Tragedy with Martin Thorpe

At Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides were regarded by the Greeks as their three greatest writers of tragedy. In this course we will read and discuss examples of their plays, starting with Aeschylus ‘ Prometheus Bound. 

Reading aloud will give us a route into the world of their author but will depend on our all using the same translation, so please make certain that you have a copy of Greek Tragedies 1 (3rd edition, edited by David Greene and Richmond Lattimore, published by University of Chicago Press).

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 a tutor for the OU and for a number of adult courses locally.

Venue: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square,  SY1 1LH.

Dates: Tuesdays- 8th January to 5th March 2019 (no class on 12th February 2019)

Time: 2pm-3.30pm

Price: £70 per person

To book a place: [email protected] or call

01743 258881

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Intermediate Latin with Margaret Thorpe

at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

This class is not suitable for beginners, but for those who already have a good understanding of Latin inflections and grammar. We shall be using the Cambridge Latin Course, working through Book 4. 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 for the group to discuss Roman social and political life.

Tuesdays  8th Jan- 19th March 2019 11.30am-1pm (no class on 12th Feb)

Tutor: Margaret Thorpe

Cost: £80 per person

Venue: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square SY1 1LH

To book: call 01743 258881 or email [email protected]

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Reading Latin with Margaret Thorpe

At Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Would you like to read Sallust’s account of the conspiracy of Catiline in the original Latin with an enthusiastic group and the help of a tutor? If you love Latin Literature and Roman history 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.

Tuesdays  8th Jan- 19th March 2019 9.45am-11am (no class on 12th Feb)

Tutor: Margaret Thorpe

Cost: £80 per person

Venue: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square SY1 1LH

To book: call 01743 258881 or email [email protected]

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Latin Graffiti with Margaret Thorpe

Thursday 7th February 2019

We shall be looking at inscriptions found in Shropshire, in the rest of Roman Britain and elsewhere in the Roman world.

This illustrated presentation will form the basis of an exploration of military and civilian life in the Roman empire. No knowledge of Latin is required!

Place: Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Time: Thursday 7th February 2019 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Cost: £16 per person  (to include tea/coffee)

Tutor: Margaret Thorpe read Classics at Cambridge, specialising in Ancient History. She has a particular interest in Latin inscriptions and the part they play in telling us about the lives of ordinary Romans.

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Greek Tragedy with Martin Thorpe

at Shropshire Museums Collections Centre in Ludlow.

Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides were regarded by the Greeks as their three greatest writers of tragedy. In this course we will read and discuss examples of their plays, starting with Aeschylus ‘ Prometheus Bound.

 Reading aloud will give us a route into the world of their author but will depend on our all using the same translation, so please make certain that you have a copy of Greek Tragedies 1 (3rd edition, edited by David Greene and Richmond Lattimore, published by University of Chicago Press).

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 a tutor for the OU and for a number of adult courses locally.

Venue: Shropshire Museums Collection Centre, Ludlow, 7/9 Parkway SY8 21PG

Dates: Thursdays February 28th, March 14th & 28th 2019

Time: 10am-1pm

Price: £52 per person

To book a place: [email protected] or call 01743 258881

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Mindful Words with Bethany Rivers

at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Enjoy a relaxing and inspiring course where you have the chance to explore what words mean to you, and how they can best reveal wisdom, insight and affirmation as companions for any of your life journeys.

Place: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Dates: Fridays 1st,8th,15th,29th March & 5th April 2019

Time: 10am-12pm

Cost:£65 per person

To book: 01743 258881 or email [email protected]

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Late Victorian and Edwardian Detective Fiction

with Philip Healy at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

 

Sherlock Holmes and Father Brown still enthrall readers. But they were not alone – the magazines of the late Victorian and Edwardian period were full of detective stories. The course will trace the rise of the detective in fiction throughout the 19th century, in particular in Poe, Dickens and Wilkie Collins. We will read and discuss a selection of Conan Doyle and G.K. Chesterton, as well as other late Victorian and Edwardian detective stories, and set them in their historical and cultural background, and attempt to understand why this was the first ‘golden age’ of the detective fiction genre.

 Dates:  Mondays 2-3.30pm      13th May, 20th May, 3rd June, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June 2019

Venue: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH

Cost: £60 per person

Booking essential: 01743 258881 or email [email protected]

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