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 June-December 2019  here:What’s On SM&AG June to Dec 2019

 

An Introduction to Garden History in 10 Objects

with Dr Jill Francis and Advolly Richmond MA, Garden and Landscape Historians.

Interested in gardens? Learn more about their history through a full day featuring a ‘hands on’ sessions with ten fascinating garden-related objects and images to highlight the diversity of garden history. This will be followed by lively illustrated lectures which puts the items into context within garden and landscape history. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion which will leave you inspired with ideas for further reading, personal research, and more.

Date:Monday 13th May 2019, 9.45am – 4pm

Venue: Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Price:  £40pp inc. tea & coffee

To book: [email protected] or call 01743 258881/258888

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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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READING LATIN POETRY FOR FUN

with Margaret Thorpe at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

If you would like to join an enthusiastic group to read a selection of Latin poems with the help of the tutor, then this short course is for you.

There is no requirement to prepare for the class. Just come and enjoy the poetry, which will take an irreverent look at Roman society.

This class is not for beginners. You may have studied Latin for about three years, perhaps to O level or GCSE, but it doesn’t matter how long ago! You will have a chance to brush up your skills.

The classes are on Tuesdays from 9.45-11.15 a.m. on May 21st, June 18th and July 2nd at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Cost: £30 to include coffee or tea after the class.

Your tutor, Margaret Thorpe, has had much experience teaching Latin and Classical subjects to adults in Shrewsbury.

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Animal Magnetism with Kate Innes

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

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3 Day art workshop with Angela Gladwell M.A (RCA)

at Ludlow Museum Resource Centre

Monday 10th Tueday 11th Wednesday 12th June 2019 10am-4pm

This year we will offer a botanical studies and still life workshop simultaneously. Those wishing to concentrate entirely on botanical studies are welcome to bring some of their own plant material as well as using whatever is provided. There will be some still life set-ups for people who choose that option. Please bring art materials of your choice….watercolour, oil or acrylic and an easel if you have one, and basic drawing equipment for preliminary studies. A2 size drawing boards are provided also water pots.

Lunch break is an hour for those who want to take it. There are various eateries in the town or you may bring your own and eat in the art room. Tea and coffee are provided.

Course Tutor: Angela Gladwell M.A. (RCA)

Cost: £106 pp

Location: Ludlow Museum Resource Centre, 7-9 Park Way, Ludlow.

Contact: [email protected] or call 01743 258881

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