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

At Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery we have one of the finest Latin inscriptions in the country. The people of Wroxeter put it up in honour of the Emperor Hadrian, who almost certainly visited the Roman town in person. If you would like to find out more about this inscription, you are invited to join a short free gallery talk on Thursday 27th April at 1.30  in the Roman gallery.

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Courses at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

EMBROIDERIES OF THE CORBET BED

A practical day course

Embroidery with peacock

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.

There will be two groups- Master the basic techniques of embroidery and produce

your own slip to take home.

Learn how to finish your embroidery and apply it to a

fabric for use or display. 

When: Friday 28th April 2017   Time: 10.30am -3.30 pm      

Place: Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery   Price: £30

Tutor: Ladies from Corbet Bed Embroiderers’ Trust

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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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Courses at LUDLOW MUSEUM RESOURCE CENTRE

MAPPING THE LANDSCAPE – A LOOK AT THE GROUND BENEATH YOUR FEET

With Dr Paul Olver

Since the late 18th Century, upland landscapes have been appreciated for their beauty rather than feared as wild and unknown. William Smith built upon this rising interest by producing the first geological maps in 1815. Locally the various geological formations were identified and listed in order of deposition by Roderick Murchison in the 1830s helped by an enthusiastic group of local clergymen and border squires.

On this course, we will introduce the local rock types and explore how their distribution affects the development of our familiar landscapes.

The course will also offer a practical approach to identifying the local rock types and the wide range of fossils within them including trilobites, corals and fish. It is these fossils that enabled our early geologists to define our first geological rock successions.

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

Dates: Wed 26th April, 3rd May, 17th May, 31st May, 7th June 2017

Time:  10.30am-12.30pm

Cost:    £55 ( 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)

 

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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