Autumn WorkshopsMissed out on our summer workshops earlier in the year? Don’t worry, a selection of the courses are available again as part of our Autumn programme. Workshops cover a variety of subjects, techniques, and styles. All art enthusiasts welcome! Below are our October workshops. You can ask us questions or book by calling 0121 236 4353. Mixed Media Portrait Painting Wed 30 October Jain McKay RBSA Experiment with a variety of materials and approaches to help you create a selection of exciting portraits. Suitable for all abilities, including more experienced portrait artists seeking new ideas. £60 / £55 Experimental Life Drawing Thu 31 October – Fri 1 November Jain McKay RBSA Produce exciting life drawings using a variety of materials and approaches. Suitable for all abilities, including more experienced portrait artists seeking new ideas. £115 / £105 Seeing and Thinking Portraiture Sat 26 October, 9am – 5pm Guest Tutors Paul Hill MBE and Maria Falconer FRPS Engage with ‘sitters’ in natural situations using a range of simple techniques to create photographs that communicate more than a likeness. Suitable for new and experienced photographers alike. £55 / £50 Improve Your Urban Drawing Mon 21 – Tue 22 October Ed Issacs RBSA
Fragility Group show by Prism Textiles 8 – 19 OctoberExplore the concept of fragility through textiles. The international exhibiting group, Prism Textiles, founded in 1999, bring together a range of quality textile practices with a fine art approach. Their exhibitions offer a different perspective on the medium of fabric, thread, and mixed media, highlight the breadth of textile practice, and demonstrate the vitality of contemporary stitched textile, all while challenging notions of the textile as both decorative and domestic. Fun with Stitch family session Sat 19 October, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm Prism Textile Group A workshop for all the family to join in. Come along, meet a prism artist, learn new skills and explore the world of stitch. Free drop-in session, no need to book.
Making Together: Mentor Programme RBSA and Sense until 12 October
Sculptura: Vision and Form 21 October – 2 NovemberDiscover the different sculptural artwork of eight prominent RBSA artists: Viv Astling, Andrew Coates, Steve Evans, George Jackson, Hannah Northam, Don Ratcliffe, Racheal Ricketts and Michele White. The variety of artwork on display will range from the figurative to the abstract and include a wide selection of materials, such as stone, metal, and wood.
Birmingham Art Circle and Shapeshifters Sculpture Group until 5 October
David Harban RBSA Rugged Landscape 14 October – 16 November
Shirley Bonas RBSA All Seasons, All Weathers Until 16 NovemberShirley Bonas, a creator of vivid and beautiful landscape paintings featuring woodlands and forests, has a Degree in Fine Art from Wolverhampton University and is a former lecturer at Stourbridge college. It was during this period that she was granted two Arts Council Lottery awards for her work in Adult Education Directing Community Arts Projects; followed by a Dudley Arts Council Grant for Self-Employment Work in Adult Learning. A member of the RBSA, Shirley’s work has received awards and commendations over the years and her most current work is inspired by her love of the Wyre Forest and local environment near her home in Bewdley.
Andrew Matheson RBSA Pour Me a Drink Until 16 NovemberAndrew Matheson, a member of the RBSA, works with ceramics and his hand-thrown ceramic cups and jugs show the variety and beauty to be found in functional objects. He graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen and owns a unique city centre pottery studio and gallery. He has won numerous awards for his work and exhibits in galleries across the United Kingdom. Andrew’s works shows a unique skill with ceramics and he specialises in stoneware and porcelain pieces hand-thrown with a variety of distinctive glazes.
Enchanted Until 1 February 2020
Visit UsEntry to all RBSA exhibitions is free and many of the works on show are for sale. We recommend viewing in person before making a purchase, but you can view many current exhibitions online, with prices, at our main website. We take a deposit or full payment at the gallery, and you can arrange to collect your work once the exhibition is over. If you can’t make it to an exhibition, call us on 0121 236 4353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the RBSA Gallery soon and see what original art you could be taking home… For more details on the events listed, and to find out about everything else going on at the RBSA, please take a look at the website.
By Lauren Turner, RBSA intern