April 2015

Following the huge success of last year’s auction where works by renowned artists as Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst - among many others - were auctioned off to eager bidders, the RWA is delighted to announce that the Secret Postcard Auction is back.

RWA Secret Postcard Auction

4 June 2015 7 -9pm

Following the huge success of last year’s auction where works by renowned artists as Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst - among many others - were auctioned off to eager bidders, the RWA is delighted to announce that the Secret Postcard Auction is back.

Martin is a much-loved and celebrated Somerset painter who prefers to work directly from his subjects, mostly the people and landscapes of the Mendip Hills, where he lives.  His work is exhibited at the Royal Academy as well as at the RWA, where he held a hugely successful solo show in 2012.  Martin will give a talk about his work, followed by a demonstration of oil colour painting.  The event is sure to be popular, so early booking is adviced either in person at the RWA reception desk or by phone on 0117 973 5129.

FRIENDS LECTURE: Martin Bentham RWA

Saturday 18 April 10.30am - 12.15pm

Celebrated Somerset painter and RWA Academician Martin Bentham will give a talk about his work, followed by a demonstration of oil colour painting. The event is sure to be popular, so early booking is adviced either in person at the RWA reception desk or by phone on 0117 973 5129.

Debbie Locke and Sara Dudman Family Workshops in the Drawing Lab

Debbie Locke and Sara Dudman Family Workshops in the Drawing Lab

8th and 25th April 2015 11am - 3pm  Drop in sessions

Debbie Locke and Sara Dudman Family Workshops in the Drawing Lab

Twilight Tuesdays - Late Night Exhibition Entry

Twilight Tuesdays - Late Night Exhibition Entry

TUESDAY 21, 28 APRIL; 5, 12, 19, 26 MAY and 2 JUNE 2015  6pm - 8:30pm  Last entry at 8pm

Twilight Tuesdays - Late Night Exhibition Entry

Scribble and Sketch EXTRA with Sarah Smith

Saturday 4 April, 2 May, 6 June, 4 July 2.30 - 4pm  

If you are looking for more focussed art-making workshops, exploring a range of skills and techniques, from colour theory to proportion and perspective, then Scribble and Sketch Extra could be just for you!

Scribble and Sketch with Anouk Mercier

Saturday 7 March, 4 April, 2 May, 6 June, 4 July 10.30am - 1pm

Scribble and Sketch offers a morning of fun and informal drawing workshops and exercises for families, led by Bristol Drawing Club founder and artist Anouk Mercier. Suitable for all ages and abilities

Tumbleweed for Schwitters - Drawing and Sculpture Workshop with Aisling Hedgecock

Saturday 11 April 11am - 1pm  

During this workshop, suitable for all ages, you will be using card templates and drawing tools to build organic abstract forms inspired by Aisling’s own sculptures.

Artist Professional Development Sessions

TUESDAY 21, 28 APRIL; 5, 12, 19, 26 MAY and 2 JUNE   6.30 - 8.30pm

The RWA’s Artist Professional Development Sessions offer useful advice for both emerging and more established artists.

Creative Writing with Amy Spencer

7 week course: TUESDAY 21, 28 APRIL; 5, 12, 19, 26 MAY and 2 JUNE 6.30 – 8.30pm

Join Amy Spencer for a creative writing course with a difference. Find ideas and inspiration among the artworks at the RWA.

The Creative Gym!

TUESDAY 21, 28 APRIL; 5, 12, 19, 26 MAY and 2 JUNE 6.30 - 8.30pm

Fun and lively art-making workshops for adults, to help you unwind after a busy day!

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