Scribble Sketch Summer 14

Scribble and Sketch, Anouk Mercier

Saturday August 2, September 13, October 4, November 1, December 6 2014. 10.30am-1pm

Ideal for families of all ages and abilities Scribble and Sketch offers a morning of fun and informal drawing workshops and exercises, led by Bristol Drawing Club founder and artist Anouk Mercier. Activities are designed for parents and children to take part in together, in a lively and relaxed environment, or simply take advantage of the materials to get creative. Everyone is welcome! Book in advance or just drop in on the day and join in (space permitting). Free with exhibition entry (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Children's Storytime in the RWA galleries

Saturday August 2, September 13, October 4, November 1, December 6 2014. 11.30am

The RWA is delighted to announce that we have received an Arts Council England grant which has allowed us to buy a Children's Arts Trolley and has enabled us to start storytime sessions aswell.

Storytime takes place in the RWA gallery itself, we sit and talk a little bit about one of the exhibition pictures and then the story teller will read from a selection of story books. As Scribble and Sketch runs on the same saturday this is an ideal for any siblings who would prefer to listen to a story than join in the drawing. Suitable for all ages, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Brand New for Autumn 2014!

Scribble and Sketch Extra

BDS Image 2014

with Anouk Mercier and Sarah Smith

Saturday 27 September, 25 October, 29 November, 20 December 2014

10.30am - midday

£10 per child (ages 6-11)

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! Further details to be announced soon on the RWA website.

To book please call 0117 973 5129 or pop into the RWA and book at Reception

Children's Workshops August and September 2014

Back from the Front: Perceptive Block Printing Workshop
with Jenny Blackwood

Signal by Stephen Hurst

Saturday 16 August

11-3pm Drop-in Session

Suitable for 5-13yrs and their families

Drawing Studio

Free with Exhibition Entry

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This is a drop-in session – come along anytime between 11am and 2.30pm. (Please note: we have limited space available in our studio, so places cannot always be guaranteed.)

Join us as we take inspiration from the Brothers in Art and Shock and Awe exhibitions, creating 3D landscapes, still life arrangements and complementary block prints. Participants are invited to bring their own photographs of places, people or objects to help inspire their work.

(Images above: Signal, by Stephen Hurst, block print by Jenny Blackwood)

Eden 4 are coming to the RWA!

Saturday 6 September

Eden 4 pic by Beckie Upton

Eden 4 are a recently formed artist collective comprising four emerging female artists based in the South West. Thanks to funding from 02 they are able to run a series of FREE children’s art-making workshops at RWA, inspired by the Back from the Front exhibition.

Mythical Masks

Saturday 6 September, 10.30am - Midday

Suitable for children aged between 5 and 8

3D Landscapes

Saturday 6 September, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Suitable for children aged between 8 and 11

To book a place please call 0117 973 5129 or pop into the RWA and book at Reception

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The Art Trolley

The trolley is now available at anytime for families visiting the gallery offering a variety of games, drawing equipment and magnifiers to help entertain younger ones as you all tour the exhibition.

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October Half-Term 2014 at RWA

Make your own Marvellous, Monstrous Characters! With Sarah Smith

Wednesday 29 October

10.30am – 12.30pm

£10 per child

Aged 11+

Professional children’s book author-illustrator, Sarah Smith, will guide you through the process of creating a unique story character. Through drawing games you will create a range of characters, choosing one to develop into a final illustration, using a range of art materials, from inks to collage.

Secret Portraits with Katie May Green

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Tuesday October 28


£10 per child

Suitable for ages 5-10

Do you have a secret side to your personality?! Join children’s book author-illustrator Katie May Green for a portrait workshop with a difference. Create your own double sided self-portraits, capturing your best and worst sides!

As part of this workshop, Katie will be reading from her new book Seen and Not Heard, published by Walker Books in October this year.

Good Wood!

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'Let's Make Art' workshops with Alice Hendy and Karen Davies, inspired Alexander Girard's wonderful wooden dolls

Thursday 30 October

Sessions for 3-5s and 7-11s

Full details to be announced very soon!

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