October 2014

The Big Draw - Alive! and the RWA

Friday October 24 2-3pm BDS Room, First Floor

Bristol charity Alive! and the RWA are partnering to hold an innovative and fun intergenerational event, with local school children and care home residents working together to create a large scale artwork for the Big Draw event. Come along and watch, or take part in related activities!

Figure it out: Let's Make Art workshop for children

Thursday 30 October 1:30pm - 3.30pm

Join Karen Davies and Alice Hendy from Let's Make Art to create a bold, colourful sculpture in the style of Alexander Girard.

About Face: Let's Make Art workshop for young children

Thursday 30 October 10:30am – 12 noon

Join Karen Davies and Alice Hendy from Let's Make Art in an exploration of Alexander Girard's work.

From Athens to Bristol: The Parthenon Sculptures and their place at the RWA. Harriet Batten-Foster

Saturday 18 October 10.30am – 4.30pm. Fedden Room RWA

This series of three lectures and a gallery tour will spotlight one of the RWA's more unusual features: the replica of the frieze from the Athenian Parthenon in the upstairs Sharples gallery.

HALF-TERM at RWA: Make your own Marvellous, Monstrous Characters!

Wednesday 29 October 10.30am – 12.30pm

Professional children's book illustrator, Sarah Smith, will guide you through the process of creating a unique story character with a monstrous twist - perfect in the run up to Halloween!

HALF TERM at RWA: Secret Portraits with Katie May Green

Tuesday October 28 10.30am-12.30pm

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!

Sribble and Sketch EXTRA with Anouk Mercier and Sarah Smith

Saturday September 27, October 25, November 29, December 20 10.30am - Midday

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! It will be run alternately by our regular Scribble and Sketch tutor, artist Anouk Mercier, and children's book author-illustrator Sarah Smith. Further details to be announced soon on the RWA website.

Scribble and Sketch with Anouk Mercier

Scribble and Sketch with Anouk Mercier

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

12 October - 7 December 2014

162 Annual Open Exhibition

12 October – 7 December 2014

The RWA's Annual Open Exhibition - now in its 162nd year - is a key event in the art calendar