2017 Events Programme

Unless otherwise shown, please contact us on 01242 237 431 or at artgallery@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk for more information or to reserve spaces.

NEW! Mini Movers and Makers

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Mini Movers and Makers is the new fun and engaging programme for Under 5’s and their families that combines physical activity, natural play and creativity! The entire programme ensures that there is something every day of the week across The Cheltenham Trust sites. Contact us for tickets or find out more on our Facebook Page @MiniMoversandMakers


Weekly, Thursdays (term time) | 1.30-2.30 | £5 | 5 years and under

Nurture your mini artists creativity with fun arts activities exploring new textures, shapes and colours. Each week a new theme! Splash suits provided.

Tickets and further information can be found here


Weekly, Mondays (term-time) | 9.30-10.30 | £5 | 5 years and under

Become part of the story like never before! A fun and sensory session bringing storytelling to life with creative and tactile activities. Perfect for your little ones!

Tickets and further information can be found here

Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen
Monthly Craft Workshops

Monthly, Fridays | 10am - 4pm | £variable
Join expert craft makers and producers for this special series of craft workshops. Run by members of The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, these one day workshops are a great way to try a new craft or develop an existing skill. Based in the Foyle Learning Centre at The Wilson, the workshops are run as small, informal sessions, with an emphasis on participants creating something to take home at the end of the day.

More details, including dates, prices can be found here.

Arts and Crafts Tours

Jan 7, 12, 21, 26

Feb 4, 9, 18, 23

Mar 4, 9, 18, 23

April 1, 6, 15, 20

Discover The Wilson's Internationally acclaimed Arts and Crafts Movement collection with an insightful tour led by subject specialist Dave Walton.

All tours start at 2.00pm lasting approximately one hour.  The price per person is £5.00

General Museum Tours

Jan 5, 14, 19, 28

Feb 2, 11, 16, 25

Mar 2, 11, 16, 25, 30

April 8, 13, 22, 27, 29

Join us on a fascinating tour of The Wilson, exploring local history, Edward Wilson's Antarctic expeditions, fine art and The Arts and Crafts movement.

All tours start at 2.00pm lasting approximately one hour.  The price per person is £5.00

Art Shape Courses

We are delighted to support Art Shape in offering courses aimed towards adults facing disabling barriers to participation in traditional arts learning. To book, call 01452 863 855, or email bookings@artshape.co.uk.

Art for Enjoyment | Starts 27 September 2016 | Tuesdays 10.15am – 12.30pm | £56/£36 concession
Foyle Learning Centre

Taught by a practising artist, this course will help you explore your creative journey through drawing, painting, sculpture, print making and more.

Printmaking: A 6-week course

Tuesdays from 21 March 2017 | 10am- 12.30pm | £180/ £165

Learn to print with this 6-week course. Teaching artist Beth Jenkins will introduce you to a number of techniques including registration, reduction and multi block printing to make successful lino prints in colour and black and white. Suitable for beginners and improvers. Materials supplied.

Tickets and further information can be found here.

Pop Art: A lecture by Oliver Gosling

30 March 2017 | 6pm | £7/ £5

Artist and lecturer Oliver Gosling will examine the emergence of Pop Art in the mid-1950s, and particularly its re-emergence in China and the Far East in mid 1980s.

Tickets and further information can be found here.

Fabric Printing

6 May 2017 | 10am- 1pm | £30/ £25

Be inspired by Pop Art in Print and develop the skills to design, cut and print onto fabric on this one-day workshop. Best for beginners and improvers. All materials supplied.

Tickets and further information can be found here.

Pop Art in Print: Curator Talk

25 May 2017 | 6pm | £7 / £5 conc.

Vibrant, sexy, cool, and contemporary, Pop Art emerged in the USA and the UK the early 1960s. Inspired by movies, pop music, TV, advertising, magazines and comics, Pop reflected a fascination with celebrities and brands. At the same time, by addressing key political issues, Pop Art also offered a critique of the American dream. Prints are central to the story of Pop and this exhibition, from the Victoria & Albert Museum, features iconic works by leading artists including Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Peter Blake and Richard Hamilton alongside posters, printed textiles and wallpapers.

Join V&A Curator Gill Saunders in this exclusive evening talk discussing the perennial appeal of Pop Art and its timely critique of the ‘American dream’.

Join in with the family fun at The Wilson with our regular and one-off events!

The Art Cart

Look out for our new Art Cart - stationed around The Wilson, and jam-packed with free activities for you to help yourself to, including various trails around the museum and colouring sheets.

The Art Cart is supported by NADFAS

Monthly event | Arty Sundays

Monthly, last Sunday | 11am – 1pm | £2 per child

Art can heal the world! Spend some precious quality time with your little one getting crafty and creative at our regular family art drop-in sessions.

Appropriate for all the family.
Drop in, no need to pre-book.

Art Explorers After School Club

Wednesdays, term time only | 3.45 – 5.15pm | £4 per child

Does your child want to build their artistic skills? This weekly after-school art club builds on skills working towards achieving Arts Award Discover.

Limited numbers so booking recommended.

Why not pre-book a course of 6 and get one week free!

Tots and Tales

Monthly, first Wednesday | 10.30 – 11.15pm | £2 per child

Lose yourself in a story. Join our popular story-telling family session, to with our little ones to hear themed stories and enjoy creative activities.

Appropriate for under 5s and their adults.

Museum Explorers

12 and 19 April 2017  | 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 3.30pm  |   £2 per child

Want to be an Explorer? These kids friendly events will completely immerse your little explorer in the museum collection. They will hunt for artifacts and explore the mysterious stories behind them in these hands on sessions.

Appropriate for all ages but best for 5-12s. Drop in, no need to pre-book.

Pop Art Printing

20 April 2017 | 10.30 – 12.30 and1.30 -3.30pm | £2 per child.

Learn to print Warhol styles; this event will introduce printing techniques to children in a fun filled environment.

Appropriate for all ages but best for 5-12s. Drop in, no need to pre-book.

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Open Monday – Wednesday / Friday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.15pm. Thursday 9.30am – 7.45pm. Sunday 11am – 4pm.
(Closed on 25 & 26 December, 1 January and Easter Sunday)

Admission free

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street
GL50 3JT
Tel: 01242 237431