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

On Sale Now!

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


Creative Breakfasts at the Wilson Art Gallery and Museum

Future Events:

Friday 29th September 2017


Friday 27th October 2017


Friday 24th November 2017


Tickets and more information can be found here

Art Explorers

Wednesdays; Weekly (term-time only) | 3.45 - 5.15pm | £5.50 or £4.75 discounted (see below) | 8 - 12 years

Calling all young artists! Do you want to develop your artistic skills and have fun while doing it? This weekly after-school workshop is led by an experienced Arts Award practitioner and will help you build towards Arts Award Discover.

Limited spaces, so booking advised.

Book a term (six weeks) to get a discounted rate for each session.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Paintasaurus

Thursdays; Weekly (term-time) | 1.30 - 2.30pm | £5 | 18mo - 5 years

7th September cancelled

Use your hands, feet, fingers and toes in this sensory art-play workshop for little ones! Movement and fun combine with tactile art materials, to create a colourful engaging experience. Each session will focus on a new idea, so make sure this one stays in your diary!

All materials are non-toxic and child-friendly. Splash-suits provided but it’s messy, so wear something you don’t mind getting paint on.

Tickets and more information can be found
here


StoryCraft

Mondays; Weekly (term-time) | 10am | £5 | 18mo - 5 years

Experience a story like never before! These weekly morning sessions are a sensory delight aimed at under-5s, bringing storytelling to life through craft and tactile responses. Each session will follow the theme of a new story and be delivered in a bright and engaging way. Perfect for your little ones!

Tickets and more information can be found here


Arty Sunday!

Sundays; 24/09/17, 29/10/17, 26/11/17, 28/01/18 | 11am - 1pm | £3 | 3+ years

Our monthly family Arty Sundays are the perfect way for you and your little ones to explore your creative side. Each session follows a theme and offers a variety of tactile and fun processes to try. Arty Sunday! Runs throughout the year.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Tai-Chi in the Gallery

Thursday Evenings; 05/10/17, 12/10/17, 19/10/17, 26/10/17, 02/11/17, 16/11/17, 23/11/17, 30/11/17, 07/12/17 | 6.15 - 7.15pm | £8 per session

Join renowned practitioner Olly Leonard as he leads an evening Tai-Chi class in the serene and unique setting of The Wilson’s Friends Gallery. Get inspired and invigorated by this exciting new addition to our programme.


Best for beginners or experienced practitioners alike.


Tickets can be purchased on the door, but book in advance to avoid disappointment. Spaces limited, so block-booking advised.


Tickets and more information can be found here


Be Creative

Monthly, Second Thursday | 10am – 12pm | £10 | 60+ years

Join our monthly art club for beginners and improvers. Take part in taster-workshops delivered by our friendly and professional tutors, and seek advice on your own practice. A variety of different media will be explored, such as printmaking and painting.


Be Creative
is a great opportunity to socialise and discuss your own artistic development, and your voice is important.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Wednesday Crafty Fun: Drop-in for All the Family

25/10/17 | 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 3.30pm | £2.20 | Family

Fun holiday craft activities in our dedicated learning space! Come and try a variety of tactile craft processes or ‘makes’ for young ones to try at different skill levels. Pop along and join in the fun!


No need to pre-book
.

More information can be found here


Museum by Torchlight

Thursdays; 26/10/17, 30/11/17 | 5.30 - 6.30pm | £3 | 5+ years  Family

Explore our gallery spaces like you’ve never seen them before! With the lights extinguished and torch in-hand, seek out objects and clues in a special scavenger hunt for young detectives.
Spaces limited, so booking advised.

Tickets and more information can be found here

Papercutting with Sarah Dennis

Saturday 28/10/17 | 10am - 3pm | £50/ £45 conc

Join acclaimed papercutter Sarah Dennis for an exciting day workshop! Learn new techniques and skills in this session to create bold new creative designs and spark newfound interest in the layered, detailed world of paper art.
Best for beginners or improvers. Materials supplied.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Printmaking: 6-Week Course with Beth Jenkins

Tuesdays; 31/10/17, 07/11/17, 14/11/17, 21/11/17, 28/11/17, 05/12/17 | 10am - 12.30pm | £180/ £160 conc

Fan favourite Beth Jenkins returns for another essential course in Printmaking, sure to engage and inspire. Build your skills over six sessions with various techniques and explore your creativity in new ways through the medium of Print.

Best for beginners or improvers. Materials supplied.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Printmaking: 1-Day Workshop with Beth Jenkins

Saturday 04/11/17 | 10am - 3pm | £45/ £40 conc

Beth Jenkins hosts a one-day workshop on the fundamentals and nuance of printmaking. Build your confidence in various printing techniques and produce stunning results from the tactile process of printmaking.

Best for beginners or improvers. Materials supplied.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Bonfire Craft

Sunday 05/11/17 | 11am - 11pm | £3 | Family

A special family craft session all about bonfires! Your budding young artists can use our selection of art materials and some exciting new techniques to create visually stunning artwork for your home!

No need to pre-book.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Pioneering Potteries of Gloucestershire: Curator Talk

Thursday 16/11/17 | 6 - 7pm | £8/ £6 conc

A talk by the Wilson's Curator of Decorative Arts, Kirsty Hartisiotis, on the development of Gloucestershire's studio potteries. Explore the history and characters of Gloucestershire ceramics in the 91 years since Michael Cardew founded the Winchcombe Pottery including Toff Millway, John Jelfs and earlier local potteries such as Leckhampton and Cranham.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Minnovators: Breaking_New Ground for Kids!

Sunday 19/11/17 | 11am - 1pm | £3 | Family

Prepare to innovate! This is a family workshop like no other, where you and your young artists can experiment and let loose to create striking works of art. Throw, stamp, flick, burst and smear in this fun, energetic art session.

No need to pre-book, but spaces limited.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Breaking_New Ground: Spoken Word

Saturday 25/11/17 | 1 - 4pm | £18/ £15 conc

Rapper, urban poet and spoken word artist J.P.D.L comes to The Wilson to deliver a unique and exciting workshop on spoken word and performance. Guided through ideas of structure, texture and rhythm, you will develop the skills and confidence to create your own spoken piece by the end of the session.


Best for new comers and experience guests alike. Materials supplied.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Breaking_New Ground: Poetry

Saturdays 02/12/17; 09/12/17 | 1 - 3pm | £25/ £20 conc

Join acclaimed poet Jennie Farley in a double workshop over two weeks to explore new ideas and create a series of written pieces on the theme of dialogue. Immerse yourself into expressive forms such as the Kōan and work as part of a group to build techniques and confidence.


Best for newcomers and experienced poets alike.

Tickets and more information can be found here



Fear and Loathing in Lost Vulvas

Thursday 23/11/17 | 5 - 7pm | £10/ £8 conc | Adults

Critical Sisters hosts an evening workshop on the topic of the female body and personal choice. Sadia Hameed and Jo Bartosch explore how society’s expectations continue to affect women in our current climate. As part of our Breaking_New Ground events, this engaging and provocative evening will leave you questioning the politics behind personal choice and the ideologies behind identity.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Spooky Tales of Gloucestershire

Thursday 26/10/17 | 6.15 - 7.15pm | £10/ £8 conc | Adults & 12+ years accompanied

Gloucestershire’s hidden places are seething with spooks! Join Fire Springs storytellers Kirsty Hartsiotis and Anthony Nanson for an otherworldly evening this Halloween. We’ll journey into the wilder reaches of Gloucestershire to discover the fairies, demons and mythical beasts that lurk in the county’s woods and Wolds and on the edges of our imagination.

Suitable for adults and 12+ accompanied.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Christmas Craft!

Tuesday 19/12/17 & Wednesday 20/12/17 | 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 3.30pm | £2.50 | 3 - 10 years & Adults

Create festive decorations and extra-special gifts in these themed drop-in craft workshops for a range of ages and skills. Build that Christmas cheer by getting out the glitter! Drop in and get crafty!

No need to pre-book.

Tickets and more information can be found here



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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

THE WILSON
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street
Cheltenham
GL50 3JT
Tel: 01242 237431
www.thewilson.org.uk