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.


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.


Introduction to Printing **SOLD OUT**

18 February 2017 | 4pm | £60/ £55 conc.
Learn the essential skills for succcessful lino cutting; produce prints for cards and tags in this one day workshop.

Best for beginners and improvers. Materials supplied.

Tickets and further information can be found here.

Exploring Abstraction: A Practical Day School with painter Nick Moore

 25 February 2017 | 10am- 4pm | £45/ £35
Why are we still suspicious of Abstraction? This day school will take a focused look at abstract painting both theoretically and practically. A hands-on painting workshop will explore the richness and versatility of the genre in various media including acrylic paint and ink.

Tickets and further information can be found here.


The Order of Things: Exhibition Seminar

2 March 2017 | 6pm | £5
Join the curators of The Order of Things plus a panel of special guests in discussing the exhibition and abstract art.

Tickets and further information can be found here.


Quilty Pleasures

11 March 2017 | 10am- 2pm | £12
Quilty Pleasures are hour long tours at 10am, 11.30am and 2pm.

A rare opportunity to see a selection of historic quilts with intriguing personal stories from The Wilson's collection, including a traditional hand stitched bedcover of the early to mid-19th century and a hand stitched applique quilt from the mid-19th century.

Tickets and further information can be found here.


Portraits in Pottery: A 6-week Ceramics Course

14 March 2017 | 1.30- 4.30pm | £200/ £175
Develop your ceramic skills with a 6-week course creating Andy Warhol inspired ceramic portraits. This course will include observational drawing, construction in clay, glazing and much more. Best for beginners and improvers. All materials supplied.

Tickets and further information can be found here.


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

1 April and 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.


Curator Tour

6 April and 25 May 2017 | 6pm | £7/ £5

Curator Gill Saunders will lead this exclusive guided tour of our new exhibition Pop Art in Print adding insight into the works on display and the inspiration behind the artists.




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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