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November 2016 – January 2019

Adults Exhibition Workshop
November 19, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Little Silver Well – Ekphrastic Poetry CANCELLED @ The Holburne Museum
‘The wine-cup is the little silver well Where truth, if truth there be, doth dwell’ As Shakespeare observes art and poetry are bringers of truth, like wine they intoxicate and illuminate, but are not always to be taken at face...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
January 7, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ring in a Day @ The Holburne Museum
This one-day silversmithing course will introduce you to some of the basic techniques of silversmithing. Led by Penelope Makower you will create a unique hall-marked silver ring of your own design. Bishopsland is a very small postgraduate college teaching silversmithing....
Adults Exhibition Workshop
January 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Silverwork Embroidery: Swan Feather Fully Booked @ The Holburne Museum
Create a stunning swan feather design using a range of decorative stitches to build up tones of soft grey and white and combine them with silver metal thread work. This workshop will include tuition on the following techniques: long and...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
January 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Create your own Silver Pendant @ The Holburne Museum
Metal Clay Taster: Create your own Silver Pendant This workshop is aimed at beginners with little or no experience of metal clay. During the day you will be guided through techniques for using different types of metal clay and the...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
February 25, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Bruegel Poetry Workshop @ The Holburne Museum
Brueghel saw it all / and with his grim // humor faithfully / recorded / it. So wrote American poet, William Carlos Williams in 1962, admiring reproductions of Peter Bruegel the Elder’s work. This new exhibition – with works by...
Adults Workshop
March 4, 2017 – March 5, 2017 all-day
Paint a Self-portrait in Oils  @ The Holburne Museum
Saturday 4 March, 10.30am – 4.30pm Sunday 5 March, 11am – 4pm Learn the basics behind setting-up and creating a self-portrait in oil paint. From initial charcoal sketch right through to a full-tonal under-painting, you will be guided through the...
Adults Collection Workshop
March 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Visitors @ The Holburne Museum
An exciting opportunity to learn about our unfinished oil study of Arthur Atherley by Sir Thomas Lawrence. Enjoy an afternoon in the galleries, followed by a creative ‘hands on’ art activity inspired by the painting. Supported by a BSL interpreter....
Adults Collection Workshop
Gainsborough and the Full-Length Portrait FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
This workshop draws inspiration from the full-length Gainsborough portraits in the Holburne’s collection. The day opens with a curatorial talk giving insight into Gainsborough and his development of the society portrait, from his arrival in Bath and beginnings of a...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
July 15, 2017 @ 10:15 am – 4:15 pm
Introduction to Tapestry Weaving with Caron Penney @ The Holburne Museum
In this exciting and lively one day tapestry weaving workshop with master weaver Caron Penney, students will investigate basic weaving techniques suitable for beginners including hatching and colour blending, the foundations to tapestry. By the end of the workshop students...
Exhibition Workshop
September 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Time for Texture  @ The Holburne Museum
A rare opportunity to learn and enjoy a tapestry workshop in the UK from Scottish born, now Australia-based, tapestry weaver Valerie Kirk, whose stunning work features in Tapestry: Here & Now. Learn the techniques of knotting, wrapping, cut and loop...
Exhibition Workshop
November 11, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Red was Your Colour @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
In this full-day workshop with poet Penelope Shuttle, students will draw inspiration from the exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception, close-reading some poems featuring colour imagery, discussing the relationships between colour-perception and poetry, and writing their own poems....
Adults Exhibition Workshop
January 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cut, Pattern and Mosaic with Paper FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
Discover some of the most visually striking elements of the Op Art movement with illustrator Jessica Palmer, and create your own work of art using specialist papercutting and collage techniques. In this full-day workshop, students will visit the temporary exhibition,...
Adults Workshop
February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Made with Love (Fully Booked) @ The Holburne Museum
Love is in the air! Learn the art of quilling and craft a beautiful hand-made card for a sweetheart or a loved one. In this guided workshop, work with a series of coloured quilled papers to wind paper coils and...
Adults Workshop
March 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Stitchless Leather Accessories @ The Holburne Museum
Pack your bags! Be inspired by the theme of travel in our temporary exhibition, and learn how to make your own small leather-goods piece with no stitching. Using only rivets and lacing techniques this workshop is a great introduction to...
April 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Oil Painting Masterclass: Experiment with Colour @ The Holburne Museum
Be inspired by the vibrant use of colour in our temporary exhibition, Anthony Fry (1927-2016) A Retrospective, and learn how to apply colour in oil paint. Enjoy a tour the exhibition before returning to the studio to work from a...
Adults Exhibition Tour Workshop
June 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FREE Aroma-Tour @ The Holburne Museum
What does a work of art taste like? Does a painting have a unique smell? Enjoy a sensory exploration of different works of art through taste and smell with award-winning food historian Tasha Marks, founder of AVM Curiosities.This Aroma-Tour will...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
June 30, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dutch Masters: Flower Arranging Workshop @ The Holburne Museum
Create your own Dutch-inspired floral arrangement in this workshop led by Rachel Wardley, founder of the Bath-based Talullah Rose Flower School. Beginning with a guided tour of the exhibition, Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust, Rachel will demonstrate...
Adults Workshop
July 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ring in a Day  @ The Holburne Museum
This one-day silversmithing course will introduce you to some of the basic techniques of silversmithing. Led by Penelope Makower, Principle of the Bishopsland Educational Trust, you will create a unique hall-marked silver ring of your own design. Bishopsland is a...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
July 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am – July 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Dutch Still-Life Oil Painting Masterclass FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
Learn the working methods of Dutch still-life masters of the 17th century. In this two-day workshop, students will discover how artists of the period constructed a tonal composition using glazes of transparent earth, over which were applied fine layers of...
Adults Workshop
July 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Delft-tile Painting  @ The Holburne Museum
Join Piet van den Beuken to enjoy a brief history of the Dutch Delft tile. Learn about the design influences and how the tiles were made and used throughout history for decorative and practical purposes. Starting with blank, unglazed ceramic...
Adults Workshop
September 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Craft a Bold Beaded Necklace @ The Holburne Museum
Craft your own stylish wooden bead necklace. Learn how to paint a variety of minimalist designs and quirky patterns in bold colours, and choose from a selection of beautiful ribbons and cords to create fastenings.
Adults Learning Workshop
October 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Creativity and Wellbeing Coffee Morning  @ The Holburne Museum
Celebrating World Mental Health Day FREE DROP IN EVENT Come for coffee, cake and a chat! Enjoy a friendly guided tour around the museum as well as beautiful creative activities. For further info: . Complete list of World Mental Health...
Adults Workshop
October 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Shakespeare Masterclass  @ The Holburne Museum
Join actor Mark McGann, star of West-end shows Lennon (1982) and Up On the Roof (1987), and two-time Olivier Award nominee, for this one-day intensive Shakespeare Masterclass. Mark’s lauded Screen and Stage Masterclasses have proven popular throughout the UK and...
Exhibition Workshop
November 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Mirror Mirror @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy a rigorous portrait-drawing class with renowned artist, Saied Dai. Inspired by Gainsborough & the Theatre this workshop is designed for those looking to establish a firm and intelligent foundation in drawing for a lifetime of creative practice. View Gainsborough’s...
Exhibition Workshop
November 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Inner Life of Stone @ The Holburne Museum
Taking a lead from a poem by Rilke (who was Rodin’s assistant and mentee) this creative workshop will look, listen and experiment with ways in which sculpture can ‘speak to’ writers. We will be informed and stimulated by a fine...
Adults Workshop
December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Festive Felt @ The Holburne Museum
Handcraft a festive felt decoration for your tree or as a special Christmas gift. Learn how to make a Scandinavian-inspired ornament using a selection of felts, embroidery techniques, and seasonal fastenings.
Exhibition Workshop
January 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sculpting the Body @ The Holburne Museum
Join artist Sue Larner for an exciting clay-sculpting workshop inspired by our display, Rodin: rethinking the fragment. Working from a life model, discover how to sculpt a bodily fragment or figural form in the round and learn key techniques for...
Adults Workshop
January 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Historic Beadwork  @ The Holburne Museum
Learn the delicate art of 17th-century beadwork with Royal School of Needlework tutor, Deborah Wilding. Inspired by our Beadwork Basket from c.1660-70, in this workshop you will learn how to make your own beadwork sample based on the designs and...