RBSA Gallery

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The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is an artist-led charity which supports artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through a range of inclusive activities.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Association or society

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 10.30 - 5.30 Saturday 10.30 - 5.00
Sunday 1.00 - 5.00
Open Bank Holidays 1.00-5.00

Admission charges

Free

Collection details

Archives, Fine Art, Personalities

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Art Workshop - Cubist Still Life in Collagraph

  • 27 — 29 July 2015 *on now

Understand cubism through the printmaking technique of collagraph. Printing plates will be created from drawings of a still life based on cubist theories. Suitable for all abilities, including those who enjoy art history or are new to printmaking.

Admission

£155 per person
£140 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/cubist-still-life-in-collagraph/

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Art Workshop - Powerful Potraits

  • 30 — 31 July 2015 11am-4:30pm

Learn how to use mark-making skills, effective composition, and different colour combinations to draw and paint striking portraits of a live model. Suitable for all abilities, including beginners.

Admission

£112 per person
£102 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/powerful-portraits-1/

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Art History Workshop - Into the Archives

  • 1 August 2015 11am-4:30pm

Alice volunteered within the Archive Team in 2014 as part of a research project with the University of Birmingham. She will present some of her findings to help attendees gain insights into the history and heritage of the RBSA through examples of artworks and documents from the RBSA Collection and Archive.

Admission

£15 per person
£10 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/into-the-archives/

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Art Workshop - Through the Window

  • 3 — 4 August 2015 11am-4:30pm

Use mixed media materials to make a dynamic landscape in relief, and then present it within a laser-cut card window frame of your choice. Suitable for all abilities, particularly students looking to develop their portfolio.

Admission

£105 per person
£95 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/through-the-window/

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Art Workshop - Artist Books: Journeys

  • 5 — 7 August 2015

Artist books can express an individual’s travels or their development of ideas. Depict your own journey by employing a range of printmaking and book-construction techniques. Suitable for all abilities, including beginners.

Admission

£155 per person
£140 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/artist-books-journeys/

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Art Workshop - Exploring Negative Space in Watercolours

  • 8 August 2015 11am-4:30pm

Create layers of imagery and depth in your paintings by exploring the spaces around objects in pencil, washes, and ink. Suitable for all abilities, particularly beginners.

Admission

£53 per person
£48 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/exploring-negative-space-in-watercolours/

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Art Workshop - Sketching on Location

  • 10 — 11 August 2015 11am-4:30pm

Find out how to sketch en plein air (in the open) around Birmingham and how to develop your sketches back at home. Suitable for intermediates and above.

Admission

£100 per person
£90 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/sketching-on-location/

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Art Workshop - Loosen up your floral painting

  • 12 August 2015 11am-4:30pm

Experiment with pattern and colour to create exciting and interesting floral still life compositions in watercolour. Suitable for all abilities, including beginners.

Admission

£52 per person
£47 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/loosen-up-your-floral-painting/

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Art Workshop - Get your art Online!

  • 13 — 14 August 2015 11am-4:30pm

Receive step-by-step guidance on how to create an online portfolio using blog templates. Suitable for beginners and intermediates and essential for those looking to promote their artwork to wider audiences.

Admission

£30 per person
£20 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/get-your-art-online/

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Art Workshop - Flower Painting in Oils

  • 15 August 2015 11am-4:30pm

Explore the wonderful properties of oil paint by producing a still life of flowers. Suitable for those who have previous experience but would like to be more confident in their approach.

Admission

£50 per person
£45 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/flower-painting-in-oils/

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Art Workshop - Capturing a Likeness from Life

  • 17 — 18 August 2015 11am-4:30pm

Similar to John’s 3-day workshop in July, this workshop provides slightly shorter sessions on how to capture a likeness from life without copying from photographs. Suitable for beginners and intermediates.

Admission

£106 per person
£96 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/capturing-a-likeness-from-life/

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Art Workshop - Into the Woods: Mixed-media Collage

  • 19 — 20 August 2015 11am-4:30pm

Take inspiration from trees and woodland to create a mixed media artwork using fabric and paper collage techniques that can be stitched and embellished. Suitable for all abilities, including beginners.

Admission

£105 per person
£95 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/into-the-woods-mixed-media-collage/

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Art Workshop - Urban Sketching

  • 21 August 2015 11am-4:30pm

Develop techniques and approaches for producing drawings and studies from direct observation on location in the urban environment. Suitable for all abilities.

Admission

£50 per person
£45 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/urban-sketching-1/

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Art Workshop - Eat Cake and Make!

  • 22 August 2015 11am-3:30pm

Receive step-by-step guidance on how to develop sketches of natural forms into painted works using ink and wash. This workshop follows a shorter and more informal format (including all materials and cake!) to help make it more accessible for complete beginners and new workshop attendees.

Admission

£20 per person
£15 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/eat-cake-and-make/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Curriculum based workshops and tours on request

The RBSA has facilities to hold up to 30 children for curriculum based workshops and tours of the gallery.
The RBSA also provides outreach services to schools.

RBSA Gallery
4 Brook Street
St. Paul's
Birmingham
B3 1SA
England

Website

www.rbsa.org.uk

E-mail

rbsagallery@rbsa.org.uk

Telephone

0121 236 4353

Fax

0121 236 4555

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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