RBSA Gallery

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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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, Artist studio or collective, Association or society, Archive, Heritage site

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.
Keith Turley

Powerful Portraits in Graphite

  • 31 July 2014 11am-4:30pm *on now

Explore how to draw large-scale portraits of a model using charcoal and graphite. Suitable for all abilities, including beginners.

Admission

£56 per person
£51 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/powerful-portraits-in-graphite/

Margot Bell

Exploring Birmingham: Woodcut

  • 2 August 2014 11am-4:30pm

Find out how to make and print woodcut designs based on images from the city, such as distinctive architecture and street furniture. Suitable for beginners and intermediates.

Admission

£55 per person
£50 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/exploring-birmingham-woodcut/

Amos Denton

Exploring Birmingham: Photography and Clay

  • 4 August 2014 11am-4:30pm

Combine Polaroid photography, collage and clay to create your own tile based on your images of Birmingham. Suitable for all abilities, including beginners.

Admission

£63 per person
£58 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/exploring-birmingham-photography-and-clay/

Hilary Paynter

Wood Engraving

  • 5 — 6 August 2014 11am-4:30pm

Receive expert guidance from a renowned printmaker and learn how to design and print your own wood engraving. Suitable for all abilities, including beginners.

Admission

£115 per person
£105 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/wood-engraving/

Marylane Barfield

Costume Figure Drawing

  • 7 — 8 August 2014 11am-4:30pm

Learn how to master line, tone, colour and composition to depict a costumed model in a variety of media. Suitable for all abilities, particularly those new to drawing figures

Admission

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

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/costume-figure-drawing/

photograph of artist in field

Exploring Birmingham: Location Sketching

  • 9 August 2014 11am-4:30pm

Take a drawing tour of Birmingham City Centre and learn how to work directly from the subject to produce reportage works. Suitable for all abilities.

Wayne is also delivering a workshop on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 August. Why not book both workshops for an in-depth insight into the topic?

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

£50.00 per person
£45.00 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/exploring-birmingham-location-sketching/

Wayne Attwood

Exploring Birmingham: Location and Studio Sketching

  • 11 — 12 August 2014 11am-4:30pm

Find out how to combine location and studio work by making drawings in Birmingham City Centre then developing them back at the Gallery. Suitable for intermediates and above.

Admission

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

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/exploring-birmingham-location-and-studio/

June Dudleston

Textured Landscapes

  • 13 — 14 August 2014 11am-4:30pm

Discover how to incorporate texture into your landscapes by painting in oils over an acrylic under-painting using a palette knife. Suitable for intermediates and above.

Admission

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

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/textured-landscapes-1/

photograph of artist in field

Pastel Landscapes

  • 15 August 2014 11am-4:30pm

Create expressive pastel landscapes using a variety of techniques and approaches, such as blending and layering. Suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

£50.00 per person
£45.00 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/pastel-landscapes/

Amos Denton

Tealight Holders

  • 16 August 2014 11am-4:30pm

Learn how to roll, shape and decorate clay to create your own tealight holder. Suitable for all abilities, including those new to working with clay.

Admission

Price

£55 per person
£50 for Friends of the RBSA and students

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/tealight-holders/

Paul Hipkiss

Exploring Birmingham: Farmer's Bridge Locks in Print

  • 18 — 20 August 2014

Explore Farmer’s Bridge Lock, which is a short walk from the Gallery, and use the material gathered to create a variety of prints using a range of methods. Suitable for all abilities, including beginners.

Admission

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

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/exploring-birmingham-farmers-bridge-locks-in/

Stephanie Redfern

Bold and Bright!

  • 21 August 2014 11am-4:30pm

Experiment with bold shapes, bright colours, print, stitch and mixed media to create one or several felt-backed textile works. Suitable for all abilities, including those new to textiles

Admission

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

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/bold-and-bright/

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.

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