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March 2021

Artways Art Club

13th March 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For 11 – 15 year olds 2pm – 4pm Saturdays during term time Taking inspiration from the Museum, its collections and temporary exhibitions, young people work over several months to achieve their Arts Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold level. They have opportunities to work in a range of different media including screen printing, clay modelling and 3D construction, painting, drawing and textiles, and are encouraged to plan their own work around their chosen theme. As part of the Award,…

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Artways Art Club

20th March 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For 11 – 15 year olds 2pm – 4pm Saturdays during term time Taking inspiration from the Museum, its collections and temporary exhibitions, young people work over several months to achieve their Arts Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold level. They have opportunities to work in a range of different media including screen printing, clay modelling and 3D construction, painting, drawing and textiles, and are encouraged to plan their own work around their chosen theme. As part of the Award,…

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The journey of Norman the elephant: a story of animal specimen collection – online talk

24th March 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Amanda Callaghan is Professor of Invertebrate Zoology and curator of the Cole Museum at the University of Reading. The Cole Museum of Zoology is the collection of Professor Francis Cole who in 1906 was the first Professor of Zoology at University College, Reading now the University of Reading. This talk by the curator Professor Callaghan will take you behind the scenes to hear the stories of individual specimens. You will find out how they died, how they were preserved and…

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Artways Art Club

27th March 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For 11 – 15 year olds 2pm – 4pm Saturdays during term time Taking inspiration from the Museum, its collections and temporary exhibitions, young people work over several months to achieve their Arts Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold level. They have opportunities to work in a range of different media including screen printing, clay modelling and 3D construction, painting, drawing and textiles, and are encouraged to plan their own work around their chosen theme. As part of the Award,…

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April 2021

Colour in a Small Garden – online talk

13th April 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Timothy Walker was director of Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum for 26 years and since 2014 has been a Biology lecturer at Somerville College Oxford. Inspired by the Botanic Garden’s Gold Medal winning exhibit at the 1994 Chelsea Flower Show this talk explains some of the theory employed by artists and gardeners to achieve a variety of effects. Theory is supported by examples of specific colour combinations from a garden of 1/5 acre. The talk will take place online via…

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May 2021

Three Colours in Art – online talk

6th May 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Alexandra Epps is an accredited Arts Society Lecturer, Guide and Lecturer at Tate Modern and Tate Britain and official Guide to the City of London.  The symbolism, significance and spirituality of colour throughout the history of art. Experience the power of the red of the Tudors; the utopian white of Abstraction; the secret formula of International Klein Blue and Mondrian’s dynamic combination of all three. The talk will take place online via Zoom. We will contact you via email with…

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