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February 2020

Wild Printing

19th February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Create bold and colourful collagraph prints full of texture inspired the natural world. 7 – 11yrs £8.50 Booking essential please call 01491 415600.

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Wild at Heart!

19th February 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Decorate a heart shaped box and make a unique fold-out book inspired by nature and Gertrude Hermes’s distinctive black and white prints. 12 – 16yrs £8.50 Booking essential please call 01491 415600 or fill in the form below.  Click here to buy tickets Sell tickets online with Ticket Tailor

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Glorious Greeks

20th February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the ancient Greeks, birthplace of the Olympics! Discover fantastical beasts and stories of courage in the Greek myths and get creative on a Greek theme. Make paper pottery and a victor’s wreath and explore the origins of the zodiac. Experiment like Archimedes and find the Greeks in the galleries with our special trail. Will you turn your friends to stone like Medusa? Free with admission

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Gertrude Hermes: Monochrome Mixed Media Workshop

22nd February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Combine screen printing with sgraffitto and charcoal with white ink to create compositions inspired by nature. Gertrude Hermes’ distinct use of scale and composition and her command of monochrome will be the starting point for a series of mixed media works. Suitable for both beginners and the more experienced, you will also develop your skills in drawing from observation of still life. £45 Booking is essential please call 01491 415600 or fill in the form below. Click here to buy…

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‘A Gentle Wildness’: the Natural World of Gertrude Hermes

27th February 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Gertrude Hermes: Birds © The Estate of Gertrude Hermes © The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Gertrude Hermes OBE (1901-1983) was one of the most exciting and innovative wood engravers of the 20th century. This talk will demonstrate her enduring fascination with nature - from water, whales and fish to trees and flowers. With examples drawn from her sketchbooks, prints and sculpture, it will focus on her training and technique, as well as highlighting literary and personal influences on her…

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March 2020

Linocut Printmaking – Fully Booked

7th March 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

This event is fully booked. Robin Wilson and Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley run The Wytham Studio where they work with linocut and letterpress print, creating original prints, maps and books. They run arts-based research at Oxford University’s Wytham Woods with fieldwork sites in the UK and abroad. This is a chance to learn linocutting in one day, transforming a blank piece of paper into a poster of your own creation. On this course you will learn all the skills needed to create…

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Spotlight Talk: The Boat Race Letter – CANCELLED

24th March 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Boat Race Letter

Due to the temporary closure of the Museum to visitors, this event will not be going ahead.  Join our Curator to find out about the 1829 Boat Race letter, written by Charles Wordsworth of Oxford University to Charles Merivale of Cambridge University. The letter marks the foundation of the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race, recognised globally as one of the fiercest rivalries in sport. This exciting new acquisition is one of the most important letter correspondences in the history of rowing…

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April 2020

Gertrude Hermes: Black and White Boutis – CANCELLED

4th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Due to the temporary closure of the Museum to visitors, this event will not be going ahead.  Create a block-printed panel on fabric inspired by Gertrude Hermes’ work and embellish your design with a ‘boutis’ style quilting technique. All materials will be provided but you will need to bring your own sewing machine if you prefer to quilt by machine. Suitable for beginners with experience of hand stitching. £45 Booking essential please call 01491 415600 

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Diddy Ducklings – CANCELLED

7th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Due to the temporary closure of the Museum to visitors, this event will not be going ahead.  Make a brood of ducklings with thin balsa wood to swim on a collage pond. Learn to dance the wonder waddle and find out how ducks communicate. 4 – 7 yrs. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. £8.50 Booking essential please call 01491 415600 

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Plants and Pollinators – CANCELLED

9th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Due to the temporary closure of the Museum to visitors, this event will not be going ahead.  Welcome in springtime by creating a mobile blooming with paper and felt plants and the insects that help them grow. Encourage nature to thrive on your doorstep by mixing a seed ball to take home. 7 – 11yrs £8.50 Booking essential please call 01491 415600

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