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An Introduction to Silk Painting with Sophie E Tallis

An Introduction to Silk Painting with Sophie E Tallis

Sat, 01 Jun 2019 10:00

​1 June 2019 - 10:00 – 16:00 - £68 (+ approximately £15 for materials payable to the tutor on the day)

An introduction to the most delicate and ancient of art forms – painting on silk.

Different from silk screen printing, silk paintings are one-off original artworks painted on real Habotai and Pongee silk.

During this relaxed and friendly workshop you will be guided through the process of creating your own silk paintings, from the design stage, to stretching the silk, to applying the gutta outliner and applying the silk paints themselves, as well as creating a few special effects!

Using summer flowers as inspiration you will create two flowery silk paintings during the workshop, one suncatcher or wooden framed piece for hanging from a window or wall and another stretched silk painting ready for framing or giving as a gift.

Let your creative juices flow for a relaxing day of flowery silk painting fun!

Venue:
Kingshill House, Kingshill Lane, Dursley, GL11 4BZ
Contact:
01453 549133
Introduction to Lino Cut Printing with Beth Jenkins

Introduction to Lino Cut Printing with Beth Jenkins

Sat, 01 Jun 2019 10:00

Sat 1 Jun 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - £68

A great introduction to making your own lino prints. You will be guided in the design, cutting and printing processes and will make a block that can be used to print on paper or fabric. You will use easy to cut lino, and at the end of the day you should have a number of good prints to take away, as well as a block that can be used again. No experience necessary and don't worry if you can't draw!

Venue:
Kingshill House, Kingshill Lane, Dursley, GL11 4BZ
Contact:
Contact – admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk 01453 549 133
Ceramics – 9 week class with Jackie White

Ceramics – 9 week class with Jackie White

Sat, 01 Jun 2019 10:00

Ceramics – 9 week class with Jackie White

​1 June 2019 - 10:00 – 16:00 - £68 (+ approximately £15 for materials payable to the tutor on the day)

During this 9 week class you will get to create and complete up to 6 different projects where you will learn about and use a variety of different techniques.

Burnished Pebble – You will design and create a burnished pebble using smooth terracotta clay and slip, You will learn the pinch pot technique and your pebble will have a smoke fire finish

Coiled Pot – You will design and create a decorated bowl using an Earthstone clay and slips. You will learn about the coil and paper resist techniques and your bowl will be finished with and earthenware glaze

Freestyle Sculpture – To make this you will be using rough crank clay and use a coil and slab technique with texture. Your finished sculpture will have an oxide and stoneware firing.

Press Mould Dish – You will be designing and creating your dish using Earthstone clay and learn the hand rolling and press mould techniques. Once fired you can paint your design onto your dish using watercolours or poster paints. Your finished dish will have an earthenware glaze

Vase – Your design will be created with Earthstone clay using the soft slabbing technique. You will imprint your decoration using various forms of media e.g.lace or wallpaper. Your completed vase will have a stoneware glaze

Box – Using Earthstone clay you will use the hard slabbing technique to create your box

The dates for this class are: 29 April, 6, 13 May, 3, 10, 17, 24 June and 1, 8 July (Small charge for materials to be made payable to the instructor during class).

Tickets available at www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or ring the office on 01453 549133.

Venue:
Kingshill House, Kingshill Lane, Dursley, GL11 4BZ
Contact:
Contact – admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk 01453 549 133
Pevsner Perambulation of Dursley – England

Pevsner Perambulation of Dursley – England

Sat, 01 Jun 2019 10:30

Explore aspects of history and architecture through the work
of the architectural historian, Nikolaus Pevsner, in his
Buildings of England series and consider perceptions of
townscapes past and present.

Learn about the buildings suggested as the most
significant examples in the town. Students will be given
information on the perambulation which they can
conduct either after the talk or at any other time.

The fee for this course is £7.50

To enrol please quote the course reference C3530409 either online at wea.org.uk or by ringing - 0300 303 3464

Venue:
Kingshill House, Kingshill Lane, Dursley, GL11 4BZ
Contact:
0300 303 3464
Woodchester Mansion -  A Tale of Tainted Monarchs

Woodchester Mansion - A Tale of Tainted Monarchs

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 19:00

Woodchester Mansion - Bastard Blood - A Tale of Tainted Monarchs.

The Gothic atmosphere of this historical landmark perfectly complements a drama set during the Wars of the Roses, where you can follow the House of York storyline or the Lancaster storyline.

Pippa Chaucer, Richard III and saucy Jane Shore are amongst those telling secrets of kidnapping, witchcraft, seductions and murders in these true tales of ruthless ambition.

Ticket prices £12 (one storyline), £18 (both)

Contact the Mansion office for bookings.

Venue:
Woodchester Mansion
Contact:
01453 861541
Woodchester Mansion -  A Tale of Tainted Monarchs

Woodchester Mansion - A Tale of Tainted Monarchs

Sat, 08 Jun 2019 19:00

Woodchester Mansion - Bastard Blood - A Tale of Tainted Monarchs.

The Gothic atmosphere of this historical landmark perfectly complements a drama set during the Wars of the Roses, where you can follow the House of York storyline or the Lancaster storyline.

Pippa Chaucer, Richard III and saucy Jane Shore are amongst those telling secrets of kidnapping, witchcraft, seductions and murders in these true tales of ruthless ambition.

Ticket prices £12 (one storyline), £18 (both)

Contact the Mansion office for bookings.

Venue:
Woodchester Mansion
Contact:
01453 861541
Kingshill House Outside Theatre - The Comedy of Errors

Kingshill House Outside Theatre - The Comedy of Errors

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:30

Outdoor Theatre - A Comedy of Errors - 15 June 2019 - 2:30pm - 5pm

We are delighted to present to you A Downpour Theatre Production of William Shakepseare's A Comedy of Errors.

The Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare's shortest yet wittiest play.

Let the cast transport you to the Byzantine Empire. Hilarity ensues when Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio arrive in the hustle and bustle of Ephesus which, unbeknownst to them, is the home of their identical twins, Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus from whom they were separated in a tragic shipwreck when they were just infants.

Over the course of a single day, mistaken identities lead to unfair beatings, wrongful arrests and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness and even demonic possession.

This gloriously silly but clever farce, performed by a marvelously talented cast, is the perfect way to spend a summer weekend!

Venue:
Kingshill House
Contact:
www.downpourtheatrecompany.co.uk