Buy art classes for the one you love this Valentine’s Day!

Say it with art! Buy your loved one a place on one of our fun workshops for Valentine’s Day, and they will love you forever…

RBSA workshops are perfect for brushing up on skills or learning some new ones, with professional artists offering tips on how to improve.

Our February workshops are proving extremely popular. You can learn across a range of disciplines and media.

We have classes in painting, screen-printing and drawing, as well as workshops focusing on abstract subjects. You’ll find a wide range of workshops to suit all abilities, covering a variety of interesting subjects.

‘The tutor was so friendly and helpful – very welcoming…’

‘I enjoyed it. Got loads done. The tutor was so helpful…’

‘I’ll definitely be back next year…’

February highlights include:

Abstract Landscapes: 12 – 13 February – This workshop with Zarina Keyani , Friend of the RBSA, explores colour, form, and technique to create abstract landscapes. This workshop is perfect for beginners, or a painter looking to try something new.

Painting Portraits in Oils: 17 February – Receive an introduction to portrait oil painting with Fran Currie ARBSA: learn about the basic palette, how to start a painting, facial proportions, and how to bring life to a portrait. Designed for beginners but suitable for intermediates seeking a ‘refresher’.

Painting from Life in Oils: 19 – 20 February – This two-day workshop with Alex Callaway RBSA gives you the opportunity to produce your own still-life painting, being guided by a step-by-step approach. Once again, all abilities are invited to take part, and explore the challenge of oils.

Experimental Portrait Painting: 21- 22 February –  This workshop held by Jain McKay ARBSA works with a variety of materials to explore different approaches, in turn creating experimental portraits. This is a workshop great for beginners, as well as more experienced portrait artists looking to explore a new approach.

Screen Printing with Pencils and Stencils: 24  February –  All abilities are welcome to attend this workshop by Karoline Rerrie, Friend of the RBSA: explore stencil cutting and screen printing, creating colourful and textured prints.

Karoline Rerrie – Arabesque Coffee Pot

Visit the RBSA website for prices, times and tutor information.

Did you know?

  1. Every workshop is delivered by professional artists who are experts in their field.

  2. Workshops range from one to four days and include weekend dates.

  3. There are discounts for Members, Associates, Friends and students in full-time education.

  4. Art materials and hot drinks are included, and a certificate of attendance can be provided.

Booking details: call 0121 236 4353 to pay by card over the phone or visit the gallery to pay in person. Send a cheque made out to the RBSA.

Why not book now? Places are going fast, so don’t delay. Give your loved one the gift of art!

Banner image: detail from  ‘Geometry in Nature’ (Pastel, 2016) by Janette Summerfield –

By Beth Taylor, RBSA Volunteer

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