Get creative this autumn with our programme of art classes

Our autumn programme of workshops is booking fast…

Classes are running in watercolour, printmaking, portraiture, life drawing, photography, sketching and textiles.

We have a mix of family-friendly and adult art sessions – all taught by our expert art tutors at our gallery in Birmingham…

Call 0121 236 4353 for more details or to book.

Fun with Stitch Family Session Sat 19 October, 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm Prism Textile Group


A workshop for all the family to join in. Come along, meet a prism artist, learn new skills and explore the creative world of stitch. Free drop-in session, no need to book.


Improve Your Urban Drawing Mon 21 – Tue 22 October Ed Isaacs RBSA


A comprehensive overview of key drawing skills, involving one day of studio-based drawing and one day of urban sketching along local canals and streets. Suitable for those with some previous drawing experience. £50 / £45

Painterly Screenprinting Wednesday 23 October Karoline Rerrie


Create painterly screenprints full of colour and pattern using hand-cut stencils combined with painting inks directly onto screens.

This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as people looking to refresh their skills.




Painting Portraits in Oils for Beginners Thu 24 – Fri 25 October Francesca Currie RBSA

portraits - francesca currie r.b.s.a.

Receive an introduction to portrait oil painting by learning about the basic palette, how start a painting, facial proportions, and how to bring life to a portrait. Suitable for intermediates seeking a ‘refresher’. £110 / £100


Seeing and Thinking Portraiture Sat 26 October 9am – 5pm Guest Tutors Paul Hill MBE and Maria Falconer FRPS


Engage with ‘sitters’ in natural situations using a range of simple techniques to create photographs that communicate more than a likeness. Suitable for new and experienced photographers alike. £55 / £50


Copy, Proof, Print Mon 28 – Tue 29 October Eric Gaskell ARBSA


Eric will guide you through the steps of drawing, cutting, and proofing to create a final print. Suitable for all abilities, including beginners. £110 / £100


Mixed Media Portrait Painting Wed 30 October Jain McKay RBSA


Experiment with a variety of materials and approaches to help you create a selection of exciting portraits. Suitable for all abilities, including more experienced portrait artists seeking new ideas.

£60 / £55

. Experimental Life Drawing Thu 31 October – Fri 1 November Jain McKay RBSA

Produce exciting life drawings using a variety of materials and approaches. Suitable for all abilities, including more experienced portrait artists seeking new ideas. £115 / £105

Textile Rainforest Sat 2 November Stephanie Redfern


Take inspiration from the many beautiful wonders of the rainforest to create a layered and stitched textile piece. This workshop is suitable for all abilities, including those who don’t sew! £56 / £51


Book now!

To book any of the above classes call 0121 236 4353 or email

• RBSA adult workshops are suitable for adults aged 18 and over and are taught by expert art tutors. • All workshops run from 11am until 4.30pm with a 40-minute lunch break. • Booking is essential and places are only confirmed upon receipt of full payment. • You can visit the Gallery to pay by cash or card, or send a cheque in the post (please make payable to ‘RBSA’ and include details of the workshop/s you wish to book). • Payments are non-transferable and non-refundable. The RBSA reserves the right to withdraw any workshop. In this eventuality, you will be notified and refunded. • Discounts for Members, Associates or Friends or students. • Specialist art materials and hot drinks included in price.

Book a tailor-made activity for your group!


The RBSA has a team of gallery staff and professional artists who can provide information for career days, talks / tours, demonstrations, and practical art workshops (on or offsite) .

Contact 0121 236 4353 or for details.

Featured image: Sea Serpent, Eric Gaskell

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