Arts, Crafts & Literature
An Evening with Brian Bilston
Saturday 10th June @ 7.30pm
NOW SOLD OUT
Brian Bilston is a poet whose humorous and often thought provoking verse has built him a huge online following, and he’s become known as the Banksy of poetry, and Twitter’s unofficial Poet Laureate. He has published several collections of poems, including You Took the Last Bus Home and Alexa, What Is There to Know About Love?, and his first novel, Diary of a Somebody, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the McKitterick Prize. We’re delighted he will be at the Painswick Centre on Saturday 10th June for a reading and discussion about his love of words.
First Thursday author events
Next First Thursday event:
In conversation with Amy Jeffs
Thursday 6th April @ 7pm
The team behind the Handmade in Painswick cafe & shop present 'First Thursdays', a series of author events to The Painswick Centre, on the first Thursday of the month. Authors will read from their books and engage in a discussion around some of the key themes. Always a sell out, be sure to book in advance.
Drawn to Look with Susan Kester
6 week courses starting 18th April & 6th June
Come to enjoy and learn the skills of drawing in these ongoing classes with artist Susan Kester. You will make drawings of a new subject in each session to encourage observational skills, develop techniques and experiment with materials, including pencils, coloured pencils, pastels, pen and ink, watercolours and collage. Beginners welcome.
Tea, Cake & Watercolours
6 week course starts 14th April
Over this 6 week course you will learn the mindful arts of tea-drinking, cake-eating and watercolour painting. From making your own sketchbook to learning about materials, in addition to weekly watercolour painting; this is all you need to get started.
Week 1: Book-binding: make your own watercolour sketchbook
Week 2: Watercolours for holiday journals; an introduction
Week 3: Painting flowers in watercolour: try your hand at garden journaling
Week 4: Keeping a tea diary: illustrating your favourite mug (and slice of cake!)
Week 5: Landscapes and larger paintings.
Week 6: Painting and sketching people
All materials and refreshments included. Suitable for all levels of ability, but particularly aimed at beginners/those looking to gain confidence and routine within their painting.