Arts, Crafts & Literature

An evening with Brian Bilston-2

An Evening with Brian Bilston

Saturday 10th June @ 7.30pm

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

First Thursday author events

Next First Thursday event:

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.

Drawing course

Drawn to Look with Susan Kester

6 week courses starting 18th April & 6th June
Tuesdays 10am-12.30pm

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

Tea, Cake & Watercolours

6 week course starts 14th April
Fridays 2pm

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.