Our Future Events
New Art Classes at the Museum
Beginning in May, an 8 week course
In a new venture for the museum we are working with talented local artist, Melina Lafirenze, to offer an eight week practical art course on Saturday mornings at the museum. The course is open to young people over the age of 12 and adults. Please contact the museum to book a place.
Start date: 11th May
Time: 10am to 12am
Description: Drawing with charcoal, learning how to use oil paints, oil painting techniques, canvas preparation from scratch, colour theory, art history (looking at paintings), philosophy of art and aesthetics (group discussions), still life drawing, portraiture, field trip. By the end of the course you will have produced an oil painting on canvas.
Materials needed: oil paints, brushes, mixing palette, (these are not needed for the first class)
Materials provided in class: charcoal, paper, canvases, rabbit skin glue, gesso, turpentine, white spirit.
Saturday 8th June Conservation Workshop
Preserving Precious Memories – Conservation Workshop
Saturday 8th June 2013 ~ 11.00am – 3.00pm
Tickets £15.00 per person (Friends of the museum £10.00)
A workshop exploring the many different types of images found in frames, from prints to photographs and certificates, and explaining how to identify and date these images. The workshop will examine how to display, store and preserve your own framed items and will offer the opportunity to bring with you an item that you would like advice about. There will also be an opportunity to see parts of the museum’s collection of photographs and ephemera not usually on display to the public and to meet a local art conservator.
This workshop is part of our In The Frame and Digital Art Decoded’ exhibition which runs from 22nd May – 22nd June. The workshop will be led by the curator, Liz Davies, and a conservation specialist who previously worked for the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology service.
Please contact the museum to book a place: email@example.com uk or 01480 214163
St Neots Medieval Festival ~ Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July 2013
10.00am – 4.00pm on St Neots Market Square
Coming in July, a celebration of St Neots medieval past, meet a monk and a knight in armour, watch combat demonstrations, hear the music of the period, discover when the local stocks and whipping post were used and make a replica medieval helmet of hat to take home.
FREE EVENT, just come along