Local Events Bath

Spring Floral Workshop at The Gainsborough
10am - 1pm

This hands-on floral workshop will put the colours of spring in to your floral arrangements. The expert florist from Flowers by Passion will inspire you to create your own beautiful arrangement in a large clear glass jar which you can take home to show off to all your friends and family.  We’ll be using the freshest of the season’s stunning flowers and foliage, and if nature allows we’ll bring along some locally grown flowers from one of our favourite farms.  All materials will be provided including scissors.  The workshop will be followed by a delicious two-course lunch in the award-winning Dan Moon at the Gainsborough Restaurant. 
For any dietary requirements, please call  01225 355 329 or email events@thegainsboroughbathspa.co.uk
Limited places available - early booking recommended.

Long Running Events:

Pencil To Paint: Apr - Jun 2018
18th April - 13th June

“I think that painting today is pure intuition and luck.”
Francis Bacon on Matthew Smith (1909-1992)
For most of us, our relationship with art begins with a line. We take a pencil or a crayon and delineate our idea. In our enthusiasm, we may even attempt to colour it in. In the experience of many, that attempt leads only to disappointment. We know that a painting is more than just a coloured-in drawing, but how do we do it? What exactly is the difference?
This course explores the gulf between drawing and painting and then seeks to provide a bridge between the two disciplines. Beginning with simple pencil studies, we will then develop our work in both charcoal and ink, gaining confidence in our abilities, before embarking on five weeks of painting in bold colour.
This course is open to all-comers and is ideal for beginners or those who wish to take their art in a new direction. 
The theme for this particular 8 week Pencil To Paint course will be abstraction and we will look at how form, gesture and emotion all play their part in successful picture-making, regardless of genre.
Topics will include:
Line, measurement and proportion
Colour: theory and mixing
Tables and chairs and a roll of newsprint paper are provided. Please bring a drawing board, paper or pad and your preferred drawing media. Materials required for sessions using colour will be discussed nearer the time.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for a small donation.
16:30 - 18:00
Wednesdays:  18, 25 April; 02, 09, 23, 30 May; 06, 13 June (8 x 1.5 hour sessions)