Saturday Art Classes for 10-15s

04 Apr 15, 02 May 15, 06 Jun 15, 04 Jul 15

10.15am - 11.45am

An inclusive art class held on the first Saturday of every month for 10-15 year olds.

Participants will have the opportunity to work with professional art educators, working in a different medium or with a different technique each month. This group aims to be fully inclusive and anyone with additional needs is welcome.

Saturday 7 February: Etching Sketching!

Saturday 4 March: Fabulous Faces: Drawing Cartoons!

The classes are £4 per person. Places are limited to 15 places on a first come first served basis. Meet here at the Laing Art Gallery to take part and there is no need to book.

If you would like to have an informal conversation with the tutor before attending then please contact the Laing learning team on learning@laingartgallery.org.uk

Click here for more details about the sessions.

Ran in partnership with Arts Connect.

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A popular one from the collection for you today - The Stone Pickers (1887) by George Clausen.

11:00am 29 Mar 2015

Here's a fantastic blog about our Conscience & Conflict exhibition by author Lydia Syson. Her first novel for teenagers, A World Between Us, is set among British International Brigaders in the Spanish Civil War and its hero is an artist.

The History Girls: 'Intervene in the field of the imagination' by Lydia Syson
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I really enjoyed this post. Other than reading the usual writers, Laurie Lee etc, I have never looked at the Spanish Civil War from the point of view of British artists and I am really surprised to see that the support for the Republicans was so extensive in UK. I saw a wonderful exhibition in Madri…

4:10pm 27 Mar 2015

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West End Stories: Gerrard Robinson

West End Stories is a programme of events, talks and community exhibitions about West Newcastle upon Tyne. It has been developed in partnership with St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture in Benwell. Gerrad Robinson was a wood carver and artisan who was born in Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1848. He died in 1891 in Pine Street in the West End of Newcastle. Art Historian John Millard talks about Robinson's life and work including: The Boar Hunt' from 1879 which can be seen in the Northern Spirit Gallery at the Laing Art Gallery and the wood carving Tam O'Shanter' which was used in the West End Stories exhibition in 2013. http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing/northernspirit/gerrard-robinson-1834-1891/

West End Stories: St James' Heritage & Environment Group

West End Stories is a programme of events, talks and community exhibitions about West Newcastle upon Tyne. It has been developed in partnership with St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture in Benwell. St James' Church in Benwell has a really interesting history, in some ways in reflects the history of Newcastle's West End. Judith Green talks about St James' Church and the graveyard, the history of St James' Heritage & Environment group and plans for the future. St James' Heritage and Environment Group is an independent voluntary organisation set up in 2010 to support the restoration and improvement of St James' Church building and churchyard in Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne. The group also set up the St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture based at the church. The group runs events and activities intended to explore and celebrate the history of the west end of Newcastle. They have also produced a series of local history booklets and heritage trails which are available free of charge at drop-ins and events in the Church. You can visit St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture every Tuesday 12pm - 4pm https://stjameschurchnewcastle.wordpress.com/ https://goo.gl/maps/LKaAF

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