Adult Workshops and talks

FREE History Talks:

186 years of Rugby's railway connections

Saturday 7 September 2024

 What was and what might have been.
Celebrating this years’ Heritage Open Days theme Routes - Networks – Connections, join Paul Banks of Rugby Local History Group for this talk on Rugby’s Railway history.  Booking not yet open.

Drawing Workshop with Jamie Boots 


Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November, 09.30am - 15.30pm 
2 Day Workshop 

Graphite pencil can be used to produce so much more than just a
sketch. Using a pencil blunt or sharp, pressing lightly or hard and
using a variety of tones, learn how to create the effect of fur, the
texture of skin and the glassy look of an eye.
With the expert tuition from Jamie over the course of the
two days, you will learn and be able to practice new techniques
to develop your drawing skills.
For 16 years and over
All Abilities Welcome, all materials provided

Life Drawing Classes

Thursday 22nd February
Thursday 18th April
Thursday 27th June
Thursday 19th September
Thursday 14th November


£10 per person. Bring your own materials.

Develop your skills in observation, proportion and form with a nude model, and enjoy the relaxing benefits of this self-guided life-drawing session. 

Booking essential, suitable for all abilities, welcoming beginners and professional artists alike.

Creative Counsel 

FREE talks for local artists, creating space to Connect, Create, and Collaborate alongside other makers. Sessions cover specialist advice, artist talks, and opportunities to network with other likeminded people locally. A bi-monthly programme on the 4th Thursday of every other month
27 June 4-5pm Framing with Anna Lorimer
Tricks of the trade for framing work for exhibitions and selling with local framing expert Anna Lorimer

22 August Applying to the Rugby Open

Thinking about taking your art to the next stage and entering the Rugby Open?   Find out about how to prepare your work for entering and get some top tips on how to make the application process less daunting.

24 October Arts Council Funding with Phoebe Hilton
Find out about the funding available through Arts Council England and what to consider when creating projects for ACE funding.

Booking to follow

Archaeology Talks

Rugby Archaeology Society hold regular Saturday morning talks at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.  Talks are free and open to all (age 16+ recommended).   Please contact Rugby Archaeology Society for more details.  Talks are also available via Zoom.  Please contact RAS Secretary Dr Irene Glendinning to register . 

Saturday 13 January 2024 - Leicester Cathedral revealed: A close look at what has been found beneath the Cathedral's new heritage learning centre.  Speaker Mathew Morris - the man who directed the successful archaeological search for the lost grave of Richard III.

Saturday 10 February 2024 - Dr Stephen Young, update on CLASP activities

Saturday 9 March 2024 - Dr Pieta Greaves, The Art of Archaeological Conservation

Saturday 13 April 2024 - Ben Donnely-Symes, The ARC: Archiving the Past

Saturday 11 May 2024 - Bryn Gethin Excavations Kenilworth Abbey Fields

Saturday 8 June 2024 - Peter Liddle MBE Roman Villas and Pastoral Farms