Whats on At The Willow Gallery
Art space, Café & Artisan Shops
It is all happening at The Willow Gallery this summer, with something for everyone.  This bright and welcoming space attracts people of all ages to come and be inspired, have fun and relax.
Please scroll down for all the events happening at The Willow Gallery
Transient Nature – A British Exhibition
Featuring Award Winning RSPCA Wildlife Artists
Monday 23rd July – Sat. 15th September
A special exhibition of paintings, sculpture, animation, photography, textiles & glass work celebrating the diversity of the British environment. This exciting exhibition for Oswestry showcases work by renowned local artists as well artists from across the UK such as Ostinelli & Priest, Pollyanna Pickering and recent BBC Wildlife Artist of The Year Winner (Mammal Category)Katy Rewston.
Art & Craft Workshops in Connection with the Transient Nature Exhibition
Willow Weaving
with Professional willow weavers Helen & Kalvin.
(15 years’ experience teaching all ages & abilities & enhance CRB checked)
August 16th 
Morning Session: 10-12.30 & Afternoon Session: 1.30-4pm
For 6-18 year olds
Have fun exploring Willow Weaving techniques and making your own under water creatures and plants to create a willow mural which will be exhibited in the Gallery. All art work can be taken home at the end of the exhibition.
£6 per session – 2 Sessions available
Photography for Beginners
With Professional Photographer Cordelia Weedon
Friday 17th & 24th August – 2 – 5pm
Learn how to get better use out of your camera in a practical and fun way. (compact or SLRs). The short course will cover: Visual Literacy / Taking Photos / Editing & Presentation. The course is being held over two dates with sessions that will help you to progress looking at areas such as ; ISO settings, shutter speeds, apertures, macro photography, portraits, downloading images.
The cost for the two sessions is £40.
All Welcome
Please book in advance due to limited places
 
Pinhole Photography Workshop
With Professional Photographer Cordelia Weedon
Saturday 18th August 10.30am – 5pm
 Come and experience the magic of Pinhole Photography!
Learn how to make your own camera, and develop your own picture in the darkroom.  You can create a unique different type of image of your own, through this historical process. (Bring along your own recycled receptacle or use the ones we have)
£40 including materials
All Welcome
Please book in advance due to limited places
 
 Decoy Bird Sculpture Making Workshop
23rd August 1:30-4:30pm
With Anthony Smith  (Professional artist and enhanced CRB checked).
During this exciting workshop you will sculpt a decoy bird & experiment with a variety of painting techniques for decorating your sculpture.
Suitable for 11-16year olds
 £8 including all materials.
 
Beginners Willow Basket Weaving Workshop.
1st September 10-4pm
Willow weaving lesson with Profession Basket makers Helen & Kalvin.
With over 20 years’ experience in basket making and 15 years teaching Helen & Kalvin are offering a  fantastic opportunity to create your own unique  willow basket with their expert guidance.
£38 including all materials
All welcome
Please book in advance to avoid dissapointment
Children’s Summer Art Group
Every Wednesday 10am -12:30
with Shaphan Cole (Profession artist and enhanced CRB checked)
August 1st – Exploring Colour and Paint, creating character faces & masks
August 8th – Printing from nature, sensory boxes exploring nature & monoprinting
August 15th- Create your own sketch book or note book with book binding techniques. Explore different drawing methods.
£6 per child or £5 for additional siblings
August 22nd – Creating fantasy houses inspired by Oswestry.
With Anthony Smith (Professional Artist and enhance CRB Checked).
Have fun exploring watercolour and mixed media collage techniques.
 £6 per child or £5 for additional siblings
 
Young Artists summer group
Every Wednesday with Shaphan Cole Professional artist. 1:30-3:30
August 1st – Landscape, Music, Movement, Drawing exploring different drawing &painting techniques.
August 8th– Create a landscape or garden, collaging natural objects and paintings.
August 15th – Book Binding learn how to create your own sketchbook or notebook and then explore different drawing techniques.
£6 per child or £5 for additional siblings
August 22nd – Creating Fantasy Houses inspired by Oswestry.
With Anthony Smith (Professional Artist and enhance CRB Checked).
Have fun exploring watercolour and mixed media collage techniques.
 £6 per child or £5 for additional siblings
Granny Willow Story Time: ‘A Very Big Problem’
August 30th 2-3.30pm £6.50
This story time  is held in the Dunbabin room, the session includes exciting and creative activities; Storytelling, Model Making, Painting, Play Acting & Story Writting,  A great activity for children!
 Willow Gallery Shop
The gallery shop has been refurbished to create a spacious and bright bespoke gift shop featuring a fabulous selection of high quality, yet affordable, locally created products including ceramics, jewellery, bags, books & cards. There is so much to see this is the perfect place to find that unique gift and enjoy a relaxed and inspiring shopping experience.
Please contact the gallery for further information: The Willow Gallery, 56 Willow Street, Oswestry, SY11 1AE.  Tel: 01691 657575.
E-mail: willowgalleryoswestry@gmail.com.Web: www.willowartgallery.co.uk
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