Join us this spring and explore the life and legacy of Thomas Bewick.
We’ll be taking part in creative workshops and visit locations associated with Bewick to see collections of his artwork. We’ll discover how his enthusiasm for the natural world together with a supreme talent for wood engraving helped to make him the David Attenborough of his day.
In recognition of Bewick’s most famous book, A History of British Birds, we’ll begin the project this March drawing from nature with artist Johnny Foker and try our hand at wood engraving with Bernadette Koranteng. See the latest workshop timetable below. To help plan materials and workshops booking is essential.
March 3 - Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead: Introduction to Thomas Bewick and workshop with wildlife artist Johnny Foker.
March 10 - Great North Museum, Newcastle: Drawing from taxidermy with Johnny Foker, session one.
March 17 - Great North Museum, Newcastle: Drawing from taxidermy with Johnny Foker, session two.
March 24 - Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead: Relief printing with Johnny Foker.
March 31 - Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle: Bewick artwork with Esme Whitakker, Keeper of Art.
April 7 & April 14: Easter break
April 21 - Newcastle City Library: Bewick blocks and engraving tools with Sarah Mulligan.
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