Arts and Crafts

Drawing, painting, printmaking and textiles – experiment, engage and enjoy

Practical skills for creative minds

Our collection includes paintings, drawings, prints and graphic design from the C19th and C20th and we have regularly changing exhibitions as well as our biennial West of England Festival of Textiles (WEFT), which focuses on different aspects of textile art and craft. If you are interested in a practical workshop in art and craft we can offer a range of activities suitable for museum-based or outreach sessions, including weaving, printmaking, wet and dry felting as well as drawing and painting, led by the museum’s education team, both of whom are trained artists and bring a wealth of experience to the subject.

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Arts and Crafts Workshops

We offer workshops on various textile crafts including weaving, felting, braiding and screen-printing. We also have access to our extensive textile-related collections…
If you want to explore printmaking we can offer workshops on different techniques including mono printing, relief printing and screen printing. You…
If you are looking to explore art and design, we have lots of examples of 2D art and design in our collection…

“As always, your workshops are incredibly stimulating to both classes. Thank you!”