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What did the Romans ever do for us?!

Press Release   •   May 20, 2014 15:44 BST

Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre is giving an enlightening insight into Classical Greek and Roman mythology and culture on Saturday (24 May).

From 10.30am-1pm, staff will use items from their varied collection and neo-classical architecture to explore the myths and customs which have enriched Western culture and inspired artists in their work over many generations.

This is suitable for all adults, and previous Classical knowledge is not necessary. For more details, including admission prices, ring 0161 253 5878.

Following this, a range of courses is being held at the museum:

  • May half-term holiday: 27 May - ARP Poster; and 29 May - Museum in Miniature. Holiday      activities are suitable for 4-11 year olds.  Both events run from 10.30am to noon, and children must be  accompanied by a responsible adult. No booking necessary, but places are limited (£2 per child).
  • Graphic Novel Workshop - 28 May (10.30am to 12.30pm) and 21 June (2-4pm). Suitable for 7-12 year olds (£5 per child), with an accompanying adult. Learn how to create your own graphic novel with illustration artist Stephen Nuttall, who will explore how comic artists use panels to tell stories and create drama. Looking at the different styles of European, American and Japanese graphic novels for inspiration, by the end of the workshop you will have created your own four-panel comic strip.
  • Creative Drawing Course - starting 31 May. Led by Lee Crocker and Steve Walton, two experienced artists of contrasting styles and interests. The classes are an informal and creative introduction to the skills of drawing, catering for all levels of experience and ability, aiming to encourage you to experiment and have fun, develop your natural drawing skills and your own individual style. For more information or to book a place, call 0161 253 5878.
  • Monday Morning Figure Drawing - 2 June, 7 July and 4 August (10am to noon). On the first Monday of the month, we are running life/costume drawing session. Don’t expect a normal life class but do expect a unique atmosphere and interesting subject matter to get your creative juices flowing. You may bring your own materials, though we can provide basics. Cost: £6 per session.


Press release issued: 20 May 2014.