Walking the Land | Events 2017

Our next First Friday Walk, 5th August 2017

We cordially invite you to the 8th FFW of the year.
It’s time to get your boots waxed and ready for our wander

This walk’s focus is Rivers and Confluence
As you may know, one of our long term areas of research has focussed on rivers.  This walk takes us beside one of the Severn’s tributaries and to where waters meet.
Numbers:  It’s first come, first served with a maximum of 12

Where:  we’ll let you know once you’ve booked, but it will be out of Stroud so we’ll encourage you to share transport where possible
Meeting: 12.00 for a light lunch if you want one

Leaving: 1.15 to walk
Returning: Around 17:00
Terrain:  Mostly flat.  We’ll walk through potentially muddy fields and along footpaths with uneven surfaces.
Distance:  Approximately 5 – 7 Km
As we have to restrict numbers on our walks, once you know you can definitely make it and have booked, the final details will be revealed.  
Please book using the contacts page or alternatively our facebook page @artistswalking
Please don’t contact us via ‘phone as we need to share your contact and other details.
Please bring with you appropriate clothing and footwear, art materials, cameras and all the usual nonsense

Also, as you know we don’t charge for these walks but ask if you could please make a donation to a local environmental charity. 
If you would like some recommendations, please contact us.
We regret that we can’t accommodate dogs on this walk

Best wishes

Kel & Richard



Old events

Gaining Momentum with your Mobile

Sunday 23 October | 11am – 4pm | £20/£15 Friends of the Museum

The course is facilitated by Kel Portman and aimed at photographers who want to get the best out of their smartphone or tablet camera.

Camera use is changing rapidly with many photographers both amateur and professional using mobile devices like smartphones and tablets instead of their ‘old fashioned’ cameras.

Although simple to use, there are features that many users fail to find and with advances in simple to use editing apps and software, photographs taken on smartphones and tablets can offer a new and exciting means of creativity and self expression.

This practical course will help you develop your understanding of photography and won’t confuse you with ‘Gobbledeegook’ or technical jargon.

We’ll be walking the grounds of Stratford Park’s diverse landscape as our subject, so you’ll need to bring suitable footwear and dress appropriately for the British Climate.

Bring with you your device (smartphone or tablet) and make sure you have enough spare memory available. Make sure it has a full charge and bring your charger, just in case.

Participants will be contacted before the course with a small list of Apps and software to download…much of it will be free or very minimal cost.

Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but please bring a packed lunch to keep you going.

What the course will cover:

  • Subject, Selection & Image composition
    Applications, software and gadgets
  • Macro
  • Landscape
  • Difficult lighting condition and night photography

Booking necessary, please email museum@stroud.gov.uk or call 01453 763394.

Gaining Momentum

Sunday 30 October | 11am – 4pm | £5/£3.50 Friends of the Museum

The course is aimed at artists and non-artists who enjoy our wonderful countryside and want to use artwork, drawings, photography or words to reflect their appreciation.

The ‘artwalk’ leaves from Stratford Park and will take you around 4 miles over footpaths, through Autumnal woodland and over hills. Every so often, there will be a short stop to draw, photograph, write or just to look.

Walking the Land artists will offer subject matter, approach, techniques, feedback and advice to help expand participant’s enjoyment of making artwork.

Bring with you your art materials of choice, your camera (with spare batteries and memory) your smartphone or tablet and a notebook. You’ll need to wear suitable footwear and dress appropriately for the Autumnal Climate.

Booking necessary, please email museum@stroud.gov.uk or call 01453 763394.