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Discover your inner-artist with abstract painting workshop

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Join the winner of the Wilfred Owen Art Competition, Di Purser, for a fun-filled abstract art workshop that will trigger your imagination.

The workshop will be hosted at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (SM&AG) on Saturday 8 February, 2020 from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

During the workshop you will have the opportunity to create your very own piece of abstract art inspired by the museum collections.

Di will guide you through the process of transforming a lifelike drawing into an abstract painting using inks, paints and acrylic mixes.

An image of Di Purser painting. The work of Di Purser will be on display at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery from 25 January to 29 February 2020.

You will explore different techniques, draw from exhibits in the museum galleries and have the chance to get messy and turn your drawings into paintings.

The workshop is running in conjunction with Di’s stunning exhibition at SM&AG – Di Purser: The New Works.

After winning the Wilfred Owen Open Art Competition, Di was invited to create a series of new paintings which will be displayed on the museum balcony.

An image of a painting by Di Purser. Di will be running an abstract art workshop at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery in February 2020.

‘Pro patria mori’ by Di Purser

Di has created over ten stunning new paintings, several of which reflect the collections on display at SM&AG. Her work uses acrylic paint mixes, inks and illustrative features to overlap the past and the present making her the perfect tutor for you in this workshop.

The workshop costs £55 to attend and spaces are limited. To book your place, call 01743 258881 or email museumeducation@shropshire.gov.uk.

To find out more about Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, visit the website.

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is owned and managed by Shropshire Council.

About Di Purser

Di was born in Walsall, West Midlands, but spent much of her childhood in Ludlow.

She completed a BA (hons) in Textiles at Loughborough University in 1971 and has had a varied career as both a lecturer, teacher and practitioner.

Di has exhibited widely in the Midlands and Welsh Borders including themed group exhibitions and one man shows. She has interests in Art History, townscapes, landscapes and hill and mountain walking, which is reflected in her work.