Our workshops are friendly, enjoyable and informative. They represent excellent value for money, so why not book and help support the RBSA?

Each class is delivered to a high standard by a Member or Associate artist, and there are discounts for those in full-time education.

Sizes are small to enable one-to-one tuition, and art materials and refreshments are included. Certificates can be provided on request.

Illustration by Ruth Green



‘Excellent tutor and pace with lots of helpful advice and input from tutor. Challenging and exciting. New techniques introduced.’

‘Well planned and presented. Very helpful demonstration of techniques. Nice small group…’

‘Very clear instruction at the right pace – I have learned an enormous amount.’

‘This is my first workshop but it won’t be my last!’



The RBSA Gallery offers education activities for all ages, helping people engage with the arts by promoting creativity and learning.

Activities include:

  • Summer School programmes
  • Graduate placements
  • Adult and family friendly workshops
  • Free demonstrations and open events
  • School visits and school workshops (both on and off site)

All education workshops and projects are delivered by experienced RBSA Members or Associates with the aim of strengthening participants’ understanding and appreciation of art and art history.


Volunteering and Placements

Established relationships with local schools, colleges and universities allow students to access high quality learning activities, placements and volunteering opportunities. More details are available at the main website.

The RBSA Gallery also houses a Permanent Collection and Archive, managed by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers:




The Permanent Collection contains more than 800 pieces of work by Members, Associates and artists with a connection to the Midlands,  including paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery. There is an ongoing acquisitions programme and the Collection continues to grow each year.

The Archive documents the history and activity of the society. It includes letters, diaries, and exhibitions catalogues dating from the nineteenth century. These materials can be used for school or college workshops, and projects and placements can be arranged.