Creating Portraits from Photographs
A five-week course where participants can learn from portraitist and resident artist Ellie Kerr-Smiley how to create portraits from photographs.
The first week of the course will include a tour of the portrait photography exhibition from Simon Annand in the gallery at The Base.
Duration: 10am – 12pm
Course dates: 15 Oct – 12 Nov
All materials included.
Discount for Base Pass Plus Holders: 5% off (£4.75 discount)
All tickets must be booked in advance.
There is no need to print or collect a ticket as the team will have a record of those who have booked. Booking for workshops and courses close 24 hours before the start time. Please note we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.
Related upcoming events
18/08/2022 - 25/08/2022 All day
THE WOODLAND FEAST
A four course woodland feast in beautiful mature woodlands in Oxfordshire. Walk through the woods, enjoy a cocktail (or mocktail) on arrival. Sit at our locally sourced oak tables, under a beautiful canopy of mature beech trees for a feast cooked over fire. Our chefs have been carefully chosen for their mouth watering, fire flavoured and seasonally inspired food. Please find an example menu here. Gather around the campfire afterwards for marshmallows, fire brewed coffee or mint tea. We cater for all types of dietary requirements.
- A 4 course woodland feast
- A unique and beautiful woodland setting
- A cocktail or mocktail on arrival
- A campfire and awnings to keep you cosy in case of rain
- Foraged tea and wood fired coffee & marshmallows
WHAT TO BRING
We recommend you bring
- Warm and waterproof clothes
- Sturdy shoes, walking boots or wellies
- Hat and gloves
This event will be held in woodland near Goring Heath in the beautiful South Oxfordshire countryside. The nearest train stations are Goring on Thames, Pangbourne and Reading. Reading station is just a 23 minute train journey from London Paddington. You will be sent a Google pin drop with the exact meeting location of the woodland car park with your ticket.
Different Dates Available
18/08/2022 - 19/08/2022 All dayApprox 3 HRS
Steve, your guide, will share his knowledge about these beautiful birds - and Owls won't be all you see! There's also an array of other birds and wildlife on this route that you may be lucky enough to spot; sometimes Peregrines or even Hobby hunting, sometimes Sparrowhawk's, plenty of Buzzards and Red Kites.... as well as the smaller British birds.
These experiences run from June to September to coincide with breeding season.
Why not book on and join them?
The Family Owl Spotting Experience!Approx 2hrs
To see these beautiful and mesmerising small owls is something you wont forget. You will learn all about our resident Owls in the UK with many interesting facts about them. If we are lucky too as the light drops away we may see a Tawny Owl moving about the tress as they go out to hunt for the evening.
Steve, your guide, will share his knowledge about these beautiful birds - and Owls won't be all you see! There's also an array of other birds and wildlife on this route that you may be lucky enough to spot; sometimes Peregrines hunting, sometimes Sparrowhawks, plenty of Buzzards and Red Kites.... as well as the smaller British birds.
It is now the end of the breeding season and most of the owls are off finding suitable places to roost over the winter so they are hard to find.
These experiences will continue from March 2022 so keep an eye out for dates or if interested drop us a line and we will contact you when they are back on.
18/08/2022 10:00 - 18/09/2022 12:00
In the school holidays, The Vale & Downland Museum run themed sessions and family fun days that bring the Museum’s collection to life. More recently, their holiday events have been small and socially distanced, so they can continue to spark families’ excitement about the heritage of our local area
18/08/2022 19:00 - 18/08/2022 23:00
The Hartley Arms is opening its doors every other Thursday, to a world of live entertainment with Honesty Live! Sit back and relax with friends and family whilst enjoying a range of live entertainment from music to comedy. Drinks and food will be available throughout the night. Doors open from 5.30pm with entertainment starting from 7.30pm. Entry is FREE but Booking is ESSENTIAL!
Here’s a line up of entertainment in August.
Thursday 18th August: Acoustic Indie Singer Charley Hart
Charley Hart is a solo artist with an incredible voice and who sings lesser known but much loved songs, from artists such as Katie Tunstall to Paolo Nutini. She’s been gigging since she was fourteen years old and has written and recorded a number of her own songs that have appeared on Spotify. Her singing is a hobby that she has developed and grown since she was young, and she now enjoys playing regularly at local venues and events across West Berkshire and Hampshire. Her style is acoustic indie.
18/08/2022 All dayApprox 3hrs
You start by walking along the beautiful River Pang, a tributary of the Thames, through a mainly Ash woodland where Deer roam, Marsh Tits and Spotted Flycatchers move through the trees, Woodpeckers Drum and Yaffle and Blackcaps can be heard singing along the pathway. You then head into the reserve to explore its diverse habitat through beautiful woodland copses and meadows where there is an abundance of wildlife ready to be found.
Choose your own dates