The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Evening Classes

Enrolments are now being taken for all our Summer Term evening courses.

Our language classes are all continuation courses but new enrolments are welcome from those whose expertise matches the level of the course.

posted Thu, 05 Apr 18

Summer Term Programme

Our summer programmes for both evening and day courses and all our other events are now published.

Details can be found on this website, but if you'd like a pdf copy of our complete programme please send us an email.

posted Thu, 29 Mar 18

Lennie Rearranged

The Leonard Bernstein workshop, postponed because of the extreme weather conditions, has been rearranged - for Saturday May 12th.

Ticket holders will not need to reapply.
Places are still available.

posted Mon, 12 Mar 18


Below are a selection of up-coming events, click here to see more

More Experimental Mixed Media

Steve Joyce
Birkbeck Room

Sat, 28 Apr 18 9.30 - 3.30

£28 (Institute members), £33 (non-members) Includes coffee and sandwich lunch.

Another workshop introducing more drawing and painting methods. You need not have attended a previous workshop - if you have, you can build on your experience.
You will explore a wide range of media, working on diverse surfaces to create images with very different characteristics.

Learn how to refine and enhance your skills, and how to exploit the potential and limitations of all kinds of materials. You will be using a wide variety of techniques for drawing and painting and expand your understanding of the materials as you modify, combine and refine methods. Demonstrations and prepared examples will introduce the methods and media and open tasks will help you explore your own picture making using conventional and unexpected materials to create distinctive pictures.

Suitable for all ability levels. A materials list is available and some specialist materials will be provided and included in the cost, with a small stock for further purchase if you wish.

Public Event

Murillo (1617/18 - 1682)

Catherine Dell
Birkbeck Room

Sat, 05 May 18 9.30am - 3.30pm

Cost: including lunch £17.00 Member, £19.00 Non-member

“Oh, wonderful Spain…this romantic land covered in Moorish ruins and full of Murillo!” Benjamin Disraeli

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, the last great painter of Spain’s Golden Age, is celebrated both for his expressive religious compositions and for his sympathetic childhood scenes.

This study day, marking the 400th anniversary of his birth, presents an overview of Murillo’s life, work, and legacy. To enhance our understanding, we shall also examine aspects of the artist’s world – political, economic, religious, cultural… largely through the prism of his native city, Seville.
(In connection with the anniversary, there is a small Murillo exhibition at the National Gallery until 21 May.)

Public Event

Lennie 100

Emeritus Professor Chris Green
Birkbeck Room

Sat, 12 May 18 10am - 3.30pm

£20 (Institute Members £18) includes lunch.
Re-arranged from 3rd March.

A lecture based celebration of the life of Leonard Bernstein (b 1918, died 1990) – Renaissance man and musician extraordinaire.

This study day will explore Bernstein as a composer for the concert hall, as a writer of theatre works, as a conductor, as a pianist and as a communicator.

Public Event


Courses for All

Our Evening Learning Programme of courses is open to the public, with discounted fees available to Institute members.

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Members' Courses

Over fifty daytime courses are available to those who pay an annual Institute membership subscription.

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