Foundry Artists Workshops
with Hilary J Baker

  • Join a creative and supportive group of enthusiastic artists!

  • Learn new techniques and materials with step by step guides

  • Develop your own creative voice and focus

  • Gain the courage and creative tools to explore a wide range of materials

  • Encourage you to experiment and take risks with work.

  • Share your journey with other artists and exhibit your work

Where: The Old Foundry Studio,
Bewdley Museum, Load St, Bewdley,
Worcestershire, DY12 2AE

and online via ZOOM

Who: Foundry Artists are a group of Worcestershire student artists who attend weekly workshops with Hilary Baker in her studio at Bewdley Museum and online on ZOOM. Exploring a wide variety of materials and techniques, students produce paintings, sculptures, printmaking, drawings, life studies, and much more.

What: Following a practical journey through the History of Art, students learn how art has been shaped over many centuries by different ideas and materials and the place of the artist in society at each stage of this creative development.

When: The Foundry Artists workshops are held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.30am – 3pm.

Workshops in the studio are £25 where materials and refreshments are provided and £20 on ZOOM.

Hilary’s workshops are informative and challenging where people can develop their own creative journey in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Here is sample of what the students say;

“These workshops have given me the confidence to further my journey to college level” Barbara Miller

“ It is exciting to try new and challenging techniques” Jan Hudson

“ I am inspired by working side by side with other motivated artists” Mick Pavey

“ Support from fellow members and Hilary is tremendous” Kate Young

An annual Foundry Artists exhibition is held during August in Hilary’s historic studio above the Brass Foundry in Bewdley Museum, where students are able to celebrate their creative journey and sell their work.

Please call Hilary on 07796092262 for more details or just to find out more.

Life Classes

Duration: Afternoon Life Classes
Dates: Saturday 18th May 2022
Saturday 15th June 2022
Saturday 20th July 2022
Times: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Classes are held within the atmospheric Ruskin Studio, Uncllys Farm, Ruskin Land, Bewdley. Drawing from the figure is a classic, traditional skill and these tutored life-drawing classes are ideal for those wanting to learn and improve, build a portfolio or for beginners who would like to experiment and just have a go.


Duration: Full day course
Dates: Saturday 5th May 2022
Times: 10:30am-3:30pm

The portrait continues to be an enduring and powerful subject for all artists. This fascinating three day course will help students to develop their own response to portraiture with the choice of using a variety of source material from historical figures, popular culture, friends and family to self-portraits or the imagination.

The Creative Space

Duration: Full day course
Dates: Saturday 2nd June 2021
Times: 10:30am-3:30pm

This 2 day weekend course is designed for students of all abilities who seek encouragement and support to become more confident and self motivated with their work.

Ways of Seeing

Duration: One day course
Dates: Saturday 7th July 2022
Times: 10:30am-3:30pm

This course will lead students through fundamental drawing and painting practices in a variety of media that will sharpen ways of seeing and looking
alongside building strong practical skills.

The Surface

Duration: One day course
Dates: Saturday 3rd August 2022
Times: 10:30am-3:30pm

This course is about exploring the beauty of surface by building texture and layers through the repetition of pared down marks, gestures and techniques using mono–printing and mixed media painting and drawing.