barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

Barber Art School

Are you 13-15? Do you love art? Want to see amazing artworks, be inspired by real artists and try out new ideas?

Come along to our monthly twilight workshops.


17 April  

Drawing Interior Spaces

Learn about perspective to make your drawing look 3D

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15 May 

Carve your Story

Carve a scene from a story using modelling foam

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19 June

Bleached Out Landscapes

Explore Samuel Palmer’s print ‘The Rising Moon’ and create a landscape using ink wash and Milton fluid.

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17 July

Drawing Figures with Chalk

Create chalk drawings from observation of parts of Barber sculptures, such as Rodin’s ‘The Age of Bronze’.

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18 September

Dreamy Summer Landscapes

Use textured papers and collaged materials to make a summer landscape with warm colours in the style of Paul Gauguin.

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KÄTHE KOLLWITZ (1867-1945)

The Young Couple


Bolten, Arent van (About 1573-1633)

Lamp in the form of a grotesque bird


Writing Workshops

Monthly Saturdays

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Drawing Saturdays

First Saturday of the Month

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