Session 1 for Age 4 – 8 years: 11am – 12.30pm
Session 2 for Age 8 – 12 years: 1.30 – 3pm
SCALE IT UP: Study up-close drawings in our collection and learn how to enlarge images.
-Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): Detail and scale; Drawing with pastels. – FULLY BOOKED
-Sessions 2 Skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Scale, measuring and drawing; Texture and tone with pastels. – FULLY BOOKED
FELT FRAMES: Look at the patterned frames in our galleries and make your own using card and felt.
-Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): Textile and craft skills; Pattern and decoration. – FULLY BOOKED
-Sessions 2 Skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Design and construction; Textiles and simple sewing. – FULLY BOOKED
SHINY RHINOS: Create a super shiny wire and foil sculpture of Miss Clara, our favourite rhino.
-Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): Sculpting and moulding foil; Embossing patterns. – FULLY BOOKED
-Sessions 2 Skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Making an armature; Embossed foil designs. – FULLY BOOKED
EXPRESSIVE SELF PORTRAITS: Look in the mirror – then draw your face in expressive charcoal.
Session 1 skills: Using charcoal; Drawing from life.
Sessions 2 skills: Observational drawing; Learn blending techniques.
TREASURE MAPS: Explore our coin collection, then make a treasure map using symbols.
Session 1 skills: Drawing and watercolour; Creating with imagination
Sessions 2 skills: Design and imagination; Logical thinking
STITCHED PICTURES: Create a patterned textile wall hanging inspired by the Barber and its art treasures.
Session 1 skills: Design and decoration; Simple textile skills
Session 2 skills: Stitching/textile skills; Pattern and colour.
SCREEN PRINTED PATTERNS: Print beautiful patterns inspired by outfits worn in Barber paintings.
Session 1 skills: Making a paper stencil; Single-colour screen printing.
Sessions 2 skills: Drawing from paintings; Two-colour screen printing.
TUMBLEWEED DRAWINGS: Explore contemporary artist Hannah Honeywill’s sculpture and create abstract drawings.
Session 1 skills: Exploring shapes and line; Drawing in colour.
Session 2 skills: Drawing detail; Colour blending.
NO WORKSHOP- COMMUNITY DAY
WOBBLY HEADS: Create 3D clay caricatures with heads that wobble.
Session 1 skills: Moulding clay and using tools; Drawing caricatures and expressions. – FULLY BOOKED
Session 2 skills: 3D thinking with clay; Expressions and caricatures.
RENAISSANCE MOSAICS: Make a mosaic, inspired by the colourful paintings in our green gallery.
Session 1 skills: Colour and shape; Working with tiles.
Session 2 skills: Renaissance art; Colour and design.
VICTORIAN PHOTO BOOTH: Create a fantasy backdrop, then dress up and strike a pose for a studio portrait!
Session 1 skills: Exploring poses and costume; Creating large-scale art work.
Session 2 skills: Collage and drawing; Learning about set design.
PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR: Paint in the open air like Monet at Winterbourne Gardens.
Session 1 skills: Mark-making with paint; Looking at nature.
Session 2 skills: Landscape painting; Impressionist techniques.
HATS AND FASCINATORS: Create a Napoleonic hat or fab fascinator inspired by ‘Carte de Visites’.
Session 1 skills: Cutting card; Decorative techniques.
Session 2 skills: Card construction; Designing and decorating.
MONET FELT-MAKING: Use Monet’s ‘Water Lily Pond’ as inspiration to make your own felt artwork.
Session 1 skills: Felt making and textile skills; Combining colours.
Sessions 2 skills: Felt making and patterns; Selecting and layering colours.
SIVA SCULPTURES: Make sculptures inspired by our bronze figure of the Hindu deity Siva.
Session 1 skills: Plasticine figure modelling; Drawing patterns
Sessions 2 skills: 3D construction; Paper craft
CARICATURE COLLAGE: Use mixed-media techniques to create your own crazy character.
Session 1 skills: Cutting, sticking and arranging; Drawing from imagination.
Sessions 2 skills: Ink drawing and collage; Learn about caricatures.
WET & WILD WATER LILIES!: Inspired by Monet, draw and paint flowers through water to change their appearance.
Session 1 skills: Using watercolour paints; Colour mixing.
Sessions 2 skills: Colour theory; Drawing through water.
OIL PASTELS, MONET-STYLE!: Create a colourful, layered drawing of a pond landscape.
Session 1 skills: Oil pastel techniques; Exploring colour, tone and texture.
Sessions 2 skills: Applying and blending colours; Exploring patterns and detail.
PORTRAIT CASTING: Learn to cast plaster in a mould, inspired by our white marble relief carving.
Session 1 skills: Looking at sculpture; Casting in plaster.
Sessions 2 skills: Understanding relief sculpting; Casting techniques.
EMBOSSED CLAY TILES: Create and emboss a clay tile inspired by decorative furniture, frames and objects.
Session 1 skills: Mark-making in clay; Pattern and texture. – FULLY BOOKED
Sessions 2 skills: Clay embossing skills; Composition and layout.
3D PHOTOMONTAGE: Create your own amazing 3D photomontage scene, with a difference!
Session 1 skills: 3D skills; Experimenting with imagery.
Sessions 2 skills: 3D assembly skills; Mixing drawing and photography.
CARDBOARD CITY: Learn 3D card model-making to design your own house, gallery or other building!
Session 1 skills: Imagination and design; Creating an art display. – FULLY BOOKED
Sessions 2 skills: Drawing, design and measuring; Collaborative art and display.
FIRE IN THE SKIES: Look at our volcano painting and create a fiery mixed-media landscape.
Session 1 skills: Layering papers and textures; Combining colours and effects.
Sessions 2 skills: Mixing colours and creating tone; Learning landscape techniques.