Session 1 for Age 4 – 8 years: 11am – 12.30pm
Session 2 for Age 8 – 12 years: 1.30 – 3pm
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Big Money, Small Change
Focus on the tiniest objects in the Barber and draw them BIG!
Session 1 skills: Magnifying objects; drawing details FULLY BOOKED
Session 2 skills: Large-scale drawing; observational work FULLY BOOKED
Tess Jaray Textiles
Create bold, repeated patterns onto fabric, inspired by the Barber’s interior.
Session 1 skills: Drawing from your environment; using shape and colour FULLY BOOKED
Session 2 skills: Turn architecture into 2D art; colour, shape and composition FULLY BOOKED
Make patterned tiles using coloured clays inspired by the Barber’s building
Session 1 skills: Clay modeling; decoration FULLY BOOKED
Session 2 skills: Fine detail decorating; symmetrical tessellating patterns FULLY BOOKED
Paint like Frank Auerbach with impasto acrylics
Session 1 skills: Exploring textures in painting; using pallet knives for texture FULLY BOOKED
Session 2 skills: Impasto painting techniques; linking painting to emotions FULLY BOOKED
Printing in Perspective
Explore perspective through shape and colour, inspired by Kupka’s night-time scene.
Session 1 skills: Drawing repeated shapes; printing techniques FULLY BOOKED
Session 2 skills: Single-point perspective; figurative and abstract drawing
Get inspired by Picasso, study a model and make a portrait.
Session 1 skills: Introductory life-drawing; drawing onto textiles FULLY BOOKED
Session 2 skills: Life-drawing techniques; paintbrush control FULLY BOOKED
Model your own version of our new greyhound sculpture.
Session 1 skills: Modeling shapes with porcelain; creating animal forms FULLY BOOKED
Session 2 skills: Make life-like models of animals; explore porcelain clay
Barber Birthday Cards!
Happy 150th birthday Lady Barber! Design and print a special birthday card.
Session 1 skills: Relief printing; collage and layering FULLY BOOKED
Session 2 skills: Card layout and design; the history of the Barber
Build your own armour from upcycled materials, inspired by our coin show.
Session 1 skills: Cutting out and joining shapes; decorating surfaces FULLY BOOKED
Session 2 skills: Making wearable structures; experimenting with materials
Find a spooky picture of an apple with a face and carve your own fresh fruit sculptures.
Session 1 skills: Developing dexterity; using tools to make marks
Session 2 skills: Detailed carving; accurate drawing
It’s Not All White!
Discover the secrets of painting convincing white still-life objects.
Session 1 skills: Colour mixing; shadows and highlights
Session 2 skills: Tonal work; painting reflective light
Create your own Beardsley-inspired pen drawings using flamboyant mark-making!
Session 1 skills: Creating patterns; pen drawing
Session 2 skills: Creating light and shade using pattern; observational drawing
Print a portrait miniature and make your own with a pendant frame.
Session 1 skills: Drawing small portraits; transfer-printing techniques FULLY BOOKED
Session 2 skills: Detailed miniature drawing; frame decoration
Close your eyes, touch objects and draw what you feel.
Session 1 skills: Drawing with oil pastels; textures
Session 2 skills: Texture and shape; 2D drawing from 3D objects
Experiment with paint to create beautiful skies and clouds.
Session 1 skills: Using different painting tools; colour-mixing with acrylics
Session 2 skills: Impasto techniques; layering and blending acrylics
Cabinet of Curiosities
What will you put inside your miniature matchbox cabinets?
Session 1 skills: Observational drawing; building a collection
Session 2 skills: Curating miniature displays
Figure Drawing: Folded Fabrics
Draw from a clothed life model draped in fabric, inspired by classical art.
Session 1 skills: Observational drawing; painting and drawing fabrics
Session 2 skills: Life-drawing techniques; disruption of repeat pattern
Cast shells, crystals, and animal tracks in clay and plaster.
Session 1 skills: Working in negative; basic plaster-casting
Session 2 skills: Detailed relief modeling; interpreting 2D drawing into 3D forms
Sketch and Stitch
Draw plants from our paintings and turn them into a textile design.
Session 1 skills: Layering fabric shapes; combining drawing and sewing
Session 2 skills: Composition and layout; sewing and embellishment
Focus on feathers, plumes and graduating colours in a watercolour painting.
Session 1 skills: Watercolour blending; drawing birds accurately
Session 2 skills: Graduating colour; detailed proportions of birds