barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

Creative Sunday Workshops

Session 1 for Age 4 – 8 years: 11am – 12.30pm 

Session 2 for Age 8 – 12 years: 1.30 – 3pm





2 July

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. – FULLY BOOKED

Session 2 skills: Collage and drawing; Learning about set design.


9 July

PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR: Paint in the open air like Monet at Winterbourne Gardens.

Session 1 skills: Mark-making with paint; Looking at nature. – FULLY BOOKED

Session 2 skills: Landscape painting; Impressionist techniques.


16 July

HATS AND FASCINATORS: Create a Napoleonic hat or fab fascinator inspired by ‘Carte de Visites’.

Session 1 skills: Cutting card; Decorative techniques. – FULLY BOOKED

Session 2 skills: Card construction; Designing and decorating.


 23 July

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. – FULLY BOOKED

Sessions 2 skills: Felt making and patterns; Selecting and layering colours.


30 July

SIVA SCULPTURES: Make sculptures inspired by our bronze figure of the Hindu deity Siva.

Session 1 skills: Plasticine figure modelling; Drawing patterns – FULLY BOOKED

Sessions 2 skills: 3D construction; Paper craft



6 August

CARICATURE COLLAGE: Use mixed-media techniques to create your own crazy character.

Session 1 skills: Cutting, sticking and arranging; Drawing from imagination. – FULLY BOOKED

Sessions 2 skills: Ink drawing and collage; Learn about caricatures.


13 August

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.  – FULLY BOOKED

Sessions 2 skills: Colour theory; Drawing through water.


20 August

OIL PASTELS, MONET-STYLE!: Create a colourful, layered drawing of a pond landscape.

Session 1 skills: Oil pastel techniques; Exploring colour, tone and texture. – FULLY BOOKED

Sessions 2 skills: Applying and blending colours; Exploring patterns and detail.


27 August

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. – FULLY BOOKED

Sessions 2 skills: Understanding relief sculpting; Casting techniques.



3 September

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.


10 September

3D PHOTOMONTAGE: Create your own amazing 3D photomontage scene, with a difference!

Session 1 skills: 3D skills; Experimenting with imagery. – FULLY BOOKED

Sessions 2 skills: 3D assembly skills; Mixing drawing and photography.


17 September

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.


24 September

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. – FULLY BOOKED

Sessions 2 skills: Mixing colours and creating tone; Learning landscape techniques.


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