barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Creative Sunday workshops

May – September 2016

Session 1: 11am – 12.30pm (Ages 4 – 8 Years)

Sessions 2: 1.30 – 3pm (Ages 8 – 12 Years)

 

MAY

1 May   

Ink-Blown Drawings: Create quirky, bold designs of trees and forests inspired by our Into the Woods exhibition

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): Blown ink techniques, Detailed coloured pencil-work

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Landscape drawing & paintings, Design with straws and dip pens

 

8 May   

Colourful Still Life Creations: Red + yellow = orange! Learn how to mix colours,  and paint a still life

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): Colour mixing, observation & painting skills

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Colour mixing & theory, painting onto canvases

 

22 May

Money Boxes: Take a look at precious old coins, then make and embellish your own money box

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): Construction with cardboard, engraving techniques

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Building in clay, carving patterns and shapes

 

29 May                

Mixed Media Miss Clara: Study patterns and textures on Miss Clara’s skin, then produce a tactile collage using drawings and prints

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): Collage skills; exploring textures

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years):In-depth observation; collage & print techniques

 

JUNE

5 June  

Mini Globe Theatres: Step back in time, and create a mini 3D version of Shakespeare’s famous Globe theatre

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): Constructing with paper; facts about Tudor theatre

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): 3D card construction skills; learn about Tudor characters and props

 

19 June

Frontispieces: Book Illustration! Invent a play, and draw its characters using pencil

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): Imagination; drawing people and places

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Imagination, literacy and narrative; line and tone techniques

 

26 June

Sketching the Skyline: Head straight to the top of Muirhead Tower, sketch what you see on the horizon, many miles away

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): Finding out about the city; observation and drawing skills

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Architecture and geography; observation and perspective

 

JULY

3 July    

Imaginary Hybrid Creatures: Discover the Barber’s hybrid creatures, sketch their features, and dream-up an imaginary beast

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): Observation skills; watercolour techniques

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Learn about Surrealism; detailed drawing techniques

 

10 July  

Bejewelled Headdresses and Medallions: Fashion a simple headdress or golden medallion using gems, cardboard and gold foil

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): Design & craft skills; embellishing techniques

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Study Tudor fashion; design, construct & embellish

 

17 July  

Life-Sized Portrait Collages: Create a collage self-portrait, using pictures, words and your favourite colours

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): Portraiture; literacy & typography

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Portraiture and identity; explore text, symbols and motifs

 

24 July  

Feathered Hats and Helmets: Learn how to create a Tudor-inspired Helmet or hat

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): Tudor fashion; construction skills

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Cutting, bending & folding techniques; design, construct and embellish

 

31 July  

Decorative Tudor Armour: Make an armoured cardboard chest plate, then decorate it with snazzy gold and silver patterns

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): ƒƒ Design and craft skills; pattern work

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Card construction techniques; painting patterns

 

SEPTEMBER

4 Sept  

Egg Tempera Painting: Using egg yolk paint and coloured powder, paint just like artists did 500 years ago

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): ƒƒ Mixing colours; historical facts

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Art history; geology and science

 

11 Sept

Material Badges and Brooches: Inspired by the Barber’s miniatures, draw a mini-portrait, and turn it into a pin –badge or brooch

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): ƒƒ Drawing onto fabric; portraiture

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Learn about miniatures; design a fancy frame

 

18 Sept

Porcelain Playwrights: Playing with porcelain, sculpt a mini bust of William Shakespeare

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): ƒƒSculpting with porcelain; 3D modelling

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Study Shakespeare’s marble bust; sculpt heads, arms and hands

 

25 Sept                

Wire Figure Drawing: Learn how to transform your 2D drawings into 3D wire figures through bending and twisting techniques.

– Session 1 Skills (Ages 4 – 8 years): ƒƒContinuous line drawing; 3D skills with wire

– Session 2 skills (Ages 8 – 12 years): Studying the figure; Bending and twisting techniques

 

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

Wednesday 19 October 7.30pm

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Summer Art Schools

Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3 & Thursday 4 August; Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 August

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Approaches to Aspects of Drawing

Saturdays 9, 16 & 23 July, 11am - 4pm

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Easter Art School

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