January – April 2016
11AM – 12.30PM (AGES 4 – 8 YEARS)
1.30 – 3PM (AGES 8 – 12 YEARS)
Sunday 10 January: Future Self-portraits
Ages 4 – 8 years: Future-gaze and create a fun self-portrait using drawing, collage and mixed media, inspired by our ‘Flinck in Focus’ display.
Ages 8 – 12 years: Can you imagine yourself in 30 years’ time? Create a self-portrait of your future self using drawing, collage and mixed media.
Sunday 17 January: Paper Costumes
Ages 4 – 8 years: Create paper cut-out costumes, inspired by 17th-century ruffles, collars and cuffs, then decorate with collage and print.
Ages 8 – 12 years: Discover 17th-century costumes in our portraits. Create paper cut-out ruffles, collars and cuffs and develop with collage and print techniques.
Sunday 24 January: Watercolour Animals
Ages 4 – 8 years: Sketch and paint detailed watercolour animals, inspired by works in our galleries.
Ages 8 – 12 years: Create detailed watercolour paintings of animals. Learn how to layer watercolour paints while adding fine detail.
Sunday 31 January: Gold Shiny Frames
Ages 4 – 8 years: Look at the beautiful picture frames in the gallery, and then sculpt your own using modroc.
Ages 8 – 12 years: Learn about the ornate frames that surround our paintings. Examine the mouldings and sculpt a frame in modroc.
Sunday 7 February: Big Expressive Skies
Ages 4 – 8 years: Learn about colour and composition, the paint an expressive sky inspired by works in the gallery.
Ages 8 – 12 years: Explore the beautiful skies in our collection. Then using wet-on-wet wash techniques paint a large-scale expressive sky.
Sunday 14 February: Silkscreen Barber Postage Stamps
Ages 4 – 8 years: Create a silk-screen printed postage stamp inspired by our colourful Miro print.
Ages 8 – 12 years: Study Miro’s bold postage stamp print up-close, and then create a colourful silk-screen print.
Sunday 21 February: Op Art Illusions
Ages 4 – 8 years: Using simple geometric forms and bold colours create shapes that will ‘pop out’ from the paper.
Ages 8 – 12 years: Study Bridget Riley’s Op Art paintings, then create shapes inspired by the bold, geometric forms you find.
Sunday 28 February: Still Life Skills
Ages 4 – 8 years: Experiment with chalk and charcoal, and learn how to draw real objects using light and dark tones.
Ages 8 – 12 years: Draw from our still life scene; using chalk, charcoal and tonal effects create realistic-looking objects.
Sunday 6 March: Abstract Stencil Painting
Ages 4 – 8 years:Make stencils with masking tape and create a modern, geometric designs inspired by our exhibition.
Ages 8 – 12 years: Dazzle the eyes with Op Art-inspired geometric masking tape stencils and paint.
Sunday 13 March: Painted Leaves and Plants
Ages 4 – 8 years: Look at our prints of trees and create your own stylised prints of leaves and foliage.
Ages 8 – 12 years: Study the shapes and patterns found in leaves and plants and design and print your own stylised foliage.
Sunday 20 March: Woven Textile Pictures
Ages 4 – 8 years: Weave a bright picture using wool and fabric, inspired by the patterns found in our Chance, Order, Change exhibition.
Ages 8 – 12 years:Experiment with colour, repetition and pattern to create a bold piece of abstract textile art.
Sunday 3 April: Surreal Leaf Animals
Ages 4 – 8 years: Discover Magritte’s Surrealist leaf-bird painting and use collage and paint to create an imaginary creature.
Ages 8 – 12 year: Study Magritte’s painting and learn about Surrealism. Use mixed media techniques to create a surreal, imaginary creature.
Sunday 10 April: Charcoal Relief Prints
Ages 4 – 8 years: Learn how to draw people in action from dancers to acrobats, using a charcoal relief print technique.
Ages 8 – 12 year: Study Degas’s Miss La La drawing, then draw a figure in motion using the charcoal relief print technique.
Sunday 17 April: Angular Abstract Tiles
Ages 4 – 8 years: Design and build clay tiles decorated with bold geometric patterns inspired by our Chance, Order, Change exhibition.
Ages 8 – 12 year: Learn about 20th century abstract art and reinterpret the designs into clay tile, exploring line, shape and pattern.
Sunday 24 April: Funky Contour Faces
Ages 4 – 8 years: Turn your favourite Barber portrait into a bright and funky watercolour, adding pattern and detail with fine liner pens.
Ages 8 – 12 year: Create a bold and bright watercolour portrait, adding pattern to the contours of the face with fine-liner pens.