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FAMILY SUNDAYS AT A GLANCE

Click here for a calendar view of all our Family Sundays taking place this season!

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HOW TO BOOK

Unless specified otherwise, booking for all our events is essential. With a regular programme of events for people of all ages, there’s always plenty for you to do at the Barber. To book a place on any of our events, or for further information, please contact education@barber.org.uk or 0121 414 2261. Please note that booking for weekend workshops closes at 4pm on the Friday before.

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SCULPTURE SUNDAYS

Learn how to model, construct, assemble and cast using clay and plaster, just like a real sculptor!

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PAINTING SUNDAYS

Learn how to paint like the professionals in many different styles, using watercolours and acrylic paint!

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DRAWING SUNDAYS

Learn how to draw all sorts of things - from buildings and cities to African masks - using an exciting mix of techniques and drawing materials!

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Printing Sundays

Learn how to etch then layer paint using a roller to create bright and bold pictures!

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CRAFT SUNDAYS

Cut, stick and work in mixed media to create fabulous crafty projects with us this spring!

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Teacher Resource Packs

For self guided tours of KS3, KS4 & KS5 groups

Resource packs to teach your school group about Portraits, Landscapes and Still Life. Available now!

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BARBER YOUTH

Tuesdays 23 September; 7 & 21 October; 4 & 18 November; 2 & 16 December , 4.30 - 6.30pm

Aged 13 -18 and into art? Join Barber Youth!

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COLLEGE VISITS

We welcome college students and groups to the Barber all year round to learn about our collections and history.

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SCHOOL VISITS

Learn a new skill for your group with our specially tailored workshops suitable for all ages.

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Research & Resources

BARBER FINE ART LIBRARY

The library is a specialist research level collection of over 50,000 books, exhibition catalogues and sale catalogues on Western art covering most of the major European schools of painting from the early Renaissance to twenty-first century, the history of collecting, and also some Byzantine art.

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BARBER MUSIC LIBRARY

The Barber Music Library is located in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, and houses the University's music collections, including books, journals, scores, audio and video recordings.

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THE PRINTS AND DRAWINGS STUDY ROOM

Discover our Prints and Drawings Study Room, which houses our fine collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, comprising more than 1,000 works and six centuries of the draughtsman’s and printmaker’s arts.

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For Adults

Looking at Art

A Beginner's Course

Thursdays 1 - 3pm. Runs 25 September - 4 December (no session 30 October)

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COIN STUDY ROOM

The Barber Institute is home to one of the finest collections of Roman, Byzantine, Sasanian and Medieval Islamic coins in the world, numbering more than 15,000 items.

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