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MISS CLARA AND FRIENDS

Saturday 12 April, 1.30 – 4pm

Writing Workshop with Barber Writer-in-Residence Jacqui Rowe, exploring the relationships portrayed between animals and humans.

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DASTARDLY DRAGONS: CELEBRATE ST GEORGE’S DAY

Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 April, 11am - 12.30pm (ages 4-8); 1.30 - 3pm (ages 8 upwards)

Discover the dragons in the drawings and sculptures around the gallery. Design your own dastardly dragon on day one, then bring it to life in sculpture on day two!

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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

11am-12.30pm (ages 4-8yrs); 1.30-3pm (ages 8 upwards)

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

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DRAWING SUNDAYS

12 January, 9 February, 23 February, 13 April and 27 April, 11am-12.30pm (ages 4-8yrs); 1.30-3pm (ages 8 upwards)

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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For Adults

A Summer of Printmaking

With Birmingham Printmakers

SCREEN PRINT
Saturday 21 & 28 June, 11am - 4pm
Tutor: Karoline Rerrie

LINO PRINT
Saturday 19 & 26 July, 11am - 4pm
Tutors: Jacqui Dodds & Christine Bradshaw

DRY POINT
Saturday 20 & 27 September, 11am - 4pm
Tutor: Paul Bartlett

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CRAFT SUNDAYS

2 March and 16 March, 11am-12.30pm (ages 4-8yrs); 1.30-3pm (ages 8 upwards)

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

8 & 29 April, 13 & 27 May, 10 & 24 June, 8 July, 4.30 - 6.30pm

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

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Voyages

Saturday 24 May, 1.30 - 4pm

Writing workshop with Writer in Residence Jacqui Rowe

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UNDERSTANDING ART PART IV

Sculpture

Thursday 27 March: The Barber Institute
Thursday 3 April: The New Art Gallery Walsall
Thursday 10 April: Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Thursday 1 May: Ikon

2 – 3pm

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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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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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FACE TO FACE

Saturday 19 July, 1.30 - 4pm

Writing workshop with Writer in Residence Jacqui Rowe.

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Marble, Bronze, Wood, Steel

Saturday 28 June, 1.30 - 4pm

Writing workshop with Writer in Residence Jacqui Rowe

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Understanding Art Part V

Women & Art

Thursday 26 June: Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Thursday 3 June: Ikon
Thursday 10 July: The New Art Gallery Walsall
Thursday 17 July: The Barber Institute

2 - 3pm

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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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