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LITTLE ARTISTS

Early Years Story Telling and Craft Sessions

Fridays 3 February & 10 March, 10.30am - 12pm

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WRITING WORKSHOPS

Saturdays 14 January, 11 February & 8 April, 1.30 - 4pm

Develop your writing and explore new approaches in monthly workshops, inspired by the Barber's collection.

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For Adults Research & Resources

Bellows Exhibition Website

Bellows and the Body

The Barber's special microsite to accompany the exhibition Bellows and the Body: The Real, the Ideal and the Nude is still live!

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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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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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For Families

Creative Sunday workshops

January - April 2017

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For Families

Easter Art School: Funky Frames

Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 April

11am - 12.30pm: 4 to 8 years
1.30 - 3pm: 8 to 12 years

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For Adults

BACON’S HUMANS

Adult Painting Workshop

Saturdays 25 February, 4 & 11 March, 11am - 4pm

FULLY BOOKED

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For Adults

TIME AND PLACE

Writing & Drawing Workshop

Thursday 16 March, 10am - 1pm

Fully booked

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For Adults

Understanding Art

Art & Science

Thursday 9, 16, 23 & 30 March, 2 - 3.30pm

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For Families

Families First

View and download your own copy of our Autumm 2016 brochure

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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

Workshops: 10 & 24 January; 14 & 28 February; 14 & 28 March; 25 April, 4.30 – 6.30pm

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

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For Adults

EXPLORING DRAWING

Adult Drawing Workshop

Saturday 18 February, 11am - 1pm

FULLY BOOKED

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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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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

Dramatically Lit Portraits

Saturdays 12, 19 & 26 November

Enjoy a three-day oil painting course responding to the works of George Bellows, led by artist-tutor Adrian Clamp.

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