barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Writing Workshops

Develop your writing, explore new approaches or just have a go at our monthly writing workshops, inspired by the Barber’s collection.

 

 

Saturday 21 April 2018

TINTS, SHADES AND HUES

In response to the Scottish Colourists exhibition, we’ll look at subtle and innovative ways of bringing colour into our writing.

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Saturday 12 May 2018

Campus Walkabout

Our annual al fresco workshop offers a chance to explore the University of Birmingham campus and to come back to the Barber with plenty of ideas to write about.

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Saturday 9 June 2018

CITYSCAPES

Inspired by George Bellows’ Men of the Docks and other works in the galleries, we will be using cities, real and imaginary, as a setting for writing.

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Saturday 14 July 2018

THE EYE OF THE WRITER

Close observation plays an important part in The Hand of the Artist exhibition. In this workshop we will look at ways of including well-observed detail in our writing.

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Saturday 15 September 2018

BARBER PEOPLE

For Birmingham Heritage Week, in this workshop we will found out about some of the people, such as Lady Barber and Thomas Bodkin, who were involved in the early days of the Barber, and use them to write our own stories and monologues.

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KÄTHE KOLLWITZ (1867-1945)

The Young Couple

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Bolten, Arent van (About 1573-1633)

Lamp in the form of a grotesque bird

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Barber Art School

13 - 15 years Workshops

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On Paper

Prints and Drawings in Focus Talks

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