‘Man Seen by a Flower’ Relaxing Clay Workshop

Event postponed –

Unfortunately due to staff illness, this event has been postponed with the hope to reschedule over the coming months.

If you are a booked attendee, do check your email or get in touch with learning@barber.org.uk to ask us any questions and to obtain your refund; we will ask you to rebook once a new date is confirmed.

We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to welcome you at the Barber soon.

Student Workshop

Wednesday 19 January 2022, 2 – 4pm

£3, on-site at the Barber; booking essential

Take some time out during this exam season and join Student Engagement Coordinator Kirsty Clarke for a relaxing clay workshop inspired by the Barber’s sculpture Man Seen by a Flower, 1958, by Dada and Surrealist artist Jean Hans Arp.

Arp celebrated chance as a fundamental rule of the natural world, playing with randomly formed compositions in his drawings, paintings, and sculptures. He said the forms he created did not refer to existing shapes but were new: born from him in the same way a tree bears fruit.

In this relaxed and reflective workshop, you will create your own small abstract air-dry clay sculptures by using Arp’s working processes, embracing the surreal and celebrating chance as a tool for sculpting, letting your subconscious guide your work.

No experience necessary, and all materials will be provided.

This workshop is for university students and will be held on-site at the Barber. Limited spaces; booking is essential.


Access requirements

The main entrance to the Barber is accessed by 13 shallow steps, the galleries by a further 31 shallow steps. Level access is available. Please let your team know if you require this by calling 0121 414 7333 or emailing reception@barber.org.uk before your visit.