Upcoming Family Workshops

Family Workshops | The Build Begins with Woodland Tribe

Get ready to Play-Build-Dream with the help of constructive play experts Woodland Tribe who will be transforming the Barber’s outdoor space… with your help!

Build days for children and families are bookable in 90 minute sessions across Friday 8 July - Sunday 10 July.

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Family Workshop | Gallery in a Box

If you could build your own gallery what would it look like? What would it be called? What would you choose to display in it?

Join the Barber team this half term and create a gallery in a box!

This workshop will take place at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, led by our friendly Learning & Engagement team.

The workshops will be taking place over May Half Term.

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Family Morning | The Magic of Trees

Learn about trees and their magical properties for dyeing.

Georgina invites parents, carers and pre-schoolers to join her across a series of three practical, playful plant-dyeing sessions.

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Family Workshop | Animal Collective, Printmaking with Laura Onions

Join artist Laura Onions, as she explains the methods and printmaking approaches of Durer in a fun and interactive way.

Focusing on animal images in the exhibition, during this session the whole family will create their own relief prints, taking inspiration from the Barber’s exhibition, Dürer: The Making of a Renaissance Master.

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Barber Home | Family Resources and Archive

Campus of Curiosity: Spring Family Festival

Friday 2 April – Sunday 18 April 2021
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Fabulous Fantasy Storytelling with CYRO

Saturday 29 May 2021, 10 - 11am
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February half term 2021

These events took place in February 2021.
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Writing Together with Sipho Ndlovu

Jumble and tumble over words with our recorded workshop!
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Family Trails

Explore our galleries with our free trails!
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Still Life Drawing

Learn about the hidden significance of the objects found within still lifes - then make your own!
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Create a Camera Obscura

Create your own camera obscura at home.
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Concertina Creepy Crawlies

Learn about insects and create your own folded sketchbooks and mobiles.
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Creepy Crawlies Q&A

Entomologist Liam Crowley shares all you need to know about insects.
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St Ives Scrap Sculptures

Turn your household scrap materials into amazing Cornwall-inspired sculptures.
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Zine-making with Sarah Taylor Silverwood

We’re thinking about families… and families come in all shapes and sizes.
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Degas Dancers with Becca Randall

Explore movement and ballet poses inspired by Edgar Degas with contemporary dancer Becca Randall.
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