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holiday fun half term workshops LANTERNS, DRAGONS AND STORYTELLING WEDNESDAY 28 MAY Make your own lanterns and dragons – then watch as they become part of the story! Workshop 1: 11AM – 12.30PM / Workshop 2: 1.30 – 3.00PM Both workshops are identical – choose which time you want to come along. The workshop is suitable for children aged 4 – 8 years old. FREE, but booking essential. The Barber Institute of Fine Arts University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TS General Enquiries – 0121 414 7333 Website – Admission to Galleries and ALL Exhibitions is free Opening Hours Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm; Saturday/Sunday: 11am – 5pm (Closed Good Friday 18 April) How to Find us The Barber Institute is located in south-west Birmingham, approximately three miles from the city centre, at the East Gate of the University of Birmingham, off Edgbaston Park Road. SUMMER DRAWING SUNDAYS Around the World - 11AM – 12.30PM (ALL AGES) Go globetrotting this summer – without even leaving the Barber galleries! Explore the world through drawing, taking inspiration from the paintings and sculptures in our collection, with our summer resident artist Ruth Radcliffe. 3 AUGUST – All Dressed Up: Costumes 10 AUGUST – Land, Sea and Air: Landscapes 17 AUGUST – Pattern Everywhere 24 AUGUST – Exploring Architecture 31 AUGUST – Food & Feasting £5 per child, per session, booking essential. SUMMER ART SCHOOLS 11AM – 12.30PM (AGES 4 – 8 YRS); 1.30 – 3PM (AGES 8 UPWARDS) PORTRAITS One, Two, Three! - 29, 30 & 31 JULY Explore the world of portraits in our galleries and then make your own, using a different technique each day. Day 1: Sculpture / Day 2: Paint / Day 3: Print By Train University station, a 10-minute walk from the Barber, is served by trains from Birmingham New Street, Lichfield and Longbridge, Cardiff and Worcestershire. Check train times and buy tickets at By Bus There are frequent buses that stop at various locations at the edge of the university campus. Buses 61 and 63 from the city centre stop on the Bristol Road at its junction with Edgbaston Park Road. For all services and a current timetable visit By Car The university’s North-East Car Park (off Pritchatts Road) is a short walk away. Charges apply Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm. SUMMER SKETCHBOOKS! – 12, 13 & 14 AUGUST Can you create your own sketchbook in 3 days? Yes you can! Work with our artists Benny and Ruth to create drawings and prints inspired by our collection. Then use them to build your own unique sketchbook on day 3. They’re sketchbooks – but not as you know them! Day 1: Still life drawing / Day 2: Print / Day 3: Creating your book £25 per child per course, booking essential. FREE parking is available on campus around the Barber outside these times and all day on bank holidays. For maps and more information about how to travel to the Barber visit: ACCESS/FACILITIES Level access is available if you cannot manage the stairs at the main entrance, but please phone in advance to make arrangements. Gallery shop, light refreshments, WC, lift and baby-changing facilities are available. Breast-feeding is welcome throughout the building. APRIL – SEPTEMBER 2014

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