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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.


There is always plenty for you and your family to do at the Barber, with something on offer for people of all ages. We welcome families to play and learn together in our creative art and craft workshops inspired by our fascinating collection and exhibitions.


DASTARDLY ST.GEORGE’S DAY DRAGONS Easter Art School TUESDAY 22 & WEDNESDAY 23 APRIL 11AM – 12.30PM (AGES 4-8); 1.30 – 3PM (AGES 8 UPWARDS) Inspired by dragons in the galleries, design your own dragon on day one, then bring it to life in sculpture on day two! £15 per child. Booking essential. TREASURE HUNT With Chinese goddess Guan Yin saturDAY 17 may 11am – 12.30pm Join us to celebrate the opening of Chinese Lives in Birmingham. The exhibition will officially open at 11am – then younger visitors (and parents too!) can take part in Guan Yin’s treasure hunt around the Barber galleries. Free – no booking required.

BUGS, BEES, PLANTS & TREES Family Day at the Barber and Winterbourne SATURDAY 31 MAY 11AM – 4PM (5PM WINTERBOURNE) Buzz along for some natureinspired fun! Peer into paintings to find a parrot, love birds, a wiggly worm and a caterpillar! Enjoy storytelling, make your own bugs in our drop-in activity, and complete a wonderful wildlife trail. See a falconry display and meet the Animal Man – and have your face painted too! FREE – drop-in any time! Admission charges apply at Winterbourne House and gardens. SHIP AHOY! Bank Holiday Family Day saturDAY 25 AUGUST 11am – 3pm Become a pirate and go on a voyage with our seafaring storyteller. Make a nautical flag and enjoy our sea-themed selection of animations and films, then hunt for the treasure in the galleries following our treasure map! FREE – drop-in anytime!

Family Sundays 11AM – 12.30PM (AGES 4 – 8 YRS); 1.30 – 3PM (AGES 8 UPWARDS) £5 PER CHILD. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. PLEASE BOOK BETWEEN 9AM AND 4PM MONDAY – FRIDAY. NO BOOKINGS CAN BE TAKEN AT WEEKENDS. april Sunday 6 Sunday 13 Sunday 27 may Sunday 4 Sunday 11 Sunday 18 Sunday 25 june Sunday 1 Sunday 8 Sunday 22 Sunday 29 july Sunday 6 Sunday 13 Sunday 20 Sunday 27 september Sunday 14 Sunday 21 Sunday 28

Sculpture Sunday Drawing Sunday Drawing Sunday

Make sculptures that make sound! Making maps inspired by our Faith & Fortune exhibition Drawing eyes inspired by our Ruby’s Room exhibition

Drawing Sunday Printing Sunday Painting Sunday Architecture Sunday

Detailed drawings of tiny insects and bugs Mini Family Trees Vuillard’s Visions Draw and sculpt your own architectural masterpieces to celebrate Birmingham Architecture Festival

Sculpture Sunday Drawing Sunday Craft Sunday Drawing Sunday

Ship Building Hands and Feet! Crafty Bugs! Fine line Faces

Painting Sunday Sculpture Sunday Printing Sunday Drawing Sunday

Stormy Seas and Skies Big Birds! Animals - heads and bottoms! Surreal Scenes

Printing Sunday Drawing Sunday Sculpture Sunday

Seashore printing Goya’s Grotesques Build a castle with clay

COMMUNITY DAY SUNDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 11am – 4pm Come along to the Barber Institute on the University’s Community Day for a day of arty fun. Annamation Storytellers return to tell mooninspired tales in the galleries, to celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival. Meander around the galleries to discover the many mysterious moons in our paintings, then design and build your own rocket to the moon! FREE – drop-in any time!

For more information about workshops, visit learning. For weekly updates, ‘Like’ us on Facebook – Families First at the Barber Institute

For further information on any of our events, visit To book workshops or parties, please contact 0121 414 2261 or, Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. All events and activities are suitable for all ages, unless specified otherwise.

BARBER YOUTH Aged 13 – 18 and into art? Join Barber Youth! Learn new skills in drawing, painting, printing and sculpture. Visit museums and art galleries, meet artists and learn about careers in the arts! Tuesdays, 4.30 – 6.30PM 8 & 29 April 13 & 27 May 10 & 24 June 8 July £5 per session. Booking essential.

Families First April - September 2014  

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