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At The New Art Gallery Walsall

July — September 2014

Fun, free and buggy friendly Twitter: @newartgallery Drop in anytime

Open all day

Drop in anytime

Open all day

The Family Gallery is a new space to explore together and understand what an art gallery is. Try on a hat, talk about the paintings and sketch your own artwork. Come to one of our organised family workshops, some are free, some drop in, some to book and pay. Check the text for the workshop of your choice.

Family Sundays Drop In

Drop in ÂŁ1.50 per child

The first Sunday each month is family Sunday. There is a drop in workshop, only ÂŁ1.50 per child, with carer, to come and join in. Buy your workshop ticket at the reception desk on the day. Workshops run 1-3pm. These are for all ages, everyone is welcome.

Human Nature Walk

Sunday 8 June 2014. Walks at 1pm and 2pm. Art workshop 1-4pm

An extended family workshop. Take a Human Nature walk with Morgan Bowers from Countryside Services along the canal. You will explore and digitally photograph what you see. Back in the gallery take all this inspiration and make your own text based artwork.

Eagle Owl Sunday 6 July

Carve your own eagle from soap inspired by the Eagle from the Queen Charlotte Islands.

Saturday Sweetheart Sitting Sunday 3 August Comfortably Learn how to handle archives then age your own paper, pen a letter with a quill and sign it with a flourish.

Sunday 7 September

Build your own cardboard Cameroon stool to sit on when you want to do some painting.

Join the family mailing list, by email or post, to make sure you get the next brochure posted out to you in time for the next holidays.

Tuesday Tots

Please pre book £1.50 per child

Every Tuesday in school holidays. For toddlers up to 4 years old with their carer. Only £1.50 per child. Workshops run 11am-12noon. Please book in advance on 01922 654400, or at the reception desk, and collect a workshop ticket when you’ve paid.

My Tiki

Bee Friendly

Draw Me

Make your own Hei Tiki neckpiece like a Maori tribe member might wear.

Come and make a flower for the bees in the world.

Lay down and make a lifesize drawing of yourself.

22 July

29 July

Chain Maker


Be like a chain maker and make your own chain.

Come along and print your own summer landscape.

12 August

19 August

5 August

A Bird in the Hand 26 August

Make your own beaky bird.

Wednesday Workshops for all Each Wednesday in school holidays there are workshops that everyone can join in together. Free, drop in subject to space. All workshops run 1-3pm.

Bill Creem

Rose Budd

Max Head

Create your own wood scraper board patterned image.

Make a giant bloom that’s perfect whatever the weather.

Make your own junk head portrait sculpture.

23 July

30 July

6 August

Nick Pick

Cliff Holmes

Bea Hive

Design and create your own arty picnic.

Build your own house and help us make a street scene.

Pick any animal and make your own animal head.

13 August

20 August

27 August

This year is the 40th Anniversary of the Garman Ryan Collection. Every week our summer workshops are based on one of the themed rooms.

> Check out our Pinterest site to see photos of what we’re making!

Friday Fun

Please pre book £2.50 per child

Every Friday in school holidays are workshops for families with children 4 years and older, who want to be creative together. It’s only £2.50 per child per session, to come and join in. Workshops run twice each day, 11-12.30pm and 1-2.30pm. Please book in advance on 01922 654400, or at reception and collect your ticket when you’ve paid.



Clay Head

Learn how to cast a face from a plastic model.

Make your own gorgeous vessel like Michael Petry.

Learn how to make a clay model of a head from life.

25 July

1 August

Print It


Learn how to silk screen print a strong bold image.

Explore scale, perspective and where a vanishing point goes to.

15 August

22 August

8 August

Wire Animal Drawings 29 August

Learn to work in wire to create your own animal.

Arts Award NEW!

Every Friday in August, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1-3pm

£6 per child with carer. Limited places. Book both in advance on 01922 654400. (Collect your session ticket from reception when you’ve paid.) Would you like to begin your Arts Award journey with us? We can help you gain the Discover level aimed for 5-9 year olds. You will need to attend both sessions on the day you book to complete the award. * Please note: Any bookings made for paid workshops will be held for seven days without payment. The gallery has lift access to all floors and is buggy friendly, breastfeeding friendly and has babychange facilities on the ground floor.

Regulars Baby Palace

Fridays: 18 July, 26 September

These are sessions for new carers to relax in a multi-sensory environment and explore smells, sights and senses with your baby at your pace. This is a great chance to meet other new parents and share your experiences. Sessions are £1.50 per baby. Please book in advance on 01922 654400, and collect your session ticket from reception when you’ve paid. Three sessions each day: 10.30-11.30; 12-1pm, 2-3pm.

Art Start

Wednesdays: 4 June, 1 Oct, 5 Nov 11am-12 noon each day

These are sessions for pre-school children 1 year old and upwards with carers. Come along and explore an artwork in the gallery and make things together to support your child in being creative. Sessions are £1.50 per toddler. Please book in advance on 01922 654400, and collect your session ticket from reception when you’ve paid.

Art Cart

The Art Cart comes out every weekend and all school holidays to help you explore our collections. It has three different free activities that change monthly as the Art Cart moves somewhere new in the gallery.

Frisky Bags

These are rucksacks full of activities to help you explore the gallery together as a family. Ask to borrow one free from reception. Great for children 6-12 years old.

Tod Bags NEW!

Brand new from August 2014 are character bags especially for 3-5 year olds with their carers. Each bag explores one artwork in the Garman Ryan Collection over Floors 1 or 2. Borrow one free from reception.

Twitter: @newartgallery

Opening times

Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm Sundays 12noon-4pm Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays


Exclusive Gallery Publications, Limited Edition Prints, Exhibition Catalogues, Books on Art and Architecture, Gifts for Children, Postcards and more – buy when you visit or order via or call 01922 654400.


Monday – Saturday 8.30am-5pm Sunday 10am-4pm

Mailing List The New Art Gallery Walsall Gallery Square, Walsall WS2 8LG 01922 654400 TexBox: 01922 65 4000

Join us online Check out our website for any extra workshops that might be going on at weekends Twitter: @newartgallery

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Access guides and alternative versions of all printed materials are available on request. For more information please contact 01922 654400.

Families, July-September 2014 Leaflet  

Family events and activities at The New Art Gallery Walsall.