Calling all young artists 4-12 years - join us each Sunday and get creative! Learn from our team of experienced artist educators and try a new skill or technique each week using top quality, artist-grade materials and equipment. Explore the galleries, get inspired, create your own artwork and make friends!
Love art? Aged 13 – 15 years? See amazing artworks, be inspired by real artists and try out new ideas in our twilight workshops.
Aged 16 - 21? Get involved in contemporary art.
Collaborate with artists, designers and musicians to look at the Barber's collection from new angles - reinterpreting, reimagining and creating.
Join our tutor for a Garden Design short course
Over six weeks Darren will teach you all the elements you need to create an effective garden design. In a mixture of lectures and practical workshops you will learn the basic techniques in the design and construction of gardens.
This course will take place on Thursdays from 10am – 2pm on the following dates: 16th, 23rd and 30th August, 6th, 13th and 20th September.
Darren has spent his career delivering and managing horticultural and other land based qualifications as well as running a successful garden design consultancy. He was one of the first recipients of the City and Guilds medal of excellence, awarded for his teaching and training. He works as a quality assurance coordinator for a number of organisations, ensuring standards are maintained. Darren regularly has articles published in the gardening press and is the permanent gardening expert for BBC WM 95.6 in the West Midlands, and was nominated for a garden media guild award in 2016. Darren’s enthusiastic approaches to teaching and garden design aim to inspire and motivate, and are developed to make learning both enjoyable and progressive.
Spend a few hours getting into the Christmas spirit with this Christmas wreath making workshop hosted by Carole of Tuckshop Flowers. You’ll have a lovely selection of long lasting and locally sourced greenery to choose from to dress a ready-mossed base, and Carole will show you how to build a wreath from scratch for future projects and provide a range of additional ingredients to ornament your creation. Anything goes – wild and woolly or simply classic, whatever suits you and your front door the best!
Why not join our monthly book club for a stimulating and informal discussion of books that link to the Barber’s magnificent collection and the themes its works explore?
The ever popular Barber Book Club continues throughout the year, exploring literature related to themes within our permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. We welcome ideas from participants for future book club sessions.
On this course you will learn the techniques of copper foiled (Tiffany) stained glass. You will be taught all the skills to create two small pieces of stained glass including: glass cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering and finishing. Using these skills you will make a star and another small suncatcher to hang in a window.
You will learn how to safely use the specialist equipment and materials that are involved in the stained glass process, such as cutters, grinders and soldering irons.
Tools, materials and equipment are provided.
Pre-booking is essential. Tickets can be purchased in the Winterbourne shop or via the Book Now button on this page.
Join RBSA artist Wayne Attwood to develop techniques and approaches for producing drawings from direct observation in the grounds of Winterbourne House and Garden. Suitable for all abilities.
Depending on weather conditions, sketching will take place inside the house and in the garden. Participants should bring their own sketching materials, which should be easily portable as there will be movement around locations. These should include something to draw on, such as a sketchbook and also a standard ball-point pen.
If participants feel uncomfortable drawing standing up, sitting on the floor or need to sit down for health reasons, it is recommended that they consider bringing a portable, fold-up camping chair/stool.
Pre-booking is essential. Tickets can be purchased from the Winterbourne shop or via the Book Now button on this page.
“Wayne is a superb tutor and the gardens offer a wonderful choice of subjects for the artist” – participant at Wayne’s sketching workshop in March 2017.
Our courses are suitable for 18 years or above. If you have any questions, please contact us using the Ask a Question button on this page.