Children’s Online Workshops

Join in online from home with our children’s workshops, devised by our talented artist educators. Suitable for all ages, though preschool children will require assistance from an older child or adult. There will be a new workshop every Wednesday #WednesdayWorkshop


Watch the videos below or download worksheets for our most popular workshops so far:

 

Snowglobe

Christmas Wreath

Sparkly Circles

Alphabet template

Snowflake templates

Arty Alien

Badge of Honour

Cloud 9

Community Collage

Outside Inside

Paper Bag People

Splatter blobs

Whimsical Creatures

 

Share photos of your creations with us by tagging us in on social media, or by sending photos directly to us through messenger or via email at info@thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk  We can’t wait to see what you create!

 

View all of our children’s online workshops via the Gallery’s YouTube Channel

 

 

 

Dream Lollies

Wednesday 2 June 2021

Imagine your dream ice lolly….What would it look like?

Inspired by the ‘Fab’ ice lolly in ‘Cosmic Call 3’ (2019) by Anj Smith. This work can be seen at the Gallery in the exhibition ‘A Willow Grows Aslant the Brook‘ until 5 September 2021.

Film duration:  6 minutes 20 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woven Op Art

Wednesday 26 May 2021

Weave your way through this workshop to create a wonderful work of art. Film duration: 4 minutes 30 seconds.

Film duration: 4 minutes 30 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soap Carving

Wednesday 19 May 2021

Get creative and carve, cut and scrape a soap sculpture.

This workshop is Inspired by a drawing in the Garman Ryan Collection ‘Study for the Tomb of Oscar Wilde’ by Sir Jacob Epstein, 1909.

Film duration:  4 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expressive 3D Drawing

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Use papier-mâché to make your own expressive 3D drawing.

Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s Sorrow, this pencil drawing forms part of the Gallery’s Garman Ryan Collection.

Film duration:  5 minutes 40 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayside Weeds

Wednesday 4 May 2021

Find out what plants are growing in unusual places near where you live. Head outdoors ‘en plein air’ to make sketches direct from life. Inspired by Edwin Landseer ‘Study of Wayside Plants’ (1866), part of the Garman Ryan Collection.

Film duration: 6 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemony Pencil Garden

Wednesday 27 April 2021

Turn your collection of pencils into a bright and uplifting lemon garden.

Inspired by the painting ‘Villa Solaia’ (1949) by Theodore Garman, part of the Garman Ryan Collection.

Film duration: 5 minutes and 30 seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Fantastic Beast (and how to make it) 
Wednesday 21 April 2021
Make your own posable, felt creature. Inspired by sculpture ‘Beast’ (1998) by Laura Ford, part of our Permanent Collection.
Film duration: 5 minutes 41 seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vaisakhi Rangoli

Wednesday 14 April 2021

Rangoli (meaning colour), is a type of temporary artwork made of coloured sand, grains or flower petals which originates from the Indian subcontinent. The elements are carefully arranged into beautiful patterns or pictures on a floor or tabletop. Make your own Rangoli pattern using multi-coloured rice.

Film duration: 4 minutes 30 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leaping Lambs

Wednesday 7 April 2021

Create a Spring time hanging mobile of little lambs.

Inspired by ‘New Born Lamb’ a black chalk drawing by Eugene Delacroix from the 1800’s, part of the

Garman Ryan Collection.

Film duration: 5 minutes 30 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feathered Friend Puppet

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Make a friend bird puppet using recycled material.

Inspired by the drawing ‘Men with Mice and Birds’ by Sir Jacob Epstein. This black chalk drawing was produced around 1900.

Film duration: 6 minutes 20 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canopic Characters

Wednesday 17 March 2021

These Canopic jars are inspired by the amazing Egyptian art we have at the gallery.

Film duration: 6 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Bridges

Wednesday 10 March 2021

Create your own 3D bridge.

Inspired by the painting ‘Carlisle’ by Joseph Mallord William Turner. This atmospheric watercolour shows a bridge over the River Eden in Carlisle, around 1797. Part of the Garman Ryan Collection.

Film duration: 5 minutes 35 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruit Bowl

Wednesday 3 March 2021

Create your own 3D Fruit Bowl still life picture.

Inspired by artist Charles Stuart’s still life work of ‘Study of Fruit’. Part of the Garman Ryan Collection.

Film duration: 3 minutes 45 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Print a Portrait

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Learn a simple monoprint technique to make a pleasing portrait.

Inspired by artist Pablo Picasso’s ‘Head of a Woman in Profile (Tete de Femme Profile), from the Saltimbanques suite (1905)’.  Part of the Garman Ryan Collection.

Film duration: 6 minutes 20 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Springy Spring Flowers

Wednesday 17 February 2021

Spring is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to get outside and spot the snowdrops and crocuses which are popping up everywhere. Why not brighten things up with these gorgeous felt and card flower creations.

Inspired by artist Dod Proctor’s beautiful ‘Spring Flower’ painting. Part of the Gallery’s Permanent Collection and displayed in the ‘Flowers and Still Life’ themed room.

Film duration: 6 minutes 20 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speckled Plant Pots

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Make a Papier-mâché container to decorate with fun speckles and splashes of colourful paint. You can use the pot to keep or display your own objects.

The Egyptian Pre-Dynastic diorite bowl is part of The Garman Ryan Collection and can be found in the ‘Flowers and Still Life’ room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seaside Arcade

Wednesday 3 February 2021

Make a playable seaside themed arcade game.

Inspired by ‘Le Chemin Creux dans la Falaise a Varengeville (The Sunken Road in the Cliff at Varengeville)’by Claude Monet.  This oil painting can be found in the ‘Landscapes & Townscapes’ themed room in the Garman Ryan Collection.

Film duration:  6 minutes 20 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mega to Mini Art Books

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Turn your BIG abstract artworks into a little book.

Inspired by the oil painting ‘Small girl reading book’ by Bernard Buffet, part of the Garman Ryan Collection and displayed in the ‘Children’ themed room.

Film duration: 4 minutes 30 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sgraffito Trees

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Produce a beautiful tree using the technique of Sgraffito.

Sgraffito is a form of art, made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of contrasting colour.

Inspired by John Constable’s ‘Ash Tree’ a pencil drawing that is part of The New Art Gallery Walsall’s Permanent Collection.

Film duration: 4 minutes 10 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Seasons

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Make a calender that celebrates the four seasons of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

The Four Seasons calender is inspired by the drawing ‘Pendulum Clock’ by William McCance.

The ‘Pendulum Clock’ is part of The Garman Ryan Collection and can be found in the ‘Illustration and Symbolism’ themed room.

Film duration: 5 minutes 20 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Globe Winter Landscape

Wednesday 6 January 2021

Create a beautiful snow globe winter landscape using soft pastels, blending and a stencil.

Film duration: 5 minutes 10 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Wreath

Wednesday 23 December 2020

Create your own festive fridge wreath to help decorate your home over Christmas.

Film duration: 4 minutes 20 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sparkly Circles

Wednesday 16 December 2020

Sculpt a festive display of sparkling circles and magical horses.
Inspired by ‘Composition with Circles’ by Christopher Le Brun.
This bronze sculpture is part of the Gallery’s Permanent Collection.

Film duration: 5 minutes 10 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Hawk
Wednesday 9 December 2020
This fancy golden-winged hawk is here to brighten up December.
Inspired by this ancient Egyptian figure of a hawk. This sculpture is part of the Garman Ryan Collection
and can be found in the Animals and Birds’ themed room.
Film duration: 4 minutes 20 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Wonderland

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Why not make it a reality with our fun, creative workshop.

Raid your recycling to create a host of snowy paper decorations to bring seasonal cheer to you and your neighbours!

There are some wonderfully snowy paintings in The Garman Ryan Collection including Sally Ryan ‘Winter Afternoon, Walking Home’ and John Crabtree ‘Xmas Eve 1644’ which feature in the workshop video.

Film duration: 4 minutes 30 seconds