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

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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!

 

 

 

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