Online Workshops – FREE

 

Join in with our free online workshops from home or school. These workshops, devised by our talented artist educators are suitable for all ages, though preschool children will require assistance from an older child or adult. There will be a new workshop every Wednesday.

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We are now taking requests for themes for our Online Workshops! Are you exploring a particular theme or topic at school or home? Would you like us to create an Online Workshop on your theme? Tell us your interests, and we will try to make it a reality! Email alex.jolly@walsall.gov.uk

 

 

Leaping Lambs

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed Floral Patterns

Learn how to use a potato as a stamp to print patterns. Inspired by Theodore Garman’s oil painting ‘Window Picture in June’, part of the Garman Ryan Collection.
Film duration 4 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feathered Friend Puppet

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

These Canopic jars are inspired by the amazing Egyptian art we have at the gallery.
Film duration:  6 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Bridges

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

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

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

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 Paint Pots

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.
This ‘Egyptian Pre Dynastic diorite bowl’ is part of The Garman Ryan Collection and can be found in the ‘Flowers and Still Life’ room.
Film duration: 4 minutes 20 seconds

 

 

 

 

Seaside Arcade

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

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

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.
This workshop is inspired by John Constable’s ‘Ash Tree’ a pencil drawing that is part of the Gallery’s Permanent Collection.
Film duration:  4 minutes 10 seconds

 

 

 

 

Four Seasons

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

Create a beautiful snow globe winter landscape using soft pastels, blending and a stencil.
Film duration:  5 minutes 10 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper Plate Dancers

It’s the end of a crazy year, who feels like dancing?
Inspired by ‘La Danse a la Campagne’ (The Country Dance) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. This etching is part of The Garman Ryan Collection and displayed in the ‘Work and Leisure’ themed room.
Film duration:  4 minutes 30 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Wreath

Create your own festive fridge wreath to help decorate your home over Christmas.
Film duration:  4 minutes 20 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sparkly Circles

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

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 in the art gallery.
Film duration:  4 minutes, 20 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Wonderland

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