Picasso Events

03 Jul 2007

Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection - Gallery Talk and Tour
Tuesday 3rd July - 6.00pm & 7.00pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
A guided tour of the Picasso exhibition with Dr Marilyn McCully - Picasso ceramics expert and curator of the exhibition.
Tour lasts 45 minutes. Limited places available, advance booking essential.
Tickets £5.00, available from the museum shop.

Picasso's Fantastic Animals
Saturday 7th July - 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.15pm - 4.00pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
A few lines - some long, some short and a dash of genius.
Picasso animal drawing day with a prize for the best one.
Drop-in session, suitable for all ages. Drop in session, £1.50 for materials.

Picasso's Menagerie on a Plate
Saturday 14th July - 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.15pm - 4.00pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Decorate your own plate with an animal design inspired by the Picasso ceramics exhibition. Drop-in session, suitable for all ages. £1.50 for materials.

Picasso for the Petrified
Sunday 22nd July - 2.30pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
The Complete BeginnerÕs Guide to Picasso and his pots,
including how they were made and his inspirations. Limited places, not suitable for young children. Advance booking recommended.

Screen-printing with a Picasso Flavour
Thursday 26th July & Thursday 9th August 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.15pm - 4.30pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
In this artist-led workshop, produce colourful screen prints inspired by Picasso Ceramics.
Make your own sketch or design then follow a simple step-by-step process to produce a great-looking print to keep. Drop-in session, £1.50 for materials.

Cubist Portrait
Monday 30th July - 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.15pm - 4.00pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Draw a portrait of someone you know, draw and paint it in the manner of Picasso and glue on bits that give clues about their personality and interests.
Drop-in session, suitable for all ages. £1.50 for materials.

Picasso Puzzler
30th July - 30th September - All day
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Mystery art trail, centred on the Picasso Ceramics exhibition.
Become an art detective to solve the clues on the quiz sheet provided, and complete the missing pieces on our broken 'puzzle plate'.

Inspired by Picasso - Make a Sculpture
Tuesday 7th August - 11.00am - 12.00pm, 1.00pm - 2.00pm & 2.30pm - 3.30pm New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Make a sculpture inspired by the Picasso Ceramics exhibition.
Suitable for all ages. Limited places, advance booking essential. £1.50 for activities.

Petit Picassos - Children's Workshop
Wednesday 15th August - 10.00am - 11.30am
The City Gallery, Granby Street
Make and decorate a clay tile in the style of Picasso using coloured slip and resist techniques.
How surreal can you make yours? Suitable for ages three to seven years, advance booking essential, telephone 0116 223 2060. £4.00 / £3.50 conc.

Picasso Plates
Friday 17th August - 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.15pm - 4.00pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Make your own clay decorative plate and then carve in your own Picasso inspired design.
Once it's dry you can paint your creation! Drop-in session, suitable for all ages. £1.50 for materials.

Judith Devons - Picasso's Ceramics
Saturday 18th August - 10.00am - 4.30pm
The City Gallery, Granby Street
After a guided tour of the Picasso exhibition at New Walk Museum, return to the gallery to create and decorate your own piece of Picasso inspired pottery.
Adult workshop, advance booking essential, telephone 0116 223 2060. £30.00 / £28.00 conc.

Picasso and the Mediterranean World - A Talk
Tuesday 21st August - 2.30pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Some of Picasso's most evocative images were inspired by the Mediterranean world around him - its landscapes, ancient mythology and wildlife. Limited places, not suitable for young children.
Advance booking recommended.

Picasso Pottery
21st & 23rd August - 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Jewry Wall Museum
Have a go at drawing a portrait in clay in the style of Pablo Picasso and then turn it into a stunning vase or wall plaque. Advance booking essential, suitable for age eight and above.

Inspired by Picasso - Etched Prints
Wednesday 29th August - 11.00am - 3.30pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Etch and inscribe a design inspired by the Picasso Ceramics exhibition, ink up your design and make your own prints on different coloured papers. Drop-in session, suitable for all ages. £1.50 for materials.

Painters and Pots
Saturday 8th September - 11.00am & 2.30pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Picasso is just one of several important artists who chose to work with ceramics as well as paint and print. Why would they choose to do this and how does their work compare with full-time potters? A look at some of their work and a discussion of what the attractions of this medium may have been. Limited places, not suitable for young children. Advance booking recommended.

Picasso Mask Making
Saturday 15th September - 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.15pm - 4.00pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Be inspired by Picasso's wonderful variety of faces and animals and make a colourful mask to take away. Suitable for all ages. £1.50 for materials.

Picasso, Plates & Tectonics
Saturday 22nd September - 2.00pm - 3.00pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
An exploration of the geology of the different landscapes of Southern rance that inspired Picasso and provided his raw material - the clay.
Inspired by Picasso - Collograph Print
Saturday 29th September - 11.00am - 3.30pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
This very simple form of printing uses different textured materials to make a collage form that is then used to make a print. These prints can be framed, used as postcards, greeting cards, or book covers. Suitable for all ages. £1.50 for materials.