St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery

Open 10am - 5pm, Monday to Saturday
10am - 4pm on Sunday

01590 676969

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

Starts: July 10 - 2:00pm
Ends: December 4 - 4:00pm

Help us create knitted or crocheted farmyard animals for a soft play area in the museum on the following dates: 10 July, 7 August, 11 September, 9 October, 6 November, 4 December.


Tea and Memories

Tea and Memories

Starts: July 18 - 2:00pm
Ends: July 18 - 4:00pm

A chance for older residents to look at photographs and objects and share their memories of times gone by. Bring your friends and join us for a cup of tea and a chat.
There will be a different theme each session, starting with Hospitals and Healthcare. DROP-IN no booking necessary


Dazzle design and costume workshops

Dazzle design and costume workshops

Starts: August 1 - 10:00am
Ends: August 10 - 5:00pm

For all ages!
These are drop-in sessions with no booking necessary.

Come along to a series of workshops where you will work with the artist Carlos Cortes to create Dazzle patterns and designs in a variety of media. These designs will be used in our final Dazzle celebration event.

Wed 1 Aug: Design / costume workshop
Thurs 2 Aug: Design / costume workshop
Fri 3 Aug: Design / costume workshop
Wed 8 Aug: Design / costume workshop
Thurs 9 Aug: Design / costume workshop
Fri 10 Aug: Design / costume workshop
Date TBC: Final Dazzle celebrations

Participants can attend as few or as many of the workshops as they wish.

No booking required, but feel free to register your interest or find out more by contacting rosalyn.goulding@stbarbe-museum.org.uk or calling on 01590 676969.


Ink and Watercolour Course with Kim Whitby

Ink and Watercolour Course with Kim Whitby

Starts: September 17 - 10:15am
Ends: October 15 - 4:30pm

Five sessions developed exclusively for St Barbe, this course will build your skills of drawing and painting in ink and watercolour under the expert tuition of Kim Whitby. Participants to bring their own materials (a comprehensive list will be provided). Additional items can be purchased on the day.
17, 24 Sept, 1, 8, 15 Oct
Price £250: Limited places available
(with one hour break for lunch – not included)
Call 01590 676969 to book or drop in to the museum


Wood Engraving with Peter Brown

Wood Engraving with Peter Brown

Starts: October 11 - 10:00am
Ends: October 12 - 4:30pm

An introduction to wood engraving, with a day will looking at tools and the marks they can make, and how to use them to create tones, and a second day engraving your own image onto wood. Suitable for those with some drawing experience; no need to have prior knowledge of printmaking. All materials provided
Thurs 11 and Fri 12 October
(lunch not included)
Price: £100. Limited places available

“On the first day, we will look at the specialist engraving tools and the variety of marks they make; the second day will be spent engraving your own image onto wood. At the end of each day, you will print your block by hand-burnishing. Every step of the process will be explained and there will be many demonstrations, as well as guidance on composition, the use of contrast and printing papers. The teaching will involve both group instruction and one-to-one guidance. This course will be suitable for those who have some drawing experience and would like to print; however, there is no need to have any prior knowledge of printmaking.
Of all artists’ printing methods, wood engraving has the advantage of needing the least equipment. It does not require a press but may be printed by hand. The cost of the basic tools and materials needed to produce a print is small, as is the space required to engrave and print a block. It requires minimal ink and small quantities of solvent, so there is little mess. Together these qualities make it very suitable for the keen amateur and it may be practised happily at home. It is a quiet, contemplative process, yet one that often results in characteristically strong images and has a deep tradition in Britain.”


Tea and Memories

Tea and Memories

Starts: October 17 - 2:00pm
Ends: October 17 - 4:00pm

A chance for older residents to look at photographs and objects and share their memories of times gone by. Bring your friends and join us for a cup of tea and a chat. There will be a different theme each session, today’s is Wellworthy.


Explore the Archive Week

Explore the Archive Week

Starts: November 19 - 10:00am
Ends: November 23 - 12:00pm

Get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at our archive, learn how to care for your family treasures and pick up some research tips.
Free of charge (entrance to King Research Room only)


Wreath making Workshop

Wreath making Workshop

Starts: November 23 - 3:00pm
Ends: November 23 - 6:00pm

Join Sarah Wilkins of Corbins Florist, Brockenhurst to create your own beautiful wreath for Christmas. All flowers and materials provided.
Price £45. Limited places available.


Paint the Perfect Present

Paint the Perfect Present

Starts: December 3 - 10:30am
Ends: December 3 - 4:30pm

An oil painting workshop with Kim Whitby.
Create a still life oil painting for that special someone this Christmas. Bring along items which are significant or evoke memories of the recipient (or maybe things that will remind the recipient of you), and you’ll end up with the perfect gift for the person who has everything!
Price: £35. Limited places available
(with 1 hour break for lunch – not included)